Review WildFire Logs

In addition to the Threat logs, use the victim IP address to filter though the WildFire Submissions logs. The WildFire Submissions logs contain information on files uploaded to the WildFire service for analysis. Because spyware typically embeds itself covertly, reviewing the WildFire Submissions logs tells you whether the victim recently downloaded a suspicious file. The WildFire forensics report displays information on the URL from which the file or .exe was obtained, and the behavior of the content. It informs you if the file is malicious, if it modified registry keys, read/wrote into files, created new files, opened network communication channels, caused application crashes, spawned processes, downloaded files, or exhibited other malicious behavior. Use this information to determine whether to block the application that caused the infection (web-browsing, SMTP, FTP), make more stringent URL Filtering rules, or restrict some applications/actions (for example, file downloads to specific user groups).
Access to the WildFire logs from Panorama requires the following: a WildFire subscription, a File Blocking profile that is attached to a Security rule, and Threat log forwarding to Panorama.
If Panorama will manage firewalls running software versions earlier than PAN-OS 7.0, specify a WildFire server from which Panorama can gather analysis information for WildFire samples that those firewalls submit. Panorama uses the information to complete WildFire Submissions logs that are missing field values introduced in PAN-OS 7.0. Firewalls running earlier releases won’t populate those fields. To specify the server, select
, edit the General Settings, and enter the
WildFire Private Cloud
name. The default is
, which is the WildFire cloud hosted in the United States.
If WildFire determines that a file is malicious, a new antivirus signature is created within 24-48 hours and made available to you. If you have a WildFire subscription, the signature is made available within 30-60 minutes as part of the next WildFire signature update. As soon as the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall has received a signature for it, if your configuration is configured to block malware, the file will be blocked and the information on the blocked file will be visible in your threat logs. This process is tightly integrated to protect you from this threat and stems the spread of malware on your network.

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