The firewall is now capable of analyzing
Windows executables and PowerShell scripts using machine learning
on the dataplane. This enables you to intercept malware before it
can infiltrate your network by providing real-time analysis capabilities
on the firewall, which reduces the possibility of proliferation
of unknown malware variants.
Real-Time Signature Updates
WildFire antivirus signatures are now globally distributed
in real-time as soon as new verdicts are available. This gives you
almost instant access to Palo Alto Networks complete global intelligence
data that is collected from a multitude of enforcement points and
that provides additional leverage for preventing successful attacks
by minimizing your exposure time to malicious activity, which effectively
reduces your infrastructure attack surface and the resulting damage
malware can have within your network.
IPv6 Address Support for the WildFire Appliance
The WildFire appliance now supports IPv6 connections, expanding
the number of devices from which it can receive suspicious files
and return safety verdicts. As the dwindling number of available
IPv4 addresses forces you to introduce more IPv6-addressed devices
in to your network, this feature guarantees you are still able to leverage
the local file analysis capabilities of the appliance.
Windows 10 Analysis Environment for the
The WildFire appliance can now use the Windows 10
operating system to analyze unknown files. This increases the threat
prevention coverage of the appliance by enabling it to detect threats
crafted for Windows 10 environments.