Telemetry is the process of collecting and transmitting
data for analysis. When you enable telemetry on the firewall, the
firewall periodically collects and sends information that includes
applications, threats, and device health to Palo Alto Networks.
Sharing threat intelligence provides the following benefits:
Enhanced vulnerability and spyware signatures delivered
to you and other customers worldwide. For example, when a threat
event triggers vulnerability or spyware signatures, the firewall
shares the URLs associated with the threat with the Palo Alto Networks
threat research team, so they can properly classify the URLs as
Rapid testing and evaluation of experimental threat signatures
with no impact to your network, so that critical threat prevention
signatures can be released to all Palo Alto Networks customers faster.
Improved accuracy and malware detection abilities within
PAN-DB URL filtering, DNS-based command-and-control (C2) signatures,
Palo Alto Networks uses the threat intelligence extracted from
telemetry to deliver these benefits to you and other Palo Alto Networks
users. All Palo Alto Networks users benefit from the telemetry data
shared by each user, making telemetry a community-driven approach
to threat prevention. Palo Alto Networks does not share your telemetry
data with other customers or third-party organizations.
To read more about telemetry, including its benefits, usages, and configuration,
see Device Telemetry.