Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall Competitors and Alternatives

The top Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall competitors are
  • Fortinet FortiGate
  • Meraki MX Firewalls
  • Sophos XG
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW
Read reviews of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall competitors and alternatives
Aimee White
Real User
Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 13 2017

What do you think of Meraki MX Firewalls?

I was using the Meraki MX Firewall with a complete Meraki set up (WAPs over 43 acres) and, in general, it was a really lovely system to administer.  We had a problem with our MX100 and Meraki sent us a spare the next day so we'd have it on hand in case of issues - we did end up doing a swap to check if this solved the problem. The swap took less than an hour to have it up and running. Meraki products are great for swapping in and out and generally administering. I don't think you need to have much training to deal with most Meraki appliances - the user interface is very easy to sort. It's cloud based and I never had problems accessing it. I've taken some screenshots from the Meraki PDF on the MX100. This gives you an idea of the kind of thing you're going to see in...
David Hartt
Real User
‎Senior Vice President at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
May 27 2018

What do you think of Cisco Firepower NGFW?

Primary Use Case: We use it as a firewall and it has performed adequately. • Improvements to My Organization: It allows the securing of various network segments, based on use. • Valuable Features: DMZ segmentation, and IDS and IPS. • Use of Solution: One to three years. • Stability Issues: It is fairly stable. However, Cisco suffers from some integration issues with other products, but this product, as a standalone, is fine. There is a problem with the Cisco Catalyst Switches in terms of assembling bursts and having them interact properly with the Cisco Firepower. • Scalability Issues: The scalability is good. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Tech support has been good. • Previous Solutions: We've been using Cisco. Prior to this it was Cisco...
Real User
Owner at a tech services company
Nov 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* The prompt and knowledgeable support behind them. * Their reliability and their policy of pre-shipping replacements... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am a one-man show, so there is not much that can be done to improve the way that I function. However, these products... more»

What needs improvement?

I can't think of too much which they can improve upon. I just have not come across any situation where they have fallen... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing have to be taken in context with value. Fortinet is usually not the least expensive alternative... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have sold and supported other solutions in the past. Fortinet is not always the least-cost solution available, but... more»

What other advice do I have?

Anyone evaluating this product should consult the documentation available and plan out their solution before making a... more»

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