Getting Started with Palo Alto Networks Firewall Series

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We try our best to make something that is difficult a little easier. 


Everyday, security professionals are presented with new challenges, and tasks—which can feel daunting in an ever-changing world and near-constant cyberattacks. When it comes to Palo Alto Networks firewalls, it can be hard to know where to start—especially when you are new to Palo Alto Networks devices. That's why we have ample documentation to walk you through every step of the process.


With our Getting Started series, we will cover unboxing your firewall, configuration, setting up logging, NAT, VPN's, and even how to troubleshoot. 


Series 1: Did you just receive your Palo Alto Networks firewall? 

This is a great place to start if you just got a new firewall and aren't sure what to do next. Video included!


More videos are in our: Getting Started videos on YouTube.


Series 2: What comes next? Basic configuration to advanced concepts. 


Learn about setting up Layer 2 interfaces on your Firewall.



Series 3: How identify and troubleshoot firewall issues:


Now that everything is configured and running, if you run into any issue, you are going to need to know how to troubleshoot it. The third installment covers how to identify and troubleshoot issues with your firewall.



More Info

  • TechDocs: Check out the Firewall Technical Documentation and get the most detailed information on every bell and whistle
  • Beacon: Beacon is a platform where you can access all technical assets to learn how to confidently install, deploy, and optimize Palo Alto Networks technology. 
  • Learning Center: At the Learning Center you can learn more about: Instructor Led training, Free digital learning, Credentialing (PCCET, PCNDA, PCNSE, PCCSE, PCSAE), and the Cybersecurity academy. You can also check out Palo Alto Networks Certifications and Micro‑Credentials.


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Stay Secure,
Joe Delio
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