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Researched Palo Alto Networks Panorama but chose AlgoSec: Simplifies configuration and rule management
Researched AlgoSec but chose Palo Alto Networks Panorama: A straightforward setup with good firewall reporting dashboards
Find out what your peers are saying about AlgoSec vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It saves time by allowing administrators to test network traffic and pinpoint which rules are being triggered for a particular traffic flow."
"We have not seen many faults reported from our customers."
"The features that are most valuable are the interactive topology map and the traffic simulation queries."
"It assists in provisioning the application rapidly, which increases the organization's revenue."
"We are currently in a rule base performance improvement process and AlgoSec is an invaluable tool to accomplish this."
"One of the quick wins is to view our device status easily, with out-of-the-box dashboards and charts."
"AlgoSec has reduced the need for additional manpower and we can now use the time to tackle other security-related issues."
"The most valuable features are the FW report, traffic simulation, and the FireFlow system to help manage requests."
"It provides a quicker response time to vulnerabilities and more visibility into traffic flows."
"It has made our ROIs easier, but consolidating the correlation of data into one single point, which is pretty great."
"It's helpful that the solution allows us to control all the firewalls from one device."
"The dashboards are very good on Palo Alto. They offer a centralized dashboard for managers as well."
"Using this solution means that you can store logs for longer periods, up to perhaps two years, depending on your attached storage."
"What I like most about this solution is that it allows me to push multiple policies on multiple followers at the same time."
"The most valuable feature is WildFire."
"The interface is very easy to use. You can do most jobs from one single console."
"I would like the reporting to be more customizable, as per user and auditing needs."
"There is room for improvement in the rollback process."
"The MAP has a persistent issue with a firewall that is using a double BVI (Bridge virtual interface)."
"This product could be improved in several ways including more device support, an automated rollback process and options in active push, software-defined WAN integration and support, and application-aware policy identification and optimization."
"The product is severely lacking in vendor support."
"A more granular approach and the possibility to separate data and show relevant data to specific key roles or key users would be a great achievement in future releases."
"We would like to see them utilize the cloud to help with performance improvement, and with various processes needed on a daily basis."
"We have a complaint about the compliance check, in that sometimes we want to keep rules rather than merge them."
"My pain point is the automation process is not well-documented. There are some things that they could improve on there."
"We had some challenges with the initial setup, but it was more on a learning curve basis."
"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."
"Panorama needs to work on its configuration issues."
"The dual WAN functionality is missing in this solution."
"Customer support can improve."
"There is room for improvement in the integration within endpoint detection. They need to do some integration between endpoints and the firewalls."
"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."
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"The pricing is flexible with a low cost setup."
"The licensing is very easy to set up, with flexible licensing methods such as subscription and perpetual."
"My advice is that you must do a POC and show value."
"The price is adapted to the product's utilization for each company."
"The price is high but the support is extremely poor, so keep that in mind before choosing this product."
"AlgoSec is not much more expensive compared to other products available in the market."
"The pricing of AlgoSec is fair."
"It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent."
"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."
"It has freed up staff time, which is where we are seeing ROI."
"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."
"You only pay for the license and there are no additional costs."
"We pay approximately $3,000 a year in order to use the product."
"The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions."
"Palo Alto is expensive and there are many cheaper firewalls, but they do not work as well."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Thank you, Sunil and Carlo, for your insightful responses. I really appreciate that and will investigate further. Best regards, John
Top Answer: The product gave us more agility on the process to analyze and resolve tickets by requesting permissions to access services not enabled by default.
Top Answer: It is fair. For cloud environments, it can be expensive. The model adopted to use as licensing for the cloud environment should be reviewed since it sometimes can increase the value of the… more »
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|AlgoSec||Palo Alto Networks|
The leading provider of business-driven network security management solutions, AlgoSec helps the world’s largest organizations align security with their mission-critical business processes. With AlgoSec, users can discover, map and migrate business application connectivity, proactively analyze risk from the business perspective, tie cyber-attacks to business processes and intelligently automate network security changes with zero touch – across their cloud, SDN and on-premise networks. Over 1,800 enterprises, including 20 of the Fortune 50, utilize AlgoSec’s solutions to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant – all the time. Since 2005, AlgoSec has shown its commitment to customer satisfaction with 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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AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 70 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 23 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.4, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AlgoSec writes "Excellent for firewall policy auditing and firewall policy automation". 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, Skybox Security Suite, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer and RedSeal, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, Tufin, Skybox Security Suite, FireMon and ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer. See our AlgoSec vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.
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