Best Practices

Use the Palo Alto Networks technologies to protect against data theft, malware, and damage to your reputation. Identify the risks and proactively address the security challenges on your network with best practice guidelines that ensure detection and prevention at different stages of the attack life cycle.


Data Center

Protect your valuable data and intellectual property from a data center breach. 

Securing Administrative Access

Follow these guidelines to ensure you are securing administrative access to your firewalls  in a way that will prevent successful cyberattacks.

Security Profiles

Best practice settings for each of the security profiles that you should attach to every Security policy rule.

Internet Gateway

Protect your network from an attacker who tries to gain access to your network through users accessing the internet.

Protection Against Layer 4 and Layer 7 Evasions

Use these best practices to secure your network by preventing Layer 4 and Layer 7 attacks.


Follow these WildFire best practices to best prevent and detect zero-day malware.

Application and Threat Content Updates

Follow these best practices to enable seamless Applications and Threats updates.




How to Implement App-ID on Your Next-Generation Firewall

Watch the video to learn how to implement App-ID on your next-generation firewall to protect against increasingly evasive threats and prevent successful cyber breaches.


How to Implement User-ID on Your Next-Generation Firewall

Watch the video to learn how to implement User-ID on your next-generation firewall to maximize your security investments and defend your business from successful cyber attacks.





How to Prevent Breaches through Application Controls

About this webinar

Employees are accessing any application they want, using work or personal devices, regardless of the business and security risks involved.

Join the webinar and discover:

  • How attackers use apps to infect and exfliltrate data 
  • How to use app control the right way to prevent breaches 
  • How to extend visibility and control to SaaS apps

How to Implement User-based Controls for CybersecurityVisibility and policy cont

About this webinar

Visibility and policy control based on users is critical for cybersecurity. User-based policies readily show their business relevance, are more secure, easier to manage, and allow better forensics. In this webinar you will:

  • Learn the value of user-based controls using real-life data breach examples 
  • Discover a step-by-step approach for implementing User-IDTM on your Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall