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"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.""

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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.""It is very hard to understand the platform. It is not easy and user-friendly. You need a lot of experience to use Panorama. It is very complex, and you must know exactly what to do. I would like to have a more user-friendly product. FortiManager is comparatively very easy to use. It would be good if Panorama improves in terms of user-friendliness. It is also harder to use than Palo Alto Firewalls.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I propose to purchase licenses for all of the networking devices in the network, because if not all of the devices are integrated then the query of particular access cannot be discovered entirely."
  • "Pricing is great if you have a small number of large firewalls, otherwise, it does not bring ROI."
  • "The price is within the standard of security products."
  • "Licensing is very easy to set up. The pricing is relative to how you want to expand and harden your network security."
  • "The initial cost was high for us."
  • "Cost is based on firewall. There are bundles, e.g., virtual firewalls might make the solution cheaper."
  • "The licensing scheme should be done in a simpler way. For example, if we delete a firewall and want to add a new one, then the license doesn't get freed up automatically. You have to request a new license to customer support and install it. If you are testing new implementations, this can be cumbersome."
  • "When it comes to the cost of support and licensing, it is much cheaper than other competing products."
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  • "We pay approximately $3,000 a year in order to use the product."
  • "The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions."
  • "Palo Alto is expensive and there are many cheaper firewalls, but they do not work as well."
  • "It is not a cheap solution."
  • "The price of Panorama is expensive."
  • "The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for."
  • "We have a yearly license. The cost is not that high and not that cheap either."
  • "Sometimes the company prefers to give a license to test the product in our environment before we go to the customer. But the customer should buy his own license, and that's the system here. The system is different between one country and another. Some countries say that the IT solutions provider should provide the license."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Proactively assess the impact of network changes to ensure security and continuous compliance.
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    The setup cost must be affordable. Government-based institutions do not have sufficient budgets. Extra modules could be added as extra costs.
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    The FireFlow's out-of-the-box workflow configuration/customization wizard could be improved to be more user-friendly and have a shorter learning curve. The current configuration wizard is quite… more »
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    The most valuable features of this solution are that it works better than a normal firewall, easy to explorer all of its features, and it has the Log Collector mode. This mode allows us to store our… more »
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    The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for.
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    There is a need to improve the upgrade process. When we are upgrading the solution we are facing some issues with Elasticsearch services. Every time we upgrade it takes a long time to become stable… more »
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    Overview

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Maersk, Delta Airlines, Chevron, General Motors, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Bell Canada, HCA Healthcare, Morgan Stanley, Unilever, Nationwide Insurance Enterprise, US Bank, Microsoft 
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government4%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Media Company7%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Media Company8%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Midsize Enterprise64%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    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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