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Feature Set Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
9.7

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

97%
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
21 Ratings

Visualization Tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
21 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
21 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
21 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.8
98%
20 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
21 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
21 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
21 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Proxy Server

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
1 Rating
9.7

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

97%
37 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

84%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Software

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
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Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto firewall only affords by Large level infrastructure having a budget for Security Prospect. I will recommend it for the Card information industry & Confidential data solutions. Because it provides a bucket of security features that are not easily vulnerable.
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Pros

Avast Software

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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Palo Alto Networks

  • The PA handles VPN connectivity without missing a beat. We have multiple VPN tunnels in use for redundancy to cloud-based services.
  • The PA has great functionality in supporting failover internet connections, again with the ability to have multiple paths out to our cloud-based services.
  • The PA is updated on the regular with various security updates, we are not concerned with the firewall's ability to see what packets are really flowing across the network. Being able to see beyond just IP and port requests lets you know things are locked down better than traditional firewalls.
  • It is a great overall kit, with URL filtering and other services that fill in the gaps between other solutions without breaking the bank.
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Cons

Avast Software

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
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Palo Alto Networks

  • Our specific model is a bit slow and outdated and takes up to 10 minutes to commit a configuration change.
  • Nested security rules would be helpful instead of a linear approach. But rule creation in general is very simple.
  • Documentation gives a very straight forward answer to some items but is very vague in others.
  • Support could be a little better. An issue we had a tech was insistent it was the "other guy" and it ended up being the very latest PAN OS upgrade.
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Pricing Details

Avast SIG

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Avast SIG editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Palo Alto Networks

      The PA5220s have far exceeded what we have expected out of them. It was a bit of a learning curve coming from another vendor, but everything falls into place now with ease. The capabilities of the solution still surprise us, allowing us to remove other costly hardware and providing a single point of management needed
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      Usability

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Palo Alto Networks

      In my opinion, the Palo Alto Firewall is the simplest firewall in terms of management interfaces; though it has more advanced options that apply to more advanced use cases. Configuring basic features on the firewall is nearly self-explanatory; configuring more advanced features can be met with very thorough vendor documentation.
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      Support Rating

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Palo Alto Networks

      We've run into a couple undocumented bugs, but that seems to happen with every brand and technology. Any time we've had to engage Palo Alto support they've always been professional, knowledgeable and prompt. In almost all cases we've been able to resolve our issues without having to escalate our tickets.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Avast Software

      In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
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      Palo Alto Networks

      No one can say any other companies in this time is better than Palo Alto Networks Next-Generatoin Firewalls. Palo Alto offers very advanced features which protect you[r] organization. Advanced malware protection, anti spam, lots of other threats.
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      Return on Investment

      Avast Software

      • Great for team communication
      • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
      • Terrible in language setting
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      Palo Alto Networks

      • Overall, even though the device is very expensive (both hardware and licensing), the product does produce a decent ROI, given that one (or HA pair) of devices can do so many things, such as anti-virus, anti-malware, URL filtering, SSL decryption, SSL VPN, routing, etc.
      • There will definitely be sticker shock when you're renewal comes up annually (or after 3 years), so be sure to look very carefully at the recurring costs of this product, with respect to licensing and hardware/software maintenance.
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