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L2 Linker

Can the PaloAlto do reverse proxy like ISA can?

If I have an internal web server hosting multiple sites how do I publish that through the PaloAlto?


L4 Transporter

As far as I know PAN is not a reverse proxy in terms of a WebApp Firewall. Although it can break up inbound SSL traffic in order to analyze traffic destined for internal webservers.  Roland

L3 Networker

I think you could probably rig it up with URL filters and application policies to achieve the same thing ISA does today. But for a basic web server I can't imagine you would need more than a basic NAT policy terminating on the untrust side and a basic security policy to allow web-browsing / ssl to your web server.

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I am wondering the same thing.  If you come across any articles on configurating PA as a reverse proxy please post them to this thread.   I have not seen a config option that would allow inbound URL's to be passed to internal destinations based on the inbound URL request.


Internet request to --> Palo Alto --> Web Server 1 -

Internet request to --> Palo Alto --> Web Server 2 -

Internet request to --> Palo Alto --> Web Server 3 -


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I'm interested in this, as well.  We'll have to keep our Cisco ASA online just for its reverse proxy functionality. (WebVPN)


ISA not only does a reverse proxy but much more. The "publishing" concept is more complex than a simple NAT. ISA interacts in authentication process, single sing-on, kerberos delegation, AD integration, publishing certificates, etc.

PAN is a firewall ISA is a firewall + publisher for MS infrasctructure.


L2 Linker

Per my sales engineer.

" I recall your ISA is doing reverse proxy for one public IP pointing to multiple private IPs.  We do not support this configuration."

So in short answer. No.

Thanks for all the responses.

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