Evaluation Licence for Palo Alto Firewall

Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Evaluation Licence for Palo Alto Firewall

L1 Bithead

Hi All,


I am preparing for PCNSE7 exam and it is very much required to have hands on experience to pass the exam. Hence, I set up own LAB and I have installed Palo Alto image on top of VMWare Workstation.


Most of the features are funtioning properly. But I need to test some features like URL Filtering, Spyware Protection and anylyze logs etc.


Is there any way to obtain a evaluation license for shorter period of time ?





L6 Presenter



Never done it but worth asking. Send and email to  sales support team on Palo or your local partner/distributor and kindly ask for one. Trial VM licenses differently exist and they are usually for 30 days.




L2 Linker

In my experience, Palo Alto Networks are the only people who can activate a VM evaluation license for you. They have to do some things with there licenses servers in order for you to get a valid Auth Code.


Email your reseller or the PANW sales team to see if they will be willing to help you with that.

Amazon AWS offers 15 day trials 😉


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

Even l do like AWS never tried running PA there. Anyway good to know (hourly rate will apply for the VM, right?)

yes they do charge 'infrastructure' costs at an hourly rate

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

Sure it doesn't matter with licences or not, AWS charge your per hour per VM

Like what you see?

Show your appreciation!

Click Like if a post is helpful to you or if you just want to show your support.

Click Accept as Solution to acknowledge that the answer to your question has been provided.

The button appears next to the replies on topics you’ve started. The member who gave the solution and all future visitors to this topic will appreciate it!

These simple actions take just seconds of your time, but go a long way in showing appreciation for community members and the LIVEcommunity as a whole!

The LIVEcommunity thanks you for your participation!