2018-12-05T07:52:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Palo Alto Networks VM-Series?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

Good support from the brand and local partner in Chile.

2021-01-23T04:01:00Z
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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Palo Alto Networks VM-Series a nine.

2021-01-05T17:34:14Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-11T17:29:37Z
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Top 5Real User

I don't have too many complaints as I compare the virtualized version to the physical one. Perhaps I haven't noticed any issues because we use the proper hardware, and it was strong enough to carry the workload and remain quite responsive. My advice for anybody who is implementing the VM-Series is to be very well prepared and test it in advance. Make sure to scope it and understand the performance implications. Also, be sure that the core features are understood and are supported on the VM. Then, test it before implementation or migration. This is a very good product but I can't rate it as perfect because there are these little issues that are pretty common and you expect things to work, but they don't because of some incompatibilities. I think there was also some limitation on how you can do the high availability on virtualized power, in Azure in particular. If these common features were consistently working on both physical and virtual deployments then I would probably rate it a ten out of ten. As it is now, I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-13T07:21:29Z
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Top 5Real User

I would advise getting very well prepared by defining the scope and testing it in advance. Make sure that you understand the performance implications and that the core features are supported on the VM, and they are tested before the implementation or migration. I would rate Palo Alto Networks VM-Series a nine out of ten.

2020-10-07T07:04:33Z
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Top 20Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution. It comes under the top industry leaders and is comparable to other top products in this category. I would rate Palo Alto Networks VM-Series a nine out of ten.

2020-10-01T09:57:59Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-01T09:57:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

My first lesson when it comes to advice is a rule that I follow. When a new version comes out, we wait a month. If in that month we are not seeing any major complaints or issues with the Palo Alto firewall customer base, then we consider it safe. The client base is usually a pretty good barometer for announcing to the world that Palo Alto upgrades are not ready. When that happens, making the upgrade goes off our list until we hear better news. If we do not see any of those bad experiences, then we do the upgrade. That is the way we treat major revisions. It usually takes about a month, or a month-and-a-half before we commit. Minor revisions, we apply within two weeks. I am of the opinion right now that there are some features missing on Palo Alto that may or may not be important to particular organizations. What they have is what you have to look at. Sit down and be sure it is the right solution for what you need to do. I mean, if the organization is a PCI (Payment Card Industry) type service — in other words, they need to follow PCI regulations — Palo Alto works great. It is solid, and you do not have remote users. If you are a Department of Defense type organization, then there are some really strong arguments to look elsewhere. That is one of the few times where Cisco is kind of strong choice and I could make an argument for using them as a solution. That is really bad for me to say because I do not like Cisco firewalls. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate the Palo Alto Networks VM-series as an eight-out-of-ten.

2020-09-21T06:33:11Z
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Top 20Real User

This is definitely a product that I can recommend. Overall, it is a good product, although it would be better if they offered a cloud proxy. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-09-10T07:35:40Z
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Top 5Real User

We're partners with Palo Alto. We're using the latest version of the solution. We have a VM-Series via Palo Alto and K2K and the hardware Series. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

2020-07-15T07:11:39Z
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Top 5Real User

I highly recommend this service compared to other vendors. It has everything included in one platform including IPS, IDS, and antivirus. By using the Palo Alto initial configuration, it is going to block many threats from day one and it is pretty easy to do. You don't have to have an in-house technical team that is capable of doing that. You don't require that kind of knowledge, which is important because many people don't understand IDS, IPS, or file blocking. They need experience. With Palo Alto, a normal person with perhaps a year of technical experience will understand how to configure the firewall and generate reports. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-04-16T08:44:43Z
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Real User

I have been using Palo Alto since version 6.0, and I am currently evaluating the latest one, version 9.1. My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to try the trial version first. It is good for 30 days and it can actually be used because it is the full product. You can test all of the scenarios and try the next-generation features. You can use features like the VPN GlobalProtect and actually see it work. The same with URL filtering and antivirus. Overall, this is a great next-generation firewall. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-04-13T06:27:32Z
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Top 5Real User

Everything from Palo Alto is good and I recommend that people implement this firewall. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-04-08T06:36:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

It is one of the best solutions as far as firewalls go. I would rate Palo Alto as a nine out of ten. In the next release, I would like for them to develop an anti-malware functionality in which it checks for malicious files like Cisco has.

2020-04-05T09:13:00Z
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Real User

It is a good product, but there is room for improvement. We use this with Microsoft AD, N2WS, IIS, MySQL, MS SQL, and a number of proprietary applications.

2019-01-14T13:16:00Z
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Consultant

It solves several challenges protecting your AWS workloads with good security features, delivering superior visibility, control, and threat prevention at the application level when compared to other cloud-oriented security solutions. I have not tried integrating Palo Alto with other products.

2019-01-14T13:16:00Z
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Reseller

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 AWS version is far better. It works seamlessly and integrates very well with some other services. We have integrated it with Splunk for the security aspects and with identity and access management for configuration purposes.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

They are the leading next-generation firewall. I would recommend deploying a next-generation firewall. I am using the on-premise and AWS version. They are exactly the same.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend to try it out.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

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 networking area. Because of our use case, we didn't have to integrate the product with anything else. The AWS side of the product is a seven out of ten rating. The on-premise side of the product is a ten out of ten for a rating.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

Talk to their technical services to make sure you are getting the right size solution for what you want to do. The product is easy use. I don't have to think twice when I am using it. I know it is doing its job. Customer support has been great. We are using both the AWS and on-premise versions. Both versions are about the same. The interface is nice and easy to configure. I like that it seems like it is one platform to manage.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

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 environment, the ability to automate and scale pieces of it are critical. We integrated a couple other products with it, which seems to be working well.

2018-12-05T07:52:00Z
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