Manage: Config Cleanup

Strata Cloud Manager

Manage: Config Cleanup

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Manage: Config Cleanup

Identify and remove unused configuration objects and policy rules.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • NGFW (Cloud managed)
  • NGFW (PAN-OS & Panorama managed )
  • Prisma Access (Cloud Managed)
  • Prisma Access (Panorama Managed)
  • AIOps for NGFW Premium
  • Prisma Access
Use Config Cleanup to identify and remove unused configuration objects and policy rules from your
Strata Cloud Manager
configuration. Removing unused configuration objects eases firewall administration by removing clutter and preserving only the configuration objects that are required for security enforcement.
  1. Log in to
    Strata Cloud Manager
  2. Select
    Security Posture
    Config Cleanup
  3. Select the unused objects and policy rules across your entire
    Strata Cloud Manager
    configuration for the last 6 months.
    • Policy Rules to Optimize
      —Click to review the policy rules that are overly permissive rules to convert these to be more specific, focused rules that only allow the applications you’re actually using.
    • Unused Objects (Past 6 Months)
      —All configuration objects that went unused in any configuration or policy rule in the past 6 months.
    • Zero Hit Objects (Past 6 Months)
      —Policy rules with configuration objects where the configuration object in the policy rule receives zero hits.
      Configuration objects listed here have received zero hits only in the policy rules that they’re associated with. Their usage might receive hits in the other policy rules they’re used in.
    • Zero Hit Rules (Past 6 Months)
      —All policy rules that have had zero traffic matches in the past 6 months.
  4. Apply additional filters to target specific unused objects and policy rules.
    Add New Filter
    is supported for
    Unused Objects (Past 6 Months
    ) and
    Zero Hit Policy Rules (Past 6 Months)
    • Unused Objects (Past 6 Months)
      —You can filter and
      unused objects based on:
      • Name
        —Search for and select a specific configuration object name.
      • Location
        —Configuration scope the configuration object name was created in.
      • Object Type
        —Configuration object type.
      • Days Unused
        —The number of days the configuration object went used.
        • < 50
          —Less than 50 days unused.
        • >= 50, <=100
          —Between 50 and 100 days unused.
        • < 50
          —More than 100 days unused.
    • Zero Hit Policy Rules (Past 6 Months)
      —You can filter and
      , or
      zero hit policy rules based on the
      Days with Zero Hits
      , or any of the

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