Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Pros and Cons

Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Pros

AB
reviewer1232628
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
This is arguably the best security protection that you can buy.
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Georges Samaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
From my experience, comparing it to other products, the granularity you can have in the application is very good. The application detection is excellent. It's certainly one of the best.
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Jonny Su
IS&S Europe and Global Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are the threat prevention and policy-based routing features.
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MG
Mark Gleghorn
President at MT-Data
The solution allows us to set parameters on where our users can go. We can block certain sites or ads if we want to.
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Mahmoud Salaheldin
Security Unit Manager at EEMC
The initial setup was very easy.
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TM
reviewer1001214
Sr. Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It's one of the best products I've worked with. It's typically a market leader on Gartner. It's a very respected brand.
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SZ
reviewer1461459
Team Lead Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It's a next-generation firewall and it's pretty stable. You don't have to worry about if you restart it for some maintenance. It will just come back.
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Leandro Cardoso
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is secure, easy, and good. Based on my knowledge, the customers really like the feature where when users connect to the PC or just turn on the PC, the VPN is turned on automatically. They don't have to insert any credentials. This is one of the most valuable features for customers.
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JJ
reviewer1355130
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
I love the Policy Optimizer feature. I am also completely happy with its stability.
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MA
Mustafa Arrabi
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I found Palo Alto NG firewalls more intuitive compared to other products. I value the capability to identify a cloud solution.
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Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls Cons

AB
reviewer1232628
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The only real drawback to this product is that it is expensive. But you get what you pay for and there is no way to put a price on top-notch security.
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Georges Samaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution would benefit from having a dashboard.
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Jonny Su
IS&S Europe and Global Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I think they need to have a proper hardware version for a smaller enterprise. We had to go to a very high-end version which is very expensive. If we chose the lower-end version, it would not meet our goals. A middle-end is missing in its portfolio.
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MG
Mark Gleghorn
President at MT-Data
We're working with the entry-level appliances, so I don't know what the higher-end ones are like, however, on the entry-level models I would say commit speeds need to be improved.
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Mahmoud Salaheldin
Security Unit Manager at EEMC
The advanced manual protection needs to be improved a little bit because they used to make a cloud manual analysis for the cloud.
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TM
reviewer1001214
Sr. Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The pricing of the solution is quite high. It's one of the most expensive firewall solutions on the market.
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SZ
reviewer1461459
Team Lead Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sometimes some of the applications the customer has do not respond as they normally should.
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Leandro Cardoso
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We always need to have a cable connected to the management interface in order to access the web interface. If I am only testing a solution for a client with a low-level firewall, which is a small series like PA-820 or PA-220, I will have to connect one more cable for the management interface. Most of the time, I already have so many cables, and adding one more can be an issue. I don't think it is something that they can improve.
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JJ
reviewer1355130
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Its reporting can definitely be improved. I would like to have better graphical dashboards and more widgets for more clarity in the reporting area. In a third-generation firewall, you can generate some dashboards. It provides the information that we need, but from the C-level or a higher-level perspective, it is kind of rough and incomplete. Its data loss prevention (DLP) feature is not good enough. Currently, this feature is very basic and not suitable for enterprises. It would be nice if they can include a better DLP feature like Fortinet. We would like to have a local depot of Palo Alto in Latin America. Competitors such as Cisco and Check Point have a local depot here. If there is an issue with their hardware, you can go to the depot, and in about four hours, you can get a replacement device, but that's not the case with Palo Alto Networks because we need to import from Miami. It takes about two to three weeks.
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Mustafa Arrabi
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The scalability compared to other products is not good. You need to change the box whenever you want your number of connection sessions to increase.
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Learn what your peers think about Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
501,151 professionals have used our research since 2012.