Next-gen Automation

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APIs and SDKs

When configuring and managing the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation firewall for scale and agility, it’s important to have a collection of powerful APIs and tools to automate activities and events. Our APIs and SDKs provide a collection of open, feature-rich automation opportunities for the beginning scripter and advanced developer alike.

  • Firewall and Panorama REST API The new PAN-OS REST API simplifies access to policy resources on the firewall as top-level URIs. You can use the API to create, change, and delete these resources directly on the firewall or from Panorama. More information

  • Firewall and Panorama XML API A powerful low-level API that covers all the firewall's features. Take full control of every aspect of your security and build deep integrations with your systems. Make API calls directly on the firewall or from Panorama. More information

  • Device Framework SDK Get automating faster with API libraries for Python and Go. Object-based interaction with the firewall in these language simplifies interaction with the firewall so you can focus on the automation itself. Python - Go

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Version control your infrastructure and eliminate human-error from device configuration with infrastructure-as-code tools and techniques. Tell your tools how the configuration should look and let them automate the rest.

  • Ansible is an open source automation language from RedHat that uses modules to communicate with vendor specific devices. Ansible offers configuration and orchestration to provide large productivity gains to a wide variety of automation challenges.
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  • Terraform is an open source tool used to build and deploy infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform unifies cross-vendor configuration in a single language and is cloud platform agnostic (unlike AWS CFT’s or Azure ARM templates) to produces immutable infrastructure deployments.
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Cloud-scale Security

Whether it's auto-scaling a firewall with a cloud application, seamless policy across on-prem and cloud, or a single place to see all your cloud security events, Palo Alto Networks cloud integrations have you covered.

Automate your cloud security deployment, ongoing management, and event response through cloud integrations and apps to accelerate your journey to the cloud. More information

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