Panorama enables you to effectively configure, manage,
and monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewalls with central oversight.
The three main areas in which Panorama adds value are:
Centralized configuration and deployment
central management and rapid deployment of the firewalls and WildFire
appliances on your network, use Panorama to pre-stage the firewalls
and WildFire appliances 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 Firewall Configuration and Update Management.
Aggregated logging with central oversight for analysis
—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.
—Enables 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.
Three Panorama Models are available: the Panorama virtual appliance, M-500 appliance,
and M-100 appliance. Figure 1 illustrates how you can deploy Panorama in a high availability
(HA) configuration to manage firewalls.