Tenable Network Security Podcast Episode 159 - "Auditing & Hardening Palo Alto Firewalls"

Welcome to the Tenable Network Security Podcast Episode 159

Announcements

New & Notable Plugins

Nessus

General

SCADA

Web Applications

Detecting APT1 Attacks

VMware

Mozilla

Oracle

Adobe

Passive Vulnerability Scanner

Feature Spotlight: Auditing & Hardening Palo Alto Firewalls

Tenable Nessus ProfessionalFeed customers can now audit the configuration of PAN-OS™-based Palo Alto Networks firewalls. Nessus can audit the firewall operational configurations and allow Palo Alto firewall reports to be embedded into Nessus reports. Mehul Revankar, Tenable's lead compliance auditing engineer, and Russell Butturini, Senior Enterprise Security Architect and Nessus and SecurityCenter customer, join us to talk about this new feature and the benefits.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

  1. What makes Palo Alto firewalls different (e.g., the kind of data they are collecting, the detection capabilities, etc.)?
  2. What types of audits you can perform against the firewall settings and logs?
  3. What advantages does this feature have when the firewalls are configured for load balancing?
  4. Why is it important to be able to query the data collected on threats, services, and anti-virus data?
  5. How does this new feature integrate into Nessus?
  6. What are some examples of interesting results and queries that can result from scanning Palo Alto firewalls?