Palo Alto Networks Panorama Valuable Features

SN
Head of IT Department at a logistics company

The most valuable feature is the ease of use that comes from the GUI. I have found that you can do almost everything from the GUI. You rarely have to log into the CLI, at perhaps once in six months or a year.

This solution offers a lot of advanced functionality that is easy to deploy and not available from other vendors. An example of this is credential theft. Credentials are sometimes collected through phishing emails or websites, and this solution helps to reduce that type of attack. Every five minutes, Palo Alto updates the list of phishing websites. You can set up a profile to ensure that if anybody tries to access such a website, whether it be Http or https, then the attempt will be blocked.

Palo Alto will automatically monitor the contents of POST messages and check to see if they contain credentials such as a username and password. If they do then it may indicate an attempt to steal credentials by an external site. The traffic will be blocked, the incident will be reported, and the admin will be notified.

This solution makes the lives of security admins very easy in cases, as an example, for configuring IPS. If you want to secure traffic between any two zones, we need to make sure that the applications are identified, the users are identified, and all of the security profiles are applied. These including antivirus, anti-spyware, and IPS. This solution makes the configuration very easy.

Each firewall is treated as a security sensor where the firewall talks to the cloud and a machine running artificial intelligence helps to detect malware or other threats. This is an important step in the protection that this solution offers.

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SK
Lead Program Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The underlying technology is very good, considering that we are moving to a work-from-home environment.

Panorama is a straightforward tool. Palo Alto is comparative to other firewalls. Some firewall tools are more user friendly, and, from a technical perspective, it is very user friendly as well. It's not like Check Point. We use a setup for offshore development centers. For all those ODCs, we usually use a Palo Alto device. We have few perimeter firewalls which are Palo Alto but for the perimeter predominantly we use Check Point.

You don't need an overly experienced workforce to handle Palo Alto. It's very easy to use.

The solution if extremely flexible and scalable.

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RD
Director, Compliance and Risk Management at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are the management features like the ACL (Access Control List) management. These give us the capacity to make effective use of the capabilities of the product.   

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MS
Security Consultant

What I like most about this solution is that it allows me to push multiple policies on multiple followers at the same time. For instance, I can work on a policy and it gets submitted on more than one file. It is a good feature for me to have, because I have many branches, so it gives me the ability to implement more than one policy, or to implement one policy on multiple files. I like the ease of management for the policies in the all files.

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Technology consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable features of this solution are that its look & feel is exactly same as normal firewall, easy to explorer all of its features, also it has the Log Collector mode. This mode allows us to store our logs for two years in the solution itself. 

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LR
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The firewall rules and policies are the most valuable aspects of the solution.

The interface and dashboard are quite good. 

We haven't had any issues with the management of the solution.

The product offers good technical support and documentation.

We haven't had issues with scalability or performance. It's been very stable over the years.

I don't recall the initial setup giving us any troubles.

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Cloud Security Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The application ID or App-ID feature is a good feature for us. We are also using IPS and content inspection features. The firewall can inspect the packages that are passing through my network.

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AA
Senior Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's helpful that the solution allows us to control all the firewalls from one device. You can check and monitor all the devices also, from one website. It's also got easy troubleshooting capabilities.

The interface of Panorama is very user-friendly. It's easy to find and get information and create reports.

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CB
CTO at Patel3

The most valuable aspects of the solution are the backup to recovery, pushing out the patches, and scheduling. 

It also has good reporting capabilities in it as well.

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Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The solution works on a single pane of glass, so we have a good overview of everything happening.

We can easily look at security alerts.

Our team has the option to make configuration changes at any given time.

There are excellent reporting capabilities within the product.

The setup is quite easy.

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SE
Network Security Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees

I like its flexibility.

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RS
Network Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

Via the management display, you can actually manage multiple firewalls within it. We have multiple sites and are able to manage multiple firewalls very well.

The initial setup was straightforward.

The solution scales well.

The product has been quite stable so far.

Technical support is helpful and knowledgeable.

The user interface is pretty good.

The pricing of the product is fair. It's not too high.

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ML
Chief Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature in my opinion is the compliance capabilities that help us meet defined requirements. These features are very effective at identifying things that need to be properly hardened.  

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Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

One valuable feature is centralized management. We are able to manage it centrally for two to three remote offices, our head office and our data centers. So, it is very simple to manage.

The second valuable feature is that it stores a lot of the logs. When we require it, we can get the dump, and we can get the logs.

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MS
Senior Network & Security Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

It has shared profiles for all gateways. If I do not have Panorama, I need to create a separate profile for each and every gateway by logging into that particular gateway, but with Panorama, I can create a shared profile and just push it down to each and every gateway connected to it.

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MH
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable aspect of this solution is the ability to manage our devices centrally. Additionally, we can monitor the workforce connections, receive reports, and use the backup feature.

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IN
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The interface is very easy to use. You can do most jobs from one single console.

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LT
Security Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the Threat Intelligence.

It is easy to use.

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MM
Security Unit Manager at Digital Hub Egypt

The dashboards are very good on Palo Alto. They offer a centralized dashboard for managers as well.

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TM
Network Engineering Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The threat prevention and layer seven security features were the most used and important for us. All operations are quite good in this solution.

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DS
Senior Information Security Engineer at Westcon

What I really like about this program, is the easy integration of the firewalls and the core management interface, which is almost exactly the same as the single firewall.

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JE
Regional Manager, Management Information Systems at a wellness & fitness company with 501-1,000 employees

I think the centralized management is a valuable feature because you can set corporate wide policies and push it out to all the firewalls without touching each one. 

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RN
Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

When a customer has many locations and they would like to push policies to all of the firewalls from one central location, Panorama is the product that enables customers to do this. They can configure templates and push them out to all locations. This makes it easy to manage.

All of the reports and events from different locations can be managed centrally.

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Information Security Architect at Integrity360

The ability to manage a large number of firewalls from a single point is most valuable.

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SF
Executive Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is WildFire.

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SK
Project Specialist at integra software

The reporting is great.

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HK
Network Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

Centralized firewall management and update management are the most valuable features.

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Asesor - Consultor de redes y seguridad TI en Agrosuper at Agrosuper

Panorama is very easy, easy to administrate, and easy to control.

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Learn what your peers think about Palo Alto Networks Panorama. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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