Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall vs. WatchGuard XTM

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall is ranked 25th in Firewalls with 2 reviews vs WatchGuard XTM which is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 12 reviews. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall writes "Meets our expectations, providing application control, antivirus, and content filtering". The top reviewer of WatchGuard XTM writes "Helps me create firewall policies for networks and services". Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki MX Firewalls and Cisco Firepower NGFW. WatchGuard XTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM and pfSense. See our Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall vs. WatchGuard XTM report.
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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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We have used technical support for WatchGuard many times and overall, we are satisfied with it. They are always listening and there is a good reaction time to our findings. When there are issues, they really try to resolve them.I could still keep the data rates really high, up near the two gigahertz data speeds, without compromise on the security perimeters being acted simultaneously.Application Control is fantastic with over 2,500 applications and the granularity that we can either allow people to view but not be able to log on to Facebook; or view it and log onto it if they're in the marketing department, but not play Facebook games. There are all sorts of different options like that. So it's highly granular.Reputation Enabled Defense indicates that some websites are so infested that it's not even worth visiting them, and therefore saving the bandwidth of going through the detection process.They have a reporting system which can store data over a very long period of time. Not many other firewall vendors provide a reporting system, but if they do, like Fortinet does, then you've got buy that as an additional product and that can be more than twice as expensive as the initial investment in the firewall. And without reporting over a long-term period, you're just about wasting your time.It is stable and does not require you to reboot all the time.​It configures in all-in-one place.​​Monitoring of network activity is included in the box.​

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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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Sometimes we have had issues with stability of the product.Setup of this solution is complex, it's not plug and play.WatchGuard doesn't have a product that allows them to get into the data center. And that's just because there is no hardware to do the job. The software could do it, but there's no hardware that allows that to happen at the moment. So it doesn't scale as well as some other products, that's for sure.The initial setup is neither simple nor complex. If you know the base in networking and how the firewall works, you will be able to figure it out.​Cloud-based central administration of all devices from one point would be niceSyslog (Dimension) is focused on presentation, but needs more focus on utility like SonicWall syslog (GMS/Analyzer).The VPN errors are not helpful when troubleshooting.

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Like all other manufacturers, there are a lot of features and different pricing. The best is to talk to a representative.​Very competitive pricing regarding throughput compared to other alternatives.It costs less than the SO works and others (like SonicWall, Cisco, and Barracuda) without increasing so much CPU use.Get at least a maintenance contract for the updates and take a larger WatchGuard than you need. A WatchGuard creates new ways to secure your network.

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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.

Small businesses need big security, too, and the WatchGuard XTM Series firewall/VPN appliances deliver that strong protection Ð but without the hefty price tag. Enterprise-grade security includes full HTTPS content inspection, VoIP support, and optional security subscriptions like Application Control and Intrusion Prevention Service.
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SkiStar AB, Ada County, Global IT Services PSF, Southern Cross Hospitals, Verge Health, University of Portsmouth, Austrian Airlines, The Heinz EndowmentsAVG, Cyren, Kaspersky Lab, Lastline, NCP engineering, Trend Micro, Websense
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