"The scalability of the solution is excellent."
"I like it because it's very easy to use. You install the client and you have to know your gateway, but that's something we give to our users. Beyond that, it takes about three seconds to train them on how to use it. And it just works well. That's great for us because it means less administrative time."
"Prisma Access gives us security from a single point. It controls mobile users and determines how secure their networks will be, including from where they will get internet access. We can optimize things and add security profiles centrally."
"The users can securely access any cloud data centers or cloud platforms. In terms of the features, it has all the features that Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall has. It is also very stable and scalable."
"Security is absolutely spot-on, really top-notch. It's the result of all the components that come together, such as the HIP [Host Information Profile] and components like Forcepoint, providing end-user content inspection, and antivirus. It incorporates DLP features and that's fantastic because Prisma Access makes sure that all of the essential prerequisites are in place before a user can log in or can be tunneled into."
"The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution."
"It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in."
"We're now able to go after contracts that require a Zero Trust solution and Prisma's other technology solutions."
"The most valuable feature is our ability to limit access by user, IP address, or MAC address."
"The Cloud Management application has room for improvement. There are a lot of things on the roadmap for that application; things are going to happen soon."
"It's not really Prisma's fault, but when you try to create exceptions you don't really have those abilities. You cannot say, on the management platform, "Hey, for these users I want to create these exceptions." That is one thing that I have gotten some complaints about, and we have faced some challenges there."
"The solution needs to be more compatible with other solutions. This is specifically a problem for us when it comes to healthcare applications. They have proprietary connection types and things of that nature that make compatibility a challenge sometimes."
"While Palo Alto has understood the essence of building capabilities around cloud technology and have come up with a CASB offering, that is a very new product. There are other companies that have better offerings for understanding cloud applications and have more graceful controls. That's something that Palo Alto needs to work on."
"Better integration with the MDM solution would be useful."
"When it comes to the VPN, it uses the global protect VPN functionality to connect remotely, but it has a feature limitation for assigning multiple IP sub-links to different user groups. It would be much better if we are able to assign the current IP blocks for the sub-links based on the user groups."
"When we deploy firewall rules via Panorama, we find it's a little bit slow. We have a global environment and might have 100 gateways or VPNs in the cloud. When we deploy something, it tries to deploy it one-by-one, and that can be slow."
"We've run into some challenges, having hit a lot of bugs over the past year in the deployment of GlobalProtect. We've had our fair share of issues that I haven't been happy with. We're working with the support organization to remediate them and waiting for updated releases. The response on getting the bugs fixed has not been what I would consider adequate for a product like this."
"No solution is perfect, so there is room for improvement."
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Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.
Sangfor SSL VPN provides support for remote user to access the enterprise network from anywhere as long as you are connected to the Internet. Remote access is provided through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) enabled by a SSL VPN gateway. The SSL VPN gateway allows remote users to establish a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel using a web browser. This feature provides a comprehensive solution that allows easy access to a broad range of web resources and web-enabled applications (e.g.: Easy Connect) using native HTTP over SSL (HTTPS) browser support.
Sangfor SSL VPN provides SSL VPN remote-access connectivity from almost any Internet-enabled location using a web browser or a APP that natively support SSL encryption. This feature allows your Company to extend access to its secure enterprise network to any authorized user by providing remote-access connectivity to corporate resources.
Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 18 reviews while Sangfor SSL VPN is ranked 14th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.4, while Sangfor SSL VPN is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks writes "Makes us part of a bigger security ecosystem with updates taken care of for us, but pricing and support need work". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sangfor SSL VPN writes "Good reporting, provides several options for restricting access, and the technical support is good". Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Cisco Umbrella, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and VMware SD-WAN, whereas Sangfor SSL VPN is most compared with Peplink SpeedFusion, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Cisco IOS SSL VPN, SonicWall SMA and Fortinet FortiClient.
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