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 AlgoSec, FireMon and Tufin. See our AlgoSec vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.
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We met our goal by gaining visibility and automating rule creation.We now process FCRs much faster, which helps us to deliver faster and implement reworks at a quicker rate.This is something that increases business efficiency and helps avoid bottlenecks in our NOC team.We can easily and quickly identify all of the rules on the firewall and avoid the individual review and analysis of each rule.It has reduced our audit preparation efforts and costs drastically and maintains continuous compliance.The most valuable feature is the ability to deploy new rules in all of the firewalls included in the environment at one time.We have all of the information about the firewall devices that we have at risk, either because there is a firewall policy with some open protocol that can give us security problems later, or because long-unused rules present a security hole.Firewall Analyzer is valuable because it makes searching our existing policies so simple.

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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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This solution would be improved if it were able to compare configurations and provide recommendations.Creating more intuitive menus could be helpful, especially for first-time users.To secure SaaS traffic there are a few vendors such as Palo Alto and Zscaler, but AlgoSec is not yet able to push rules onto these clouds.It would be easier if the network maps could be updated using the GUI portal instead of from the OS.The GUI has not been upgraded for a long time and could use updating.The UX control panel is in need of improvement.It would be very helpful to have a direct link to the relevant firewall policy embedded within reports when there are warnings or risks indicated.They can make some improvements to the user interface because it can be slow at times.

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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 price is within the standard of security products.Pricing is great if you have a small number of large firewalls, otherwise, it does not bring ROI.I propose to purchase licenses for all of the networking devices in the network, because if not all of the devices are integrated then the query of particular access cannot be discovered entirely.It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent.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.

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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
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm28%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Financial Services Firm29%
Media Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Logistics Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government8%
Retailer7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise81%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise56%
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