Automating Cloud Security with Ansible and Palo Alto Networks

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History has shown that using automation to perform repetitive tasks without human assistance can result in labor and production cost reductions as well as improvements to quality, accuracy and precision.

In the ongoing effort to protect applications and data from bad actors, automating repetitive security tasks allows you to achieve the same benefits of accuracy, precision and precious labor savings. However, the most significant benefit that security automation brings is that it allows you to enforce a strong, consistent and repeatable security posture.

For the past several years, Palo Alto Networks and Ansible have collaborated on a set of Ansible modules that automate a variety of configuration settings which can be used on our physical and virtualized next-generation firewalls. In the public cloud, these collaboration efforts have become invaluable to our customers as they adopt more rapid and iterative application development methodologies (i.e., DevOps, CI/CD) on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

The Ansible modules for PAN-OS, our security operating system, allow our customers to embed security into the application development lifecycle, eliminating the bottleneck that change control security best practices can introduce.

To learn more about how Ansible can enable you to automate security in the cloud, please register for our joint webinar on April 25 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EDT. This informative event will cover the following topics:

  • New Ansible modules, updates and enhancements for cloud deployments
  • How Palo Alto Networks protects organizations from threats and data exfiltration, from the network to the cloud
  • Using Ansible modules to deploy and configure Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewalls on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

The webinar will wrap up with a brief deployment demonstration and technical Q&A with our solution architects.

Register for “Automating Cloud Security with Ansible and Palo Alto Networks


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