Maximizing your Panorama Deployment, Part 3


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The Importance of Looking Forward When Deploying Panorama

In this blog series on maximizing your Panorama deployment, we covered the benefits of Panorama and how to customize your Panorama deployment to meet your needs. This final blog post will explain the importance of taking the future into consideration when deploying Panorama.

Panorama provides streamlined management, great visibility and excellent rule management across distributed networks of next-generation firewalls.

When deploying their network security management solutions, most customers deploy them in a way that is optimized for their current situation without consideration of future company or traffic growth. It is, however, critically important to plan a Panorama deployment strategically to optimize processing speeds and logging capacity/retention, as well as availability.

For example, deploying Panorama as a Virtual Machine (VM) makes a lot of sense for smaller companies who don’t have to manage too many logs or firewalls. However, adding just one or two more firewalls to your distributed network, may result in the VM servers being overloaded with the number of logs being generated. A small step to add either a dedicated management appliance or a log collector can ensure that log ingestion and retention won’t reach limits, and processing speeds won’t get impacted.

Thanks to the flexible deployment options of Panorama, you can ensure you maximize the performance of your network security management solution by adding dedicated management appliances and log collectors, or deploying Panorama in High Availability (HA) pairs.

Learn more about Panorama by downloading the datasheet.

Thanks for reading my series on maximizing your Panorama deployment. If you have additional questions or suggestions for future topics, leave a comment for me below.

[Palo Alto Networks Research Center]

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