Enterprise Advanced Security (NGFW): Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewall – DETECTION

Sector: Enterprise
Testing: May 2023


Palo Alto Networks VM-Series

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There are many opportunities to spot and stop attackers. Products can detect them when attackers send phishing emails to targets. Or later, when other emails contain links to malicious code. Some kick into action when malware enters the system. Others sit up and notice when the attackers exhibit bad behaviour on the network.

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewall test results

In this report we look at how Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewalls handled full breach attempts. At which stages did it detect? And did it allow business as usual, or mis-handle legitimate applications?

The targeted attacks used in this test replicate those used by the following attack groups in the real world:

  • Wizard Spider
  • Sandworm
  • Dragonfly & Dragonfly 2.0

Read this SE Labs assessment and discover how Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewalls handle advanced targeted attacks. Find the value in deep detection systems. We also describe in detail how each of the attack groups have worked in the past and how we’ve copied their tools and techniques to create a realistic test that reflects real-world security situations.

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