01-10-2013 07:09 AM
One of the more useful features in troubleshooting on the PIX/ASA (which we used until recently) is the packet tracer, which allows us to enter source/destination IP/port, etc and check to see if a given connection is allowed or blocked, and by which rule. Is there an equivalent feature in the PA units?
01-10-2013 07:27 AM
We have a very useful packet capture tool embedded in Panos (Monitor tab -->packet capture in GUI).
You can configured several filters and capture traffic in different process stage. (receive, transmit, drop and firewall)
To get security rule matching for a given traffic, you can also use the #test security-policy-match command from CLI.
01-10-2013 12:23 PM
Speaking of which, what about decrypted traffic?
Can that be captured aswell, and if not - if filing this as a feature request, does the hardware support this in some way (or would it just be a waste of time to describe this feature request)?
I guess it could be done because Wildfire can get a copy of files transmitted by ssl/https and send for analyze.
05-19-2017 11:15 AM
I'll revive this question - as the answers didn't actually relate.
The Cisco ASA packet tracer allows you to propose a hypothetical flow and runs it through the engine as if it were real. Evaluating the NAT and route dicisions which would likely apply in addition to the policy/ACL allow/deny logic.
It was very helpful to see if your configured configuration should pass traffic you are planning for prior to the actual traffic arriving.
05-19-2017 11:38 AM
Well it is not that easy with Layer 7 firewall.
If you want to test application sharepoint-admin then session ca go through many steps like incomplete, web-browsing, sharepoint-base, and then get's to sharepoint-admin.
So test would also need to check if every application your requested application depends on is permitted.
But test capability is there.
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