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Score 9 out of 100

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Snort

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    21 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    21 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    20 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    21 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    21 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    10 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Snort

    84%
    5 Ratings
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    37 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Snort

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Snort

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Snort

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    84%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Snort

    If a colleague was looking to tighten down their network I can easily recommend Snort to them. It gives you some more peace of mind knowing that its always scanning traffic for malicious looking code. Even things your major firewalls and security hardware might miss, Snort has picked up. Its an easy recommendation for me.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    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.
    Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Snort

    • IPS detection.
    • DoS detection.
    • Packet logging.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Snort

    • At times can be unstable with Cisco bugs, require frequent upgrading.
    • FTD images that are being pushed for ASAs are less efficient from an administration standpoint, no CLI.
    Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • 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.
    Christopher St.Amand | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Snort

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Snort

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Snort

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Snort

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 8.4
    Based on 18 answers
    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.
    Paul Luchini | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Snort

    For our organization, the Cisco defense in depth concept works the best. While Cisco can be made to work with other vendors, we have found the best in depth protection by integrating Cisco products for maximum visibility. We had a Barracuda Web Filter, but it was difficult to maintain when you had limited scope on what you could block, so we created a whitelist only setup which required a lot of additional manpower. This wouldn't have covered new threats with DNS spoofing and the like.Sourcefire also integrated with our anti-malware platform (Cisco AMP) for even better visibility on what may be happening on the end users workstation. We are planning on adding in Cisco ISE to complete the approach and possibly stealthwatch to cover our bases in the future. The Palo Alto gear was interesting, but it was priced far out of our range.
    David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    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.
    Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Snort

    • Being open source, ROI on free is hard to beat for something that works.
    • I believe it greatly enhances the security of my network.
    Curt Dickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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