Cortex Logging Without Panorama

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Take time to read Cortex Logging for Firewalls Without Panorama and learn more about how Cortex Data Lake can help your logging infrastructure. Joe Delio provides some useful details about Panorama and using Cortex Data Lake. Got Questions? Get Answers on LIVEcommunity!


With Cortex Data Lake, you get a cloud-based, centralized log storage, removing all of the ongoing maintenance and monitoring your logging infrastructure. Up until recently, if you did not have Panorama, then you didn't have the ability to use this amazing feature. However, that has all changed with PAN-OS 9.0.2. You now have the ability to securely connect and log to Cortex Data Lake without Panorama.


NOTE: For now, PA-220 and PA-800 Series firewalls do not support Cortex Data Lake logging without Panorama. For those firewalls, continue to use Panorama to enable Cortex Data Lake logging.


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In order to enable this feature, you need to first upgrade your firewalls to PAN-OS 9.0.2.

Then you need to activate Cortex Data Lake, allocate the storage space used, use the log forwarding app to forward logs to a syslog or email server. 


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After that is added, you can start forwarding your logs to Cortex Data Lake.


To get more information on exactly how to implement this, please see our TechDocs website for all of the details: 

Cortex Data Lake Logging for Firewalls without Panorama


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Joe Delio
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