Panorama™ is the centralized management system for the
Palo Alto Networks® family of next-generation firewalls. Panorama
provides a single location from where you can oversee all applications,
users, and content on your network and then use this knowledge to
create policies that control and protect your network. Using Panorama
for centralized policy and firewall management increases your operational efficiency
as you manage your distributed firewall network. Panorama is available both
as a dedicated hardware (M-Series) appliance and as a VMware virtual
appliance (running on an ESXi server or the vCloud Air platform).
While many Panorama web interface views and settings are identical
to those you see on the firewall web interface, the following topics
describe options available exclusively on the Panorama web interface
for managing Panorama, firewalls, and Log Collectors.