bSecure Data Center Migration Update

January 31, 2018

The bSecure team would like to provide an update on our planned migration to the new firewall services in the Data Center.

Data Center Firewall Administrator Training

As previously announced, we will be holding two on-campus training sessions for Data Center Firewall Administrators.  Both sessions are identical, so you only need to attend one.  The Dates for these one day sessions will be:

  • Tuesday, February 27th
  • Tuesday, March 6th

If you haven’t already, you can indicate your interest in signing up for one of these sessions at the Google Form here:  

If you’re a Campus Departmental Firewall Administrator, we’ll be providing training opportunities for you at a later date. We’ll be sending out bCal invites with more details of the training sessions to those who have signed up in the coming days.

Data Center Firewall Administrators Meetings

We’ve been holding individualized meetings with all the firewall administrators, or groups of administrators for Data Center Firewalls.  If we haven’t met with you yet, we expect to do so in the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime we’d like to remind all Data Center Firewall Administrators to sign up to the bSecure users group, and Palo Alto Networks support site.  Please see the details below for more information.  

bSecure User Group

The bSecure User Group will be used to communicate the status of the implementation project, changes to the service, and as an ongoing community of practice for firewall administrators to share knowledge.

To join the group, please go to

Because this group will be discussing matters pertaining to IT Security infrastructure, you will need to apply to join the group, and one of the members of the bSecure team will grant you access.

Self-Paced Training, Documentation and Support Updates

Self-Paced training and documentation for the Palo Alto Networks firewalls on which the bSecure service is based are available on Palo Alto Networks’ support site.  In addition, signing up with Palo Alto Networks will ensure that firewall administrators receive notifications of updates to the firewalls’ advanced features such as application identification and threat feeds.  Administrators who utilize these features should be aware of these updates so they can take action to implement policies which will take advantage of them.

You can sign up for access to the Palo Alto Networks support portal and access self-paced training by following the instructions at

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the bSecure project or this update, they can be addressed to bsecure@berkeley.edu.  Additional information related to bSecure can be found at https://bsecure.berkeley.edu/.