Differences Between the PAN-DB Public Cloud and PAN-DB Private Cloud

Differences
PAN-DB Public Cloud
PAN-DB Private Cloud
Content and Database Updates
Content (regular and critical) updates and full database updates are published multiple times during the day. The firewall checks for critical updates whenever it queries the cloud servers for URL lookups.
Content updates and full URL database updates are available once a day during the work week.
URL Categorization Requests
Submit URL categorization change requests using the following options:
  • Palo Alto Networks Test A Site website.
  • URL filtering profile setup page on the firewall.
  • URL filtering log on the firewall.
Submit URL categorization change requests only using the Palo Alto Networks Test A Site website.
Unresolved URL Queries
If the firewall cannot resolve a URL query, the request is sent to the servers in the public cloud.
If the firewall cannot resolve a query, the request is sent to the M-500 appliance(s) in the PAN-DB private cloud. If there is no match for the URL, the PAN-DB private cloud sends a category
unknown
response to the firewall; the request is not sent to the public cloud unless you have configured the M-500 appliance to access the PAN-DB public cloud.
If the M-500 appliance(s) that constitute your PAN-DB private cloud is configured to be completely offline, it does not send any data or analytics to the public cloud.

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