Security Profiles

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Security Profiles

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Security Profiles

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)
Check for any license or role requirements for the products you're using.
  • Certain features may require Advanced WildFire, Advanced URL Filtering, Advanced Threat Prevention, or DNS Security license
Security profiles are a fundamental component of the security infrastructure, playing a vital role in strengthening your network against a wide array of cyberthreats . These profiles are collections of security settings and parameters that include, but are not limited to antivirus, antispyware, vulnerability protection, URL filtering, file blocking, and data filtering.
Antivirus and Anti-Spyware profiles are designed to detect and prevent malicious software and spyware from infiltrating the network. They scan traffic for known and unknown threats, employing signature-based and behavior-based detection mechanisms to swiftly respond and mitigate potential security breaches.
Vulnerability Protection profiles focus on identifying and blocking exploits and vulnerabilities that bad actors might attempt to leverage. These profiles proactively safeguard systems and applications from potential weaknesses that cybercriminals exploit to compromise networks.
URL Filtering profiles let you manage and control user access to websites and web applications. They classify URLs based on predefined categories, allowing you to enforce security policies and reduce exposure to risky sites.
File Blocking profiles monitor and regulate the types of files transferred through the network, helping prevent the dissemination of malicious or unwanted file types. By restricting or blocking certain file extensions or content types, you can minimize the risk of malware propagation.
Data Filtering profiles, also known as data loss prevention (DLP) profiles, focus on protecting sensitive data by identifying and controlling its transmission. These profiles ensure that confidential information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, isn't inadvertently leaked or accessed by unauthorized parties.
Customizing and fine-tuning security profiles to align with your specific security requirements is essential. You can tailor these profiles to suit your needs by adjusting settings, adding exceptions, or incorporating custom rules.
In additional to individual profiles, you can combine profiles that are often applied together, and create Security Profile Groups.

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