Navigate Through Your Palo Alto Networks Configuration with Global Find

Nov 02, 2015
2 minutes

If you are like many of our customers, your Palo Alto Networks firewall and Panorama configurations contain thousands of policies and objects. In previous releases you might have even lamented the difficulty of finding specific items that you want to modify.

Well the search is over! Or is it just beginning?

Introducing Global Find!

With the new Global Find feature introduced in PAN-OS 7.0 and Panorama 7.0, you can quickly locate items in your configuration by searching a key word or phrase. The search results show EVERY location in your configuration where a given object exists and the search results are categorized to help you locate the item you need.

If you are not sure what to search for, you can easily bring up Global Find while navigating your configuration. For example, let’s say you have an address object that contains the network range for your Sales department and you want to see all policies that use that address object. Simply navigate to Objects > Addresses and click the drop-down menu to the right of the object name and then select Global Find. In seconds, you see search results that contain clickable links to all referenced policies.

See Global Find in action:

Even if you know exactly where to find a configuration object, you can use the Global Find feature to quickly locate the object. The clickable search results enable you to jump directly to the area you want to modify, saving you time!

Want more?

Find detailed information about the global find feature in the PAN-OS 7.0 Administrator’s Guide.

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