First Look at Strata Cloud Manager
Strata Cloud Manager

First Look at Strata Cloud Manager

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First Look at
Strata Cloud Manager

Take a first look at
Strata Cloud Manager
, the Palo Alto Networks Network Security platform.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • Prisma Access
    (Cloud Managed)
  • Prisma Access
    (Panorama Managed)
  • NGFW (PAN-OS or Panorama Managed)
  • NGFW (Cloud Managed)
  • VM-Series, funded with Software NGFW Credits
  • Prisma SD-WAN
You must have at least one of these licenses to use
Strata Cloud Manager
  • Prisma Access
  • AIOps for NGFW Premium
  • Prisma SD-WAN
See all licenses that enable additional
Strata Cloud Manager
features and capabilities
Here's a first look at
Strata Cloud Manager
. The
Strata Cloud Manager
user interface provides a comprehensive view of your network, and gives you with a unified workflow to manage NGFWs and SASE. Move through the new simplified and consistent navigation to interact with all your network data, get actionable insights that are surfaced for you automatically, and collectively manage and monitor Prisma Access, your NGFWs, and your cloud-delivered security services.
Explore each menu on the left navigation bar – these paths are now standard across any Palo Alto Networks products or subscriptions you're using with
Strata Cloud Manager
. This makes it easy to:
  • adopt new features and subscriptions
  • onboarding new users, devices, sites, or locations
as they will slot right into your existing management setup.
The features available to you in
Strata Cloud Manager
depend on your subscriptions. You can review the
Strata Cloud Manager
docs to see any license requirements for
Strata Cloud Manager
Command Center
Your First Stop to Assess the Health, Security, and Efficiency of Your Network
The Command Center is a visualized overview of your network and security infrastructure. It provides you with four different views, each with its own tracked data, metrics, and actionable insights to examine and interact with.
Activity Insights
Unified Network Data, All in One Place
Activity Insights gives you an in-depth view of your network activities across Prisma Access and NGFW deployments. Activity Insights unifies your network data such as network traffic, application usage, threats, and user activities in one place.
See What Matters, Right Away
Dashboards surface what’s most important for you to know, right when you log in. Each dashboard is designed to highlight areas where you can take action to improve your security posture or network health.
Explore all the predefined, interactive dashboards provided, and you can pin your favorites.
Incidents and Alerts
Actionable Data-Driven Insights
Strata Cloud Manager
provides a unified incidents and alerts framework. In one place, view, investigate, and address the alerts and incidents on your network, and jump to your logs to examine the associated activity.
Proactive Network and Security Monitoring
Monitor the health and security of everything on your network, and use the IoC Search to investigate the history of an artifact on your network and review global analysis findings. Depending on the subscriptions and products you're using, you can monitor:
  • NGFW Devices
  • Prisma Access
  • Applications
  • Users
  • Branch Sites
  • Data Centers
  • Network Services (like GlobalProtect and DNS)
  • Your Palo Alto Networks subscriptions
  • Your Prisma Access locations
  • Prisma SD-WAN
  • Assets
Centralized Configuration
Manage a shared policy across your network security products and subscriptions; on day one, you can start off with a secure configuration based on predefined best practice policies and settings, and inline best practice checks.
Strengthen Security Outcomes
When you first navigate to your workflows, the
dashboard surfaces critical and recommended actions you can take to improve security posture or optimize your configuration management, as soon as they're available to you. Continue on here to set up and onboard NGFWs and Prisma Access mobile users and remote networks, and plan software upgrades for NGFWs.
Comprehensive Visibility
Generate, share, and schedule data-driven insights shared through reports with visual charting, interactive query, and recommendations to eliminate risk.
Onboarding and Activation Settings
These are the settings you'll find yourself coming back to when you are adding new users, licenses, or admins, or even as you yourself are getting started with
Strata Cloud Manager
  • Subscriptions
  • Tenants
  • Device Associations
  • Identity and Access
  • Audit Logs

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