Panorama provides centralized management of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, as the following figure illustrates:
Panorama allows you to effectively configure, manage, and monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewalls using central oversight with local control, as required. The three focal areas in which Panorama adds value are:
Centralized configuration and deployment
—To simplify central management and rapid deployment of the firewalls on your network, use Panorama to pre-stage the firewalls for deployment. You can then assemble the firewalls into groups, and create templates to apply a base network and device configuration and use device groups to administer globally shared and local policy rules. See
Centralized Configuration and Deployment Management.
Aggregated logging with central oversight for analysis and reporting
—Collect information on activity across all the managed firewalls on the network and centrally analyze, investigate and report on the data. This comprehensive view of network traffic, user activity, and the associated risks empowers you to respond to potential threats using the rich set of policies to securely enable applications on your network. See
Centralized Logging and Reporting.
—Allows you to delegate or restrict access to global and local firewall configurations and policies. See
Role-Based Access Control for delegating appropriate levels of access for distributed administration.
Panorama is available in two appliance types: a virtual appliance and a dedicated hardware appliance. For more information, see