Mastering Palo Alto Networks

Video description

Dominate and take control of all the features that Palo Alto firewalls can offer to protect and secure your network

About This Video

  • Easily navigate Palo Alto’s web user interface
  • Understand complex settings and scenarios easily
  • Granularly monitor and take action on your network Application Command Center(ACC)
  • This training session covers current and new features in PAN-OS 8.0.x – 8.1.x. Review and helps you understand what has changed in PAN-OS 8

In Detail

Network security is not a choice; it’s a must! Palo Alto Networks is one of the top firewall platform choices when it comes to protecting and securing all your critical on-premise and cloud infrastructures. That said, it’s highly probable that you—as a Network Security Engineer—is or will be managing or deploying one in your own or your customers’ environments.

This training guide will help you fully understand what tools, features, and options your Palo Alto firewalls can offer to protect and enhance visibility in your network traffic. It has been developed by someone who understands that learning every possible aspect of a technology platform can consume precious time.

Why is this course perfect for you? It will get you from zero to hero in no time, so you can take full advantage of all of the features that the Palo Alto firewall platform has to offer. From initial policy configurations to configuring Nat and security rules to performing Active-Active highly available clusters, you’ll learn all there is required to set it up like a pro!

After completing this training guide, you’ll feel confident that you can take full advantage of all of the features of Palo Alto firewall and most importantly, keep the bad guys out of your network.


This training session is for individuals with general knowledge of network topics such as access control lists, routing, and network address translations (NAT) who would like to expand their skill set to deploy and administer Palo Alto firewalls.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Getting Started in PAN-OS 8
    1. The Course Overview
    2. Welcome to Pan-OS 8
    3. Dashboard Introduction
    4. Console-Based Administration
    5. Device Management
  2. Chapter 2 : Firewall Objects: Addresses, Services, and Groups
    1. Address Objects and Groups
    2. Service Objects and Groups
    3. Application Objects and Groups
    4. PAN Application Research Center
    5. User Objects and Groups
    6. LDAP Authentication and Remote Users and Groups
  3. Chapter 3 : Firewall Security Zones, Interface Types, and V-Wires
    1. Firewall Security Zones
    2. Interface Type
    3. V-Wires
  4. Chapter 4 : Security Policies, Routing Contexts, and NAT
    1. Security Policies (Part One)
    2. Security Policies (Part Two)
    3. Routing Contexts: INET-VRTR
    4. Routing Contexts: Servers-VRTR
    5. Destination NAT (D-NAT)
    6. Source NAT (S-NAT)
  5. Chapter 5 : Next-Generation Firewall Features
    1. Security Profiles Overview
    2. Antivirus and Anti-Spyware Profiles
    3. URL Filtering and File Blocking
    4. Denial of Service Protection
  6. Chapter 6 : High Availability Firewall Clustering and Virtual Systems
    1. Introduction to HA and Firewall Clustering
    2. Active/Standby High Availability (Part One)
    3. Active/Standby High Availability (Part Two)
    4. Active/Active HA Clustering
    5. Virtual IP Load Balancing with ARP Sharing and Floating IPs
    6. Virtual Systems
  7. Chapter 7 : IPSec VPN Tunnels and GlobalProtect
    1. PAN-OS VPN Tunneling Options
    2. IPSec Site-to-Site VPN (Tunnel Mode)
    3. IPSec Site-to-Site VPN Interface Mode
    4. GlobalProtect Remote Access VPN Portal
    5. GlobalProtect Gateway
  8. Chapter 8 : Management and Maintenance Operations
    1. Performing PAN-OS Software Upgrades
    2. Configuration Revisions, Backups, and Restores
    3. Recovering Palo Alto Firewalls Using the Console
    4. Central Palo Alto Firewall Management with Panorama

Product information

  • Title: Mastering Palo Alto Networks
  • Author(s): Rene Cardona
  • Release date: May 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781838550448