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Traps 3.4: Install, Configure, and Manage


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  • 2 Days Course
    Network Management/Design

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Successful completion of this twoday, instructor-led course equips the student to install Traps in basic configurations.


    Students will learn how Traps protects against exploits and malware-driven attacks. In hands-on lab exercises, students will install and configure the Endpoint Security Manager (ESM) and Traps endpoint components; build rules; enable and disable process protections; and integrate Traps with Palo Alto Networks WildFire™, which provides prevention and detection of zero-day malware.


    Module 1: Traps Overview

    • How sophisticated attacks work today
    • The design approach of Traps
    • Main features of Traps
    • Traps resources

    Module 2: Installing Traps

    • Planning the installation
    • Installing ESM Server and database
    • Installing ESM Console
    • Installing agents
    • Managing content updates
    • Upgrading Traps

    Module 3: Malicious Software Overview

    • Exploitation techniques and their prevention
    • Malware techniques and their prevention

    Module 4: Consoles Overview

    • Introduction to ESM Console
    • Introduction to the Traps Agent Console

    Module 5: Traps Protection Against Exploits

    • Architecture and overview
    • Configuring exploit protection

    Module 6: Traps Protection Against Malware (including WildFire)

    • Architecture and Overview
    • WildFire
    • Local Analysis
    • Trusted Publishers
    • Malware Restrictions and Malware Protection Modules

    Module 7: Managing Traps

    • System monitoring
    • License administration
    • Important server and agent settings
    • Agent actions

    Module 8: Traps Forensics

    • Forensic information retrieval
    • Responding to prevention events

    Module 9: Basic Traps Troubleshooting

    • Troubleshooting Resources
    • Working with Technical Support
    • Troubleshooting scenarios

    Target Audience

    • Security Engineers, System Administrators, and Technical Support Engineers


    • Students must have Windows system administration skills and familiarity with enterprise security concepts.