Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Primary Use Case

reviewer1232628
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
We use both the NG and VM series of Palo Alto firewalls. We sell and install them for clients to provide the best security that money can buy. Additionally, adding SD WAN on the same edge device has made an all-in-one, security-edge-intelligent routing solution possible without sacrificing performance or a secure environment. View full review »
Georges Samaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We primarily use the solution as a firewall. View full review »
Jonny Su
IS&S Europe and Global Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution as a firewall. We use it for VPN setup, threat protection, and for internet breakout also. We actually deploy several different versions. We have a TA200, a PA820, and a PA3200 series. View full review »
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Mark Gleghorn
President at MT-Data
We primarily use the solution for the firewalls. We're also using the next-gen features to shape what's going on. For example, to figure out what is allowed out and what isn't allowed out on a layer-7 application-aware firewall. We can block based on the application, as opposed to port access. View full review »
Mahmoud Salaheldin
Security Unit Manager at EEMC
Upstream and data center NGFW. View full review »
reviewer1001214
Sr. Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The solution is typically used for antivirus and antimalware purposes, to help protect an organization against attacks. View full review »
reviewer1461459
Team Lead Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The solution can be used in the data center it can be used as perimeter firewalls and gateways as well. It can be used anywhere. From the systems side, the data center side, or I typically recommend that it be deployed in a VM, as it may be able to see the internet traffic and specifically it would basically look into the details of a virtualized environment as well. View full review »
Leandro Cardoso
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are an integrator. We test and deploy Palo Alto Firewall and GlobalProtect VPN solutions for our customers. We use Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall for protecting the network and filtering, and we use the GlobalProtect VPN for people who work from home. I work with many different versions because we have many customers. I usually don't use the most recent version. I use the version before the most recent version. Our customers are big as well as small companies. We have customers with I-Series products, and we also have a small series like PA-820 or PA-220 for small companies. We also do maintenance. If customers have any problems or issues with the solution, they contact us, and we provide support. View full review »
reviewer1355130
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We mainly use it for perimeter protection between the internet and the local network. We are using it for application control. We exploit the applications with some policies about how the network traffic is going to be from the local LAN to the external network and vice versa. We are protecting our network from outsiders and stopping them from getting into the network. View full review »
Mustafa Arrabi
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our solution is now based on clustering and load balancing. We can add more nodes to our environment to accommodate the new load within our company. We have about 2,000 to 2,300 users on Palo Alto NG firewall support. Palo Alto has a line of products for different customers. If you do the sizing it from the beginning, considering that you are a growing company, it is fine. You need to plan for the future, which means that you have to pay in advance through investment. With Palo Alto NG Firewalls, the cost will be higher. View full review »
Khawaja AhsanZia
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I'm a network security engineer and we are platinum partners with Palo Alto. View full review »
reviewer1114245
Technology Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is for the perimeter connection of our clients in the network. Our client brings their services to their clients, and they have the option to connect to a webpage. With Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls they can safely provide a username and password to their clients. It is mainly on-premise, because the majority of the clients at this point want that kind of option. But many of them are already asking for the cloud option, like Prisma, for example. View full review »
Asad Mukhtar
Information Security Specialist at UAEU
We are basically using a double protection layer in which we take care of all our DMV, VPN, tunnels, and internal network. We are basically using it for application based configuration controlling our traffic on applications with layers four to seven. We are customers of Palo Alto and I'm an information security specialist. View full review »
Denis L
Sales Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The primary use for this product is for security as a firewall by a sales engineer for the guest environment. View full review »
MIhajlo MItev
System Administrator at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
We use it as a firewall. We have VPN, IPSec, or site-to-site VPN. We also protect our few internal web services. View full review »
reviewer1360215
Server Administrator and Operation Manager at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
We primarily use the product for web browsing and in order to protect some sites that we are publishing to the web internet. View full review »
reviewer1469877
Senior Network & Security Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Normally, we use our firewall at the perimeter level. We are using Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls as a firewall as well as using a few of their functionalities like the Vulnerability Protection, its IPS module. Additionally, we have remote VPN's on those firewalls, like GlobalProtect. So we are using all the features which are provided by Palo Alto. View full review »
reviewer1386969
Security Presales Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We are a system and development company, and we sell this solution and many other solutions to our customers. We work on all the models, not a specific one. The model depends on the sizing. We also consider future expansion of a customer's environment for deploying a model. View full review »
reviewer1132443
User
I use the PA-220 to protect the LAN at my small-ish (about twenty people) office. We have several remote users who use the GlobalProtect VPN. As we move into a data center for hosting, I'll buy a second PA-220 to set up a site-to-site VPN. We also have a VM-50 for internal testing and lab use. View full review »
Rakesh Rawat
Network Engineer at Acliv Technologies Pvt Ltd
We use this solution to block malicious or suspicious activity by creating policies that define which action should be blocked or allowed. View full review »
reviewer1485417
Partner Alliance Director at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for our internal network. View full review »
Kumar_Rajesh
Vice President & Head Technology Transition at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We have multiple IPS applications, and other multiple use cases. View full review »
