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Content ID - HTTP Partial Response
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Content ID - UDP Content Inspection Queue
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This option should be checked to send the unknown files to wildfire for sandboxing if the file was received on NGFW as part of encrypted traffic.
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Configuration logs provides insight to what configuration changes were made, which admin made the changes, time of the change and so on.
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The data transferred through syslog to a syslog server can be made secure and encrypted by passing the data as transport SSL.
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System logs of a firewall or Panorama are very important in learning about the system health, feature functioning, performance and more.
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Session cookie timeout should be set to sufficient value so the user experience is good and should not prompt the user to login multiple times for user to IP address mapping.
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On the Passive firewall the data links can be set to be physically up in a disabled state if we select the option 'Auto' this will help in bringing up the links quickly in a failover event and reduce the convergence time.
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After recovering from failover the higher priority firewall will resume to be the active or active-primary unit if this option is enabled.
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Server Log Monitor frequency setting ensures firewall will query Windows server security logs for user mapping information at set frequency Server Log Monitor frequency should be set in such a way that it should neither be frequent nor delayed.
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HA Timer settings define the time for exchanging packets such as Hello and Heartbeat packets, also set the times for the HA pair devices before taking an action such as remaining active as in monitor fail hold up time and so on.
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If HA1 and HA1-backup are configured with data plane ports then Heartbeat backup is needed. If Management port is used as HA1 bkup then Heartbeat backup is not needed.
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Admin roles can provide us great customization in providing access to just what is needed and restrict the rest of the services in accessing a firewall or panorama.
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Password profile helps by setting a fixed period for the password to be active and expires after that period.
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Administrator accounts need to be controlled and provided the right and sufficient access to resources as necessary.
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Authentication Settings under Firewall Management is available for authenticating administrators who have external accounts that are not defined in the firewall.
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The Authentication sequence feature helps in falling back to a secondary, tertiary authenticaion system if the primary authentication method fails.
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Antivirus content update frequency should be set to hourly recurrence.
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GlobalProtect Clientless VPN content update has new and updated application signatures to enable Clientless VPN access to common web applications from the GlobalProtect portal.
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GlobalProtect Data file has vendor-specific information for the HIP feature to be accurate and current so the checks can be made effectively and reduce false positives.
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Security first customer: Should do hourly recurrence for download and install action and set threshold to less than 6 hours.
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If the primary HA1 link fails the backup HA1 link communicates the control information to exchange information such as hearbeat, configuration sync, HA state information etc between the HA pair devices.
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This option when enabled makes sure that the configuration is synchronized between the HA pair devices.
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When enabled it monitors the connection stability between the HA pair devices on HA2 connection.
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Session information will be synchronized with the passive device.
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Link monitoring helps the firewall to failover if a physical link or group of links fail.
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This option when enabled makes sure that the configuration is synchronized between the HA pair devices.
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When Path Monitoring is enabled, ensure Path group(s) are defined with either Vwire path, Vlan Path or Virtual router path.
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Authentication Settings under Firewall Management is available for authenticating administrators who have external accounts that are not defined in the firewall.
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Captive Portal Settings should be enabled if Captive portal services are being used.
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