Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks Review

Enables us to easily monitor everything coming over the network and work accordingly


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to secure the network. We block unwanted traffic.

How has it helped my organization?

We had a government project. When I was there, they asked to open some kind of port. We just had to initiate that traffic. Then we checked what kind of ports were blocked. We gave them the ports and after that they asked to open the port for the traffic application. We did the work accordingly.

What is most valuable?

Monitoring is the most valuable feature because we can easily monitor all kinds of stuff coming over the network. We can check the dashboard and work accordingly.

What needs improvement?

Overall it is actually very good. I haven't yet had any issue at all. One thing that would help is if we could get a guide. With Cisco, for example, you can just type the problem regarding your Cisco product and you will easily get your solution. In Palo Alto, however, it's not easy to find the solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for about three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Currently, our network security team is taking charge of the firewall but behind that, the users have to go through the firewall. Initially, we had three or four firewalls, so two or three engineers were enough for the deployment and maintenance. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was a bit complex. It took two or three months and we are still continually working on it.

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

The solution is actually very expensive. I don't know the particulars since the purchasing team dealt with it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We just checked which firewall was top rated. We selected two such firewalls. One was Check Point and the other was Palo Alto. Both of them are comparatively good.

What other advice do I have?

Ultimately, Palo Alto is a very advanced firewall. The firewall uses activation awareness. This firewall can easily identify what applications are running behind the network. This is a good solution to use.

I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

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