New Scheduling Options for Application and Threat Content Updates

The firewall can now check for the latest App-ID, vulnerability protection, and anti-spyware signatures every 30 minutes or hourly, in addition to being able to check for these updates daily and weekly. These new scheduling options mean that the firewall can retrieve Applications and Threats content updates within as little as 30 minutes of when the updates are made available. This enables more immediate coverage for newly-discovered threats and strengthens safe enablement for updated and newly-defined applications.
You can also use Panorama to set the schedule for managed firewalls to retrieve Applications and Threats content updates. Managed firewalls that are not upgraded to PAN-OS 8.0 will convert the 30-minute or hourly schedule to a daily schedule (and by default, they will check for new content updates at 3 AM daily).
  1. Confirm that the Threat Prevention license is active on the firewall.
    If you do not have a Threat Prevention license, but still want to the firewall to check for Application updates every 30 minutes, continue to step 2.
    Select DeviceLicenses and check that the Threat Prevention license is active.
  2. Set the schedule for the firewall to retrieve Applications and Threats updates.
    1. Select DeviceDynamic Updates.
    2. Select the schedule link for Applications and Threats.
    3. Set the Recurrence to Every 30 Minutes or Hourly for the firewall to check for new Applications and Threats every half hour or every hour.
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    4. Click OK to save the new Applications and Threats update schedule.

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