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Palo Alto Networks Traps replaces traditional antivirus uses Multi-Method Prevention that preemptively blocks known and unknown cyber threats from compromising your endpoints. Traps combines the most effective, purpose-built, malware and exploit prevention methods to protect and enable end users to click with confidence because Traps prevents them from inadvertently running malware or exploits that compromise their systems. Traps automatically converts the threat intelligence gained from their global community of customers and partners into prevention of cyber breaches, in contrast, to merely detecting and responding to incidents after critical assets have already been compromised.

Contact us today for more information or a demo.

Gartner just released its 2017 Magic Quadrant report, and once again named Palo Alto Networks® a Leader for Enterprise Network Firewalls – for the sixth consecutive year!

Gartner researchers continue to highlight both Palo Alto Networks ability to execute and the completeness of the company’s vision.

Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Once again, they have recognized our partner, Palo Alto Networks, for outstanding execution and strategy.

Highlights from this year’s report:
• Get a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors
• Ascertain how well vendors are executing their stated visions and how well
they’re performing against Gartner’s market view
• Learn what to consider when making purchasing decisions
Read the report

Contact us to learn how Palo Alto Networks prevents breaches and keeps organizations safe from ransomware, and other known and unknown threats and attacks, through multiple complementary prevention controls across its Next-Generation Security Platform.

 

Protect Your Network from an IoT Device Attack - Like the Recent DDoS Assault on Dyn

On October 21st, waves of crippling Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks left some of the most prominent names on the web struggling to ensure consistent access. Dyn, Inc., a company that provides domain name services for about 6% of Fortune 500 Companies, including Twitter, PayPal and Netflix, found itself battling DDoS attacks from a group of hackers. This, in turn, created access problems for an array of popular websites.

What makes this DDoS attack unique? The attack on Dyn was launched by Internet of Things (IoT) devices – in this case it was compromised internet-enabled home security devices such as cameras and DVRs, and turning them into attack agents or bots. The hackers used the “Mirai” virus that spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the internet for IoT devices protected by factory default user names and passwords that were not changed by the users.

Industry security experts had previously speculated that IoT devices could be exploited to pose a network security risk, and that concern is now a reality with this crippling attack. This new DDoS attack has left companies around the globe wondering what they can do to protect their networks from unsecured IoT devices inside and outside the network. It’s important to note that the IoT devices are typically incapable of running software agents – making them even more vulnerable to compromise than traditional computing endpoint devices.  The good news is that a Security Automation and Orchestration solution like Network Sentry can help.

Click here to read more.   Any questions on Bradford Networks? Contact us at sales@amerinet.com or 734.995.1233. 

 

 

More than 90% of malware uses DNS at various stages of the cyber kill chain to penetrate the network, infect devices, propagate laterally, and exfiltrate data. According to recent surveys, 46% of respondents experienced DNS-based data exfiltration and 45% experienced DNS tunneling. Malware and data theft are pervasive largely because conventional cybersecurity solutions are not designed to protect DNS.

Your organization can prevent the spread of malware and data exfiltration by:

  • Securing DNS to disrupt the cyber kill chain on and off premises
  • Blocking DNS-based data exfiltration using a combination of reputation, signatures and behavioral analytics
  • Gaining comprehensive visibility into the network

With Infoblox, you can deliver on all three and much more. Contact us today for more information. 

Upcoming Events

Please check out our upcoming events to see if any spark your interest. We will update as we add events to our calendar so please check back often.

You are invited to attend an informative security briefing on the morning of Thursday, September 12th,  followed by a Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees baseball game that afternoon at Comerica Park.  Attendance at the game is optional.

At the morning presentation, you will learn from industry leaders Okta, Palo Alto Networks and Proofpoint.

Please read below for a detailed description of what will be discussed. 

Thank you.

 

 

Date:
Thursday, September 12th

Location:
Hockeytown Cafe
2301 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-3400

Time:
9:45am Registration
10:00am -11:30am Presentations
11:30am Lunch
1:10pm Optional Detroit Tigers vs
New York Yankees at Comerica Park 

Okta: From Zero to Zero Trust

In this session we will discuss what Zero Trust means in today’s changing security landscape and look deeper beyond Forrester’s Zero Trust Ecosystem (ZTX) model.  Discover tactical actions that can be taken to achieve a Zero Trust security posture in your organization while simultaneously accelerating agility, improving user experiences, and enabling adoption of new best of breed technologies.

Palo Alto Networks:

We will discuss how automation and machine learning are key to addressing challenges at every level of security. With more threat actors automating attacks and using low-cost computing to increase their attack volume, speed and accuracy — we must work smarter.

At this event, you will learn how to:  

  • Reduce false positive alerts by up to 95%
  • Simplify detection and response by stitching together network, endpoint and cloud data
  • Accelerate security operations by coordinating processes across multi-vendor products

Join our experts to learn how they use automation to leave work on time. Let technology become a hero by focusing on the tasks that matter.

Proofpoint:  Protection Starts with People

Proofpoint helps protect people, data, and brands from advanced threats and compliance risks. By incorporating best of breed security integrations with industry partners like Palo Alto Networks and Okta, we enable organizations to build an effective security awareness program as well as detect, block and mitigate security, compliance, and digital risks across important channels.

