Determine the Optimal Large-Scale Firewall Deployment Solution
Determine which large-scale firewall deployment management
solution is ideal for your requirements.
To ease the operational burden of managing
the configuration of your large-scale firewall deployment, Palo
Alto Networks provides different firewall management options to
best suit your deployment scenario.
If your large-scale firewall deployment is composed of one or
very few Panorama management servers, you can deploy an M-600 appliance
to manage up to 5,000 firewalls, or Panorama virtual appliance to
manage up to 2,500 firewalls, to leverage all Panorama capabilities
from a single Panorama management server. The Increased Device Management Capacity for M-600 and Panorama Virtual Appliance is ideal
for vertically scaled deployments where you manage a large number
of firewalls from a single Panorama management server rather than
deploying multiple Panorama management servers to manage fewer firewalls.
If your large-scale firewall deployment is composed
of multiple Panorama management servers with similar configurations,
the Panorama Interconnect plugin
allows you to manage multiple Panorama Nodes from a single Panorama
Controller. This plugin simplifies the deployment and operational
management of large scale firewall deployments because you can centrally
manage policy and configuration from a Panorama Controller. From
the Panorama Controller, the device group and template stack configuration
is synchronized to the Panorama Nodes and pushed to managed devices.
The Panorama Interconnect plugin is ideal for horizontally-scaled
firewall deployments with multiple distributed Panorama management