2018-12-05T07:52:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Palo Alto Networks VM-Series?


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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 10Real User

Its cost is $75.000. This is the total cost, and it includes the license, implementation fee, and support for two years.

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

Because I work for a university and the URL is for the institution, it's a free license for us.

2021-01-05T17:34:14Z
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Top 10Consultant

I do not have to do budgets and I am thankful for that. I am just the guy in the chain who tells you what license you are going to need if you choose to go with Palo Alto VM-Series. How they negotiate the license and such is not my department. That is because I do not resell. I know what the costs might be and I know it is expensive in comparison to other solutions. I get my licenses from Palo Alto for free because they like me. I have proven to be good to them and good for them. When they have customers that are going to kick them out, I can go in and save the account. I will tell you, they do practice something close to price gouging with their pricing model, just like Cisco does. When I can go out and I can get an F5 for less than half of what I pay for Palo Alto, that is a pretty big price jump. An F5 is really a well-regarded firewall. When I can get a firewall that does twice what a Palo Alto does for less than half, that tells me something. Sophos decided that they were going to play with the big boys. So what they did is they went in and jacked up all their prices and all their customers are going to start running away now. The model is such that it is actually cheaper to buy a new firewall with a three-year license than it is to renew the Sophos license of the same size firewall for an older product. It sorta does not make sense.

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

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I don't have any dealings with the accounting side of the solution. That's handled by someone else. I'm not sure what the cost is or if we pay monthly or yearly.

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

The price of this solution is very high for some parts of Africa, which makes it a challenge. If it were lowered then it would be more popular.

2020-04-13T06:27:32Z
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Consultant

Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace is a secure way to purchase this solution. Our organization chose to procure this solution via the AWS Marketplace because we have clients who were interested in the solution. Also, for out proof of concept, we decided to purchase it. The pricing and licensing of this product on AWS should be from $1.28/hr or $4,500.00/yr. Then, it would be a good price for the performance that it delivers.

2019-01-14T13:16:00Z
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Real User

We used BYOL, because of the cost to own. We procure the solution through AWS Marketplace because previous experience with their physical appliances. The pricing and licensing of this product on AWS for a three-year commitment is a great deal, if you can plan that far ahead.

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

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 Alto was they had flexible pricing. They had a pay-as-you-go model. Comparable to other products, such as Check Point, the price point was definitely a plus. It was expensive but it was comparable.

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

Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was simple, effective, and easy. The price is not bad. They have a yearly renewal fee, and the pricing is exactly where we expect it to be.

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

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 purchase it from AWS Marketplace because we had a license. AWS is available as a AMI that you can purchase from the AWS Marketplace. Therefore, you need to purchase the licensing, since it is per AMI. Then, you deploy it on a regular EC2. Then, for on-premise, you can use both Palo Alto's software and hardware. So, it depends on your usage. Compared to other solutions, I think the pricing is efficient.

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

We found purchasing process the product on the AWS Marketplace to be very good. We used the AWS Marketplace because we were set to move to AWS. We rely on Amazon and their partners to process our research.

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

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 this product was easy to find and launch. Some of the other parts could be clearer in the AWS Marketplace, e.g., how to properly do an annual subscription. The pricing and licensing are reasonable.

2018-12-05T07:52:00Z
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