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Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is the #9 ranked solution in our list of top Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. It is most often compared to Darktrace: Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention vs Darktrace

What is Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention?

Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention pricing:
  • "The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower."
  • "The pricing could be lower."

Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention Reviews

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RS
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Easy to configure and easy to operate with great stability

Pros and Cons

  • "For those who want a next-gen firewall that's easy to configure and easy to operate, I think you should go for Palo Alto."
  • "The documentation needs to be improved. I need better information about how to configure it and what the best practices are."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to have as a gateway.

What is most valuable?

The dimensions is one of the most valuable features. WildFire is the sandbox solution from Palo Alto. No other sandbox solution can match WildFire.

What needs improvement?

The documentation needs to be improved. I need better information about how to configure it and what the best practices are. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention for a year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I don't have any stability problems with Palo Alto. Palo Alto is one of the greatest products in terms of stability. Compared to other solutions, Palo Alto is the most stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think it's very scalable, but in terms of the firewall, you need to define first where the firewall is located. You can deploy it anywhere, but it really depends on the environment of the customer.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not so complex but not so simple. It depends on the requirements of the deployment. Sometimes it should be simple but sometimes you need more knowledge to connect the device.

The deployment can take around one month. Sometimes the project manager wants to extend the session with the customer and maybe upgrade the migration. Then he asks the customer if there are any problems or is there are any additional issues that come up after the migration. In terms of the configuration, it takes less than five days but in terms of the project, we saw more cases that took around a month.

We only need a project manager and engineer for the deployment. Some deployments require additional engineers. From our customer's side, we usually discuss the deployment with the security team. 

What other advice do I have?

For those who want a next-gen firewall that's easy to configure and easy to operate, I think you should go for Palo Alto.

Palo Alto is a bit pricy compared to different models. Customers try to compare the price between other solutions, like Fortinet, Cisco, and Checkpoint. 

In the next release, I would like for Palo Alto to work on email protection. 

I would rate it a ten out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
Reviewer23
IT Infrastructure Manager at Jonah Energy
Real User
Top 10
The self-updating and self-alerting systems require very little management overhead

Pros and Cons

  • "Edge protection is a valuable feature."
  • "The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower. In comparison with other solutions, I believe they're quite competitive."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use this solution for general user security and protection. In our organization, there are around 250 users, using this solution.

How has it helped my organization?

Its simplified management interface, self-updating, and self-alerting systems require very little management overhead.

What is most valuable?

Edge protection is a valuable feature. Also, WildFire I think has been the most valuable active protection against a zero-day.

It's also very intuitive and user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for roughly five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Both the scalability and stability of this solution are fine for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is excellent; I would give them a nine out of ten — their response time could be better.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was pretty straightforward. 

What about the implementation team?

We had an SE help us with the installation.

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

The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower. In comparison with other solutions, I believe they're quite competitive.

What other advice do I have?

If you're going to use this solution, you should have a professional set it up for you.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. They're cutting edge. They're one of the leaders in the industry, and they're continuously improving their product.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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GG
Network Security administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
User-friendly, offers interesting features, has good URL filtering, and good threat prevention

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use cases for this solution is content fileting and threat prevention. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it's: User-friendly  Has interesting features  URL filtering  Threat prevention. 

What needs improvement?

We use four Palo Alto solutions in stand-alone mode and but it's hard to use when I use it in Panorama. Palo Alto's maintenance needs to be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a year and a half. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Palo Alto is quite stable. It's better than Cisco. We've had many issues with Cisco and experienced many bugs. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We've contacted customer support. I…

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use cases for this solution is content fileting and threat prevention. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it's:

  • User-friendly 
  • Has interesting features 
  • URL filtering 
  • Threat prevention. 

What needs improvement?

We use four Palo Alto solutions in stand-alone mode and but it's hard to use when I use it in Panorama. Palo Alto's maintenance needs to be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a year and a half. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Palo Alto is quite stable. It's better than Cisco. We've had many issues with Cisco and experienced many bugs. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We've contacted customer support. I would rate them a six out of ten. 

How was the initial setup?

The deployment was straightforward. It wasn't difficult for us. 

What about the implementation team?

We used a consultant for the deployment. They helped us to deploy the device. We were satisfied with their service. It's not as good as Cisco support. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. It's stable and doesn't have many bugs. 

I would rate it an eight out of ten. 

In order to make it a ten, they should improve their technical support. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
GG
Network Security administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Has an easy deployment and good stability

What is our primary use case?

We are in financial environment so we put it on premises and in the cloud.

What is most valuable?

Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features. 

What needs improvement?

In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention for eight years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Palo Alto is very stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We haven't confronted any issues.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment is easy.

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

Licensing is yearly-based. The pricing is…

What is our primary use case?

We are in financial environment so we put it on premises and in the cloud.

What is most valuable?

Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features. 

What needs improvement?

In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention for eight years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Palo Alto is very stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We haven't confronted any issues.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment is easy.

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

Licensing is yearly-based.

The pricing is higher compared to their competitors. I think Palo Alto is has the highest price.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Palo Alto to anybody looking for threat prevention. 

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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M.
Team Lead at pgascom
Real User
Top 20
A scalable and stable solution with a good interface and easily manageable features

What needs improvement?

The resource consumption should be addressed. The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement.  The pricing could be better. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We are currently using Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Our network and the stability are good. Authentication of the location is stable. Nothing is changed.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

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

The pricing could be lower. 

What other advice do I have?

I like the solution's interface. The features are very easy to manage. The firewall is responsible for a host of tasks, as we use it for the monitoring…

What needs improvement?

The resource consumption should be addressed. The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement. 

The pricing could be better. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We are currently using Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Our network and the stability are good. Authentication of the location is stable. Nothing is changed.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

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

The pricing could be lower. 

What other advice do I have?

I like the solution's interface.

The features are very easy to manage. The firewall is responsible for a host of tasks, as we use it for the monitoring of high power systems. The configuring of agents is easy. 

I rate Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention as a ten out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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