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Development Palo Alto Networks firewall

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I have supported Palo Alto Networks firewalls since the 3.x days.  I currently support many of these firewalls, many including HA with all of the licensed features, linked to Panorama, Minemeld and other products.

 

I desire a lab setup so that I can test various settings and changes prior to deployment.   For example, SSL Decryption being enable or disabled can cause serious caching issues which I will not go into here.   I'd rather play with these settings in a lab until I get it right, then deploy those settings to my devices.

 

What is the most cost efficient way to setup such a lab?  Should I look at a bottom of the line device which appears to run over $1000.00 with licenses and support, or is there a better option?

 

Thank you,

 

Edwin Davidson  

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi Edwin You could join our partner program and get lab device + licences

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/partners

Tom Piens
PANgurus

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

@ACMENEWS,

You can either purchase a LAB device or utilize the PAYG option through Azure or AWS to test your configurations. LAB devices are relatively inexpensive as is, but PAYG works for a lot of people that don't need to have the LAB device spun up constantly. 

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