Enable Basic Threat Prevention Features
The Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall has unique threat prevention capabilities that allow it to protect your network from attack despite the use of evasion, tunneling, or circumvention techniques. The threat prevention features on the firewall include the WildFire service, Security Profiles that support Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, Vulnerability Protection, URL Filtering, File Blocking and Data Filtering capabilities, the Denial of Service (DoS) and Zone protection functionality, and AutoFocus threat intelligence.
Threat Prevention contains more in-depth information on how to protect your network from threats. For details on how to scan encrypted (SSH or SSL) traffic for threats, see Decryption. Visit Applipedia and Threat Vault to learn more about the applications and threats that Palo Alto Networks products can identify, respectively.
Before you can apply threat prevention features, you must first configure zones—to identify one or more source or destination interfaces—and security policy rules. To configure interfaces, zones, and the policies that are needed to apply threat prevention features, see Configure Interfaces and Zones and Set Up a Basic Security Policy.
To begin protecting your network from threats, start here:

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