Palo Alto Networks K2-Series Valuable Features

Maaz Khan
Network Security & Virtualization at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The thing I like the most about Palo Alto is that the IPS system is the strongest you can get. Even if you check with resources like the NSS Labs or Gardner — anywhere else — they all say it has the strongest IPS. It holds true even over the past five years. They are the leaders in the field. The reason I believe in my eyes that the IPS is the most valuable feature in Palo Alto is that the IPS is basically protecting everything. I think every two or three hours the database for the IPS signatures gets updated. One more feature of Palo Alto, which is not in Fortinet if you compare, is decryption. Palo Alto firewalls are doing SSL inspection and they are doing decryption as well. If we need SSL inbound inspection it is available in Palo Alto but Fortinet does not have this feature. They are not doing SSL inbound inspection. It is one more thing I would like to include as a positive feature of Palo Alto in my opinion. View full review »
Same Ibrahim
Security Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's a very good product, simple to use. The visibility is very, very important, and that's good with Palo Alto. The solution has simple integrations with the domain controllers and other inventories, which the endpoint traps by cloud which is very important. It's an easy firewall, very easy to configure, to monitor, and to use. It's easier than Forte, for example. View full review »
reviewer1271676
IT Specialist at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Our organization liked the fact that it wasn't just firewalls that handled addresses and ports. It also handles actual URL inspections. The solution is at the cutting edge of technology. The solution has good at controlling restricted access. Palo Alto has better and finer controls than, say, Cisco or Check Point. The solution is very strong from a security standpoint. View full review »
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reviewer918912
Data Center - Assistant Group Manager (Information Security) at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
This company is a leader in the space. The company is inventive and always adds a lot of great features. The support on the solution is excellent. The initial setup is pretty easy. View full review »
reviewer1270158
System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Palo Alto has an approach that makes the configuration easier not only for the customers but also for the IT help for the customers. View full review »
reviewer1360608
Security Technical Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This firewall is very good for our customers because they don't have to write their own rules for adding an application. The WildFire feature is very good. Using Panorama and the web interface makes it easy to manage. View full review »
Aleksandar Jovanovic
System Engineer at E-smart systems
For me personally, the support, in general, is the feature I have found most valuable. Palo Alto boasts a lot of great features that cover all markets from small businesses to large enterprises. It's very easy to see everything on the dashboards. It would be nice if it could easily be integrated with Elasticsearch or Nagios for monitoring and reporting. View full review »
Hamada Elewa
System Engineer - Security Presales at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This Palo Alto firewall is easy to manage. You just implement it and forget about it. The Panorama management tool is very easy to use. The documentation is good. View full review »
Mina Adel
Cyber Security Engineer at Infort
Palo Alto has a unique solution for DNS security, which is very good. It includes signatures for the domains and machine learning functionality. It is currently the most popular feature for our customers. View full review »
reviewer1057956
Hardware Engineer with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is security. View full review »
Ashraf-Sadek
CSD Manager at BTC
The most valuable features are the virtualization of the firewall and the antivirus. View full review »
reviewer846642
Network Engineer at a international affairs institute with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is availability. View full review »
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