The following topics provide detailed steps to help you deploy a new Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall. They provide details for integrating a new firewall into your network, registering the firewall, activating licenses and subscriptions, and configuring basic security policies and threat prevention features.
After you perform the basic configuration steps required to integrate the firewall into your network, you can use the rest of the topics in this guide to help you deploy the comprehensive security platform features as necessary to address your network security needs.
- Integrate the Firewall into Your Management Network
- Register the Firewall
- Activate Licenses and Subscriptions
- Install Content and Software Updates
- Segment Your Network Using Interfaces and Zones
- Set Up a Basic Security Policy
- Assess Network Traffic
- Enable Basic WildFire Forwarding
- Control Access to Web Content
- Enable AutoFocus Threat Intelligence
- Best Practices for Completing the Firewall Deployment
- Best Practices for Securing Administrative Access
Integrate the Firewall into Your Management Network
Integrate the Firewall into Your Management Network All Palo Alto Networks firewalls provide an out-of-band management port (MGT) that you can use to perform the ...
Set Up Network Access for External Services
Set Up Network Access for External Services By default, the firewall uses the MGT port to access remote services, such as DNS servers, content updates, ...
Enable Basic WildFire Forwarding
Enable Basic WildFire Forwarding WildFire is a cloud-based virtual environment that analyzes and executes unknown samples (files and email links) and determines the samples to ...
Best Practices for Completing the Firewall Deployment
Best Practices for Completing the Firewall Deployment Now that you have integrated the firewall into your network and enabled the basic security features, you can ...
Management Interfaces You can use the following user interfaces to manage the Palo Alto Networks firewall: Do not enable management access from the internet or ...
Manage Firewall Administrators
Manage Firewall Administrators Administrative accounts specify roles and authentication methods for the administrators of Palo Alto Networks firewalls. Every Palo Alto Networks firewall has a ...
Data Center Best Practices Checklist
If you’re already familiar with Palo Alto Networks’ platform, this checklist streamlines planning for and deploying security best practices in your data center. ...
Perform Initial Configuration
Perform Initial Configuration By default, the firewall has an IP address of 192.168.1.1 and a username/password of admin/admin. For security reasons, you must change these ...
Data Center Best Practice Security Policy
Learn about Palo Alto Networks data center security policy best practices to protect your most valuable assets. ...