Palo Alto Networks Panorama Review

Operate more efficiently with fewer errors in security measures

What is our primary use case?

We are using it to manage the configuration of the firewall to validate that the environment is properly hardened (i.e., vulnerabilities are minimized).  

How has it helped my organization?

Networks Panorama has improved our organization by allowing us to operate more efficiently and make sure that fewer errors are made in our security setup and choices.  

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature in my opinion is the compliance capabilities that help us meet defined requirements. These features are very effective at identifying things that need to be properly hardened.  

What needs improvement?

I would like to see Networks Panorama more integrated into the firewall solutions rather than being a separate component. This would be helpful so that we can do rule-based change management for the firewall through it as well.  

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Palo Alto Networks Panorama for about nine months.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think that Networks Panorama has been a very stable solution.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not had any issues in working with the scalability of the product. We have about five users who are primarily IP security that work directly with the product. The number of users is not a problem. The scalability obviously has to do with applying the product to the architecture.  

How are customer service and technical support?

My experience with Palo Alto technical support has been excellent.  

How was the initial setup?

The installation and setup are very straightforward.  

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

The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions.  

What other advice do I have?

Implementing Palo Alto Panorama is something I would strongly recommend for people who are considering it that have a need for this kind of security solution. It makes your life a lot easier in building a robust security response.  

On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product overall as a nine-out-of-ten. If they fix the integration, that would bring it up pretty much right to a ten-of-ten at least for now.  

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid 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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