Cisco Ironport with Palo Alto FW

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Cisco Ironport with Palo Alto FW

We have a tenant who is going to terminate their internet service and begin to use our connection.  Their internet traffic will be directed to our Palo Alto, which is our internet gateway.  The tenant also uses a Cisco Ironport Web Security device and insists on its continued use vs. using the services on the Palo Alto.  My thought was to put the Ironport on our DMZ and via PBF, send all traffic from the tenant subnet to the Ironport.  The Ironport would then return the filtered traffic to the PA and out to the internet.

Anyone familiar with the Ironport/ have any ideas of whether or not this setup is feasible?


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Well that Ironport device (even if they are best known for mailfiltering) should be just like any SPI/NGFW around.

That is in your case I would create a dedicated zone and attach that to a dedicated interface.

This interface would then have a linknet created (for example or whatever RFC1918 addressrange you prefer) and then in the VROUTER setup a static nexthop for the range which the tenant will use out of your range.

For example:

Internet <-> PA <-> Ironport

where the link between PA and Ironport have on your end and on the Ironport end (as an example).

In your PA VROUTER you setup x.x.x.x/xx NEXTHOP

The Ironport will then setup a default route towards as nexthop.

There are of course other options around demending on your taste 🙂

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