VinodPol
Vice President and Head - IT Telecom, Software License Management and Collaboration at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use this firewall as part of our overall security solution. It is used to protect our perimeter on the internet side. We have the on-premises version installed for our offices and the cloud-based version for our cloud offerings. For our cloud setup, we use both Azure and AWS. View full review »
reviewer1503963
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for LAN users, internet access, and more. The NG Firewall has many functions like user control, access control for servers, natural controls based on applications, schedules, ports, RTs, and IPS functionality with antivirus or security functionality. We also use it to control internet access, traffic shaping for bandwidth control, and fraud prevention. View full review »
Antonio El Khoury
System Engineer at IRIS
We resell products by Palo Alto and Cisco, and this next-generation firewall by Palo Alto is one of the products that we are familiar with. View full review »
Jean Maurice Prosper
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I primarily use this solution for the core banking network. It's for core security. So it's to protect against intrusion, to protect against any kind of cyber attack that can happen to it. It protects our core infrastructure. View full review »
Aleksandar Jovanovic
System Engineer at E-smart systems
We use this solution for WAN routing, NAT, VPN tunnels, granular security policies, URL filtering, antivirus, threat prevention, sandboxing, decryption, high availability, and reporting. View full review »
EmreBektas
Senior Technical Consultant at Exclusive GRP
We're customer facing; each customer uses it for a different purpose. Some use NG Firewalls for IPS capability, some for application capabilities, these kinds of things. View full review »
reviewer1140534
Director, Middle East, East India & SAARC at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We were mainly using it because we had two ISP links, so it was a kind of gateway device. Whenever a link went down, the firewall used to automatically switch over to the secondary link so that the internet connectivity is kind of highly available. View full review »
reviewer1290441
Cyber Security Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case was for perimeter protection. View full review »
reviewer1483797
Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I deploy this solution for our clients. Firewalls can be used when you want to achieve SD-WAN connectivity. In a client's VPN or site-to-site VPN, it can be used to secure networks locally. If you have an extender or server room, you can secure your IT infrastructure for your servers. The solution can be installed on edge to protect your internal network. If you have services running on AWS or Google Cloud, or Alibaba Cloud, it can be deployed there. Some clients have a hybrid kind of infrastructure. I'm a service delivery engineer and network security lead and we are customers of Palo Alto. View full review »
reviewer1447032
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We deploy and provide support for this solution to our customers. The use case depends on customer requirements because Palo Alto Next Generation Firewall can be used as a data center firewall, perimeter firewall or on the cloud for a perimeter firewall or used with communications. Some customers use it for global protect connectivity. I am a senior network engineer and we are partners with Palo Alto Networks. View full review »
reviewer1498575
IT Architect at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
In manufacture, we use this solution as a firewall and an internal gateway. Additionally, we use it for traffic control which keeps strategic traffic separate from production traffic. View full review »
reviewer1460898
Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are a solution provider and one of the Palo Alto products that we implement for our clients is the Next-Generation Firewall. It is used to protect your workflows in cloud environments, be it Azure, AWS, or Google. It can also protect your applications' databases that are on-premises. View full review »
Ibrahim Ghanem
Head of Information Network Security at FRA
We use the firewall for securing the data center. We have designed it to be a two-stage firewall. We have a perimeter firewall which is not Palo Alto, and then the Palo Alto firewall which is acting as a data center firewall. We are securing our internal network, so we have created different security zones. And we assign each zone a particular task. View full review »
MD.SIHAB TALUKDAR
System Engineer at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
We are using this solution for IDS, IPS, and VPN services. Also, we are using it for gateway purposes. The development team accesses the data center, and the file intrusion prevention policy. View full review »
NGfrwall677
Sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
I use the solution for firewalls. View full review »
Thameem Ansari
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We use this product as our perimeter firewall. View full review »
reviewer1371849
CIO/CTO at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We primarily use this product to protect our network. View full review »
AnkitMittal
Network Engineer at Vibs
We are a solution provider and this is one of the firewalls that we implement for our clients. View full review »
Humbert Choi
Cyber Security Trainee at Macroview Telecom Limited
We are a solution provider and this is one of the firewall solutions that we implement for our customers. We present this product to customers and also handle the onsite installation. Our clients use it to secure their network infrastructure. View full review »
Jan Hammer
Marine Consultant/Captain/Senior DPO at Jan Arild Hammer
We use it to control what users may access internally and externally, which covers everything. We are using its latest version. The model that we are using is 3220. View full review »
Shrihari Taluri
Senior Network Security Engineer at Locuz Enterprise Solutions Ltd
We are using this firewall for security purposes. View full review »
Kenichi Harada
Assistant Manager at Net One Systems
Our primary use case was to configure our PSAs for our customized configuration. View full review »
Mike Hancock
Vice President, Security Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution for Zero Trust Data Center Segmentation with layer 2 Palo Alto firewalls. Segmentation has allowed us to put servers into Zones based off VLAN tags applied at the Nutanix level and can change "personalities" with the change of a VLAN tag. Palo Alto calls the "Layer 2 rewrite". By default, all traffic runs through a pair of 5000 series PAs and nothing is trusted. All North and South, East and West traffic is untrusted. No traffic is passed unless it matched a rule in the firewalls. There is a lot of upfront work to get this solution to work but once implemented adds/moves/changes are easy. View full review »
Partnerf4b9
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mohamed Farouk
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I'm using many solutions. I'm working as a CTO for a big company here. I work with Palo Alto and Cisco. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
464,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.