Compare AlgoSec vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama

AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 78 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 6th in Firewall Security Management with 9 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.2, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of AlgoSec writes "Reduces our workload and generates reports that facilitate auditing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Offers a lot of advanced functionality that is easy to deploy and the GUI is easy to use ". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon and Skybox Security Suite, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with FireMon, AlgoSec and Tufin. See our AlgoSec vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.
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There are some important and really nice features that I want to mention about AlgoSec. The most useful feature is instantaneous AFA reports, that you do not have to wait (at least one week or even more for a more accurate one) to get optimization recommendations about policy as many other vendors.We are in the process of implementing FireFlow in our daily operation, which will make our lives even easier. The idea is to search the Firewall Analyzer for the equipment between the source and destination, and then automatically jump off to FireFlow and open a ticket. This will then automatically implement what is needed without the need to go into the Firewall itself. This will save us a lot of time and will help us to onboard junior engineers very quickly, getting them up to speed on our network and daily operation in record time.The automation of the firewall rule deployment, working together with our ticketing system, is the most valuable feature of this solution. The needs as required by a user request are automatically validated and configured in the specified firewalls without any human action.With this feature, you can directly permit the end-user to request what he/she needs, and if the security policy is respected it can directly be approved and implemented.The most valuable feature is the reporting, including the policy report and regulatory compliance reports.The most valuable feature is traffic simulation because, with this function, it has become more practical to know if something is released or blocked in my environment.FireFlow is the most valuable feature because we changed the way to set up rules on the firewalls.The most valuable features are the network map, risk analysis, and tickets for firewall changes.

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The solution is absolutely stable.The interface is very easy to use. You can do most jobs from one single console.The most valuable feature is WildFire.What I like most about this solution is that it allows me to push multiple policies on multiple followers at the same time.Using this solution means that you can store logs for longer periods, up to perhaps two years, depending on your attached storage.The dashboards are very good on Palo Alto. They offer a centralized dashboard for managers as well.It's helpful that the solution allows us to control all the firewalls from one device.It has made our ROIs easier, but consolidating the correlation of data into one single point, which is pretty great.

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To be more specific, when we tried to add some devices on AlgoSec it seemed to be done but when you checked the monitor section, some device was always red. Finally, we could handle this part by installing a new software fix but AlgoSec support was weak when we tried to handle this process.One important thing they should improve is their support level. We have a lot of trouble with the basic enterprise support level. They are very slow to respond and solve problems.The interface needs to be more user-friendly for low-profile users so that we can give some kind of access to specific people around the company for self-configuration of specific rules.It would be easier if the network maps could be updated using the GUI portal instead of from the OS.Cisco Firepower device support is limited in our AlgoSec system and I think AlgoSec can improve in that area.I believe Active Change needs to be improved because not all products are supported, and some functions cannot be implemented by Active Change either.I would like to have AlgoSec update the topology maps from the GUI portal, rather than having to go into the OS.I would like to seem improvements in performance and software stability.

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I would like more dashboard management.The general customer feedback is when saving the configuration, it takes a long time. That needs to be fixed. The troubleshooting, the debugging part is also a little bit of a pain. It's not user-friendly on the interface to do our debugging when comparing it with other firewalls, like Forcepoint.There is room for improvement in the integration within endpoint detection. They need to do some integration between endpoints and the firewalls.Customer support can improve.The dual WAN functionality is missing in this solution.Panorama needs to work on its configuration issues.It can take a few minutes to test to see if any changes are successful or not. This needs to be improved. A commit change should take a second, not a minute or more.We had some challenges with the initial setup, but it was more on a learning curve basis.

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The pricing of AlgoSec is fair.The pricing for this solution seems to be reasonable for the functionality.AlgoSec is not much more expensive compared to other products available in the market.The price is high but the support is extremely poor, so keep that in mind before choosing this product.It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent.The price is adapted to the product's utilization for each company.My advice is that you must do a POC and show value.The pricing for this solution is not cheap, but we get good value for what we pay.

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You only pay for the license and there are no additional costs.Initially, Palo Alto looks expensive, but if you dig deeper then you will find that it is very comparable, or even cheaper than other solutions.It has freed up staff time, which is where we are seeing ROI.With the URL filtering, we probably went down from around four hours in response time to about five minutes.The licensing is not cheap. There are always hidden costs. You have support costs, or maybe you need to buy more optics on how the solution fits into the rest of your environment. It is possible some of the rest of your environment will need to change too.

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Overview
AlgoSec simplifies, automates and orchestrates security policy management to enable enterprise organizations and service providers to manage security at the speed of business. Over 1,500 of the world’s leading organizations, including 20 of the Fortune 50, rely on AlgoSec to optimize their network security policy throughout its lifecycle, to accelerate application delivery while ensuring security and compliance. AlgoSec is committed to the success of each and every customer, and provides the industry’s only money-back guarantee.

Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.

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Sample Customers
NASDAQ, Oracle, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Intel, Skype, Microsoft, VolkswagenUniversity of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm32%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Manufacturing Company8%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
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Financial Services Firm29%
Software R&D Company14%
Media Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider16%
Retailer8%
Government8%
Company Size
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise81%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise56%
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