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Traps 4.2: Deploy and Optimize

Palo Alto Networks Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Successful completion of this two-day, instructor-led course should prepare the student to deploy on-premise Traps in large-scale or complex configurations and optimize its configuration.

What You Learn

  • Design, build, implement, and optimize large-scale Traps deployments

  • Distribute Traps endpoint software in an automated way

  • Prepare master images for VDI deployment

  • Create a Traps Linux installation package and install the agent onto a Linux endpoint

  • Build multi-ESM deployments

  • Design and implement customized policies

  • Test Traps with exploits created using Metasploit

  • Examine prevention dumps with windbg


  • Security Engineers

  • System Administrators

  • Technical Support Engineers


Module 1: Scaling Server Infrastructure 

  • Small site architectures 

  • Large site architectures 

  • TLS/SSL deployment considerations 

  • Installing and configuring the Linux agent

Module 2: Scaling Agent Deployment 

  • Distributing Traps via GPO 

  • Configuring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Traps

Module 3: ESM Tuning 

  • Tuning ESM settings 

  • External logging and SIEM integration 

  • Role-based access control (RBAC) 

  • Virtual groups 

  • Defining conditions 

  • Tuning policies 

  • Implementing ongoing maintenance

Module 4: Windows Migrations for Traps 

  • SQL database migration 

  • SSL certificate migration

Module 5: Advanced Traps Forensics 

  • Best practices for managing forensic data 

  • Agent queries 

  • Resources for malicious software testing 

  • Exploit challenge testing with Metasploit 

  • Exploit dump analysis with windbg

Module 6: Advanced Traps Troubleshooting 

  • ESM and Traps architecture 

  • Troubleshooting scenarios using dbconfig and cytool 

  • Troubleshooting application compatibility and BITS connectivity

Windows system administration skills and familiarity with enterprise security concepts are required. An elementary level of Linux shell experience is needed for the Linux lab activity.

  • Palo Alto Networks: Traps 4.2 - Install, Configure, and Manage

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