Most Helpful Review
It's an easy, straightforward management platform to use. Their support needs improvement, as they could not help us...
It is reliable and the support is very good.
In the newer version, there are 3850s, all of them are scalable. They fit better into the medium or small businesses.
They now know the details about their network traffic that they did not know before: Applications that they are using and some application they did not know they were using.
A solid operating system with all the necessary data center security features.
We have reduced the number of configuration lines by 90%. We need fewer number of admins right now because of it.
It scales linearly with load and no issues.
We now know a lot more detail about what our users are doing on the network.
It is very stable. It is fairly easy to use.
It's an easy, straightforward management platform to use.
From time to time, they have released some content updates that have some issues, maybe twice a year.
There are various reports that come with the box or with the VMware, but you can only run them daily.
All areas need improvement: manufacturing, education, financial, etc.
The user-friendliness of the UI could be improved.
The interface is all Java-based. I would prefer an HTML5 interface.
Just sometimes it can be a bit sluggish navigating through pages. That is just purely because of Java.
The biggest issue was their support department was not able to help us, then everything stops. This is a no-go area for me.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I know Palo Alto is not cheap. They have been telling me, the members of the finance team, it is not a cheap solution. It is a solution whose target is that no matter how big your organization is, small, medium, or large, it is about the maturity of your security team or infrastructure team whom you want to work with.
It is a little bit of crazy if you compare it to Vanguard, Sophos, or even Cisco. The newest version of Cisco, the Next-Generation Firewall of Cisco, is less expensive than Palo Alto. It is more comparable to Check Point.
For licensing, It depends how they want to use the firewall. The firewall can be used only for IPS purposes. If you only want that firewall IPSs, you will only need a license that is called threat prevention. That license, threat prevention, includes vulnerabilities, antivirus signatures and one additional measure (that I can't remember), but it includes three measures and security updates.
The box, if you do not want to buy the threat prevention license in the box, you can buy it only with the support license. It is for the support of the hardware. It works like a simple firewall. It integrates what it calls user IDs and application IDs. If you do not buy any other license, only the firewall, Palo Alto will also help you improve a lot of your security.
The licensing is pretty much like everyone else.
When you have a client compare box against box, a lot of times Palo Alto is a bit more expensive, but its network firewalls have a very rich ratio.
Do not buy larges box if you do not need them. Rightsizing is a great task to do beforehand.
For what you get, it does do what it says. It is a good value for an enterprise firewall.
For mid-sized companies, they sell their appliances for good prices.
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Also Known As
|Also Known As||NETASQ Firewalls|
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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.
|NETASQ's integrated intrusion prevention engine uses protocol conformity analysis, application filtering and antivirus analysis to inspect authorized traffic flows and strengthen application security. NETASQ enables you to establish and configure user-based security policies, giving you greater control over which network resources each user is authorized to access.|
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|Sample Customers||Warren Rogers Associates||ACESUR group, Ministry of Education Oman, Anios Laboratories, Zain, DLM Location|