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