How to search for rules with Security Profiles?


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How to search for rules with Security Profiles?

I have a pair of Palo Alto firewalls containing 1500+ rules and running PAN-OS 4.1.9. Both firewalls are running in HA and are managed by Panorama. Some of those rules are having Security Profiles configured and the majority doesn't. Is there a way to search for those rules either from WebUI or CLI without having to go through each and every rule ?

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Hi John,

this requirement is not covered very well in PANOS (also not panorama) at this time. Starting with PANOS 5.0 you can use the search field in the security policy, but unfortunately this works almost for everything (object-names, IP-addresses, etc.) but at this time not for searching where a particular security-profile name is used in the policy. A workaround is to use policy-tags with the security-profile name .

Any other ideas in the community?

Best regards,


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Thanks Ulrich,

Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately, PANOS-4.x doesn't have tags and even if, this would mean that I need to go through the 1500+ to tag them!



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