Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Initial Setup

Christian Amaya
Support Engineer & IT Professional at SISAP
You will need to know what are you doing with the firewall. It's different than Sophos or Fortinet where you only need to click two or three times, and it puts you in engaged mode in the simplest way. With Palo Alto, you need to know where you are going to be implementing and what architectures you want. It is not complicated, but it is not as easy as Sophos or Fortinet, because when you start with these two firewalls, the quick setup wizard chooses for you and it automatically creates for you network rules. With Palo Alto, you need to do all those steps manually, but it is somewhat better because it gives you the flexibility to choose how you want your network set up and how you are going to segment the networks. View full review »
reviewer658821
Technical Lead Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
The hardware install was mildly complex; it was somewhere in the middle. It was just about working out the best way to monitor our traffic, because you can have a segregation of interfaces. You can use something called vwire, which is like a bump in the wire, or you can use Layer 3 interfaces. It was just working out which way to go with. We could not really configure the Layer 3 interface solution properly, so we just went for a different setup. It was not overly complex. There was enough information online and enough support. There is enough info in the community on their website to allow you to do what you need to do. View full review »
Pradeep Kurra
Cloud Practice Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is easy to install. You buy it on the AWS Marketplace, then you just install it. You have already purchased the license and everything else. It is easy to configure and use. View full review »
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Rene Ortega
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
It is very simple. They have a very unique approach to simplicity. You have to do some basic set up to some parts where it will be needed. Therefore, it is simple compared to Cisco or Check Point. Also, it is very flexible. View full review »
Sachin Sheth
Director of Cloud Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Integration on on our AWS environment was one of the points that we liked about it. View full review »
SystemAd6a48
System Administrator at DeepMap
The integration and configuration on our AWS environment was pretty simple. We did not have to ask any questions about anything on it, so it was good. View full review »
Pavan Tipirneni
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
We have been happy with the configuration and implementation on the AWS environment. View full review »
Adao Costa
Managing Partner with 11-50 employees
It was easy to deploy. The deployment works well. View full review »
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