Getting Started with Best Practices

Security best practices give visibility into traffic, reduce the attack surface, prevent threats, protect networks, and activate Security Assurance.
Security best practices prevent known and unknown threats, reduce the attack surface, and provide visibility into traffic, so you know and control which applications, users, and content are on your network. When you implement security best practices, you:
  • Minimize the chances of a successful intrusion.
  • Identify the presence of attackers.
  • Protect your valuable data.
  • Protect your customers, partners, and employees, and thus protect the reputation of your business.
  • Help to achieve a Zero Trust security environment.
To transition to security best practices, first you need to understand your current network security posture and identify areas for improvement. Palo Alto Networks provides a guided transition path: the Best Practice Assessment (BPA) combined with Safe Transition Steps and best practice technical documentation.
When you subscribe to the Premium (on or after November 1, 2019) or Platinum Support Contract, you have the opportunity to prepare for Security Assurance. Security Assurance provides access to Palo Alto Networks security experts and tools to help with initial incident investigation.

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