Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB Competitors and Alternatives

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TonyMoore
CEO at Virtual Tech Computers Solutions
Real User
Top 20
Sep 27, 2020
Prevent unauthorized use of network resources and integrate branch offices with reliability

What is our primary use case?

Some of our uses for this product are on-premise-based and then some are cloud-based. Mostly, we are cloud-based right now because we are getting away from physical architecture moving forward into the cloud as is Cisco. It allows going from considering CapEx (Capital Expenditure) to OpEx (Operating Expense, Operating Expenditure). That is one of the important things that it allows us to do. It is easier to have solutions cloud-based when it makes sense. All the updates and maintenance get taken care of on their side which is a benefit. On the cloud, we have both public and private services… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Completely integrates branch offices with perimeter security."
  • "The capabilities for scalability with this product are huge"
  • "Cisco is head-and-shoulders above all of the competition when it comes to technical support."
  • "The pricing is the only con for this product."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people and companies considering this solution is to just do the research. Do compatibility research to compare with the other solutions that are out there. Definitely make sure that the firewall you choose is designed for your network architecture, application-layer attacks, and virus and worm protection. If that coverage is what you are looking for and you have an analog phone system. You might not be ready to go to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) yet because you do not want to lose the phones that you have got. Some people add to that base as they scale. We can use…
ZhulienKeremedchiev
Lead Network Security Engineer at TECHNOCORE LTD
Real User
Top 20
Feb 8, 2021
Flexible, scalable, and stable, but needs more intuitive interface

What is our primary use case?

The solution works on a base set of rules to detect malicious traffic or certain exploits, which can be done from both the outside and inside network.

Pros and Cons

  • "In the virtual deployment, you have a couple of choices depending on your needs and how much bandwidth you have that needs to be inspected."
  • "Cisco can do better on their documentation because the product is really hard to understand."

What other advice do I have?

Before this version of the solution, it was like a normal IPS. The source for IPS was bought by Cisco, and now it is integrated into the Firepower Threat Defense. The Firepower Defense is a unified image of both the previous firewall which Cisco had, the ASA, and the source for IPS. Currently, the FTD is like a UTM device, a unified threat management device, because it has firewall capabilities and IPS capabilities. I am going to continue using this solution even though I enjoyed using their main competitors product from Palo Alto. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Cisco NGIPS…
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