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Negate please

L3 Networker

I am running PanOS 4.1.7, migrating from a Checkpoint R75 platform.   I have a lot of rules in place, but we are heavy into excpetions.  I keep running into situations that would be very easy to handle if I simply had the Negate option.

For example, I have a rule that allows domain users out to specific web apps using my URL filtering, along with data filtering, and other policies in a single rule.

I have around 20 of these rules based on AD user group.

Below these rules, I block access to the Internet.  If someone fires up a non domain VMware guest and uses a bridged connection, they basically get no Internet access.

At the top and then in the middle of these rules, I have application filters blocking apps such as proxy, DNS, video, audio, etc.   The location is based on which users can use these apps.

The problem is I need to block things like http-audo and http-video, yet exclude specific sites from this blocking for everyone. 

Life would be a lot easier if I could block using an application filter, while negating my URL custom category of "white listed sites."    Or if I could create a rule that blocks by application filter to all users while negating a specific AD user group.

I know how to make this work with 4.1.7, I just really would love to see more Negate options in future releases.

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L5 Sessionator

Feedback of this nature is very important to us.  Your feedback is what allows us deliver a stronger product.  Have you discussed submitting feature requests of this nature with your Palo Alto Networks SE or Account Team?

To be honost, I'm not sure how to do this.  I have Palo Alto Networks support through a 3rd party.  Is there a formal feature request document, or do I just pass it on through my 3rd party support?

Thank you.

Please open a ticket with your 3rd party support. The 3rd party will make a feature request will with concerned sales team..

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