Before you start to provide secure access for mobile
users in mainland China, determine your requirements and purchase
the following Palo Alto Networks and third-party software and licensing:
If you use Alibaba Cloud as the hybrid connectivity,
create an account on Alibaba Cloud with Admin privileges and the
ability to create a CEN and perform real-name registration. This process can
take 48 hours.
In addition, gather the following required
information to use Alibaba Cloud:
The regions where you will deploy
Alibaba Cloud in mainland China.
The amount of bandwidth you will use for the CEN.
both the bandwidth and the cost of the CEN into consideration when
planning to use a CEN.
A Prisma Access subscription.
A licensed Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall (either
a VM-series or on-premise firewall) with a GlobalProtect subscription
located in mainland China.
You should also determine if your
deployment requires additional subscriptions.