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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall Security Management

    Cisco DNA Center

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Palo Alto Panorama

    86%
    Palo Alto Panorama ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Policy planning and rule management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    13 Ratings

    Automated Policy Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    12 Ratings

    Device Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    10 Ratings

    Policy Compliance Auditing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings

    Attack Path Simulation Testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    7 Ratings

    Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    12 Ratings

    Vulnerability Scans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Firewall Rule Cleanup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco DNA Center is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Palo Alto Panorama is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco DNA Center

    87%
    57 Ratings
    9.5

    Palo Alto Panorama

    95%
    14 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Palo Alto Panorama

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.6

    Cisco DNA Center

    86%
    8 Ratings
    8.2

    Palo Alto Panorama

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Cisco DNA Center

    90%
    40 Ratings
    8.5

    Palo Alto Panorama

    85%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    When you have relaxed calendar for migrating to [Cisco] DNA Center, it perfectly do the automation job. As setting it up very time consuming, it requires flexibility on operations. In a tight calendar, [Cisco] DNA Center migration is a stressful process. While it is the perfect tool as a network automation product with various vendor support, you may also need to consider is it fully compatible with your current devices on your network. As we were setting up a new infrastructure, we purchased all equipment compatible with Cisco's solution.
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    Palo Alto Networks

    I think Palo Alto Panorama is suited for administrators of all levels because certain things can be locked down to certain permission levels. But there are executive dashboards all the way down to the weeds for the highest of administrators. This truly is a single pane of glass tool because you never have to go into the individual firewalls for anything.
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • Ease of automation and configuration templates make the future you very glad you did it!
    • The PnP for switches that allow to boot up and contact the network with a pre-configuration is so amazing. Makes life easy!
    • Integrates well with our ISE platform, they have really made it well worth the cost to have everything with the name CISCO on your equipment. All of their devices work so well with this software.
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    Palo Alto Networks

    • If you need to push a setting or config to multiple firewalls Panorama can do that flawlessly.
    • Panorama has its logging centralized and this makes it easy to locate and reviews logs compared to having to get logs from each device.
    • I love how the interface matches the interface on the firewall. This makes the learning curve less steep.
    • Adding new firewalls to Panorama is super easy and not complex. Panorama can push a lot of the config and settings so you don't have to manually do it.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • En el data Center, integrando los equipos que se encuentra en el corazon de la red y previniendo que esten actualizados // For Data Centers, integrating equipment that is the core of a network, and preventing them from being updated
    • En las diferentes areas del campus para poder monitorizar el funcionamiento de los dispositivos // Improving remote monitoring of devices
    • En la identificacion de problemas de seguridad de los dispositivos de red // Improving identification of network security issues
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    Palo Alto Networks

    • The ability to push out OS updates could be improved in Panorama. It has the abilities, but the use is not intuitive, to the point that we generally connect directly to the firewalls to download the OS updates directly.
    • Scheduling. It would be nice to be able to schedule jobs to run at certain times. Pushing out updates, like OS updates mentioned above, can require significant bandwidth. So being able to schedule that work for hours that would not directly affect the users would be a welcome addition.
    • The list of devices in the Templates tabs should be sorted the same way that he devices are grouped in the Device Group tab, rather than just alphabetical. If there was a way to chose the order of the devices, maybe by tag, that would work as well.
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco DNA Center

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco DNA Center 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

      Contact Cisco Sales

      Palo Alto Panorama

      Starting Price

      $0

      Editions & Modules

      Palo Alto Panorama editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      25 Devices$9,500.001
      100 Devices$23,750.002
      1000 Devices$71,250.003

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Palo Alto Networks

      Panorama has given us much more than we expected and the support for the product, by Palo Alto Networks has been great. We would like to see some improvements that I mentioned in another review, like scheduling changes, but overall Panorama has provided a very capable product and we are very happy with it.
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      Usability

      Cisco

      With the Cisco DNA Center we can schedule switches upgrade, as it has an automation feature. We choose the IOS version and define what switches will update, during and after the process, we can see what switches have failed or succeeded. All the process are very safety, we never had any problem during the automation process.
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      Palo Alto Networks

      You can do anything via the GUI without going to the CLI. High real time security as every five minutes, it updates the list of phishing websites. High protection as the firewall communicates with the cloud, a machine running artificial intelligence helps to detect malware or other threats.
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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      Overall support for Cisco DNA Software is fairly good. Whenever we have a question that needs an answer and we are unable to figure out, we reach out to the support team. They are able to figure out our needs and provide the proper support. They are always available via email or phone call.
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      Palo Alto Networks

      Palo Alto has a very nice customer support. People are very nice and were quick to reply, whenever we had an issue with the subscription or the blacklist tool. There is also a great deal of information on their website that covers each and every detail about the uses and the threat signatures. The community keeps on updating their information very frequently. Small issues are easily solved from the documentation, and for other issues, the customer support service is always present. However, on Fridays it becomes a little delayed as per my observation.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
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      Palo Alto Networks

      Palo Alto Panorama and Junos Space Security Director have many similar features but Palo Alto Panorama excels in almost all of them. The monitoring tools in Palo Alto Panorama are easy to use and give more in-depth insight into what is going on in your network. Palo Alto's security is ranked much higher and the Web Application Security is also superior to that of the Junos counterpart.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Efficient time spent elsewhere. I can spend my time troubleshooting other portions of the network instead of housekeeping current gear.
      • Assistance with inventory; it keeps an inventory of all the devices you add to it, so it can serve as an inventory of equipment if that's what you'd like from it.
      • Visibility; we can see more of the status of our gear, if it's unreachable, or if things are misbehaving the dashboard shows that there are irregularities.
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      Palo Alto Networks

      • At a previous company, I deployed Palo Alto firewalls to a data center, and 12 branch locations. This allowed us to replace MPLS links with IPSec tunnels between the sites. This resulted in significantly more throughput and soft savings of increased productivity. However, the estimated net of $220,000 in hard savings over five years is what is most impressive. I could not have effectively managed all those devices without Palo Alto Panorama.
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