Palo Alto URL Filtering PAN-DB Alternatives and Competitors

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Systenginr567
Real User
System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 30 2019

What needs improvement?

Overall, it lacks user-friendliness. It could be easier to manage. I can train any customer using FortiGate or Palo Alto in a few days, but with Cisco, it takes much more time because the systems aren't easy to use. It would be very nice to get rid of FlexConfig. It's a very unhelpful element of the solution. One feature that is lacking is full interoperability with CLI. You can configure Palo Alto and FortiGate with a graphical interface, and you can configure it with the command line. This is not so in Cisco. For professionals, this is important because the command line allows us to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. Ten years ago, when you sold Cisco to clients, customers complained about the price but they knew they were buying the best product in the market. It is totally different now. If they want to buy the best product in the market, they buy Palo Alto or Check Point. Cisco is trying to catch up to the competition. When we talk about just the IPS manufacturers, I would rate the solution around six or seven out of ten. If we're talking about Cisco as a whole, I would rate them eight out of ten.
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