Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) vs. Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast SIG
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is designed to replace traditional hardware by delivering cloud-based firewall capabilities from Avast's global cloud network. The service ensures network security is always on, always updating, and always protecting the business. SIG is built to eliminate the gaps in protection caused by legacy, on-premise security hardware.N/A
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
The VM-Series is a virtualized form of Palo Alto next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of cloud environments. The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
9.5
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Identification Technologies10.01 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Content Inspection10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Policy-based Controls10.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP10.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings9.46 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings9.36 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings9.26 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Stateful Inspection10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Proxy Server10.01 Ratings9.44 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
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
PaloAlto VM-200 is a virtualized firewall with high processing power and network edge protection. The great advantage is being able to implement in a VMware environment without worrying about hardware, rack space, physical network connections and others. It can be easily managed via the web and remotely to create protection, access and reporting rules. The VM-200 firewall can be used by any company, small or large because it has several models available according to the real needs of each one.
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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
  • Decrypt internet traffic
  • daily reporting of top internet users
  • classify internet traffic in real-time to allow us to understand the organization needs.
  • Strong AI capabilities
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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
  • High Availability can be improved to allow active-active deployment
  • All command line documentation to provide and support automation
  • It will be nice to have link aggregation just like in the hardware firewall models.
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Support Rating
Avast Software
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Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto VM series are best selling and industry's top-selling security product which customers prefer while securing their public cloud environment
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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
palo alto firewalls are application-oriented systems. They can beat other product which are based on layer 3/4 inspection. Vm series are also quickly available and could be useful in urgent deployment needs . other vendors like Fortinet and cisco could take much more time to provide the VM and in some cases installation and license validation are complicated
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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
  • ROI has been achieved quickly through lack of security incidents.
  • Inline filtering happens at line rate, unline Sourcefire from Cisco.
  • Great incentives from PAN to switch made a difference in the choice to change.
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