What is the Broker VM? - Administrator Guide - Cortex XSIAM - Cortex - Security Operations

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Learn about the Cortex XSIAM Broker virtual machine (VM) and why use it in your network configuration.

The Palo Alto Networks Broker VM is a secured virtual machine, integrated with Cortex XSIAM, that bridges your network and Cortex XSIAM. By setting up the Broker VM, you establish a secure connection in which you can route your endpoints, collect logs, and forward logs and files for analysis.

Cortex XSIAM can leverage the Broker VM to run different services separately using the same Palo Alto Networks authentication. After you complete the initial setup, the Broker VM automatically receives updates and enhancements from Cortex XSIAM, providing you with new capabilities without having to install a new VM or manually update the existing VM.


According to your Cortex XSIAM license, the following figure illustrates the different Broker VM features that could be available on your organization side: