Microsoft credits Palo Alto Networks' Threat Research Team for identifying the following three vulnerabilities published today. All threats allow a successful attacker to execute code remotely, and take complete control of the vulnerable system.
The Palo Alto Networks Threat Research Team is active in the research community, aggressively pursuing both new vulnerability research and mitigation of all types of threats. Leveraging its expert understanding of today's applications, threats and how vulnerabilities get exploited, the team is a consistent contributor in support of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday releases, including discovering six Microsoft vulnerabilities in the past six months.
Enterprises using legacy security technology increasingly lack visibility into and control of application traffic. Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls are unique in the industry in their ability to see and control applications, users and content " not just ports, IP addresses and packets. Traditional port-blocking firewalls do not have the content intelligence to identify application vulnerabilities such as these, which attackers could exploit to take complete control of affected systems.
About Palo Alto Networks Palo Alto Networks is the leader in next-generation firewalls, enabling unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content " by user, not just IP address " at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications " regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption " and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. For more information, please visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.