Palo Alto NG Firewalls Previous Solutions

Head, Information Technology at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
We had another box before and it wasn't a next-generation firewall. We needed to change to a next-generation firewall so we compared a few of the top players in the market and Palo Alto was the right one, in terms of the features that we need. We were using an outdated firewall and, because of the growing threats, things were getting through. We were not able to filter some of the traffic the way we wanted. It was high time that we went with a next-generation firewall. In terms of a vendor, in my case, I was referred to the local vendor, the one that we would be deploying and working with on the implementation. We definitely look for the competency, their knowledge of the subject matter, in this case, firewall technology, networks, etc., and their knowledge of the product. And, of course, the other factor is their commitment and their value-added solutions because sometimes we need them to go beyond to address a certain problem that we may have. View full review »
Bachir Elsitt
Network Security Engineer at Data Consult
We were using Cisco ASA. When Cisco moved to the next generation firewall or tried to move to the next generation firewall when they acquired Sourcefire, and they announced Firepower on ASA, it was not a good option. They had tool management so you could configure ASA from the CLI and you could configure it on the Firepower. You need to redirect the traffic from ASA to Firepower. It was not a good idea. The packets were processed but there was latency in the packets. Nowdays, FTD has many problems and bugs. When selecting a vendor, the important criteria is how much the appliance is powerful and if it gives me the feature that I want, not an appliance that does everything and it will affect the throughput. Also, the value of the product, the price. There has to be a match between the price and the features. View full review »
Rakesh Rawat
Network Engineer at Acliv Technologies Pvt Ltd
We were using Cisco ASA. We switched because of legal reasons and difficulty to understand. That's why they had decided to change to Firewall. View full review »
Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I was not pleased with my previous solutions. We switched to Palo Alto for better manageability and overall features. View full review »

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