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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.

On Thursday, May 9th, you are invited to attend a morning technical briefing where you will learn from industry leaders, Aerohive, Palo Alto Networks and Viavi Solutions. This is followed by an optional Cleveland Indians baseball game.

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

Thank you.

Date:
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Location:
Progressive Field
2401 Ontario St.
Cleveland Ohio 44115

Agenda:
10:15am: Registration & Coffee
10:30am: Presentations
12:00pm: Lunch
1:10pm: Optional Game
Indians vs. White Sox


Aerohive:
Wi-Fi 6: It is Here - Are You Ready?

Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax – It is here - phones, laptops, IoT devices are available today, and hundreds of new devices are shipping this year.

In this session, we’ll answer the following questions:

• Wi-Fi 6 devices – what are they, where and when will they hit my network?
• Is your Wi-Fi set to cope with these devices and deliver the expected experience for users?
• What are the key differences from Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5 and 4 (your current network) and why should I make the upgrade?
• How does Wi-Fi 6 work? We will discuss real examples of Wi-Fi 6 deployments – and the benefits for legacy client devices.
• What’s still to happen with Wi-Fi 6? Get an update on IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance certification and standard releases.

Palo Alto Networks:
Go Fast, Stay Secure – Security for Public Clouds

Maintaining holistic cloud security and compliance isn't easy. If you thought it was just you … it’s not.

Organizations around the world struggle with implementing the various aspects of cloud security, such as threat detection, visibility, misconfiguration management and risk remediation, all while complying with industry standards.

RedLock, now part of Palo Alto Networks®, will now add critical security analytics capabilities across multi-cloud environments to our extensive cloud security offering. Redlock adds functionality and visibility to your cloud security capabilities providing you:

• Cloud adoption while maintaining security
• Comprehensive visibility
• Threat Detection
• Rapid Response

Viavi Solutions:
Leveraging Your Infrastructure to Solve Problems

During this presentation you will learn:

• What’s available that you might not know of
• What good is the analysis you have to choose from
• What is right for your business
• How to pull it together to achieve operational excellence
 

We hope you can join us. Please register below to attend.

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You are invited to attend our 2019 technology open that is being held on Friday, June 7th in Plymouth, MI. This is one of our hottest events and if you must pick one event to attend this spring, this is it!

Event Details:

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

Location: Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center, 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

Morning Trade Show

Featured Partners:  Extreme Networks, Gigamon, HPE, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Pulse Secure, Silver Peak, Viavi Solutions, 123Net, with more to add. 

7:30am | Registration & Breakfast

8:00am | 10+ Table Top Booths 

8:30am | Featured Presentations:
Extreme Networks, “Extreme Defender for IoT - Simple Security for Critical IoT Devices”
Palo Alto Networks, “Threat defense at the speed of DevOps”
Silver Peak, “Shift to a Business-First Networking Model”
Viavi Solutions, “Drowning in Data”

11:10am | Lunch

11:57am | Golf Scramble

6:30pm | Event Conclusion

Dinner and awards following golf

Not a golfer? Join us for the morning trade show portion only.

Golfers, please note that AmeriNet will assign all teams. We will try to accommodate pairs. The teams will be finalized during the morning trade show based on who is in attendance. Therefore, attendance at the trade show is mandatory.

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 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:
April 29th - May 3rd
July 29th - August 2nd

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: Cloud Service Operations
2 Day Course

$2,000 per student

Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability 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
• Cloud Services
• Cloud-Based Management
• Policy Rules and Profiles
• Malware Protection Flow
• Exploits and Exploitation Techniques
• Exploit Protection Modules
• Event Management
• Basic Traps Troubleshooting
• Traps Architecture
• Directory Syn Service

Course Objectives:
Students should learn how Traps protects against exploits and malware-driven attacks. In hands-on lab exercises, students will explore and configure new cloud-based Traps Management Service and install Traps endpoint components; build policy rules and profiles; enable and disable process protections; and integrate Traps with Palo Alto Networks WildFire® cloud service, which provides prevention and detection of zero-day malware.

Prerequisites:
Students must have familiarity with enterprise security concepts.

Current Schedule:

Classroom | Ann Arbor, MI:

Dates: 
June 13th - 14th
August 8th - 9th

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:
June 19th - 21st

9am - 5pm Eastern, each day

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

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