What needs improvement with Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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22 Answers

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Top 20Consultant

One of the less favorite features is the cost of the solution. For example, ~5K for a PA-820 AND ~$1K EACH *per year* for Premium Support, Threat Prevention, and PANDB URL filtering. We also implement other solutions. We tell customers that if they want to have the best possible perimeter security, they're going to have to pay for it. Some smaller entities don't have the budget for it, so we'll suggest Fortinet or something that has similar but inferior capabilities, but is less expensive.

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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

It would be ideal if this solution could be a separate product rather than have to have it deploy through a firewall. If it was a separate product, many of our customers would be happier as most just require a URL filtering option. They do not require a firewall. They do not require any threat prevention or anything. If it was a separate product, we could deploy it to branch offices or any of our customer locations in which different firewalls are being used. The solution is a bit expensive.

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