Palo Alto NG Firewalls Previous Solutions

Jonny Su
IS&S Europe and Global Infrastructure Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We did previously have a different kind of a firewall. We used Check Point before. We also used NetScreen and Cisco. But in the end, we defined our standard and now use Palo Alto. View full review »
InfTech4985
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 We were using an outdated firewall and, because of the growing threats, things were getting through.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 »
Mustafa Arrabi
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We previously used a different solution that was Fortinet. I'm still using it. There's another area in the network where we use Fortinet. View full review »
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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 »
Salesengine67
Sales Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Actually, I have moved away from using this product because of changes in duties. View full review »
reviewer1132443
User
Previously we used a pfSense firewall. I was very unhappy with it, as it had a limited feature set and was not intuitive to configure. 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 »
Kumar_Rajesh
Vice President & Head Technology Transition at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We were using Check Point. We switched because of certain features: entire equity, ideas, application visibility, single interfacing, etc. View full review »
Jean Maurice Prosper
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We used to use Check Point, but we switched. It's because we found Palo Alto is better. Check Point is much slower, more expensive. View full review »
Aleksandar Jovanovic
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
Our previous solution was open source, and not so easy to manage. We had a Linux Iptables firewall, Squid + DansGuardian proxy, and an OpenVPN server. We replaced all of these solutions with Palo Alto. View full review »
Partnerf4b9
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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