Getting Started: Palo Alto Networks Firewall Series

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A series of articles to help with your new Palo Alto Networks firewall from basic setup through troubleshooting.


Your new Palo Alto Networks firewall has arrived! What next?


To help you enjoy the full potential of the Palo Alto Networks firewall, we've got a series of helpful articles and videos for customers and users like you. No matter what level of expertise you have, we think you'll find some tips and tricks that ensure optimal use and enjoyment of your firewall.


The first series covers the basics of getting your device booted up, the management interface configured, the licenses activated, content files updated, and software upgraded to the latest version. We then take a look at several interface configuration options, security and NAT policies, and look at how logging works.


Check out what this series brings you:


Getting started with the Palo Alto Networks firewall

Getting Started With Palo Alto Networks Firewalls

Getting Started: Layer 3, NAT, and DHCP

Getting Started: Layer 3 Subinterfaces

Getting Started: Logging


Also check out the Video Tutorials:


Video Tutorial: Getting Started — Setting Up Your Firewall

Video Tutorial: Getting Started — Layer 3, NAT, and DHCP

Video Tutorial: Getting Started — Network Address Translation


See the Getting Started Playlist on YouTube, including basic to advanced URL filtering


The second series installment covers more topics, from basic configuration to advanced concepts:


Getting Started: Layer 2 interfaces

What more can my firewall do? Quality of Service

Getting Started: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Getting Started: User-ID

Getting Started: Custom Reports

Getting Started: Policy Based Forwarding

Getting Started: Custom applications and app override

Getting Started: Log Forwarding

Getting Started: Firewall as a PPPoE or DHCP Client

Getting Started: Network Address Translation


The third installment covers how to go about troubleshooting the firewall and identifying issues:


Let me fix that for you: Packet Captures



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