23 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
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148 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    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
    9.4
    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

    • MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    92%
    6 Ratings
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    37 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    88%
    3 Ratings
    8.4

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    84%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
    Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Affordable, it has more features compared to other brand at the same price.
    • Widely available, by today it's easy to obtained one, even online retailers sell it.
    • Highly customizable, you may write a powerful script to enhance the function.
    • Flexible, you can make different configuration approach based on you needs.
    Alex Anwar | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
    Adrian Takacs | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Almost perfect, despite some issue that need to be addressed by the manufacturer. If this issue has been addressed, a full 10 mark will be given.
    Alex Anwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 8.8
    Based on 3 answers
    There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
    Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    Cisco Routers are one of the best in the market, however they are also very expensive and not suitable for a small deployment or any deployment which requires just a couple of routers. MikroTik on the other hand are less expensive and provides many features that you require for a small scale deployment. they fit in with the budget and do what you need them to.
    Umair Ali Khan | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers.
    • It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more.
    • It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.
    Marcin Chabowski | 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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