Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB Room for Improvement

MV
Consultant with 11-50 employees

One of the less favorite features is the cost of the solution. For example, ~5K for a PA-820 AND ~$1K EACH *per year* for Premium Support, Threat Prevention, and PANDB URL filtering. We also implement other solutions. We tell customers that if they want to have the best possible perimeter security, they're going to have to pay for it. Some smaller entities don't have the budget for it, so we'll suggest Fortinet or something that has similar but inferior capabilities, but is less expensive.

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Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

It would be ideal if this solution could be a separate product rather than have to have it deploy through a firewall. If it was a separate product, many of our customers would be happier as most just require a URL filtering option. They do not require a firewall. They do not require any threat prevention or anything. 

If it was a separate product, we could deploy it to branch offices or any of our customer locations in which different firewalls are being used. 

The solution is a bit expensive.

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KarthikeyanSrinivasan - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Cloud Data Architect at Sun Cloud LLC

We have been trying make Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB work with ELK stack. We have had some challenges with that because we are getting limited SNMP. It would be good if it worked better with ELK stack.

I'm only able to do it faster when I log into the device and not through Panorama.

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NV
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

An area for improvement would be the technical support, which can be slow.

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