Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access: Secure Branch (SASE Lab Series)

Solution Overview

The Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access SIG - SASE Lab Series is a capability of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) designed to provide an environment to gain hands-on experience with the Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access solution. The environment that supports the lab blends vendor cloud infrastructure with ATC Private Cloud, removing hardware dependencies associated with physical infrastructure.

Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access combines DNS policy enforcement, Cloud Delivered Firewall (CDFW) and Secure Web Gateway (SWG) capabilities into a single solution that can be used to protect users at the office, on the road or at home. The Prisma Access solution embraces cloud-native design that gives it the ability to scale to meet the demands of the largest customers. Security policy can be applied centrally to the entire organization based on location, identity, time or a combination of all three. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access can “cloudify” your security operations, giving your organization the scalability, agility and efficacy needed to combat sophisticated cyber threats.

Goals & Objectives

The SASE Lab Series is designed to help you develop understanding and proficiency deployed advanced networking and security features available on the Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access platform. By the end of this lab, you should gain enough knowledge to be familiar with core SASE concepts and have enough knowledge to begin applying these types of solutions in your own environment. 

The lab guide is divided into modules and include:

  • How to Secure DNS Layer Traffic
  • How to Filter Non-Web Traffic
  • How to Decrypt SSL Traffic
  • How to Protect Web Layer Traffic

Hardware & Software

  • Prisma Access
  • Windows 10 Desktop