July VM-Series and CN-Series Updates

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As we speed through summer, we’d like to share a number of ways we’ve made it possible to secure applications with more speed, accuracy, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. That’s why this month’s software firewall update starts out with news about the recent launch of Google Cloud Intrusion Detection System (Cloud IDS).  You’ll find resources for getting the most out of our unique flexible consumption model, and what’s new with the expanded features of VM-Series 2.2.1. Read further and you’ll discover the latest Panorama plugins for Cisco ACI, Alibaba Cloud, and Oracle Cloud—and then get the latest news about expanded CN-Series deployment environment support, and find about how to maximize VM-Support for newer Azure VM sizes.


Open Up Network Threat Protection in Google Cloud

The just announced Google Cloud Intrusion Detection Service (Cloud IDS) is a simple to use cloud native service that delivers best-in-class network threat detection to every workload and container in any Google virtual private cloud (VPC). It is a joint product that combines Palo Alto Network’s industry-leading network threat detection capabilities with the simplicity and scale of Google Cloud native services. In just a few clicks, Google Cloud customers will be able to deploy on-demand application visibility and threat detection between workloads or containers in any Google virtual private cloud (VPC). 



Make the Most of Expanded Features in VM-Series Plugin 2.2.1

We are introducing a number of enhancements with VM-Series Plugin 2.2.1. This includes support for AWS Local Zone, support for non-uniform memory access performance optimization (NUMA) for dataplanes to enhance performance in multi-NUMA systems where dataplanes are distributed across NUMA, and the ability to enable Intelligent Traffic Offload (ITO) service with a deployment profile that includes six or more cores for greater extensibility.


Get Kubernetes Core-Based Licensing Information

You can now license CN-Series firewalls based on the total number of vCPUs (cores) used by CN-NGFW pods deployed in your Kubernetes environment. Plus, get details about activating credits, creating a CN-Series deployment profile, and managing deployment profiles


Discover New Features in Kubernetes 2.0 Plugin

The Panorama plugin for Kubernetes introduces new features in version 2.0.0, such as core-based licensing, multiple interface support, and custom certificate chaining


Find Support for Cisco ACI 5.1 with Panorama Plugin for Cisco ACI 2.0.2

Working with Cisco ACI 5.1? From ensuring the correct dynamic address group count to memory allocation and processing new monitoring definitions, we’ve got you covered with Cisco ACI Plugin 2.0.2, which provides support and fixes and these and other known issues. Read the documentation on Panorama Plugin for Cisco ACI 2.0.2


Catch Up on Panorama Qualification for Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Official support for Panorama in Alibaba cloud for 10.1 and 10.0 is now available—along with Oracle Cloud for 10.1 and 10.0. You find the details in this convenient chart verifying that hypervisors meet the minimum version requirements to deploy Panorama. Read more about Panorama Hypervisor Support


CN-Series Deployment Environment Support Expands

The industry’s first NGFW for Kubernetes just keeps getting more and more adaptable. Take a look at this guide to find the latest about Kubernetes 1.20 version qualification on EKS, AKS, GKE, kubespray, AWS Outpost, and more here


Expanded Coverage across Azure VM Instances

Trying to figure out how to secure the broad range of Microsoft Azure virtual machine (VM) families to fit particular use cases and application profiles? Check out our expanded coverage across VM instance types for running VM-Series on both Azure Commercial and Azure Government Cloud with BYOL and PAYG licensing.


Learn more about our Flexible Firewall Consumption Model

Our customers are actively migrating towards the Flexible Consumption model to get full advantage on their investments. Review this short video to see how you can meet virtual and cloud security needs with our credit-based licensing that lets you rapidly size and scale across VM-Series, CN-Series, and related security services – so you can get the most out of your security investments. 


Don’t Miss Out on Recent VM-Series and CN-Series Firewall News

Did you miss our most recent update in May? If so, take a look, because you’ll want to know the details about the launch of our PAN-OS 10.1 software release, which delivers Complete Zero Trust Network Security, along with a host of additional innovations across security services and next-generation firewall (NGFW) platforms. Plus, you’ll find information about two key capabilities introduced for our software firewalls with PAN-OS 10.1: Intelligent Traffic Offload (ITO) service for VM-Series firewalls and a new auto scale deployment model for CN-Series firewalls within a Kubernetes cluster.


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