Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Review

The best firewall with easy configuration, excellent support, and good security and protection features


What is our primary use case?

We shifted an existing network from Cisco to Palo Alto. It was like a branch to head office network.

We have done public and private cloud deployments as well as on-prem deployments. We are using versions 8, 9, and 10.

What is most valuable?

IoT security is most valuable in the current version. Content IDs, DDoS protection, zone protection, and DLP are the most prominent features in Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall. It is easier to configure than other solutions.

What needs improvement?

People sometimes find it more expensive as compared to other solutions. There are also fewer training opportunities for Palo Alto than Cisco and other vendors.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the last four or five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is working fine.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Its scalability has been fine for our use cases. It is good for large-scale environments, and there are no problems.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is excellent. 

How was the initial setup?

It is very straightforward. They also have a very good script, so it runs very smoothly.

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

It is expensive as compared to other brands.

What other advice do I have?

If we are comparing firewalls, this is the best firewall. I would rate Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

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