Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Pricing and License Cost

Christian Amaya
Support Engineer & IT Professional at SISAP
I know Palo Alto is not cheap because my finance team has been telling me that it is not a cheap solution. It is about the maturity of your security team or infrastructure team and whom you want to work with no matter how big your organization is: small, medium, or large. The newest version of Cisco, the Next-Generation Firewall, is less expensive than Palo Alto. The price is more comparable to Check Point. For licensing, it depends how you want to use the firewall. The firewall can be used only for IPS purposes. If you only want that firewall IPS, you will only need a license called threat prevention which includes vulnerabilities, antivirus signatures, and one additional measure; it includes three measures and security updates. If you do not want to buy the threat prevention license in the box, you can buy it with only the support license which is for the support of the hardware. It works like a simple firewall. It integrates what it calls user IDs and application IDs. If you do not buy any other license, only the firewall, Palo Alto will also help you improve your security. View full review »
Technical Lead Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
For what you get, it does do what it says it does. It is a good value for an enterprise firewall. View full review »
Pradeep Kurra
Cloud Practice Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The purchase process through AWS Marketplace was easy for us because we are partner to Palo Alto, so it was straightforward. All we need to do was purchase it from AWS Marketplace because we had a license. AWS is available as a AMI that you can purchase from the AWS Marketplace. Therefore, you need to purchase the licensing, since it is per AMI. Then, you deploy it on a regular EC2. Then, for on-premise, you can use both Palo Alto's software and hardware. So, it depends on your usage. Compared to other solutions, I think the pricing is efficient. View full review »
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Rene Ortega
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
The licensing is pretty much like everyone else. View full review »
Sachin Sheth
Director of Cloud Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Because the solution was getting deployed on AWS, it was the best place to go and it was available there. One of the factors for selecting Palo Alto was they had flexible pricing. They had a pay-as-you-go model. Comparable to other products, such as Check Point, the price point was definitely a plus. It was expensive but it was comparable. View full review »
System Administrator at DeepMap
Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was simple, effective, and easy. The price is not bad. They have a yearly renewal fee, and the pricing is exactly where we expect it to be. View full review »
Dan Rabinowitz
Director of Infrastructure at Arcadia
Our company is entirely AWS, so it is the only place to go to purchase anything. Some parts of purchasing through AWS Marketplace are good, such as this product was easy to find and launch. Some of the other parts could be clearer in the AWS Marketplace, e.g., how to properly do an annual subscription. The pricing and licensing are reasonable. View full review »
Pavan Tipirneni
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
We found purchasing process the product on the AWS Marketplace to be very good. We used the AWS Marketplace because we were set to move to AWS. We rely on Amazon and their partners to process our research. View full review »
Michael Robtoy
Infrastructure Team Lead at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We used BYOL, because of the cost to own. We procure the solution through AWS Marketplace because previous experience with their physical appliances. The pricing and licensing of this product on AWS for a three-year commitment is a great deal, if you can plan that far ahead. View full review »
Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is a secure way to purchase this solution. Our organization chose to procure this solution via the AWS Marketplace because we have clients who were interested in the solution. Also, for out proof of concept, we decided to purchase it. The pricing and licensing of this product on AWS should be from $1.28/hr or $4,500.00/yr. Then, it would be a good price for the performance that it delivers. View full review »
Adao Costa
Managing Partner with 11-50 employees
Do not buy larges box if you do not need them. Rightsizing is a great task to do beforehand. View full review »
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