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We performed a comparison between Azure Firewall Manager and Palo Alto Networks Panorama based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Firewall Security Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Azure Firewall Manager vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution is very easy to set up.""It is easy to install and does not require any plugins for your browser.""The solution has improved our organization with its firewall."

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"All of the reports and events from different locations can be managed centrally.""It's a reliable solution.""Palo Alto Networks Panorama provides many features, such as alerts, traffic monitoring, and logs.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is the ability to manage our devices centrally. Additionally, we can monitor the workforce connections, receive reports, and use the backup feature.""I found it easy to learn how to pull information from the logs.""The solution is easy to use.""The entire ease of use is most valuable. If you're managing firewalls locally with PAN-OS, the look and feel of Panorama is the same. So, you don't have to relearn another product. If you're used to managing firewalls from Palo Alto, you can easily use Panorama to manage them. It looks and feels the same.""It's great for creating signatures and activating activities."

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"There should be a simple one-click deployment for a firewall, rather than a set of setup instructions that include steps such as the DNS configuration, et cetera.""We could do only one-way NAT-ing, where the traffic comes from outside to internal, to Azure, which is fine. However, when we actually do NAT-ed traffic to hit the firewall, that way is not working.""The price is okay. This said, the solution is certainly expensive in comparison with other cloud services."

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"Its scalability can be improved. It is too expensive to scale it in the way Palo Alto wants us to scale. Scalability is one of the main reasons why our customer is looking for alternatives. It is too expensive to scale. Its redundancy also requires improvement, but it seems that in the latest version, redundancy is improved, and you can have more than two devices in an HA pair. So, they are heading in that direction. It would be good if they combine their dynamic list functionality in a much better way with Panorama and include it as out-of-the-box functionality. Palo Alto supports the dynamic list functionality for some basic threats, but there is a lot of scope for improvement.""The price of Palo Alto Networks Panorama could be better.""The solution's utilization of network ports makes things as complex as possible.""It is not a cheap product.""I would like to see remote VPN, like the Cisco client.""As the cybersecurity threats have become more aggressive these days, Palo Alto Networks Panorama can still be improved, particularly on the security side, for example, more network management, and penetration test. Improving the security feature for internal endpoints is needed in the solution.""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 licensing costs are quite high."

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  • "The solution is certainly expensive in comparison with other cloud services."
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  • "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."
  • "You can buy the hardware only and each box is not even $10,000. It's only $8,000 for the unit itself. However, then you are charged a three-year license at $81,000."
  • "The price of the licenses could be lower. Still, because we have Panorama with 25 firewalls, Palo Alto gives us a good discount."
  • "The pricing could be lower."
  • "It is pretty reasonable as compared to other companies."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is easy to install and does not require any plugins for your browser.
    Top Answer:The Azure pricing is good, although there are a lot of minor details compared to AWS. Azure stack pricing, but only thing is it has too many nitty gritties and minor details, compared to AWS. AWS… more »
    Top Answer:There should be a simple one-click deployment for a firewall, rather than a set of setup instructions that include steps such as the DNS configuration, et cetera. It should be a friendly one-click… more »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for.
    Top Answer: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

    Azure Firewall Manager is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    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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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Insurance Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Media Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Firewall Manager vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Firewall Manager vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Azure Firewall Manager is ranked 10th in Firewall Security Management with 3 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 4th in Firewall Security Management with 45 reviews. Azure Firewall Manager is rated 8.0, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Firewall Manager writes "Responsive support, scales well, and it is easy to install". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Easy to manage with a straightforward initial setup and good stability". Azure Firewall Manager is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, FireMon, Tufin, Fortinet FortiGate Cloud and Skybox Security Suite, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, AlgoSec, Tufin, Fortinet FortiGate Cloud and Skybox Security Suite. See our Azure Firewall Manager vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.

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