Anonymous UserIT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The pricing, if compared to other products, is cheap."
"The most valuable aspects of this solution are that it's simple and stable. It has better security aspects compared to other similar solutions."
"The most valuable features are security and support."
"The interface with Panorama makes it very easy to use."
"The most valuable features are web control and IPS/IDS."
"In Palo Alto the most important feature is the App-ID."
"The most valuable feature is the Posture Assessment."
"The most valuable feature is that you can control your traffic flowing out and coming it, allowing you to apply malware and threat protection, as well as vulnerability checks."
"The Palo Alto VM-Series is nice because I can move the firewalls easily."
"The management of the solution isn't as clear as it could be. They could adjust that to make it a better product."
"In the next release, I would like for them to develop an anti-malware functionality in which it checks for malicious files like Cisco has."
"There should be an option for direct integration with the Azure platform."
"The command-line interface is something that some people struggle with and I think that they should have an option to go straight to the GUI."
"I would like to have automatic daily reporting, such as how many users have connected via SSL VPN."
"The solution needs to have more easily searchable details or documentation about it online, so it's easier to Google if you have queries."
"In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the endpoints and the firewalls."
"The disadvantage with Palo Alto is that they don't have a cloud-based solution that includes a secure web gateway."
"The product needs improvement in their Secure Access Service Edge."
"The price of this solution is very high for some parts of Africa, which makes it a challenge."
"Palo Alto can be as much as two times the price of competing products that have twice the capabilities."
"The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used."
"Because I work for a university and the URL is for the institution, it's a free license for us."
"It is not the cheapest on the market. The total cost for two firewall instances is $75,000. This includes licenses, deployment fees, and support for two years."
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ESET Dynamic Threat Defense provides another layer of security for ESET products like Mail Security and endpoint products by utilizing a cloud-based sandboxing technology to detect new, never before seen types of threats.
The VM-Series is a virtualized form factor of our next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of private and public cloud computing environments based on technologies from VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Citrix and KVM.
The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity. These core elements of your business can then be used as integral components of your security policy, enabling you to improve your security efficacy through a positive control model and reduce your incident response time though complete visibility into applications across all ports.
In both private and public cloud environments, the VM-Series can be deployed as a perimeter gateway, an IPsec VPN termination point, and a segmentation gateway, protecting your workloads with application enablement and threat prevention policies.
ESET Dynamic Threat Defense is ranked 12th in Advanced Threat Protection with 1 review while Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is ranked 2nd in Advanced Threat Protection with 15 reviews. ESET Dynamic Threat Defense is rated 9.0, while Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ESET Dynamic Threat Defense writes "Good pricing, an easy installation process and excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series writes "An excellent solution for the right situations and businesses". ESET Dynamic Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR and Kaspersky Sandbox, whereas Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is most compared with Azure Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Juniper SRX and Fortinet FortiGate-VM.
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