Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

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Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

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  • Policy-based Controls (21)
    10.0
    100%
  • Content Inspection (21)
    9.9
    99%
  • Identification Technologies (21)
    9.9
    99%
  • Visualization Tools (21)
    9.2
    92%

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What is Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series?

Palo Alto next-generation firewalls classify all traffic, including encrypted and internal traffic, based on application, application function, user and content. Users can create security policies to enable only authorized users to run sanctioned applications.

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Product Details

What is Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series?

Palo Alto Network’s Next-Generation Firewalls is a firewall option integrated with other Palo Alto security products. NGFWs classify and monitor all traffic, including encrypted and internal traffic, based on application, function, user, and content. Palo Alto emphasizes the Zero Trust policy, through which users can create security policies to enable only authorized users to run sanctioned applications, reducing the surface area of cyber attacks across the organization.


Palo Alto’s NGFW provides in-firewall encryption and decryption, as well as data and application segmentation. It integrates with PA’s WildFire malware prevention service and supports easy adoption with an open-source tool for firewall migration. It encompasses on-premises and cloud environments for full-system security.

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series Competitors

  • Cisco
  • Checkpoint
  • Barracuda

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series Technical Details

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Palo Alto next-generation firewalls classify all traffic, including encrypted and internal traffic, based on application, application function, user and content. Users can create security policies to enable only authorized users to run sanctioned applications.

Reviewers rate Policy-based Controls and High Availability and Stateful Inspection highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Score 10 out of 10
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  • Utilizing Panorama to manage all of our Firewalls Policies by creating device groups is a real time saver. We only need to configure policies once and push them to the appropriate firewalls saving a lot of time.
  • Having the added security feature protection is good peace of mind in an ever-increasing threat landscape.
  • Monitoring traffic by IP, URL or username provides excellent insight into our traffic.
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  • After deploying Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series, first and foremost is, we feel we are now secure against 100s and 1000s of attacks that are arriving from the internet. It is visible in Palo Alto Firewall Management console itself
  • It is helping us successfully prevent DoS and DDoS attacks, and hence protecting our internal resources.
  • It is a ML based firewall and hence we don't need to wait for signature updates to prevent every attack
  • For unknown threats, we have integrated Wildfire from Palo Alto Networks, which provides us SLA of 5 minutes to convert an unknown to known (safe or malicious) in 5 minutes straight.
  • URL filtering is much more enhanced than a normal proxy or another UTM and Firewall solution. With this, we are restricting access to unwanted web apps, and hence increasing users' productivity.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It has decreased the number of individual devices we have deployed, saving costs and management required.
  • It has maintained high uptime for our services.
  • When we replaced our 5000 series firewalls with 5200 series firewalls the performance increased so much we were able to move down a model and actually save money over three years by upgrading (when including support costs).
October 14, 2019

Palo Alto NGFW

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  • Palo Alto firewalls dramatically improved web filtering capabilities due to the effective category-based filtering. There is less of a need to block web sites manually, reducing administrative workload.
  • Blocking Applications (App-ID) allowed our organization to have more control over the network and generally proved effective even against applications usually able to avoid firewall filtering (torrent clients, remote access software).
  • Logging capabilities of the firewalls were effectively used for cyber security investigations and compliance. Robust filtering options saved many work hours of investigation.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Prior to the purchase of Palo Alto NGFW firewalls, we used various other technologies along with our prior firewalls. After the purchase of the PA5220s, we were able to sunset these other technologies. Retired tech, along with a single pane of glass provides us with more resources to move forward with on other areas. Positive impact for our organization with the purchase of our PA-5220s.
Irteza Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • With Palo Alto we have the ability to grow and accommodate all our network infrastructure needs. Even a firewall that is 5 years old is still capable of handling advance requests that come to our business.
  • As our business grows, our presence in the public cloud is growing exponentially. With Palo Alto firewalls we are able to keep up with the pace of this growth and still keep our infrastructure secure.
  • Its ability to integrate with multi-vendor gives us the freedom to be with any network vendor as we grow.
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  • Easier to train employees to use.
  • Provides a programmable network security platform that we can integrate with other automation workflows.
  • Less hardware faults/replacements mean that engineers have a better work life balance while maintaining service availability.
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