Cisco ASAv vs. Palo Alto NG Firewalls

As of February 2019, Cisco ASAv is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 5 reviews vs Palo Alto NG Firewalls which is ranked 25th in Firewalls with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Cisco ASAv writes "We need the product to have HA pairs, so we can failover. It is relatively stable". The top reviewer of Palo Alto NG Firewalls writes "Meets our expectations, providing application control, antivirus, and content filtering". Cisco ASAv is most compared with Cisco ASA, Cisco Firepower NGFW and pfSense. Palo Alto NG Firewalls is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW and Meraki MX Firewalls. See our Cisco ASAv vs. Palo Alto NG Firewalls report.
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Pros
Among the top features are integrated threat defence and the fact that each virtual appliance is separate so you get great granular control.The transparency of the single UI to ensure security. A product has to be simple so that an administrator can use it.The integration and configuration were pretty straightforward.It is a comprehensive suite and complete package.

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I like to install Palo Alto mainly on the data center side to have visibility into all VLANs. That gives full visibility into the core.It has the typical features of a next-generation firewall. It can do application control, antivirus, content filtering, etc.

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Cons
There are always vulnerabilities that come up and there was one in early 2018 but this was patched with software updates.The artificial intelligence and machine learning (behavioral based threat detection), which I can this will be coming out in another year, these are what we need now.Even on a smaller scale, people are finding you need HA pairs, and there's no way that the ASA can do that, at least in the virtual version.Cisco ASA should be easier to use. It is a bit tough to navigate and see what is going on.

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I'm thinking about a new feature. They have decryption. It's a good idea to use decryption on Palo Alto. It would be good if they had offloading of the traffic, and if they could decrypt the traffic and offload it. Like, for example, ASM on our site. We have an SSL decryption to offload the traffic. We could use that on Palo Alto.I would like to see more in terms of reporting tools and the threat analysis capabilities.

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We are partners with Cisco. They are always one call away, which is good. They know how to keep their customers happy.With the Cisco ASA, you do get what you pay for. What would really be awesome is to see Cisco blow out a real cheap version where you can use the sandbox, but leave it step-wise and go to another product relatively easily, like getting you hooked on candy.Purchasing from the AWS Marketplace was easy. It was just point and click.It is pay-as-you-go, so it much cheaper than buying in the plants.Our individual release cycle has been quicker because the entire development and testing environment has been automated because of these virtual instances. It has aligned our development workflow. This is where we have seen the ROI increase.

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Ranking
17th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
1,356
Comparisons
912
Reviews
5
Followers
85
Avg. Rating
7.4
25th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
961
Comparisons
612
Reviews
3
Followers
65
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Adaptive Security Virtual AppliancePalo Alto NGFW, Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, Palo Alto Networks PA-Series
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Overview


The Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance is a virtualized network security solution. It supports both traditional and next-generation software-defined networks (SDN), as well as Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) environments. The ASAv provides policy enforcement and threat inspection across heterogeneous, multisite environments.

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
BluelockSkiStar AB, Ada County, Global IT Services PSF, Southern Cross Hospitals, Verge Health, University of Portsmouth, Austrian Airlines, The Heinz Endowments
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