The Concept of PaloAlto configuration management – P1

The concept of configuration management

PA configuration management has powerful functions to manage configuration, but at the same time it can be very confusing if you are used to other firewalls vendors. So, let me explain the concept of configuration management, and how to set it up in the right way in order to be effective to make a full use of it.

I would like to share my experience with you. Let’s start with configuration management; on a Palo Alto firewall, there is a dedicated Management plane and Data plane.

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Forefront Threat Management Gateway


Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 is an integrated edge security gateway from Microsoft. It is a Common Criteria certified (EAL4+) enterprise-class application-layer firewall that includes support for proxy services (forward and reverse proxy), content caching, and VPN (both site-to-site and remote access). Forefront TMG is licensed per processor; no client access licenses are required. It can be deployed in all of these roles, or any subset of them.

Palo Alto firewall configuration



Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall.

In this post I will walk you through the steps for configuring the firewall interfaces, defining zones, Create Virtual Router, creating Interface Management profile and Create Interface.

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