Palo Alto Networks Panorama Overview

Palo Alto Networks Panorama is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Firewall Security Management tools. It is most often compared to AWS Firewall Manager: Palo Alto Networks Panorama vs AWS Firewall Manager

What is Palo Alto Networks Panorama?

Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.

Palo Alto Networks Panorama Buyer's Guide

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Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 21, 2019
It has freed up staff time, which is where we are seeing ROI

What is our primary use case?

It is our end all, be all, for all of our firewalls throughout the regions that we support.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has made our ROIs easier, but consolidating the correlation of data into one single point, which is pretty great."
  • "We had some challenges with the initial setup, but it was more on a learning curve basis."

What other advice do I have?

Ensure you get professional services with the tool. We are very satisfied with everything that they provides us. This product has significantly helped with implementing new leadership strategy, getting metrics, and being able to actually assign a risk floor.
Network Architect at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Mar 19, 2019
Provides a quicker response time to vulnerabilities and more visibility into traffic flows

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is the centralized management of our firewalls.

Pros and Cons

  • "It provides a quicker response time to vulnerabilities and more visibility into traffic flows."
  • "My pain point is the automation process is not well-documented. There are some things that they could improve on there."

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking at getting a Palo Alto firewall, then you should probably at least look into Panorama. Because if you start out just putting in firewalls and you don't have this, you will be kicking yourself that you didn't have this from day one. If you have just one firewall out there, maybe you don't need it. However, if you have two or three, then you should probably get it to be in front of a lot of the features which you will want eventually. It is pretty solid product. Our security program is fairly immature compared to other enterprises, and this product has definitely helped us…
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Bruce Bennett
Sr. Systems Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Jun 14, 2017
It can manage devices in groups based on their use. The application ID capabilities have been useful for things like Active Directory.

Pros and Cons

  • "Firewalls: The application ID capabilities have been very useful for things like Active Directory, and not having to identify every port that Microsoft has decided to use."
  • "The ability to add scheduled jobs would be a significant improvement. Panorama has the ability to push out OS updates, but it would be nice to be able to schedule those updates so not to affect the site during normal business hours."

What other advice do I have?

Talk to other customers. Start with the ones recommended by the vendor, but also in forums as well. Everyone understands that recommended customers are handpicked and forums can be contain spurned customers. But if you look for information regarding specific functions that you need, you can find more useful information. Make sure if you hear something glowing from a vendor recommended customer about a function, check on that function online.