The Palo Alto Networks Technical Documentation portal provides access to all of the platform documentation and software documentation you will need to successfully deploy and use the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform.




PAN-OS® software runs on all Palo Alto Networks® next-gen firewalls. It provides complete visibility and control of the applications in use across all users in all locations all the time, so you can define Security policy rules that safely enable application access while scanning all traffic for threats.

Latest Release - 8.1

Cloud Services

Use the Palo Alto Networks cloud-delivered apps and services to extend the capabilities of the next-generation security platform.


Panorama™ gives you centralized control of next-gen firewalls and appliances at your internet edge, in your data center, and in your private and public cloud deployments. Panorama simplifies management tasks and provides visibility into network-wide traffic and security threats.

Latest Release - 8.1


Traps™ secures endpoints using a multi-method prevention approach that blocks malware and exploits, both known and unknown, before they compromise endpoints, such as laptops, desktops and servers.

Firewalls & Appliances

Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls and appliances are architected to safely enable applications and prevent modern threats. Find the hardware model that is right for you, whether you need to secure an enterprise branch office, a high-speed data center, or an industrial or defense network in a harsh environment.


Aperture™ connect directly to your sanctioned SaaS and public cloud environments, discovering and monitoring resources to detect compliance issues and security risks, and identifying known and unknown malware. With these services you have complete visibility and reporting on your security posture in your SaaS, Iaas, and PaaS environments.

Best Practices

Learn the best methods to reduce the attack surface, gain visibility into traffic, and prevent threats using the next-generation security platform.


GlobalProtect™ enforces consistent security policy for all users regardless of location. In addition, GlobalProtect collects host information so you can enforce granular policy based on the host’s compliance with your security requirements.

Latest Release - 8.1


Deploy VM-Series firewalls and the Panorama virtual appliance to deliver consistent, automated protections across public and private clouds so you can adopt SaaS apps, rapidly roll out cloud-delivered services and apps, and avoid business disruption.

Latest Release - 8.1


WildFire® identifies unknown malware, zero-day exploits, and advanced persistent threats (APTs) through static and dynamic analysis in a scalable, virtual environment, and automatically disseminates updated protections globally in near-real time.


Latest Release - 8.1


AutoFocus™ contextual threat intelligence service accelerates analysis, correlation and prevention workflows. Unique, targeted attacks are automatically prioritized with full context. Use AutoFocus to respond to critical attacks faster, without additional IT security resources.

Service Providers

The visibility and integrated security of the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform enables service providers to address the challenges and opportunities in securing wireless and wireline infrastructure, enabling cloud services, NFV/SDN and delivering managed security service.

RedLock & Evident

RedLock and Evident enable an API-based integration to help you achieve compliance and manage security risks across your Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud environments.