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Palo Alto Networks Accelerates Security in PAN-OS 9.0 Update

February 13, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

Palo Alto Networks is boosting its network security platforms with the new PAN-OS 9.0 update that was announced on Feb. 12. PAN-OS is a hardened operating system based on Linux that provides a secure, enterprise grade environment for executing Palo Alto's network security capabilities. PAN-OS 9.0 includes over 60 new features and tools that can be deployed on Palo Alto Networks security platforms. Among the features is a new DNS security service, which help to protect organizations against different types of risks in DNS traffic. DNS (Domain Name System) connects IP address to common domain names, facilitating traffic delivery across the internet. "Our DNS Security service rapidly identifies threats hidden in DNS traffic using shared threat intelligence and machine learning," Navneet Singh, Product Marketing Director at Palo Alto Networks, told eWEEK. "New protections are enforced by the next-generation firewall, which enables automated protections and eliminates the...