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Jan 31 2016   5:26AM GMT

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

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

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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 an

  • Single IP address
  • IP Range
  • FQDN

An Address object can be reused as source or destination address across all the security policy rules. Palo Alto Networks Firewalls comes with very handy features of tags, these little simple features makes life easier of a Firewall Administrator as he/she  can easily distinguish the tag object by adding colour to the tag.

In order to add a an  Address Object one need to

  Step 1 – Select Objects > Addresses, and click Add

Adding Object

Step 2- Enter a Name and a Description for the address object.

Address Object Step 2

Step 3- Select Type —IP Netmask, IP range or FQDN

Address Object Step 3

You can also select a Tag  this is optional . Click Ok to save the Address object. One can apply address objects to the security Policies as shown below

Address Object Step 5

Object Group is not a new feature but it comes handy for day to day Firewall Administration.

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