JamesJiangIT Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution is very stable. It's reliable. We don't experience bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash. It works as expected."
"The product features allow the capacity to take effective, advanced security measures."
"Centralized management is a valuable feature."
"Our team has the option to make configuration changes at any given time."
"Palo Alto technical support is excellent."
"The compliance features are very effective at identifying things that need to be properly hardened."
"Networks Panorama has improved our organizational security"
"You don't need an overly experienced workforce to handle Palo Alto. It's very easy to use."
"The solution's simplicity of use is its most valuable feature."
"The port division management was the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization."
"The most valuable features are Firewall Assurance and Vulnerability Control."
"The most valuable feature is firewall management."
"The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface."
"The features that I have found most valuable with Skybox Security Suite, and this is because I work on the security side, are the firewall assurance, the change manager and the vulnerability control. These three features are the most impressive from Skybox Security."
"It shows me a client's or an organization's entire network. I can see everything."
"It has a good policy management feature and can provide customers with good quality outputs."
"The solution should improve the speed at which they make changes on the system. Historically, they've been a bit slow in that respect. They should apply changes to the box quicker and more often."
"The product could use some method of allowing for more customization and open integration with other controls."
"Lacking in speed and reliability."
"At times we have noticed that we get into issues where Panorama is going too slow or has other little problems. The performance can suffer occasionally."
"This would be a better solution if it were more tightly integrated with the firewalls."
"They need to do less bug-related releases and create versions that are stable for at least six months at a time. I don't find this issue in other solutions like Cisco, Check Point, FortiGate, or others. Those just provide a patch if there is a bug and we don't have to worry about downtime."
"I would like to have better analytics."
"It should have more connection with Threat Intelligence Cloud. They can also include features related to SecOps and automation API."
"The solution needs to add more automation and orchestration capabilities. Those features would make the solution much stronger."
"The solution was quite technical. It would be easier to manage if the solution was more specific about aspects of the solution and provided more advisory around how to use it effectively. It would help users a lot if they were more clear about everything."
"The most recent update was not tested with all of the vendors before it was released, so some of the features are misbehaving."
"The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich."
"The support could be improved."
"The initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team."
"The price is costly, and I hope they can reduce the cost."
"The price could be cheaper."
"We pay approximately $3,000 a year in order to use the product."
"The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions."
"Palo Alto is expensive and there are many cheaper firewalls, but they do not work as well."
"It is not a cheap solution."
"The price of Panorama is expensive."
"The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for."
"We have a yearly license. The cost is not that high and not that cheap either."
"Sometimes the company prefers to give a license to test the product in our environment before we go to the customer. But the customer should buy his own license, and that's the system here. The system is different between one country and another. Some countries say that the IT solutions provider should provide the license."
"The price is not expensive."
"Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."
"When compared with other companies, the license is more costly."
"I think the price is fair."
Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.
The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.
Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk.
Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.
For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.
Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 32 reviews while Skybox Security Suite is ranked 4th in Firewall Security Management with 10 reviews. Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.6, while Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Easy to manage with a straightforward initial setup and good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, AlgoSec, Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Tufin and Azure Firewall Manager, whereas Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon, RedSeal and ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer. See our Palo Alto Networks Panorama vs. Skybox Security Suite report.
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