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.
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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.

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Blogs

How to Generate a Best Practice Assessment Report

07-30-2021

In this blog we explore how to generate a BPA report from both the Customer Support Portal and the Customer Success Portal.

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A Snapshot into URL-Filtering, Credential Theft, and DNS Sinkhole Updates

06-24-2021 — Learn about recent BPA metric updates are calculated, and how you can improve your adoption rates.

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How the BPA Helps You Maintain a Zero Trust Architecture

06-16-2021 — Learn how the Best Practice Assessment aligns with the core principles of maintaining a Zero Trust Architecture.

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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 best pra...

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Best Practice Checks spreadsheet - 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 status c...

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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 controls...

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Best Practice Assessment API

BPA API Token Self Service Request Capability

11-02-2020 — BPA users (external customers, internal, and partners) are now able to request their BPA API Token request from the Customer Success site.

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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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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best Practice Assessment FAQ

06-30-2020

A compilation of frequently asked questions related to the Best Practice Assessment. This document will continue to grow as we encounter new questions from our customers.

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Release Notes

BPA Release Notes v5.10.1

07-28-2021 — BPA Release Notes v5.10.1 Bugs Unexpected Error when Uploading Tech Support File Addressed an error that occasionally occurs when uploading a Tech Support File to the Customer Support Portal and C...

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BPA Release Notes v5.9.0

06-16-2021 — BPA Release Notes v5.9.0 Bugs Skip the Best Practice checks for “Failed Attempts” and “Lockout Time” on SAML Authentication Profiles and Authentication Sequences BP Checks for only SAML Authenticat...

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Discussions

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rienzom
05-17-2022

How to defer allow or block action, only log based on application?

I don't know if this is the best board to post this on. If not, please move it or let me know to repost it on the appropriate board. I am trying to l...

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TWENetwork
05-12-2022

OS upgrade from 10.0.8 to 10.1.5

Hi, I am running my devices with 10.0.8. ANd recently advised going for 10.1.5. Kindly advise me on the best practice and the path. Is it going to be ...

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Eirikur
04-19-2022

Looking to automate a monthly pull of the BPA results.

I've not found anything in the API documentation. I can request/poll/pull and get a tech support file.I want to upload it and receive the report/summa...

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sisayfe
05-04-2022

Internal & perimeter firewall topology: Different Link aggregation between a PaloAlto Perimeter and an Internal Firewall to Intermediate Switch

I have an HA Active/Passive Perimeter firewall of PA820 that connects directly with a DMZ ToR switches and a second intermediate Switch stack(Dell ...

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RobertAlexis
04-15-2022

Asking for Best Practice in Coxtex XDR Pro (for Endpoint and for TB)

Hello newbie in Palo Alto here, can you give me the list or any ideas for the best practice in Cortex XDR Pro for endpoint, and TB. I want to make doc...

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