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Welcome to the CN-Series Live Community page! CN-Series container next-generation firewalls protect inbound, outbound, and east-west traffic between container trust zones and other workload types in Kubernetes environments. This page provides technical demonstrations, best practices, and other resources to help better understand how to use and get value from CN-Series firewalls.

CN-Series Discussions

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Why would I need a CN-Series if I have a VM-Series?

Both VM-Series and CN-Series firewalls can be used to protect container environments. The major difference between the two is the granularity of visib...

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What is the difference between a container firewall and a virtual firewall?

As their names suggest, the major difference between a container firewall and a virtual firewall is the fact that container firewalls are deployed as ...

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CN-Series Articles

Software NGFW Credits

02-09-2021 — Flexible Licensing & Consumption for VM-Series & CN-Series NGFWs

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Need to Secure Cloud Native Applications? Take a Look at Airport Security

12-10-2020 — Securing an airport and securing your cloud-native applications have more in common than you may realize – and two essentials of airport threat prevention nicely illustrate why virtual and containe...

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How Palo Alto Networks addresses critical container security requirements

12-10-2020 — Container adoption is on a serious rise, which is why we’re releasing CN-Series, the containerized version of our ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), designed specifically for Kubernetes en...

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CN-Series Blogs

April VM-Series and CN-Series Updates

04-20-2021 — We are pleased to announce several new features, plugins and qualifications for software firewalls. We also released the VM-Series Plugin 2.0.6 and Pan OS 10.0.5 MR release, addressing several know...

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March VM-Series and CN-Series Updates

03-16-2021 — We are excited to announce the availability of the Panorama Software Firewall License plugin that dramatically simplifies license management. Then learn about the new VM-Series Plugin 2.0.5 that in...

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New Software NGFW Credits and Videos

02-24-2021 — Joe talks about the industry's most flexible software NGFW consumption model and even includes videos to help show how to properly use the credits.

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February VM-Series and CN-Series Updates

02-18-2021 — This month’s edition of our software firewall update starts with news about the just-announced flexible consumption model, designed to enable you to rapidly scale as needed through credit-based lic...

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January VM-Series and CN-Series News

01-26-2021 — This January edition of our monthly software firewall update includes our recent developments with VM-Series virtual firewalls and CN-Series container firewalls.

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December VM-Series and CN-Series News

12-17-2020 — In the latest VM-Series and CN-Series developments, find out about getting 5G-native security in VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid environments with CN-Series container firewalls, see why VM-Series fire...

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New CN-Series Offline Token Management

10-27-2020 — Learn more about the new CN-Series Offline Token Management in the Customer Service Portal.

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Can’t Miss September VM-Series and CN-Series Updates

09-21-2020 — Can’t-miss September updates: See what’s new with VM-Series and CN-Series. September VM-Series and CN-Series Updates

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CN-Series Videos

Templates, Scripts and Deployment Resources

CN-Series Helm Chart

This repository contains charts and templates for deploying the Palo Alto Networks CN-series containerized firewall using the Helm Package Manager for Kubernetes

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CN-Series deployment using Terraform

A set of Terraform plans for deploying a Kubernetes cluster protected by a Palo Alto Networks CN-Series Next-Generation Firewall. Kubernetes environments supported include GKE, EKS, and AKS.

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