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Traps 4.2: Install, Configure and Manage

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

Who should attend

Security Engineers, System Administrators, and Technical Support Engineers

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Learning Objectives

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.


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

Course Content

Module 1: Traps Overview

How sophisticated attacks work today

The design approach of Traps

Traps components

Traps resources

Module 2: Installing Traps

Planning the installation

Installing ESM Server and Console

Installing Windows agents

Installing Mac agents

Managing content updates

Upgrading Traps

Module 3: Malicious Software Overview

Basics of computer architecture

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 EPMs

Configuring exploit protection

Module 6: Traps Protection Against Malware

Malware protection process flow and components

Post-detection malware analysis

Module 7: Prevention Event Exceptions

Prevention events

Post-detection events

EPM events

Module 8: Managing Traps

System monitoring

Traps license administration

Agent license administration

Server settings, users, and roles

Module 9: Traps Forensics

Forensics workflow and policies

Responding to prevention events


Module 10: Basic Traps Troubleshooting

Working with Technical Support

Troubleshooting installation, connectivity, and upgrades

Follow On Courses

  • Traps: Deploy and Optimize 

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