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"It provides good Spectrum Analysis and troubleshooting."

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"It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in.""The most valuable feature is the ability to join your network and provide access through the VPN.""There are plenty of features this solution provides and the most valuable would be the complete security protection we are receiving. We are provided with similar security that the Palo Alto AWS solution has. This includes features such as a firewall and machine learning AI.""The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution.""It's much faster and more secure than legacy solutions. It is also quite stable and scalable as well. We are able to see all the traffic in one place.""The users can securely access any cloud data centers or cloud platforms. In terms of the features, it has all the features that Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall has. It is also very stable and scalable.""We're now able to go after contracts that require a Zero Trust solution and Prisma's other technology solutions.""Security is absolutely spot-on, really top-notch. It's the result of all the components that come together, such as the HIP [Host Information Profile] and components like Forcepoint, providing end-user content inspection, and antivirus. It incorporates DLP features and that's fantastic because Prisma Access makes sure that all of the essential prerequisites are in place before a user can log in or can be tunneled into."

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"It would help if the remote APs had some kind of SoHo environment with built-in firewall features. That way it could connect directly in a client-to-site type of environment, or a site-to-site VPN environment. That way users could have a complete office setup without coming to the private cloud."

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"The solution needs to be more compatible with other solutions. This is specifically a problem for us when it comes to healthcare applications. They have proprietary connection types and things of that nature that make compatibility a challenge sometimes.""The cloud setup is straightforward, and the onboarding process is much better, but the on-premises initial setup is slightly complex.""It's not really Prisma's fault, but when you try to create exceptions you don't really have those abilities. You cannot say, on the management platform, "Hey, for these users I want to create these exceptions." That is one thing that I have gotten some complaints about, and we have faced some challenges there.""It would be nice to manage Prisma Access through the cloud instead of through Panorama. You can use the cloud version to monitor Prisma Access, but it doesn't have all the features yet, and it's not 100% done.""There can be some latency issues with the solution that should be improved.""Better integration with the MDM solution would be useful.""There is some particular traffic that the security team wants to filter out and apply their own policies and they cannot.""When it comes to the VPN, it uses the global protect VPN functionality to connect remotely, but it has a feature limitation for assigning multiple IP sub-links to different user groups. It would be much better if we are able to assign the current IP blocks for the sub-links based on the user groups."

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"The price has been good for the ROI during these difficult times for the cruise industry. There are no hidden costs; what the product offers is what you get.""It's pricey, it's not cheap. But you get what you pay for.""This is not an expensive product and everything is included with one license.""The solution requires a license and the technical support has extra costs. The licensing model could improve.""Prisma Access is a little bit expensive."

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Top Answer:  We looked into Prisma Access before choosing Zscaler Private Access (ZPA). Palo Alto’s Prisma Access is a secure access service edge (SASE) designed to deliver network security in a… more »
Top Answer: Security is absolutely spot-on, really top-notch. It's the result of all the components that come together, such as the HIP [Host Information Profile] and components like Forcepoint, providing… more »
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Aruba RAP
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Prisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager
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Overview

emote APs connect to a controllerusing Extended Authentication and Internet Protocol Security (XAuth/IPSec). AP control and 802.11 data traffic are carried through this tunnel. Secure Remote Access Point Service extends the corporate office to the remote site. Remote users can use the same features as corporate office users. For example, voice over IP (VoIP) applications can be extended to remote sites while the servers and the PBX remain secure in the corporate office.

Secure Remote Access Point Service can also be used to secure control traffic between an AP and the controllerin a corporate environment. In this case, both the AP and controllerare in the company’s private address space.

Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.

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Sample Customers
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Concord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of Chilliwack
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Insurance Company11%
Retailer7%
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Political Organization14%
Real Estate/Law Firm14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise59%
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Aruba Remote Access Points is ranked 15th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews. Aruba Remote Access Points is rated 8.0, while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Remote Access Points writes "Centralized authentication system means that we get the same experience regardless of login location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks writes "Integration with Palo Alto platforms such as Cortex Data Lake and Autofocus gives us visibility into our attack surface". Aruba Remote Access Points is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Citrix Gateway, whereas Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Cisco Umbrella and Microsoft Intune.

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