Having to rely on manual processes to review proposed rule changes and checking that firewall updates comply with security policies slows down the entire application deployment, and having to log in to the Palo Alto Network user interface to perform firewall management at scale adds more overhead to the whole management process of those devices.
That’s why automating the management of networking devices with Puppet has become a priority for Palo Alto users.
The Palo Alto module allows users to automate the management of Palo Alto devices, for enhanced consistency in the management of on-premises and cloud devices. The Palo Alto module supports multiple Palo Alto Network OS versions (from 7.1 and 8.1) either on premises or in the cloud. The module allows users to manage Palo Alto network security devices using a desired state management (get / create / update / delete services, security rules etc.).
This module also provides users with sample manifests that are consistent with Palo Alto best practices.
Get started with our Palo Alto Networks integration by checking out the Palo Alto module on the Puppet Forge.