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Christian Amaya
Real User
Support Engineer & IT Professional at SISAP
Mar 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The granularity which is used to confirm applications based in users. When you have VMware NSX, it is easy to deploy this… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When talking about the VM or the virtual firewall, it is mostly about the sessioncapacities that it can handle. In the… more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting. There are various reports that come with the box or with VMware, but you can only run them daily. If you… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was using Cisco, but I was using the old Cisco. The firewall was the only working protocol. The Palo Alto Network… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you do not have a Next-Generation Firewall, Palo Alto is a good choice. It is reliable and the support is very good… more»
reviewer658821
Real User
Technical Lead Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

Threat management. That is very important, obviously. There has been a lot of press about hacking, virus vulnerabilities… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now have a lot more details about what our users are doing on the network. Whereas before, we did not know certain… more»

What needs improvement?

The interface, maybe. It is all Java-based and I would prefer an HTML5 interface. It would make things a bit quicker. It… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For what you get, it does do what it says it does. It is a good value for an enterprise firewall.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Cisco ASA. We switched to Palo Alto because it can do a lot more. They are called Next-Generation… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have a detailed plan of what you want to get out of it, you fully understand your network infrastructure… more»
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Pradeep Kurra
Real User
Cloud Practice Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* Firewalls * VPN

How has it helped my organization?

We have big team which can support Palo Alto on-premise. We have engineers which are familiar with Palo Alto products. Our customers are perfectly… more»

What needs improvement?

On the cloud side, they need to come up with more HA solutions to support the multi-region.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Rene Ortega
Real User
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 12 2018

What is most valuable?

* Its strong intelligence is the feature that I like the most. * A solid operating system with all the necessary data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am an integrator. Palo Alto Networks has improved my position in the cyber security market here in Paraguay. It is easy… more»

What needs improvement?

When you have a client compare box against box, a lot of times Palo Alto is a bit more expensive, but its network… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is pretty much like everyone else.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were previously Cisco partners. It is different since it is a network company.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great product. It is a great company, and I am very glad to work with them. Use the learning material that Palo… more»
Sachin Sheth
Reseller
Director of Cloud Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 30 2018

What is most valuable?

The next-generation features of its IDS and IPS.

How has it helped my organization?

* It provides better protection. * There is seamless integration. * It provides complete security posture from end-to-end. This has given us better… more»

What needs improvement?

The product could provide protection above Layer 3, which gets into the application layer and provides better visibility into those aspects of… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Real User
System Administrator at DeepMap
Dec 16 2018

What is most valuable?

It offers a single pane of glass for all the different types of installations. The easy of use is pretty good.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the ease that we are secure. We have set up the proper things that help make our data safe. This is the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like a way to do everything programmatically, or be able to copy the configs from different prices at different… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was simple, effective, and easy. The price is not bad. They have a yearly renewal fee… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We chose to purchase Palo Alto through the AWS Marketplace because we needed an easy to use firewall and a way to protect… more»

What other advice do I have?

Talk to their technical services to make sure you are getting the right size solution for what you want to do. The product… more»
Dan Rabinowitz
Real User
Director of Infrastructure at Arcadia
Dec 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is the leader in the marketplace. * It has the ability to create Palo Alto VM-series using software. * The VM-Series has all of the components… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is nice to have a rock solid security platform that we can count on.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see better integration of multi-factor authentication vendors.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Pavan Tipirneni
Real User
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

AWS has improved our agility to apply firewall rules. It has reduced the amount of time that it takes to apply firewall… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it mostly for the firewall and its ability to work in AWS. That is why we like it.

What needs improvement?

We still need to understand what are the best practices which we need to implement. We also don't know how it will scale… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We found purchasing process the product on the AWS Marketplace to be very good. We used the AWS Marketplace because we… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using a lot of Cisco firewalls before. We switched because we wanted what works best in the cloud.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to try it out.
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What is Palo Alto Networks VM-Series?

The VM-Series is a virtualized form factor of our next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of private and public cloud computing environments based on technologies from VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Citrix and KVM.

The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity. These core elements of your business can then be used as integral components of your security policy, enabling you to improve your security efficacy through a positive control model and reduce your incident response time though complete visibility into applications across all ports.

In both private and public cloud environments, the VM-Series can be deployed as a perimeter gateway, an IPsec VPN termination point, and a segmentation gateway, protecting your workloads with application enablement and threat prevention policies.

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