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Disable USB Port on Firewall

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Hi, 

 

Can we disable physical USB port on the Firewall?

I didn't find how to disable this usb interface on the firewall. or is there any documentation  how to disable this?

 

Thanks,

Denny

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Community Team Member

Hi @DennyChanditya ,

 

The option to disable USB is currently not available. There is an existing feature request with ID:11893.
Please reach out to your local SE to add your vote to this FR.

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/blogs/how-to-use-palo-alto-networks-new-feature-request/ba-p/40...

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/blogs/how-to-add-a-new-feature/ba-p/272149

 

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-Kim.

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

I'm not entirely sure, but enabling FIPS-CC mode would be your most likely candidate. it does disable the console port for anything but output 

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/10-1/pan-os-admin/certifications/enable-fips-and-common-cri...

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/10-2/pan-os-admin/certifications/fips-cc-security-functions

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

Community Team Member

Hi @DennyChanditya ,

 

The option to disable USB is currently not available. There is an existing feature request with ID:11893.
Please reach out to your local SE to add your vote to this FR.

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/blogs/how-to-use-palo-alto-networks-new-feature-request/ba-p/40...

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/blogs/how-to-add-a-new-feature/ba-p/272149

 

Kind regards,

-Kim.

LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
Cheers,
Kiwi
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Cyber Elite
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Hi @DennyChanditya ,

 

That is a great question!  You probably want to disable it for compliance reasons in which case my thoughts are no help.

 

@reaper and @kiwi, Is it true that the USB port is used only for bootstrapping, and the NGFW only reads the USB "only when it is in factory default state or has all private data deleted"?

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/9-1/pan-os-admin/firewall-administration/bootstrap-the-fire...

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/9-1/pan-os-admin/firewall-administration/bootstrap-the-fire...

 

If so, then the USB port cannot be accessed after the NGFW has booted?  I like that from a security perspective.

 

Thanks,

 

Tom

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Cyber Elite
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Hello,

If this is for compliance, I would suggest using compensating physical controls, like locked cabinet doors, restricted access to room, etc. On a side note, its a great way to charge your phone if at the data center for a long time :).

Regards,

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