The WF-500 appliance provides an on-premises WildFire private cloud, enabling you to analyze suspicious files in a sandbox environment without requiring the firewall to sends files out of network. To use the WF-500 appliance to host a WildFire private cloud, configure the firewall to submit samples to the WF-500 appliance for analysis. The WF-500 appliance sandboxes all files locally and analyzes them for malicious behaviors using the same engine the WildFire public cloud uses. Within minutes, the private cloud returns analysis results to the firewall
Obtain the information required to configure network connectivity on the MGT port and the VM interface from your network administrator (IP address, subnet mask, gateway, hostname, DNS server). All communication between the firewalls and the appliance occurs over the MGT port, including file submissions, WildFire log delivery, and appliance administration. Therefore, ensure that the firewalls have connectivity to the MGT port on the appliance. In addition, the appliance must be able to connect to updates.paloaltonetworks.com to retrieve its operating system software updates.