Category Archives: Firewall

Installing Cisco ASA FirePOWER software module

Now that we know something about the SFR module, it’s time to make it running. We will break down the installation into following steps: Preparing for installation Installation Setup Prepare Like we saw in previous blog, there are some prerequisites … Continue reading

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Introduction to Cisco ASA FirePOWER module

Last time we saw what type of modules ASA supports these days. Let’s now see a brief description of the newest member of the family – FirePOWER or SFR module. This is software module which runs from a SSD disk … Continue reading

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Palo Alto NGFW use case three: Layer3 Mode

So far we saw two deployment modes with Palo Alto NGFW. Now we will discuss the third one – Layer3 or L3 mode. Here is our topology: As we can see, we still have our Hyper-V/ESXi host with several VMs … Continue reading

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Palo Alto NGFW use case two: Virtual Wire mode (vWire)

Last time we saw how to deploy the Palo Alto NGFW in a tap mode, so we could verify our security policy would work. The main drawback of this mode is that we cannot interfere with a traffic in any … Continue reading

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Palo Alto NGFW use case one: monitoring traffic (Tap mode)

All right, last time we did some basic maintenance of the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall. Let’s warm up with the very basic scenario, which is just monitoring network traffic to verify if it is in compliance with our … Continue reading

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Initial setup of Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall

Ok, we just unboxed our PA-500 NG Firewall and we want to deploy it in our network for variety of purposes. Before we deploy it, there are several steps that should be taken care of, such as assigning IP parameters, registering … Continue reading

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