Use Panorama™ to manage all your firewalls irrespective of where they are: at the perimeter, in a data center or in the cloud. Use APIs and Dynamic Address Groups help you automate policy workflows that adapt to changes, such as additions, moves or deletions of servers. You can deploy Panorama as a virtual or physical appliance, or both, and use it only as a manager or Log Collector, or as both. When required, you can use Panorama Interconnect to scale your single pane of glass to tens of thousands of firewalls.
The Panorama management server provides a single location from which you can have centralized policy and firewall management which increases operational efficiency in managing and maintaining a distributed network of firewalls
The Interconnect plugin allows you to set up a Panorama Controller that manages up to 64 Panorama Nodes, so that you can streamline common configuration and policies across Panorama appliances and the managed firewalls on your network.
Firewalls and Panorama centralized management servers are the gatekeepers and protectors of your network. To prevent attackers from gaining access to these devices and reconfiguring them to permit malicious access to your network, follow these best practices to secure administrative access.
Thinking of upgrading? Before you do, review the release notes to learn about addressed issues, known issues, and changes in behavior that may impact you.
The PAN-OS and Panorama XML API allows you to manage firewalls and Panorama through a programmatic XML-based API. Use this API to access and manage your firewall through a third-party service, application, or script.