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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%

    SonicWall E10000 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    9.2
    92%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    10.0
    100%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    9.8
    98%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    9.3
    93%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    9.2
    92%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      9.7

      Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

      97%
      37 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      10.0

      Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

      100%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      10.0

      Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

      100%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      8.4

      Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

      84%
      18 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      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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      SonicWall

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      Pros

      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

      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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      SonicWall

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      Pricing Details

      Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series editions and modules pricing
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        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        SonicWall E10000 Series

        Starting Price

        Editions & Modules

        SonicWall E10000 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

          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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          SonicWall

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          Usability

          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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          SonicWall

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          Support Rating

          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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          SonicWall

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          Alternatives Considered

          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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          SonicWall

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          Return on Investment

          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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          SonicWall

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