Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention Overview

Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is the #11 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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Information Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Valuable next generation firewall features

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for Palo Alto Threat Prevention is related to the placement of files in a laboratory test environment. We use Palo Alto Threat Prevention for network testing.

How has it helped my organization?

I can't give an example of how Palo Alto has improved our organization because we are using this product in test networks.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Palo Alto Threat Prevention for our company is the next generation firewall.

What needs improvement?

The organization mail security solutions could be improved. There is no mail security solution available.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Palo Alto Threat Prevention is…
SHAIKAHMED
Head Of Information Security at SAUDI PARAMOUNT COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Real User
Total Solution for Content Filtering & Intelligent Firewalls

What is our primary use case?

For a total overall solution, Palo Alto Threat Prevention can satisfy most of your needs as a company. Right now, we are implementing Cisco ASA and renewing our Palo Alto license.

Pros and Cons

  • "Most of the features of Palo Alto Threat Prevention are alright. I recommend features like content filtering, IP address, & intelligent firewalls. The reporting feature is very good."
  • "Generally, to deploy it will take some downtime, about a day."

What other advice do I have?

If you are a first time user, you should be pretty pleased with it. I would rate Palo Alto Threat Prevention a nine out of ten.
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Ang Sokroeurn
Information Security Officer at National Bank of Cambodia
Real User
Protects us from cyber attacks and malware

What is our primary use case?

We use the firewall in the network.

How has it helped my organization?

It protects us from cyber attacks.

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is the anti-malware protection.

What needs improvement?

Right now we are focusing on email. If Palo Alto can increase the features related to email filtering and the new malware, it would help us protect our systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think the stability is better than Fortinet or Check Point

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is there, for an enterprise network or a big company. It's good. It can support many endpoints and servers. We have over…
JB
General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Enables us to control the amount of bandwidth an application is allowed to consume and is extremely scalable

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers of this solution so we facilitate technical services to our clients. We maintain Palo Alto for what we are responsible for maintaining, on the latest version of the software.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a monster, it's got so many beautiful features. We do deal with other firewalls and we've got a better idea of what other firewalls' capabilities are, any comparison with the Palo Alto I liked the quality of service on the applications that you can control the amount of bandwidth an application is allowed to consume. The best feature is the quality of the application quality of service."
  • "In Africa, the technical support is probably not as good as in Europe and the USA because it's a specific premium support, partner-enabled premium support and all of that. But it's really good, I don't really have any complaints, it's fairly good. I'll give them 80%."

What other advice do I have?

It's a brilliant product, we periodically look at several other firewalls to stay on top of their capabilities and so on, and it's the best bang for your buck that you can get. Some of the other firewalls are starting to catch up. I implemented a baby, which could be regarded as a baby Palo Alto firewall. We pushed through in a single day with everything switched on, all the capabilities switched on, we pushed through 4.3 terabytes of data per day. Which is phenomenal for such a baby, little firewall, with all the capabilities switched on, it's absolutely mind-boggling that it handled that…
RA
Module Lead
Real User
A stable product that can alert you quickly to firewall threats

What other advice do I have?

It is one of the best services out there.
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