Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Review

Good security, integrates well with third-party services, includes DLP, and the support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and one of the Palo Alto products that we implement for our clients is the Next-Generation Firewall. It is used to protect your workflows in cloud environments, be it Azure, AWS, or Google. It can also protect your applications' databases that are on-premises.

What is most valuable?

This firewall will scan the network for vulnerabilities and malware.

It can prevent unauthorized access to the network.

This solution has a DLP function.

They are regularly releasing new versions that include more integration with third-party services. Examples of services that have already been integrated are Splunk and two-factor authentication.

What needs improvement?

Having a better pricing model would make this product more competitive, and more affordable for our customers.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been dealing with next-generation firewalls from Palo Alto for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, this solution has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product is scalable and it can be integrated with third-party solutions.

We have many clients who are using this firewall.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Palo Alto is good.

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

In terms of firewalls, we use Palo Alto, Cisco, and Fortinet FortiGate. 

How was the initial setup?

The next-generation firewall can be installed either on-premises or in a cloud-based deployment.

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

The NG firewall is an expensive solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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