Palo Alto Networks K2-Series Review

Good virtualization features, antivirus, and technical support


What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the firewalls that we provide to our customers.

The majority of our customers for Palo Alto products are in the banking industry.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the virtualization of the firewall and the antivirus.

What needs improvement?

The ease of management and configuration should be improved.

The price of the K2 series could be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been familiar with the Palo Alto K2 series for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable firewall.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is very good.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We work with multiple vendors including Fortinet, Cisco, Juniper, and Palo Alto.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward but when you have a more advanced configuration, it is more difficult. For example, configuring policies can be complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is expensive compared to other, similar products.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to ensure that they have the policies correct.

Overall, this is a very good product that is doing well in the market here.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
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