"Optimizing the operation making it possible to focus on other improvements."
"The most valuable feature is the unused rule optimization, where it clears the policy when appropriate."
"The firewall analyzer is great if you deploy a new firewall platform and need to see if it provides an adequate level of protection, where you don't have any dangerous rules."
"It now takes less than half of the time it took before we had this tool to deploy the flows requested by the business."
"We now process FCRs much faster, which helps us to deliver faster and implement reworks at a quicker rate."
"Detection of malicious activities and malware is much better than other options."
"AlgoBot is a Slack chatbot that they've designed to help people identify if the firewalls are going to allow or block specific network traffic. We leveraged this to allow our staff to check themselves if the firewalls are going to be blocking traffic or not. That saves us logging into the firewalls and running the query off the host. We give them the power to use it and it saves us time."
"It gives us 100% visibility into our network security policies. It has given us a couple of surprises. Over the years, the network that we are administrating has been subject to people who have an idea of how a network should be set up. That differs from technician to technician or engineer to engineer. So, we are finding little pockets of hidden little self-engineered configurations and the way things were done that nobody knew about. Once the engineer left, the knowledge of that setup disappeared. You don't know about those until something either goes wrong, or you get something like AlgoSec to discover it for you, and it says, "Hey, there is this going on over here.""
"It has shared profiles for all gateways. If I do not have Panorama, I need to create a separate profile for each and every gateway by logging into that particular gateway, but with Panorama, I can create a shared profile and just push it down to each and every gateway connected to it."
"Panorama enables you to provision all your firewalls and other things as a cluster. It is quite useful for that."
"It's a reliable solution."
"The threat prevention and layer seven security features were the most used and important for us. All operations are quite good in this solution."
"The product features allow the capacity to take effective, advanced security measures."
"Compared to all of the other firewall vendors, Palo Alto is very secure."
"The solution, especially the latest versions, is very stable."
"Templates and the possibility to apply a configuration to many devices at the same time are the most valuable features. We are able to create templates, and we don't need to go to each firewall to make changes. We can make changes in Panorama, and it automatically applies those changes to all those firewalls on which we want to apply the changes. It provides centralized management."
"I would like more documents and support for the cloud firewall."
"I would like to see enhanced dashboards or build meaningful reports for executive consumption."
"Lacking in support of other platforms."
"In terms of additional features in the next release, more integration with SD-WAN would be valuable."
"We work with multiple security vendors. It's rather difficult to integrate the vendors. AlgoSec is a platform that hasn't really been developed as much as we would like to just because of its complexity to set up. If it was easy to set up and easy to get integrations with other companies, then we would be doing it. But the thought is that we are relatively stretched thin in our team as it is and the complexity of configuring AlgoSec doesn't make it any easier."
"It would be nice to have a good tool for network map discovery in the GUI to make it more user-friendly."
"AlgoSec can probably do better at introducing features for the cloud firewall scenarios. This is something that will probably help customers. It needs a hybrid scenario that includes private cloud, public cloud, and on-prem things. If a feature could cover all three different types of deployment, that could probably make it even more desirable for clients."
"Since COVID-19, a number of the technical support team members have been working from home or remotely. So, we haven't gotten support people right when we need them. Sometimes, it takes a couple of hours or even days for us to get that instant support that we used to get."
"The solution should improve the speed at which they make changes on the system. Historically, they've been a bit slow in that respect. They should apply changes to the box quicker and more often."
"It's difficult to implement."
"The solution's utilization of network ports makes things as complex as possible."
"They can improve its cloud integration."
"I would like to have better analytics."
"Reporting might be an area to improve. It can provide reporting or some sort of graphical representation of your environment."
"We found a vulnerability where when we have a low flow, like 2.7K, it is not getting fired by the threat prevention. That's something important to improve on. They should have a proxy or some solution to solve the issue. We also found some issues around decrypting the flow. When we have more flow than expected to decrypt, the performance goes down."
The leading provider of business-driven network security management solutions, AlgoSec helps the world’s largest organizations align security with their mission-critical business processes. With AlgoSec, users can discover, map and migrate business application connectivity, proactively analyze risk from the business perspective, tie cyber-attacks to business processes and intelligently automate network security changes with zero touch – across their cloud, SDN and on-premise networks. Over 1,800 enterprises, including 20 of the Fortune 50, utilize AlgoSec’s solutions to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant – all the time. Since 2005, AlgoSec has shown its commitment to customer satisfaction with the industry’s only money-back guarantee.
Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.
AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 58 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 4th in Firewall Security Management with 36 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.2, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of AlgoSec writes "Gives us the ability to dig down into details and work at a level above the skills that we already have". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Easy to manage with a straightforward initial setup and good stability". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon, Skybox Security Suite, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer and RedSeal, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Tufin, FireMon and Skybox Security Suite. See our AlgoSec vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.
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