Traps 4.0: Deploy and Optimize (EDU-285)


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Palo Alto Networks Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents sophisticated vulnerability exploits and unknown malware-driven attacks. Traps accomplishes this through a highly scalable, lightweight agent that uses an innovative new approach for defeating attacks without requiring any prior knowledge of the threat itself.

Target Audience

  • Security Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Technical Support Engineers


Students should have completed ’Traps: Install, Configure, and Manage’ or (for Palo Alto Networks employee and partner SEs) ’PSE: Endpoint Associate’ training. Windows system administration skills and familiarity with enterprise security concepts also are required.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Learn how to distribute Traps endpoint software in an automated way
  • Prepare master images for VDI deployment
  • Build multi-ESM deployments
  • Design and implement customized policies
  • Test Traps with exploits created using Metasploit
  • Examine prevention dumps with windbg

Full Course Outline

  • Module 0: Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Scaling Server Infrastructure
  • Module 2: Scaling Agent Deployment
  • Module 3: ESM Tuning
  • Module 4: Windows Migrations for Traps
  • Module 5: Advanced Traps Forensics
  • Module 6: Advanced Traps Troubleshooting
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