"Facebook-apps" And "Facebook Chat" block

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"Facebook-apps" And "Facebook Chat" block

L1 Bithead


Hi all,


Appreciate if you can guide me to block facebook-apps and facebook-chat in Palo Alto but allow other facebook features. I already implemented it in Application layer but failed, is there something i am missed? I am using PA-3020 and 7.0.3 version.


Application Version : 591-3403 (06/25/16)


L6 Presenter



Facebook should be blocked without doing SSL decryption according to te article below:




But for "facebook-app" and "facebook-chat" you  need to implement SSL decryption because as soon as your facebook allowed all session is going to be SSL and Palo has no visibility what is inside.


Please double check what App ID you configured in the security policy. Would be better if you can just post policy and logs from the monitoring tab.



L1 Bithead



Thanks for your sharing. But when i running SSL decryption.. the facebook website is totally down. Is there some step that I have missed?



Does any ssl sites are working when you run ssl decryption

Firewalldog dot com

Community Team Member


PAN-OS 7.0.3 supports less cipher suites for decryption.


Palo Alto Networks added support for additional cipher suites in PAN-OS 7.1 :



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