Objects > Devices

Review the device profiles or create a new device profile.
Also known as the Device Dictionary, this page contains metadata for device objects. Review information for existing device objects or add a new device objects. Using device objects as match criteria in security policy allows you to create device-based policy, where the firewall dynamically updates and applies security policy to new and existing devices. Palo Alto Networks updates the Device Dictionary via dynamic updates, which you can view in
Device
Dynamic Updates
Device-ID Content
.
Button/Field
Description
Name
The name of the device object.
Location
The location of the device group for the device object.
Category
The category of the device object (for example,
Video Audio Conference
).
Profile
The device profile for the device object.
Model
The model of the device object.
OS Version
The OS version of the device object.
OS Family
The OS family of the device object.
Vendor
The vendor for the device object.
Add
Click
Add
to add a new device object. Enter a
Name
and optionally, a
Description
. Select additional metadata for the device, such as
Category
,
OS
, and
Model
. You can also
Browse
the list of devices to select the device you want to add. Click
OK
to confirm your changes.
Delete
Select a device object you no longer need then
Delete
it.
Move
Select the device object you want to move then
Move
it.
Clone
Select the device object on which to base the new device profile and
Clone
it.
PDF/CSV
Export the list of devices in
PDF/CSV
format. You can apply filters to create more specific outputs as needed. Only visible columns in the web interface will be exported. See Configuration Table Export.

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