The best and only way to manage your firewalls.
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November 07, 2019

The best and only way to manage your firewalls.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Palo Alto Panorama

Panorama is used by two groups in our organization our campus networking team and our network engineering team. Each has its own instance of Panorama but each team uses the other system to troubleshoot issues and allow and deny access over the network. Panorama helps simplify things instead of trying to guess which firewall we need to look at we can query them all and save time. In the end, Panorama saves us time and money by simplifying and combining our firewalls.
  • If you need to push a setting or config to multiple firewalls Panorama can do that flawlessly.
  • Panorama has its logging centralized and this makes it easy to locate and reviews logs compared to having to get logs from each device.
  • I love how the interface matches the interface on the firewall. This makes the learning curve less steep.
  • Adding new firewalls to Panorama is super easy and not complex. Panorama can push a lot of the config and settings so you don't have to manually do it.
  • Seems like it takes a minute or two to commit changes. In my option, it should take a second or two not 2 minutes.
  • It will time out and log you out unexpectedly. This can be irritating when you come back after a few minutes and have to log back in.
  • Panorama seems expensive but when you compare it to other software it really isn't and the features make it worth every dollar.
  • Have panorama allow us to have entry-level team members help out even if they don't understand our whole network they can just go to panorama and know that find the info they need and what device the issue is happening on.
  • It has brought peace of mind to our security knowing that all policies can be managed through a central system and patches and updated can be centralized.
When you get help it is great. they have different service plans you need to know what plan you have and what kind of turn around you can expect. We have even had a local engineer to help us with questions and solutions. I feel the support team they have is very knowledgable and can help you out. Most of the time there is no need to escalate the issue.

Do you think Palo Alto Panorama delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Palo Alto Panorama's feature set?

Yes

Did Palo Alto Panorama live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Palo Alto Panorama go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Palo Alto Panorama again?

Yes

We have multiple internal and external firewalls at our headquarters as well as firewalls at our remote locations. Users are always needing to access services and systems at our headquarters and when they tell us they don't have access we can use Panorama to view the traffic and see where they are getting denied. Without Panorama we would need to log into each firewall and see if they are getting denied with Panorama we get an overview of was is happening and it's amazing.

Palo Alto Panorama Feature Ratings

Policy planning and rule management
9
Automated Policy Orchestration
9
Device Discovery
10
Policy Compliance Auditing
8
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Not Rated
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
9
Vulnerability Scans
9
Firewall Rule Cleanup
7