Best URL filter in Market
Updated May 25, 2023

Best URL filter in Market

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering

PA Advanced URL filtering is an essential module. I would say 'a must have' feature.
the idea is the same similar to any web filter but with more detailed categories and filters.
Ability to block URLs and applications with complete visibility and flexibility.
It is also user-friendly and easy to manage and doesn't require any special expertise to manage.
Since our users majority are Students, We use PA advanced URL filtering to protect our Internet traffic and Network from malicious attacks and bad content and also to force the Internet usage policy.
  • Content filter
  • White and Block list
  • Internet content scanning
  • Reporting need some improvment
  • real time monitoring for URLs
  • Filter by categories
  • White and Black lists
  • Schedules
  • Traffic shaping
  • Costs more compared to competitors
Palo Alto is a much much better product. detailed options and controls, more visibility, and usability.
Better performance and durability.

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It is highly recommended for environments with large number of users to enforce usage policies and reduce security risks and bandwidth consumption.

Evaluating Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering and Competitors

Yes - Broadcom Bluecoat SG. Bluecoat got sold several times between vendors and lost its credibility and reputation. Renewal prices were increased in an unreasonable way. support got worse. Broadcom basically lost interest in the products and made it worse after the migration. local sales reps were unsupportive.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Palo Alto's reputation is one of the factors, it is considered to be the top firewall appliance in the market.
Our former vendor "Broadcom Bluecoat" didn't meet our expectations after the acquisition.
It would be the same. i will always switch to Palo Alto

Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering Support

Quick and accurate support, well trained personnel.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
No, its was more expensive than partner support ans the results are almost the same.