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CraigV123
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Directory Sync usage

Hello everyone,

Just curious who uses the Directory Sync tool out there? If you use it would you mind sharing a quick like/dislike about it? I really want to incorporate it into our environment but not entirely sold on it... yet. Any feedback about it would be appreciated. Thanks! 

dfalcon
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Hi @CraigV123-

 

While I'm not an end-user / admin, I can speak to its functionality.  For Cortex XDR Prevent environments, Directory Sync allows the ability to leverage AD OU's and groups to assign policy.  This may or may not help much depending on the use of different policy rules for groups.  For Cortex XDR Pro -- Directory Sync serves a much deeper role.  In addition to the policy benefits, Directory Sync provides the data needed for event context enrichment.  

 

 


David Falcon 
Solutions Architect, Cortex
Palo Alto Networks® 
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AnotherFirewallGuy
L0 Member

For Cortex XDR, can AD sync help with detecting unprotected/not checking-in endpoints? E.g. point AD sync to a specific computer OU and get alerts if endpoint list does not match the OU list?

Thanks!

CraigV123
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Thank you for the additional insight! 

CraigV123
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I'd be really curious on the answer to that as well. I'm not sure but it'd be nice to do that in order to find unprotected endpoints out there! Thank you. 

WSeldenIII
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In terms of network asset visibility, if you have a Cortex XDR Pro per TB or Cortex XDR Pro per Endpoint license, then you may leverage Asset Management distinguish between assets managed and unmanaged by an XDR agent.  You may view details about an endpoint to determine the operational status (E.g. protected vs. unprotected) of the endpoint. 

dfalcon
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@WSeldenIII is correct.  You would just need to use the Agent Installed = No filter under Assets > Asset Management.  

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David Falcon 
Solutions Architect, Cortex
Palo Alto Networks® 
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