Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Review

Good support, and the filtering options for URLs and applications help to improve our security


What is our primary use case?

The VM-Series firewall is part of our overall security solution.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the User ID, URL filtering, and application filtering. These features have helped us a lot. 

What needs improvement?

The user interface could use some improvement.

I would like to see SD-WAN features added in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this product for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability-wise, this product is great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have been in contact with technical support and find that they are great.

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

We have the VM-Series as well as the physical appliance.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It doesn't take too long to deploy, although every company their own set of requirements. For example, the level of compliance varies between companies.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When I joined the company, the VM-Series firewall was already in-place.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight 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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