Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall Competitors and Alternatives

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BartVan Es
Real User
IT Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 22 2018

What is most valuable?

It's an easy, straightforward management platform to use.

How has it helped my organization?

We have currently bumped into several issues with the Stormshield firewall. It has some unexpected behavior in the... more»

What needs improvement?

* Better management of high availability features * Application awareness to a higher degree * VPN throughputs:... more»

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

They have a very interesting pricing for their devices. For mid-sized companies, they sell their appliances for good... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The reason why they chose Stormshield to begin with is unknown to me.

What other advice do I have?

I don't have many positive things to say about this firewall because we keep bumping into issues. Now, we are looking... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
CEO at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Nov 19 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Zscaler protection from external threats. It scrubs everything, email, worms and root problems from websites. It is protection, particularly for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution helps you establish a secure connection from your laptop to the closest Zscaler point of presence. So, you have protection anywhere in the world. That's the advantage... more»

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

The pricing is an issue. It is expensive if you have all of your users in the same location. It is expensive compared to other firewalls on the market.

What other advice do I have?

The solution's great, but you have to put it into context because of the pricing and the way it basically protects the device from anywhere. It is really more meant from highly... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Network Manager with 1-10 employees
Aug 08 2018

What do you think of Juniper SRX?

What is our primary use case?: The Juniper SRX that we have is being used as a firewall. Somehow, it is performing. The product is a normal router with basic firewall capacity. We don't have a dedicated firewall. Therefore, I don't have high expectations from Juniper.  • How has it helped my organization?: It helps us perform our daily jobs. • What is most valuable?: We are using it as a normal type of firewall. • What needs improvement?: I would like them to add a dashboard because it's difficult to operate. The product only has basic features. • For how long have I used the solution?: Less than one year. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: The stability is normal. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: The...
Abdy Sanjur
Real User
Gerente de Seguridad Informática at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 17 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

What is our primary use case?: I use Fortinet Fortigate. First of all, I use them as perimeter firewall. Secondly, I use it for a  data center firewall for internal segmentation. • How has it helped my organization?: The main benefit is the grouping of our security monitoring. I have all of my solutions from the same brand, Fortinet. I have only one console, one dashboard, all the security incidents that occurs on the network. • What is most valuable?: The Fortinet FortiGate product has original features that we use.  These features include: IPS Anti-Malware Web Application Firewall • What needs improvement?: I am looking to implement key authentication for admin access for the Fortinet product. • For how long have I used the solution?: Three to five years. •...
Fadil Kadrat
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jan 17 2019

What do you think of Cisco ASA?

What is our primary use case?: I have deployed Cisco ASA as a terminator firewall. Normally, I would have preferred to have a sandwich configuration for firewalls: One possible firewall that would make an internal firewall and another for an external firewall.  • How has it helped my organization?: Cisco ASA is best suited for our external firewall protection. • What is most valuable?: Its VPN and ASN features are very stable.  It is easy to configure.  • What needs improvement?: In terms of next-generation capabilities, Cisco is a little behind. It is way behind leaders like Palo Alto, Check Point and Fortinet. While Cisco is headed in the right direction, it will take several years for it to get there. • For how long have I used the solution?: More than five...

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