Data Center Security Policy Best Practices Checklist
If you’re already familiar with Palo Alto Networks’ platform,
this checklist streamlines planning for and deploying security best
practices in your data center.
Your enterprise’s most valuable assets reside in your
data center, including proprietary source code, intellectual property,
and sensitive company and customer data. Your customers and employees
trust you to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of their
data and expect that data to be always available, so it’s important
to implement a data center best practice security policy that safeguards your
data and prevents successful attacks. It’s not enough to harden
the network perimeter because attacks can originate from inside
the network, attacks can come from partners and contractors whose credentials
have been compromised, and because if an attacker gains a foothold
in your network, the attacker can attack from the inside of the
network by moving laterally from device to device.
If you are familiar with Palo Alto Networks platform, you can
save time by using this streamlined checklist to implement pre-deployment,
deployment, and post-deployment data center security policy best
practices. Each section includes links to detailed information in
the full Data Center Best Practice Security Policy document
or in the PAN-OS 8.1 Admin Guide, including how
to configure policy rules and security profiles.