Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Review

It scales linearly with load and no issues


How has it helped my organization?

We have reduced the number of configuration lines by 90%. We need fewer number of admins right now because of it.

What is most valuable?

The best features are:

  • User identification
  • Application identification
  • Logs and monitoring.

What needs improvement?

All areas need improvement: manufacturing, education, financial, etc.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None. Works by day with no issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues. It scales linearly with load and no issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate the customer service as 10 out of 10: great.

I would rate the technical support as 10 out of 10: very professional.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did have a previous solution that we used. We switched due to scalability and the other solution had too many issues.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy to deploy.

The deployment works well.

What about the implementation team?

We did not need a vendor team. We implemented in-house.

What was our ROI?

Our ROI is excellent.

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

Do not buy larges box if you do not need them. Rightsizing is a great task to do beforehand.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Check Point, Fortinet, and others.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.
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