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Jan 20 2016   5:29AM GMT

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

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Default route
Layer 2
Palo Alto Networks
Security policy
Static route

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 Profile

Step 4 –  Provide any valid name for the Log Forwarding profile and select the Syslog Server configured in Step 2

You could see Palo Alto Network Firewalls logging profile has many options , one has the flexibility to forward the logs to all the options available. The good thing I see you can even email the critical Threats or WildFire actions by email. In this post we will stick to configuring Syslog.

Log forwarding 4

Step 5 – Select the log field you want to forward to your Syslog Server, it always better to chose the Severity based on your organizational needs as shown below

Log forwarding 5

Your final log forwarding Profile should look like this

Log forwarding 6

Step 6 – Applying the log forwarding action

In Palo Alto Firewalls one can apply Log Forwarding action to either Security Policy Rule or Zone , both are independent logs.

Log forwarding 7

By following the above mentioned steps one can enable log forwarding in Palo Alto Networks Firewall.


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