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Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

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What is Palo Alto Networks 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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  • Content Inspection (21)
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  • Visualization Tools (21)
    9.0
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What is Palo Alto Networks 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 Palo Alto Networks 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

CheckPoint are common alternatives for Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series.

Reviewers rate Policy-based Controls and Firewall Management Console and High Availability highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have praised Palo Alto Firewall for its advanced features, such as content filtering and application filtering, which effectively prevent malicious traffic and unauthorized access. The IDS/IPS and advanced malware protection features have been commended for their deep scanning capabilities and sandboxing functionality. Palo Alto Firewall is chosen by customers with large organizations that prioritize deep security investments. It is commonly used to protect perimeter networks, provide VPN connectivity, and mitigate potential misuse of the internet and attacks from shady websites. Users have successfully achieved network security, URL filtering, application control, and prevention of known and zero-day attacks with Palo Alto NGFW. The firewall serves as a reliable perimeter defense product, providing threat assessment, web proxy, and SSL inspection. It effectively addresses the problem of external intrusions and offers both basic and advanced firewall features, including protection against application-level threats, VPN management, and dynamic block lists. Palo Alto Firewall has proven itself in securing data center resources while providing enhanced security and control. The Next-Generation Firewalls are also used to secure the organization's perimeter by providing application visibility and threat intelligence to mitigate risk. Users have reported that Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls and WildFire have played a crucial role in quickly identifying and isolating new security threats like WannaCry.

Intuitive User Interface: Users have consistently found the user interface of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series to be intuitive, making it easy to configure the firewall and perform tasks quickly. Several reviewers have mentioned this as a standout feature.

Advanced Security Features: Many users have praised the advanced features of the firewall, such as application filtering, content filtering, and deep packet inspection. These features provide enhanced security and contribute to the effectiveness of the product in protecting against malware and ransomware.

Seamless Integration with Third-Party Tools: Reviewers have appreciated the seamless integration of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series with third-party tools and systems. Specifically, they mention ClearPass from HPE Aruba for user authentication and syslog integration. This integration enhances overall functionality and allows for a more streamlined experience when working with multiple tools simultaneously.

Complicated Implementation: Implementing the product into an existing network has proven to be a challenge for many users. Several reviewers have mentioned that they found it complicated and time-consuming to integrate the product with their current network infrastructure.

Difficult Packet Flow Understanding: Beginners have struggled with understanding the packet flow in Palo Alto's product. Some users have expressed frustration at the complexity of the packet flow, finding it difficult to grasp how data is processed within the system.

Expensive Compared to Competitors: The cost of Palo Alto's product is a common concern among users. Many reviewers feel that the price is high compared to other available solutions in the market. Some users believe that similar features can be obtained from competitors at a lower cost.

