Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Pros and Cons

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Pros

Pradeep Kurra
Cloud Practice Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
You already can scale it if you put it in Auto Scaling groups. If you put it in a load balancer, it should already be able to scale.
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Kofi Otchere
ICT Infrastructure Specialist (E-Transform Project) at Ministry of Communications and Information
The interface with Panorama makes it very easy to use.
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Sachin Sheth
Director of Cloud Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It provides complete security posture from end-to-end. This has given us better visibility into what our security aspects are.
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VishalGilatar
IT Security Head with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are web control and IPS/IDS.
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SystemAd6a48
System Administrator at DeepMap
It offers a single pane of glass for all the different types of installations.
It gives us the ease that we are secure. We have set up the proper things that help make our data safe.
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Dan Rabinowitz
Director of Infrastructure at Arcadia
It has the ability to create Palo Alto VM-series using software.
It is nice to have a rock solid security platform that we can count on.
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Pavan Tipirneni
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
AWS has improved our agility to apply firewall rules. It has reduced the amount of time that it takes to apply firewall rules because everything is based in the cloud.
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Michael Robtoy
Infrastructure Team Lead at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
In AWS, Palo Alto provides us a better view than flow logs for network traffic.
App-ID and User-ID have repeatedly shown value in securing business critical systems.
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Sarith Sasidharan
System Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are security and support.
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Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Embedding it into my application development lifecycle prevents data loss and business disruption, allowing the adoption to operate at the speed of my AWS Cloud.
It has a good performance which helps you with the stability of your virtual environment.
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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Cons

Pradeep Kurra
Cloud Practice Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
On the cloud side, they need to come up with more HA solutions to support the multi-region.
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Kofi Otchere
ICT Infrastructure Specialist (E-Transform Project) at Ministry of Communications and Information
The command-line interface is something that some people struggle with and I think that they should have an option to go straight to the GUI.
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Sachin Sheth
Director of Cloud Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The product could provide protection above Layer 3, which gets into the application layer and provides better visibility into those aspects of application security.
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VishalGilatar
IT Security Head with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to have automatic daily reporting, such as how many users have connected via SSL VPN.
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SystemAd6a48
System Administrator at DeepMap
I would like a way to do everything programmatically, or be able to copy the configs from different prices at different levels.
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Dan Rabinowitz
Director of Infrastructure at Arcadia
In the next release, I would like to see better integration of multi-factor authentication vendors.
We have run into some issues with scaling and limitations associated with some of the configurations.
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Pavan Tipirneni
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
We don't know how it will scale once we start putting more load on it.
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Michael Robtoy
Infrastructure Team Lead at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I would like to see a more thorough QA process. We have had some difficulties from bugs in releases.
We have ran into issues with Palo Alto’s limitations for resolving large IP lists from DNS lookups, as well as the antivirus interfering with App-ID.
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Sarith Sasidharan
System Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
There should be an option for direct integration with the Azure platform.
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Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It can definitely improve on the performance.
It has to be more scalable for the deployment of VMs on the cloud.
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Learn what your peers think about Palo Alto Networks VM-Series. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
425,338 professionals have used our research since 2012.