High Marks: Network Security with Next-Gen Protection and Proactive Services

Wednesday, October 31 | 12:30PM–1:30PM MT | Board 503, Poster Area, Exhibit Hall B-E
Session Type: Poster Session
This proposed presentation will encompass the view points of the IT Management, Security, and Network Engineering teams who collaborated and implemented a multifaceted Palo Alto security platform at a major US university. After reviewing the scope of the university’s network, endpoint, and cloud security needs and considering our centralized IT organizational structure, we will explore the motivations and business drivers for migrating to a highly integrated Palo Alto security platform. This will lead us into a discussion of the policy, organizational, and technical challenges of the multi-phased implementation of our security architecture design. Finally, we’ll present a collection of lessons learned during our journey.

Outcomes: Learn how to improve network use and traffic visibility * Understand how simplifying network segmentation allows for both greater control and openness for students * Reduce your network security complexity (number of rules) * Get proactive insights into continually enhancing network security capabilities


  • Greg Herbold

    Sr. Director, US Public Sector, Palo Alto Networks
  • Dr. P Molina

    Associate VP and Chief Information Security Officer, Drexel University