Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls are architected to safely enable applications and prevent modern threats. Our approach identifies all network traffic based on applications, users, content and devices, and lets you express your business policies in the form of easy-to-understand security rules.
Flexible deployment options and native integration with our next-generation platform extend the policy enforcement and cyberthreat prevention to everywhere your users and data are located: in your network, on your endpoints, and in the cloud.
Superior architecture, superior benefits
Complete visibility and precise control:
Our next-generation firewalls provide complete visibility into all network traffic based on applications, users, content, and devices.
• Automated security:
Innovative features reduce manual tasks and enhance your security posture, for example, by disseminating protections from previously unknown threats globally in near-real time, correlating a series of related threat events to indicate a likely attack on your network, and using dynamic address groups in security rules to avoid updating server IP addresses frequently.
• Protection for your users and data everywhere:
Our next-generation firewalls are natively integrated with our security platform, which prevents advanced and unknown cyber threats no matter where the users and data are located: in your network, on your endpoints, and in the cloud.
Palo Alto Networks Certification – Accredited Configuration Expert (ACE)
The Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) exam tests your knowledge of the core features and functions of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. The ACE exam is web-based and consists of 72 multiple-choice questions. The exam is not timed, and you can retake it as many times as necessary to earn a passing score.
Passing the ACE exam indicates that you possess the basic knowledge to successfully configure Palo Alto Networks firewalls using the PAN-OS. The exam also serves as a study aid for you to prepare for CNSE certification. Finally, the ACE exam is a requirement for access to the migration tool.
ACE Exam Objectives
The primary goal of the ACE exam is to serve as an objective indication of your ability to configure Palo Alto Networks firewalls using the PAN-OS. To pass the ACE exam, you need a foundational knowledge of, and hands-on familiarity, with PAN-OS configuration.
There are no re-certification requirements for you. Currently, the ACE accreditation is tied to a specific PAN-OS version. For example, the ACE 5.0 exam is based on PAN-OS version 5.0. Partners may have re-certification requirements.
To pass the ACE exam, you need foundational knowledge and hands-on familiarity with PAN-OS configuration. The best way to gain this knowledge is to take the Palo Alto Networks Firewall 8.0: Essentials – Configuration and Management – 210