Directory Sync usage

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Directory Sync usage

L2 Linker

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! 


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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 
Senior Solutions Architect, Cortex
Palo Alto Networks® 

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?


Thank you for the additional insight! 

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. 

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