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Best Practice Assessment

Best Practice Assessment (BPA) Tool — The BPA for next-generation firewalls and Panorama evaluates a device’s configuration by measuring the adoption of capabilities, validating whether the policies adhere to best practices, and providing recommendations and instructions for how to remediate failed best practice checks. This page will provide more information about this feature.

Best Practice Assessment Video Library

The Best Practice Assessment video library provides an in-depth look into each best practice check. You may choose from each of the categories below.

Best Practice Assessment API

BPA API Zip Bundle

02-28-2020

In this article, find out how an API allows you to programmatically generate BPA data without the need to provide an entire TSF.

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BPA API Token Request

02-28-2020

To request a BPA API from Palo Alto Networks, please provide the information outlined in this article. Read for more information.

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Best Practice Assessment Blogs

Rule Hit Count in BPA Report

12-26-2019

Read about the new features in the Best Practice Assessment (BPA) Report to process Rule Hit Count.

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BPA Report: Methodology and Training Links for Security Posture

05-23-2019

Read about how a BPA report provides methodology and training links to help you improve your security posture.

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BPA Adventure: Anti-Spyware and DNS Sinkhole

04-04-2019

Like any good security engineer, I have my own PA-220 at home and I was (smugly) wondering how well I would score on a Best Practice Assessment (BPA). The results were...interesting.

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Best Practice Assessment Release Notes

BPA Release Notes v3.31

Monday

Read about the recent BPA Release Notes in v3.31. See what improvements have been made and what bugs have been resolved.

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BPA Release Notes v3.30

Monday

Read the BPA Release Notes v3.30 and see what's new. Find out if there were any new features or bugs that were addressed in the release notes.

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Best Practice Assessment Sample Documents

BPA Report in HTML

07-15-2019 — A Sample BPA report as an HTML file can process your whole configuration to provide the security capability feature adoption across all devices and validate if you are aligning to security...

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Failed Best Practice Checks - Panorama Example

07-10-2019 — Sample of a failed BPA spreadsheet that lists all the failed checks in the configuration and provides its relevant details to fix it. This can be used as a progress tracker by updating the...

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BPA Executive Summary PDF

07-10-2019 — The sample BPA Executive Summary PDF file is designed for management and executives to know the current state at a high level on capability adoption and best practice alignment to security...

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