Palo Alto Networks Panorama Review

It has useful threat prevention and security features and good stability with right configuration

What is our primary use case?

We used Panorama to control all the other modules from Palo Alto and to create the rules.

What is most valuable?

The threat prevention and layer seven security features were the most used and important for us. All operations are quite good in this solution.

What needs improvement?

We found a vulnerability where when we have a low flow, like 2.7K, it is not getting fired by the threat prevention. That's something important to improve on. They should have a proxy or some solution to solve the issue.

We also found some issues around decrypting the flow. When we have more flow than expected to decrypt, the performance goes down.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for one year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Its stability is fine. It supports the only point used here to decrypt the flows. When we have the right configuration, it has good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We didn't scale up the solution because it requires a load balancer, which is not there. We have around 40,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

They should have a local technical team. I would rate them a seven out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

It wasn't easy, but it also wasn't very difficult. I would say it was medium. The deployment took around three months.

What other advice do I have?

In order to have the right security level, you need to understand how decryption works or is used in Palo Alto. We had to clarify some points with them related to how decryption works.

I would rate Palo Alto Networks Panorama an eight out of ten.

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