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January 31, 2016  5:26 AM

What are Address Objects in Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, FQDN, HA, Interface, IP range, IPv4, IPv6, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, objects, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

Like all other firewalls , Palo Alto Networks Firewall supports Address objects. These Address Objects are basically named objects which can be configured on a Palo Alto Networks Firewall . The address object can include an IPv4 or IPv6 address or the FQDN. The address can be configured based on...

January 20, 2016  5:29 AM

How to configure log forwarding in Palo Alto Networks Firewall? – Series 2

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, logging, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

In this post we will continue the configuration of log forwarding in Palo Alto Networks Firewall, in previous post we saw how to add a Syslog Server...


January 20, 2016  5:21 AM

How to configure log forwarding in Palo Alto Networks Firewall? – Series 1

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, logging, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

We all know the importance of having historical logs for any references or forensic analysis. I have personally benefitted from historical records for various reasons and  it happens to be a good practice to forward all the logs of your firewall  to a logging server. The logging server could be...


January 19, 2016  4:46 AM

How to enable logging in Palo Alto Networks Firewall?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

When it comes to live troubleshooting or to ensure certain traffic is either blocked or allowed one relies heavily on logs, Palo Alto Network Firewalls does provides very good logging options and fields. Its quite easy to read them and understands them. By default when some one creates any security...


December 27, 2015  5:03 AM

How to configure a Login Banner in Palo Alto Networks Firewall?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

When it comes to following the best practices for any Network Security Appliances, one should configure a Login Banner. Configuring a Login Banner in Palo Alto Networks Firewall is quite simple . Lets see how we can configure a login banner in Palo Alto Networks Firewall Step...


December 26, 2015  4:31 AM

What is Palo Alto Security Policy – Series 1?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN, YouTube

Palo Alto Firewalls uses security policies to either allow or deny an access, Security Policies comprises of a list of security policy rules. Each Security policy rule comprises of objects  like


December 24, 2015  6:15 AM

How to configure a static route in Palo Alto Firewall?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Static route, tunnel, VLAN

In one of my previous post we discussed about Palo Alto Networks Firewall Virtual Router , how it works and what kind of protocols its capable of supporting.  Configuring a static route in Palo...


December 16, 2015  9:01 AM

What is Palo Alto Virtual Router?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, tunnel, VLAN

When it comes to routing traffic between different networks one needs a router. Palo Alto Networks Firewalls are capable of routing the traffic between networks. Palo Alto uses a concept of "Virtual Routers" to route the traffic be it static routing or dynamic routing. Virtual Router uses...


December 11, 2015  3:48 PM

Palo Alto Networks Firewalls – Management Profile

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, tunnel, VLAN

Palo Alto Networks Firewalls does comes with a dedicated out -of-band Management (MGT) Interface which is used to manage the Palo Alto Network Firewalls. By default SSH , HTTPS and ping is enabled to manage the Palo Alto Network Firewalls, apart from dedicated out-of-band management interface one...


December 7, 2015  5:17 AM

Palo Alto Networks Firewall Interface Types – Layer 2

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Spanning Tree Protocol, STP, tunnel, VLAN

Like any other firewalls, Palo Alto Networks Firewall can be deployed in Layer 2 mode. In a Layer 2 deployment mode, the  Palo Alto Networks Firewalls provides switching between two or more networks.  In Layer 2 deployment mode,  a Vlan must be assigned each interface or Vlan object and...


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