what happens when in Palo Alto Firewall PA 3220 when licenses expire ??

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what happens when in Palo Alto Firewall PA 3220 when licenses expire ??

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Dear Valentin ,


The customer has several  firewall Palo Alto 3220  ;What will Happen when  the license expire  in November 2020 ?


Its very important to understand will be the limitations at that  moment .


The customer has  Premiun Support & Threat Prevention 


Thanks for the info 



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hello there.


The licensed date is the last date that the customer is entitled to support from PANW.


The licensed date, is the last date that any updates (dynamic or otherwise) could be installed on the FW.


AV is released every 24 hours.

No more AV after (whatever date) in Nov 2020


AppID and Content ID is done weekly.

After (whatever date) no additional Threats signatures could be downloaded.


WF is done every 1 minute.  

After (whatever date) in November, there would be no additional WF upates.



(This is the biggie)

After (whatever date), there is NO more PAN-DB url categories on the FW.

Traffic would be not be inspected for match condition or URL categories in URL Filtering.


Summary.... while it may be "ok" to let license for Content-ID and WF to lapse, PAN-DB should not be allowed to lapse.


Thank you.


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