End-of-Life (EoL)

URL Filtering Vendors

Palo Alto Networks firewalls support two URL filtering vendors:
  • PAN-DB
    —A Palo Alto Networks developed URL filtering database that is tightly integrated into PAN-OS and the Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence cloud. PAN-DB provides high-performance local caching for maximum inline performance on URL lookups, and offers coverage against malicious URLs and IP addresses. As WildFire, which is a part of the Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence cloud, identifies unknown malware, zero-day exploits, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), the PAN-DB database is updated with information on malicious URLs so that you can block malware downloads, and disable Command and Control (C2) communications to protect your network from cyber threats.
    To view a list of PAN-DB URL filtering categories, refer to https://urlfiltering.paloaltonetworks.com/CategoryList.aspx.
  • BrightCloud
    —A third-party URL database that is owned by Webroot, Inc. that is integrated into PAN-OS firewalls. For information on the BrightCloud URL database, visit http://brightcloud.com.
For instructions on configuring the firewall to use one of the supported URL Filtering vendors, see Enable a URL Filtering Vendor.

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