Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Other Advice

Pradeep Kurra
Cloud Practice Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would recommend the product, and tell people, "Go for it." It has not disappointed us for the purpose that we use it. It is really matured in the networking area. Because of our use case, we didn't have to integrate the product with anything else. The AWS side of the product is a seven out of ten rating. The on-premise side of the product is a ten out of ten for a rating. View full review »
Kofi Otchere
ICT Infrastructure Specialist (E-Transform Project) at Ministry of Communications and Information
I have been using Palo Alto since version 6.0, and I am currently evaluating the latest one, version 9.1. My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to try the trial version first. It is good for 30 days and it can actually be used because it is the full product. You can test all of the scenarios and try the next-generation features. You can use features like the VPN GlobalProtect and actually see it work. The same with URL filtering and antivirus. Overall, this is a great next-generation firewall. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
Sachin Sheth
Director of Cloud Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Identify a use case first of all. If the use case is a match, then use the product. We use it in the cloud for both AWS and non-AWS versions. The AWS version is far better. It works seamlessly and integrates very well with some other services. We have integrated it with Splunk for the security aspects and with identity and access management for configuration purposes. View full review »
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VishalGilatar
IT Security Head with 1,001-5,000 employees
I highly recommend this service compared to other vendors. It has everything included in one platform including IPS, IDS, and antivirus. By using the Palo Alto initial configuration, it is going to block many threats from day one and it is pretty easy to do. You don't have to have an in-house technical team that is capable of doing that. You don't require that kind of knowledge, which is important because many people don't understand IDS, IPS, or file blocking. They need experience. With Palo Alto, a normal person with perhaps a year of technical experience will understand how to configure the firewall and generate reports. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
SystemAd6a48
System Administrator at DeepMap
Talk to their technical services to make sure you are getting the right size solution for what you want to do. The product is easy use. I don't have to think twice when I am using it. I know it is doing its job. Customer support has been great. We are using both the AWS and on-premise versions. Both versions are about the same. The interface is nice and easy to configure. I like that it seems like it is one platform to manage. View full review »
Dan Rabinowitz
Director of Infrastructure at Arcadia
Do a demo. Set one up and try it. We have used both the physical and AWS versions. The physical version is a good product. However, in an AWS environment, the ability to automate and scale pieces of it are critical. We integrated a couple other products with it, which seems to be working well. View full review »
Pavan Tipirneni
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
I would recommend to try it out. View full review »
Michael Robtoy
Infrastructure Team Lead at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
It is a good product, but there is room for improvement. We use this with Microsoft AD, N2WS, IIS, MySQL, MS SQL, and a number of proprietary applications. View full review »
Sarith Sasidharan
System Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
Everything from Palo Alto is good and I recommend that people implement this firewall. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. View full review »
Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It solves several challenges protecting your AWS workloads with good security features, delivering superior visibility, control, and threat prevention at the application level when compared to other cloud-oriented security solutions. I have not tried integrating Palo Alto with other products. View full review »
reviewer979719
C.T.O at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is one of the best solutions as far as firewalls go. I would rate Palo Alto as a nine out of ten. In the next release, I would like for them to develop an anti-malware functionality in which it checks for malicious files like Cisco has. View full review »
Director7d48
Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They are the leading next-generation firewall. I would recommend deploying a next-generation firewall. I am using the on-premise and AWS version. They are exactly the same. View full review »
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