Enhanced Network Security with Pulse Policy Secure and Palo Alto Networks Firewall
In today’s IT world, Internet and networking technologies have evolved to offer unprecedented services to the end users. Billions of Internet of Things devices are being deployed across all industries, and with this also means allowing access to important and confidential data and resources which brings significant security risks to business IT systems.
Organizations need to implement solutions to address challenges from a security standpoint and the best way to eliminate every possible risk associated with technology is to bring ecosystem and interoperate. One such solution is our award-winning Pulse Policy Secure (NAC) integrated with Palo Alto Networks Firewall.
Pulse Policy Secure provides a Network Access Control solution at an endpoint/user level and provides intelligent Identity-based access by quickly learning contextual data (endpoint IP address, User ID and User role) and shares this with Palo Alto Networks firewall to take appropriate actions to allow or deny access.
Pulse Policy Secure also provides enhanced network security to protect from vulnerable devices with alter based integration with PAN Firewall. Through this joint solution, organizations, users, and customers are protected from cyber threats.
In addition to the above integration, Pulse Secure offers a seamless secure access solution using session federation via IF-MAP framework. This can be achieved within an enterprise network by sharing session information across Pulse Policy Secure or Pulse Connect Secure using an IF-MAP protocol through an IF-MAP server. Once an end user connects remotely or locally to the corporate network and gets authenticated by Pulse Connect Secure or Pulse Policy Secure. The federation requires Dynamic AUTH table provisioning on the PAN firewall and allows secure access to the protected resource based on the resource access policies that are configured on PPS.
Additional information on how to deploy and implement this joint solution is available at https://www.pulsesecure.net/techpubs/pulse-policy-secure/pps.
Check out these resources on our latest NAC release, Pulse Policy Secure 9.0r3: