Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Review

Comprehensive, stable, with good services, application layers, and good support

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are all of the services it provides. 

The application layer to the hardware Layer is good, as are all layers it offers.

It's a very comprehensive solution.

What needs improvement?

The features should be built into the system. For example, it generates many logs with a lot of information that can be converted into security and business information and shown to the user. This is a time-consuming job.

I would like to see it provide us with intelligent information from the data that it captures, within the same cost.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a very stable product, so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's very scalable. We have 300 users in our company.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

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

We have worked with various firewalls such as Check Point, Sophos, Cisco, and some unknown product names as well.

There are several things to consider before recommending a solution. It depends on the business requirements, the budget, and the complexity of the security needs.

I believe that Palo Alto is the best one, then Check Point and Sophos. Those are my three preferences.

Palo Alto and Check Point would be rated an eight out of ten and the others would be a seven out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex, but it can be done.

The rollout takes a couple of weeks but you have to keep improving it every day.

What about the implementation team?

Part of the setup was completed by me, with some help externally.

We have a subcontractor for maintenance.

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

This is an expensive product, as are the others of this type.

What other advice do I have?

Know your business requirements, the features, the ease of use, and know what type of budget you have. These are the types of requirements to know before you use this product.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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