Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Review

Easy to install and easy to configure policies, but needs better integration with SD-WAN and better pricing


What is our primary use case?

It is our edge appliance. We use it for our edge security, and we also use it for our VPN termination.

We're using an old version of this solution. At this moment, I'm looking at migrating away from Palo Alto.

What is most valuable?

The ease of use and the ease of configuration of our policies are the most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

Palo Alto could do better with integrating the Palo Alto Next-Gen Firewall with SD-WAN.

The biggest issue with Palo Alto is that they are expensive. They are very expensive for what they offer. They should improve their pricing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for six or seven years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have about a thousand users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have third-party support.

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

I used Cisco ASA.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation was pretty straightforward. There were no problems there.

Deployment duration is difficult to tell because there is a whole world of planning and other things. It probably took a couple of days. You are, of course, always tweaking these things.

What about the implementation team?

I haven't installed it here, but where I was before, we had two people doing it. I and a colleague did it ourselves.

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

It is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

There are multiple firewalls out there. I am moving away from them because they are expensive, and they don't do what I want to do with them. I have plans of getting FortiGate instead.

I would rate Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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