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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.

Secure and Easy to Manage. The Campus for the Digital Era.

ExtremeNOW Automated Campus Event at Ruth's Chris in Grand Rapids on March 12th.

As your business faces new IT and campus network challenges in the digital era, discover how Extreme Automated Campus offers innovative solutions to overcome them.

Join us for our informative ExtremeNOW Automated Campus Event as we unveil simple, secure and intelligent solutions that you can seamlessly integrate into your business. Presented by industry leaders, see how your business can leverage and harness the full power of the campus network.

Through simple policy-driven automation, Extreme Automated Campus allows your networking team to be more responsive, reduce operational costs and increase their ability to innovate.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Location: Ruth's Chris, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Register below to learn how Extreme Automated Campus can help you overcome enterprise campus challenges.

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Secure and Easy to Manage. The Campus for the Digital Era.

ExtremeNOW Automated Campus Event at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse on March 13th.

As your business faces new IT and campus network challenges in the digital era, discover how Extreme Automated Campus offers innovative solutions to overcome them.

Join us for our informative ExtremeNOW Automated Campus Event as we unveil simple, secure and intelligent solutions that you can seamlessly integrate into your business. Presented by industry leaders, see how your business can leverage and harness the full power of the campus network.

Through simple policy-driven automation, Extreme Automated Campus allows your networking team to be more responsive, reduce operational costs and increase their ability to innovate.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Location: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 17107 Haggerty Rd., Northville, MI  48168

Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Register below to learn how Extreme Automated Campus can help you overcome enterprise campus challenges.

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Please join us for our March Madness Technical Update Session taking place on Thursday, March 21st at Topgolf in Auburn Hills, MI.

Presentations & Demos from: Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, and Silver Peak.

Infoblox - Taking Action to Combat New DNS-Based Threats

Most parts of your business are driven by DNS. Any communication, any ecommerce transaction from a customer, IoT sensors, etc., use DNS. Hackers have figured this out and have come to the realization that DNS is just as important and valuable to them as it is to you and your business. 

During this presentation, you’ll discover:
• How DNS hijacking works and the threat it presents to your network and data
• How to protect your network in a constantly-changing DNS threat landscape
• How to unify and automate your DNS security response

Learn why it’s more important than ever to raise network security to the next level.

Palo Alto Networks - The Dynamic Cyber Security Landscape

During this presentation you will:
• Review the threat landscape including likely “bad actors” and targets
• Cover the tactics, techniques and procedures used by cyber criminals/activists/nation states
• Discuss why traditional antivirus and user awareness fail to detect and block attacks
• Offer strategies to help protect your organization from malicious exploits, malware and ransomware attacks
• See demonstrations of actual cyber-attacks and the defenses that can help defend against such events

Silver Peak – Not All SD-WANs are Equal

The use of broadband Internet connections with SD-WAN has many benefits, however for any enterprise, performance and reliability can’t be compromised. During this presentation, we will cover the 4 “must haves” for your SD-WAN solution that will guarantee the Quality of Service you need:
•Actually improving the quality of the bandwidth you already have, instead of routing around it
•Enabling centralized control and administration of network-wide policies
•Providing detailed visibility into real-time and historical application and network trends
•Allowing for the modular deployment of WAN optimization to insure performance when you need it, where you need it
 

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, March 21st

Location: Topgolf, 500 Great Lakes Crossing Drive Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm

Outline of Event:
Registration and Breakfast
Technical Presentations & Demos
Lunch
Optional Topgolf Game
March Madness NCAA Tournament on the Televisions

Please register below to attend.

 

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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 8.1 Essentials: Configuration & Management
5 Day Course
$5,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.1 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
• Virtual and Cloud Deployment
• 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
• Next-Generation 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:

2019 Dates:
April 29th - May 3rd

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 8.1: Troubleshooting
3 Day Course

$3,000 per student

The Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.1: 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 8.1 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:
April 10th - 12th 
June 19th - 21st

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

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