Do you consider email one of your largest attack vectors? Learn more from Proofpoint about:

• Are you struggling trying to solve your credential phishing challenge?
• Do you have concerns around trying to protect your organization from ransomware?
• Have you seen a rise in email spoofing? Attackers sending targeted, low volume messages to your executive team?
• How valuable would threat actor data be to your organization? Who in your organization is being targeted, who is clicking, what does the content of the message look like, how widespread is the attack?
• What an effective security awareness training program should look like:  simulated phishing attacks, knowledge assessments and interactive training – along with opportunities for end users to practice what they have learned.

Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur.

 

Please register below to attend. Thank you.

 

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Hi! Please join us at the Cabela’s store in Dundee, MI on Friday, November 8th for the annual AmeriNet Fall Technology Show.

Featured Sponsors:

123Net, Arista, Extreme Networks, Gigamon, HPE, Infoblox, Mitel, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Pulse Secure, Silver Peak and VIAVI Solutions. 

Event Overview:

• 13 Table Top Product Demonstrations

• Back to Back Breakout Presentations

Keynote:

 

Ward Cobleigh, Sr. Product Manager for VIAVI Solutions

Converged Threat and Performance Management – Listen to Your Network! 

Your network has so much that it wants to tell you. This session will discuss potential data sources – that you’ve already invested in and deployed – that contain untapped veins of information that will help you find and resolve threats and performance problems. See live demonstrations of how under-utilized data sources and techniques can help SecOps and NetOps teams to collaborate effectively. 


Event Details:

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Location: Cabela's, 110 Cabela Blvd. E., Dundee, MI 48131

Register today to attend.

Thank you.

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Upcoming Trainings

Our current trainings are posted here. If you need a specific training and don't see it listed here, please let us know and we'll work on adding it to our calendar.


 

EDU-210
Firewall 9.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management
5 Day Course
$5,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 9.0 Essentials: Configuration & Management course is 5 days of instructor-led training that will enable you to:

• Configure & manage the essential features of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls
• Configure & manage GlobalProtect to protect systems that are located outside of the data center perimeter
• Configure & manage firewall high availability
• Monitor network traffic using the interactive web interface & firewall reports

Topics Include:

• Next-Generation Security Platform and Architecture
• Initial Configuration
• Interface Configuration
• Security and NAT Policies
• App-ID™
• Content-ID™
• URL Filtering
• Decryption
• WildFire™
• User-ID™
• GlobalProtect™
• Site-to-Site VPNs
• Monitoring & Reporting
• Active/Passive High Availability
• Security Practices

Course Objective:
Successful completion of this five-day, instructor-led course will enhance the student’s understanding of how to configure and manage Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls. The student will learn and get hands-on experience configuring, managing, and monitoring a firewall in a lab environment.

Prerequisites:
Students must have a basic familiarity with networking concepts including routing, switching, and IP addressing. Students also should be familiar with basic security concepts. Experience with other security technologies (IPS, proxy, and content filtering) is a plus.

Current Schedule:

Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:

Dates:
December 9th - 13th
February 24th - 28th

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

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EDU-290
Traps 6.1: Cloud Service Operations
2 Day Course

$2,000 per student

Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated zero-day exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Successful completion of this two-day,instructor-led course helps prepare the student to configure the Traps Management Service and to install Traps onto endpoints.

Modules Include:
• Traps Overview
• Working with Cortex Apps
• Traps Management Services
• Traps Malware Protection
• Traps Exploit Protection
• Managing Security Events
• Traps Troubleshooting
• Agent-Server Communications
• Cortex Infrastructure Services
• Advanced Operations

Course Objectives:
This course explains how Traps protects against exploits and malware-driven attacks. Hands-on lab exercises help students provision and then explore and configure the cloud-based Traps management service, install the Traps agent onto Windows and Linux security endpoints, build policy rules and profiles, and manage security events and logs creations exceptions and/or Traps management service-provided central response actions including the new Live Terminal capability.

Prerequisites:
Students must have familiarity with enterprise security concepts.

Current Schedule:

Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:

Dates: 
TBD - Please let us know if you are interested in this particular training. That will help us put it back on the schedule. Thank you.

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

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PAN-EDU-330
Firewall 9.0: Troubleshooting
3 Day Course

$3,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 9.0 Troubleshooting course is three days of instructor-led training that will help you:

▪ Investigate networking issues using firewall tools including the CLI
▪ Follow proven troubleshooting methodologies specific to individual features
▪ Analyze advanced logs to resolve various real-life scenarios
▪ Solve advanced, scenario-based challenges

​Modules Include:
• Tools and Resources
• CLI Primer
• Flow Logic
• Packet Captures
• Packet-Diagnostics Logs
• Host-Inbound Traffic
• Transit Traffic
• System Services
• SSL Decryption
• User-ID™
• GlobalProtect™
• Escalation and RMAs

Course Objectives
Successful completion of this three-day, instructor-led course will enhance the participant’s understanding of how to troubleshoot the full line of Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls. Participants will have opportunities to perform hands-on troubleshooting of common problems related to the configuration and operation of the features of the Palo Alto Networks® PAN-OS® operating system. Completion of this class will help participants develop an in-depth knowledge of how to troubleshoot visibility and control over applications, users, and content.

Prerequisites
Participants must complete the Firewall 9.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management (EDU-210) course. Participants must have strong practical knowledge of routing and switching, IP addressing, and network security concepts, and at least six months of on-the-job experience with Palo Alto Networks® firewalls.

Current Schedule:

Classroom Training in Ann Arbor, MI

Dates:
January 29th - 31st

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

To register for a class or any questions please fill out the form below.

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