Compare 3Com H3C Firewall vs. Palo Alto NG Firewalls

3Com H3C Firewall is ranked 39th in Firewalls while Palo Alto NG Firewalls which is ranked 9th in Firewalls with 17 reviews. 3Com H3C Firewall is rated 0, while Palo Alto NG Firewalls is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto NG Firewalls writes "Great at threat prevention and has good policy-based routing features". 3Com H3C Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA NGFW and pfSense, whereas Palo Alto NG Firewalls is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG and Cisco Firepower NGFW.
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Pricing and Cost Advice
Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs.We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement.The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market.Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions.Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision.The cost is a bit high compared to other solutions in the market.Cisco recently has become very expensive.The cost is a bit higher than other competitive solutions on the market.

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The licensing is annual, and there aren't any additional fees on top of that.Don't buy a device with more power than you really need, because licensing depends on the cost of the box you have.It will be worth your time to hire a contractor to set it up and configure it for you, especially if you are not very knowledgeable with PA firewalls.Pricing is yearly, but it depends. You could pay on a yearly basis, or every three years. If you want to add a device or two, there would be an additional cost. Also, if you want to do an assessment, or other similar add-on, you have to pay accordingly for the additional service.Annually, the licensing costs are too much.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASAPalo Alto NGFW, Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, Palo Alto Networks PA-Series
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Overview

Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco's end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades, standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.

Adaptive Security Appliance is also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security solution.

Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW.

The 3Com H3C SecPath F-Series Advanced VPN Firewalls family delivers advanced threat protection for organizations of all sizes with single sites, multiple branch offices, or remote workers—helping prevent business disruptions, revenue loss and damage to an organization’s reputation caused by security breaches.

Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls secure your business with a prevention-focused architecture and integrated innovations that are easy to deploy and use. Now, you can accelerate growth and eliminate risks at the same time.

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Sample Customers
There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.Distinctive Software SolutionsSkiStar AB, Ada County, Global IT Services PSF, Southern Cross Hospitals, Verge Health, University of Portsmouth, Austrian Airlines, The Heinz Endowments
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider12%
University7%
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Software R&D Company12%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise37%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise19%
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