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Key facts

  • MSG Format based filter from NGFW, PANORAMA OR CORTEX data lake
  • Legacy BSD Format default port 514 used by default. “Default TCP/UDP” is 30% slower than preferred IETF Framed
  • IMPORTANT IETF Framed syslog must use port 601
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sourcetype notes
pan:log None
pan:pan_globalprotect none
pan:traffic None
pan:threat None
pan:system None
pan:config None
pan:hipmatch None
pan:correlation None

Sourcetype and Index Configuration

key sourcetype index notes
pan_panos_log pan:log netops none
pan_panos_globalprotect pan:pan_globalprotect netfw none
pan_panos_traffic pan:traffic netfw none
pan_panos_threat pan:threat netproxy none
pan_panos_system pan:system netops none
pan_panos_config pan:config netops none
pan_panos_hipmatch pan:hipmatch netops none
pan_panos_correlation pan:correlation netops none

Filter type

MSG Parse: This filter parses message content

Setup and Configuration

  • Install the Splunk Add-on on the search head(s) for the user communities interested in this data source. If SC4S is exclusively used the addon is not required on the indexer.
  • Review and update the splunk_metadata.csv file and set the index and sourcetype as required for the data source.
  • Refer to the admin manual for specific details of configuration
  • Select TCP or SSL transport option
  • Select IETF Format
  • Ensure the format of the event is not customized


Variable default description
SC4S_LISTEN_PULSE_PAN_PANOS_RFC6587_PORT empty string Enable a TCP using IETF Framing (RFC6587) port for this specific vendor product using a comma-separated list of port numbers
SC4S_LISTEN_PAN_PANOS_TCP_PORT empty string Enable a TCP port for this specific vendor product using a comma-separated list of port numbers
SC4S_ARCHIVE_PAN_PANOS no Enable archive to disk for this specific source
SC4S_DEST_PAN_PANOS_HEC no When Splunk HEC is disabled globally set to yes to enable this specific source


An active firewall will generate frequent events. Use the following search to validate events are present per source device

index=<asconfigured> sourcetype=pan:*| stats count by host