the Web Interface to perform configuration and monitoring tasks
with relative ease. This graphical interface allows you to access
the firewall using HTTPS (recommended) or HTTP and it is the best
way to perform administrative tasks.
Use the Command Line Interface (CLI) to
perform a series of tasks by entering commands in rapid succession
over SSH (recommended), Telnet, or the console port. The CLI is
a no-frills interface that supports two command modes, operational
and configure, each with a distinct hierarchy of commands and statements.
When you become familiar with the nesting structure and syntax of
the commands, the CLI provides quick response times and administrative
Use the XML API to streamline
your operations and integrate with existing, internally developed
applications and repositories. The XML API is a web service implemented
using HTTP/HTTPS requests and responses.
Use Panorama to perform web-based management,
reporting, and log collection for multiple firewalls. The Panorama
web interface resembles the firewall web interface but with additional
functions for centralized management.