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Diego Carmignani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Company wants to create a secured on-premise Datacenter. To do that we implemented 2 PA VM500 in Active-Passive mode and configured them with Layer7 policies and Micro-segmentation. In this way we monitor in\out traffics and also lateral movements between datacenter services
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We utilize 5260's at both our Datacenters running in HA Pair mode for redundancy and 3220's running in HA Pair mode at each remote office. All production network traffic is routed via our datacenter firewalls due to our VDI infrastructure, and web traffic uses the local office Palo Alto Networks Next- Generations Firewalls - PA Series for egress. All policies are managed via device groups on Panorama.
Kelvin Goh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Palo Alto NGFW helps to protect web and network traffic which up to layer 7. There are many new threats and malware and Palo Alto NGFW is able to prevent and identity any potential threats. Palo Alto NGFW comes with WildFire which able to perform file analysis to detect any zero-day threats which can be very efficient to protect the organization.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto [Networks Next-Generation Firewalls] is being used as a security product on our perimeter. We have different segments and different entities using Palo Alto in a campus as well as data center environments. It is securing external threats to penetrate inside our organization showing application visibility along with the threat intelligence feature to mitigate risk.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have deployed Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series in our Head office in High availability mode. This Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is deployed on the internet gateway/perimeter to filter only good traffic and around 300 users and 30-35 servers are connected behind this firewall. Also, this firewall is responsible to prevent intruders, do gateway level Antivirus inspection, Malware filtering, URL filtering, anti-spyware, and file filtering for users to upload or download. We have also procured DNS security and Wildfire Sandbox along with the firewall.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We started our Palo Alto journey by securing our organization's data center resources and it didn't fail us. It matched up to our expectations in terms of security and control, which we are able to achieve with Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls. We are using Palo Alto's advanced threat prevention technologies to protect our DC.
Chirag Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is one of the best firewall it fulfills all the security parameters. In simple word if I say it's a powerful device against any type of bad actors, attacks, phishing, malware attacks. I [have] used it for [the] past 2 years and [I] still don't see any other firewalls who stand against Palo Alto.
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto is really the most powerful and advanced feature-loaded firewall. I have been working on this product from 2 years. In this time I've explored the various advanced features like app controls, advanced IPs and content filtering. This firewall is always a favorite for every security consultant. The advanced features makes this firewall more secure and more powerful.
Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Palo Alto Firewall because of the advance features they have & we are using content filtering & application filtering features for preventing malicious traffic & unauthorize access. The IDS/IPS & Advance malware protection feature provides a deep scanning feature & also provides sandboxing for advance level deep filtering of packets.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto Networks Next- Generation Firewall is one of the best-loaded security weapons against any type of security threats. This is one of the best and top of every other companies firewall. If you have a large organization that wants to spend lots of money on deep security then this firewall is best for you. I am working and reading about this firewall for the last two years. I don't think this is weak from any security features.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We started using Palo Alto to achieve network security including the URL filtering/ application control. And we were able to achieve the app control with Palo Alto NFGW. We used IPS to prevent the known attacks and also used it's advanced sandboxing to prevent the zero-day attacks.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is really a very good product in the category of NGFW firewalls--they have all the advance features that can help you tighten your perimeter gateway security layer. Their hold on and understanding about security threats and their deep understanding about the application helps us deal with a dynamically changing threat landscape. We are using Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series as a network firewall as well as a first layer of defense to deal with external threats. Configuration and administration of all the advance features is very easy and can be done via GUI, wo there's no need to remember so many CLI commands. Very easy and robust up-gradation process.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using two Palo Alto PA-5220 firewalls in a high availability configuration as our data center/HQ head-end firewalls as well as our Global Protect VPN portal and gateway. They are used agency-wide for both data center and user traffic, and have allowed us to combine features from our past firewall, VPN and content/URL filtering solutions into one.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls is used as our routing, security, and network core at the resort. All traffic that flows from one network to another must go through our Palo Alto. When I came aboard at Pearl River Resort and Casino the Palo Alto was already the core router and firewall. I was a little hesitant about this design. However, after using the system and seeing the performance and benefits of the Palo Alto I am very impressed with the security it can provide and still meet our needed levels of performance.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto serves as our perimeter defense product, from threat assessment on the internal network, to ingressing connectivity from the internet. Provides inline web proxy and ssl inspection without the need of other machines/hardware. A few problems it solves are: 1) perimeter defenses, 2) sanity and 3) DFARs.
October 14, 2019

Palo Alto NGFW

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Palo Alto NGFW as our main on-site firewall. There are several units (5000-series) for failover purposes. Firewalls are needed for CIPA compliance and for general Internet Security. We also use the GlobalProtect SSL VPN to provide access to LAN for remote users. We use web-filtering, application filtering (App-ID), etc.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As with any organization, ours org needed to replace existing infrastructure. At the time we were strictly a Cisco shop top down, but we were open for other bids as well. After a demo, we purchased Palo Alto 5220 based firewalls, with the intent to use it as the central point of authority for all network traffic for our campus. The Palo Alto (PA) firewall is used as the gateway device for all traffic within our organization.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series firewalls are being used to protect the internal assets to our organization as well as being sold to other customers to help provide them threat protection. The customer use case varies greatly and this product allows all of our customers to be provided a level of protection to fit their needs. The GUI driven interface has allow our support staff to develop their skill set rapidly with this product.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our network uses the Palo Alto PA-Series firewall as an internet edge facing security gateway, focusing on traditional firewalling, SSL decryption, URL-filtering, and threat mitigation. There are two departments that use the firewall, which are the Security team and the Network Engineering team. Our main goal is to ensure that access to internal networks is secured and access to external networks is limited to appropriate sites.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Palo Alto firewalls in our remote branches. We have five offices and each one is connected via VPN tunnel through the internet with a firewall. We are using this for the whole organization and we created a required policy to filter the traffic. It has the best feature like APP ID, content ID and wildfire to keep it updated.
Irteza Rana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto NGFW is top of the line next gen firewalls with application layer visibility. We use Palo Alto firewalls heavily in our network for fulfilling our security needs. It addresses all the firewall functionalities, routing, and protection of not only our physical infrastructure but also our public cloud.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We started implementing Palo Alto a year or two ago to increase our security posture and increase segmentation between our infrastructure services, shared services, and client networks. By utilizing the Palo Next-Generation Firewalls and WildFire we're able to much more quickly identify and isolate new security threats. They played an integral part in keeping WannaCry from becoming a major problem for us.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Palo Alto (PAN) is used by a division of ours who did not have a full-time network person. We found the product easy and intuitive to work with, which is why our team truly enjoys using the PAN products. The wildfire product addressed and dealt with threats in real time, without a major performance hit like Cisco Sourcefire embedded modules within the 55xx-x series.
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