Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Pricing and License Cost

reviewer1267734
Executive Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I do not have to do budgets and I am thankful for that. I am just the guy in the chain who tells you what license you are going to need if you choose to go with Palo Alto VM-Series. How they negotiate the license and such is not my department. That is because I do not resell. I know what the costs might be and I know it is expensive in comparison to other solutions. I get my licenses from Palo Alto for free because they like me. I have proven to be good to them and good for them. When they have customers that are going to kick them out, I can go in and save the account. I will tell you, they do practice something close to price gouging with their pricing model, just like Cisco does. When I can go out and I can get an F5 for less than half of what I pay for Palo Alto, that is a pretty big price jump. An F5 is really a well-regarded firewall. When I can get a firewall that does twice what a Palo Alto does for less than half, that tells me something. Sophos decided that they were going to play with the big boys. So what they did is they went in and jacked up all their prices and all their customers are going to start running away now. The model is such that it is actually cheaper to buy a new firewall with a three-year license than it is to renew the Sophos license of the same size firewall for an older product. It sorta does not make sense. View full review »
reviewer1448568
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Its cost is $75.000. This is the total cost, and it includes the license, implementation fee, and support for two years. View full review »
Kofi Otchere
ICT Infrastructure Specialist (E-Transform Project) at Ministry of Communications and Information
The price of this solution is very high for some parts of Africa, which makes it a challenge. If it were lowered then it would be more popular. View full review »
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Md Rezwan Ashique
Technology Specialist at Accretive Technologies Pvt Ltd
I don't have any dealings with the accounting side of the solution. That's handled by someone else. I'm not sure what the cost is or if we pay monthly or yearly. View full review »
Alexandru Sireteanu
Assistant Professor at Facultatea de Economie și Administrarea Afacerilor din Iași
Because I work for a university and the URL is for the institution, it's a free license for us. View full review »
Barbara Kipp
Manager, Information Technology at SWPA Corp
I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
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