Palo Alto Networks introduces updates on ML-enabled security solution

Cybersecurity solutions company Palo Alto Networks upgraded its PAN-OS software, PAN-OS 10.2 Nebula, which promises to deliver “six times faster prevention and 48% more evasive threats detected.”

PAN-OS 10.2 Nebula collects, analyzes, and interprets potential zero-day threats in real-time using inline deep learning. Nebula also introduces AIOps, Palo Alto Networks 10th security service, and the new Advanced Threat Prevention service while enhancing Advanced URL Filtering, DNS Security, IoT Security, and other related security services.

“In the past, nation-state-led cyberattacks were considered the rarest and most advanced. But today, attackers of all kinds have an advanced arsenal at their fingertips; every organization must now assume they will be the target of a nation-state-level attack,” said Lee Klarich, chief product officer, Palo Alto Networks. “Modern network security requires a fundamentally new approach. Today, Palo Alto Networks has brought that new approach to our ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewalls by harnessing the processing power of the cloud to enable deep learning inline. We believe that is how all network security will be done in the future.”

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Advanced Threat Prevention: A new intrusion prevention system (IPS), which brings security analysis from “offline” to “inline” using cloud compute for AI and deep learning techniques without sacrificing performance. Advanced Threat Prevention can detect many unknown and targeted command and control (C2) attacks as well as evasive attacks from tools such as Cobalt Strike.

AIOps: The new AIOps uses machine learning to predict up to 51% of disruptions to NGFWs before they impact the firewalls.* In addition, with telemetry from over 6,000 deployments, AIOps continuously recommends best practices to improve overall security posture.

DNS Security: Now extends protection for the latest DNS-based attack techniques, including strategically aged domains, making it the most comprehensive DNS security solution available with 40% more DNS-based threat coverage than other leading vendors.

Advanced URL Filtering: Adds prevention of new, highly evasive phishing attacks, ransomware, and other web-based attacks through deep learning-powered analysis of web traffic, now including live web content, in real-time and inline.

IoT Security 2.0: Simplifies IoT device visibility and automates policy creation across seen and unseen devices by using machine learning.

“With close to 1.76 million local cyberattacks reported in the first quarter of 2021, Philippine companies need to adapt to more advanced cyber risks and perennial threats. To stay ahead of these threats, the race is now on for businesses to leverage new tools and implement a fundamentally new approach,” said Oscar Visaya. country manager, Palo Alto Networks Philippines. “ We have brought that new approach through our ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewalls by harnessing the processing power of the cloud to enable deep learning inline. We believe that is how network security will evolve in the years to come.”