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Pros
"The interface with Panorama makes it very easy to use.""The most valuable features are web control and IPS/IDS.""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 most valuable aspects of this solution are that it's simple and stable. It has better security aspects compared to other similar solutions.""It has excellent scalability.""The initial setup was straightforward.""Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is very easy to use."

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"It has a dynamic runtime engine, which gives it an advantage over Prisma that has a static engine. In Prisma, we have to do additional malware analysis, which is not required in Proofpoint."

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Cons
"Its web interface is a bit outdated, and it needs to be updated. They can also improve the NAT functionality. We have had issues with the NAT setup.""At the beginning of the implementation, we had some difficulties with the scripts, but Palo Alto Networks support together with a local partner finally fixed it.""The implementation should be simplified.""Palo Alto is that it is really bad when it comes to technical support.""It'll help if Palo Alto Networks provided better documentation.""I would like to have automatic daily reporting, such as how many users have connected via SSL VPN.""They made only a halfhearted attempt to put in DLP (Data Loss Prevention).""In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the endpoints and the firewalls."

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"We are using the TRAP console that has a Linux-based UI, which is not user-friendly. The TAP console looks very advanced. Currently, we are maintaining three different consoles, and it is sometimes hard to switch between them or try to grab the data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The VM series is licensed annually.""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.""Because I work for a university and the URL is for the institution, it's a free license for us.""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.""The price of this solution is very high for some parts of Africa, which makes it a challenge."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: In the best tradition of these questions, Feature-wise both are quite similar, but each has things it's better at, it kind of depends what you value most. PA is good at app control, web filtering… more »
Top Answer: Both products are very stable and easily scalable. The setup of Azure Firewall is easy and very user-friendly and the overall cost is reasonable. Azure Firewall offers a solid threat awareness, can… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup was straightforward.
Top Answer: It has a dynamic runtime engine, which gives it an advantage over Prisma that has a static engine. In Prisma, we have to do additional malware analysis, which is not required in Proofpoint.
Top Answer: We are using the TRAP console that has a Linux-based UI, which is not user-friendly. The TAP console looks very advanced. Currently, we are maintaining three different consoles, and it is sometimes… more »
Top Answer: We are using this solution for confidential files that are not to be shared with the public. We are also using it to monitor the attachments that are received from the external world and that have… more »
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Overview

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.

More than 90% of targeted attacks start with email—and these threats are always evolving. Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) helps you stay ahead of attackers with an innovative approach that detects, analyzes and blocks advanced threats before they reach your inbox. This includes ransomware and other advanced email threats delivered through malicious attachments and URLs. And zero-day threats, polymorphic malware, weaponized documents and phishing attacks. TAP provides adaptive controls to isolate the riskiest URL clicks. TAP also detects threats and risks in cloud apps, connecting email attacks related to credential theft or other attacks.

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Financial Services Firm23%
Government15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Insurance Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise31%
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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is ranked 2nd in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 16 reviews while Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection is ranked 15th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 1 review. Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is rated 8.6, while Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series writes "An excellent solution for the right situations and businesses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection writes "Dynamic runtime engine and good protection, but needs better support and a single console". Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is most compared with Azure Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Juniper SRX and Fortinet FortiGate-VM, whereas Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Bitdefender Sandbox Analyzer, IRONSCALES and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense.

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