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"It has the ability to create Palo Alto VM-series using software.""It is nice to have a rock solid security platform that we can count on.""AWS has improved our agility to apply firewall rules. It has reduced the amount of time that it takes to apply firewall rules because everything is based in the cloud.""It offers a single pane of glass for all the different types of installations.""It gives us the ease that we are secure. We have set up the proper things that help make our data safe.""It allows us to see all our traffic to properly secure it and only allow what is needed through the firewall.""You already can scale it if you put it in Auto Scaling groups. If you put it in a load balancer, it should already be able to scale.""It provides complete security posture from end-to-end. This has given us better visibility into what our security aspects are."

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"The reporting that you get from it is the most valuable feature. You can see it via the appliance itself, and also via the MySonicWall account for the registered device. You are able to select the file if it's malicious, and you can select it in the reporting and see what triggered it, and things like that. I found that to be quite useful.""I like this setup for a firewall. You can set things up very easily and you can automate items as well. It's a very robust firewall solution for enterprise as well as small businesses.""The stability of the solution is good. We haven't had any breaches or crashes. It's been very stable for us.""We get alert messages whenever there is a new threat. We are notified at the firewall level that things are blocked, which keeps us in our comfort zone.""The ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) on scanning is the most valuable feature.""Provides good protection and security.""It also has an easy configuration. The feedback that we get from our customers is that it's a good product."

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"In the next release, I would like to see better integration of multi-factor authentication vendors.""We have run into some issues with scaling and limitations associated with some of the configurations.""We don't know how it will scale once we start putting more load on it.""I would like a way to do everything programmatically, or be able to copy the configs from different prices at different levels.""AWS doesn't integrate well with third-party firewalls.""On the cloud side, they need to come up with more HA solutions to support the multi-region.""The product could provide protection above Layer 3, which gets into the application layer and provides better visibility into those aspects of application security.""It can definitely improve on the performance."

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"Having an on-premise solution as well would be an option for some people, but they'll want to use a cloud solution for their sandboxing. Certain sites would want to keep all the checks done on an on-premise appliance. All the checking, rather than sending that up into a cloud engine.""I would say the solution needs a much simpler user interface, but the functionality of the firewall is quite extensive. You need the user interface to be that way. However, if there was a way to make the user interface a little easier, that would be great.""If anything at all, it would be some very minor updates that need to be done, but in terms of changes, nothing comes to mind.""SonicWall should promote their roadmap and improve their marketing to customers.""We would like to get immediate alerts from the alerting system without using third-parties.""The setup needs improvement. It needs to be made more user-friendly.""Could provide online training to allow customers to learn more about the product.""I would like to have better documentation before starting with deployment because the deployment is a bit complex."

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"Some parts of purchasing through AWS Marketplace are good, such as this product was easy to find and launch. Some of the other parts could be clearer in the AWS Marketplace, e.g., how to properly do an annual subscription.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable.""We found purchasing process the product on the AWS Marketplace to be very good.""The price is not bad. They have a yearly renewal fee, and the pricing is exactly where we expect it to be.""Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was simple, effective, and easy.""AWS is available as a AMI that you can purchase from the AWS Marketplace. Therefore, you need to purchase the licensing, since it is per AMI. Then, you deploy it on a regular EC2. Then, for on-premise, you can use both Palo Alto's software and hardware.""Because the solution was getting deployed on AWS, it was the best place to go and it was available there.""One of the factors for selecting Palo Alto was they had flexible pricing. They had a pay-as-you-go model. Comparable to other products, such as Check Point, the price point was definitely a plus."

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"When you compare it with other solutions, they are cheaper and more economical.""We get our value for our money.""It's thirty dollars per user and we have 30 users."

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Top Answer: I have been working with Palo Alto for more than 5 years now and I think I have worked with almost every other firewall platform out there. Palo Alto is my go to firewall for several reasons: Always a… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are web control and IPS/IDS.
Top Answer: The price of this solution is very high for some parts of Africa, which makes it a challenge. If it were lowered then it would be more popular.
Top Answer: It also has an easy configuration. The feedback that we get from our customers is that it's a good product.
Top Answer: The price should be more competitive. I would like to have better documentation before starting with deployment because the deployment is a bit complex.
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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.

SonicWall Capture, a cloud based service available with SonicWall firewalls, revolutionizes advanced threat detection and sandboxing with a multi-engine approach to stopping unknown and zero-day attacks at the gateway, and with automated remediation. Customers benefit from high security effectiveness, fast response times and reduced total cost of ownership.

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Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company18%
Healthcare Company9%
Retailer9%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider8%
University8%
Wholesaler/Distributor8%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise29%
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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is ranked 2nd in Advanced Threat Protection with 20 reviews while SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 7th in Advanced Threat Protection with 7 reviews. Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is rated 8.4, while SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection is rated 7.8. 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 SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection writes "Enables us to select the file if it's malicious and see what triggered it ". Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is most compared with Azure Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate-VM and Juniper SRX, whereas SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiSandbox, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection, RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM) and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense. See our Palo Alto Networks VM-Series vs. SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection report.

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