The Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat research team has observed more than a 73% increase in the use of Red Team tools such as Cobalt Strike by threat actors1. These tools are purpose-built to obfuscate network payloads and emulate real-world traffic to avoid detection. It is imperative that organizations today employ security solutions to protect against these kinds of sophisticated threats.
In an effort to understand the breadth of coverage for attacks conducted by red team tools, SecureIQLab was commissioned to test the ability of next-generation firewalls to block the command-and-control capabilities of the Cobalt Strike attack suite. In this report, the Palo Alto Networks Advanced Threat Prevention subscription was compared to CheckPoint, Cisco and Fortinet solutions.
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