The Palo Alto Networks Cortex Data Lake stores the context-rich enhanced network logs generated by our security products, including our next-generation firewalls, Prisma Access, and Cortex XDR. With Cortex Data Lake, you can collect ever-expanding volumes of data without needing to plan for local compute and storage, and it's ready to scale from the start. And most Cortex apps use the Cortex Data Lake to access, analyze, and report on your network data.

This cloud-based logging infrastructure is available in multiple regions. Review the Cortex Data Lake privacy datasheet for details on how network data is captured, processed, and stored.

Date Highlight
30 September 2020 For compliance with regional data privacy regulations, you can now select Japan as a host region when you activate Cortex Data Lake.
31 July 2020 For compliance with regional data privacy regulations, you can now select Canada as a host region when you activate Cortex Data Lake.
17 July 2020 Firewalls running PAN-OS 10.0 or later can now connect to Cortex Data Lake through a proxy server.
10 July 2020 As a result of an infrastructure upgrade, Cortex Data Lake now has new FQDNs.  If you are sending logs from another vendor's firewall, please allow access to the FQDNs for your Cortex Data Lake region. Failure to do so will cause log transmission to cease.
1 July 2020

For compliance with regional data privacy regulations, you can now select the UK or Singapore as a host region when you activate Cortex Data Lake.

15 June 2020 The quota manager now features a detailed breakdown of firewall log types and a simpler method of allocating remaining storage to help you more easily manage your Cortex Data Lake log storage.
21 May 2020 To ensure continued service, make sure to install content version 8274 or higher on your individually managed firewalls by 5/24/2020. Panorama-managed firewalls are not affected.

Documentation

Cortex Data Lake Getting Started Guide


Everything you need to start sending logs to Cortex Data Lake.

Cortex Data Lake Release Notes


Learn about new features, and what we're working on to make Cortex Data Lake even better.

Palo Alto Networks Compatibility Matrix


Find compatibility information for Cortex Data Lake.

Additional Resources

Canadian Cloud Hosting Option for Cortex Data Lake


Read about the option to host Cortex Data Lake in Canada and our ongoing commitment to data residency and privacy.