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"A reliable and stable solution for remote network access.""It's a stable solution.""It is very simple to use, and it allows me to get into the university's network from my home, which is very useful for me.""It is a product that is very robust and durable."

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"The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution.""The most valuable feature is the ability to join your network and provide access through the VPN.""It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in.""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.""The scalability of the solution is excellent.""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.""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.""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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"The pricing is a stumbling block to scaling our utilization of Cisco products and we would prefer to use more of them.""The system needs to be upgraded to replace the Token Authentication software, which will no longer be supported.""When many people are using the internet at home, which is usually right after dinner, this type of service is a little bit hard to use. The internet becomes quite slow, and sometimes, I have to stop using this application. I am not sure if this issue is because of the application or my internet provider.""It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops and desktops as well."

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"The cloud setup is straightforward, and the onboarding process is much better, but the on-premises initial setup is slightly complex.""Better integration with the MDM solution would be useful.""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.""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.""There is some particular traffic that the security team wants to filter out and apply their own policies and they cannot.""There can be some latency issues with the solution that should be improved.""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.""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."

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"There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison."

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"This is not an expensive product and everything is included with one license.""Prisma Access is a little bit expensive.""The solution requires a license and the technical support has extra costs. The licensing model could improve.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is a product that is very robust and durable.
Top Answer: Only its mobile-based application is available right now. We cannot use it, for example, on laptops. That's the only drawback. It would be nice if we could use this not just on mobile, but on laptops… more »
Top Answer: We are solution providers. We provide remote access solutions, internet access, and Voice over IP for our customers, as well as IT operational support. We use this solution to access their on-premises… more »
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: 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… more »
Top Answer: The solution requires a license and the technical support has extra costs. The licensing model could improve.
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Cisco SSL VPN
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Prisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager
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Overview
Cisco SSL VPN solutions help you easily and securely extend the network to users who have access to the Internet and a web browser. You can customize access and extend the reach of your corporate network to individuals based on their roles, including teleworker contractors and business partners.

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
MST Systems
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 Company18%
Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government9%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business53%
Large Enterprise47%
REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise61%
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Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 4 reviews while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 8 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.4, while Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS SSL VPN writes "Stable solution that provides secure access to your network and applications". 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". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Zyxel VPN Client and Sangfor SSL VPN, whereas Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Intune and Cato Networks. See our Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks report.

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