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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Citrix Gateway

    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
    9.8
    98%
    20 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    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
    9.2
    92%
    10 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Citrix Gateway

    87%
    16 Ratings
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    37 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Citrix Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Citrix Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Citrix Gateway

    80%
    3 Ratings
    8.4

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    84%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    The best usage scenario for Citrix Netscaler Gateway is in enterprises with a high volume of telecommuting users or in situations where the user needs to access certain applications from anywhere. In our case as a hospital, we need our doctors to access the medical records of the patients and be able to carry out any required action, with a high level of security and with a certain agility.
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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

    Citrix

    • Very accessible to any app, and any devices using single URL.
    • Very helpful to all the people using Citrix Gateway to do their job.
    • Using Citrix Gateway agents are being productive and more successful in their roles as long as there's no issue or system down.
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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

    Citrix

    • I suggest make it more faster because sometimes its lagging but not all the time.
    • When it comes to Notepad I suggest having options for the size of fonts, and color of fonts, to make it look nicer.
    • I suggest making it more user-friendly, and more features so that users can perfectly maximize this tool.
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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

    Citrix Gateway

    Starting Price

    $995 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix Gateway 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

      The price for a Citrix Gateway (VPX) perpetual license is $995.00. You must contact the sales team for subscription license pricing.

      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

        Citrix

        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

        Citrix

        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

        Citrix

        Support is pretty good and pretty fast to respond. I can't say I can really complain about the support experience I've had with them, as they've resolved issues within a reasonable time-frame. Of course, they could always be faster and better, but I think for what we pay, it's well worth the money.
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        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

        Citrix

        I have not used any products that are somewhat similar to what Citrix Gateway does. And I don't think my company does have another product like it. I have worked in 3 different lines of business for the past 3 years in the company but this is the only time I was required to use it.
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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

        Citrix

        • we moved from Cisco to Citrix VPN, and no longer had to worry about certificate issues
        • profile issues from Cisco were no longer a problem with Citrix.
        • the amount of time PER VPN call dropped significantly in the internal helpdesk, however, the volume of calls stayed the same.
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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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