How to Manage Prisma Access

Prisma Access

How to Manage Prisma Access

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How to Manage Prisma Access

There are two ways to manage Prisma Access; use Panorama to manage Prisma Access or, for cloud management, use Strata Cloud Manager.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • Prisma Access (Cloud Management)
  • Prisma Access (Panorama Managed)
  • Prisma Access
There are two ways you can manage Prisma Access, but you can't switch between the management interfaces after you activate your Prisma Access license. So, you must decide how you want to manage Prisma Access before you get started:
  • Prisma Access Cloud Management, with Strata Cloud Manager
    To manage Prisma Access from the cloud, use Strata Cloud Manager. With cloud management, you can quickly onboard branches and mobile users through task-driven workflows that allow you to set up and test your environment in minutes. Cloud management with Strata Cloud Manager simplifies the onboarding process by providing predefined internet access and decryption policy rules based on best practices. Quickly set up IPSec tunnels using defaults suitable for the most common IPSec-capable devices and turn on SSL decryption for recommended URL categories.
    Prisma Access app → Strata Cloud Manager
    Until June 2023, Prisma Access Cloud Management was supported with the Prisma Access app. Starting in June 2023 and continuing through July 2023, the Prisma Access app is being updated to Strata Cloud Manager. Strata Cloud Manager is the new network security, unified management and operations platform. Learn more about Strata Cloud Manager, and what to expect as your management experience is updated.
  • Panorama-Managed Prisma Access
    Use the Cloud Services plugin on Panorama to set up and manage Prisma Access. This is a good option if you're already using Panorama to manage next-generation firewalls and you have a common policy that you want to use for access to your corporate applications.
    Even if you're using Panorama to manage Prisma Access, you can still use Strata Cloud Manager for many Prisma Access visibility and monitoring features. Learn more.
After you decide which management option you want to use, get started by following the licensing and activation workflow for you option you have selected:
Feature Parity Between Panorama and Cloud Management
There are some differences between what is supported on Panorama Managed Prisma Access and Cloud Managed Prisma Access. For a list of feature support in Panorama Managed Prisma Access and Cloud Managed Prisma Access, refer to the compatibility matrix.

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