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Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is the #8 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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Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention Customers

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention pricing:
  • "If you want to have all of the good features then you have to pay extra for licensing."
  • "The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower."
  • "It is an expensive solution and I would like to see a drop in price."
  • "The pricing could be lower."

Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention Reviews

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MV
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to install, use, and manage, with extended trial-license options available

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for the security of our organization. It protects the LAN and WAN traffic. We have two boxes that have this solution for threat prevention. Some of our servers also have Palo Alto agents installed on them. We have an on-premises deployment.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the simplicity, transparency, and overall ease of management."
  • "The price of licenses should be lowered to make it less costly to scale our solution."

What other advice do I have?

Security in business is an important issue. There is a difference between the quote and the end price of the end product. Some vendors are impressed with the numbers they see on paper, then they start to use it and compare it and assess the ratio between the quote, security, and final price of the end product. It is important to consider the people who will maintain the solution. For example, if you don't have a large team in your organization, then one person is tasked with several duties, as opposed to having several departments with equal responsibilities. These are all things to consider…
SA
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
A scalable, stable solution that has effective suspicious IP protection

Pros and Cons

  • "With the IP address flag, I was able to see that I was being hacked. The moment there was an interaction between somebody on my network and that IP, the solution was able to flag it, and we were able to protect ourselves."
  • "Sometimes when you want to group a set of ports, and communicate with Palo Alto, you cannot group TCP and UDP ports together. This needs to be adjusted."

What other advice do I have?

We use both the cloud and on-premises deployment models. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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RS
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Easy to configure and easy to operate with great stability

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to have as a gateway.

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 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.
Reviewer23
IT Infrastructure Manager at Jonah Energy
Real User
Top 10
The self-updating and self-alerting systems require very little management overhead

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.

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 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.
GG
Network Security administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
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…
TS
Managing Director at Teceze
MSP
The malware protection feature saves us a lot of time

Pros and Cons

  • "I find the malware protection very handy."
  • "I think they can use some improvement on FID."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, I rate this solution a nine. In the next version, I would like to see a drop in price and more stability.
GG
Network Security administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
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…
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…
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