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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Pros

Shrijendra Shakya - PeerSpot reviewer
C.T.O at Sastra Network Solution Inc. Pvt. Ltd.
With the improved visibility we now have, the traffic is being properly monitored, which means that we are better able to manage it. These are improvements that we saw very quickly.
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JH
Director of IT at Tavoca Inc
The most valuable feature is the CLI.
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GA
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
What I like about the VM-Series is that you can launch them in a very short time.
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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
September 2022
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JR
Manager, Information Technology at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Palo Alto’s Panorama centralized management system simplifies our security posture based on our requirements. Instead of manually pulling logs, then generating them into readable formats, it gives us the console in a readable format to view.
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Ricardo S. - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Using Palo Alto Networks Panorama, we were able to deploy a single point of management and visualization of the firewall infrastructure in cloud, on-premise and integrated with Azure to automate scale up. Its security features, i.e. anti-malware, threat prevention, URL Filtering, VPN, and antivirus are the most valuable. The ID-User integrated with AD and 2FA features are also very useful to provide secure access to servers and some users in the company. 
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Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward.
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GA
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is that you can launch it in a very short time. You don't have to wait for the hardware to arrive and get it staged and installed. From that perspective, it is easy to launch. It is also scalable.
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Alexandru Sireteanu - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Professor at Facultatea de Economie și Administrarea Afacerilor din Iași
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is very easy to use.
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KS
Senior Network Architect at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are the User ID, URL filtering, and application filtering.
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RS
Network Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The VM series has an advantage over the physical version because we are able to change the sources that the machine has, such as the amount of available RAM.
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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Cons

Shrijendra Shakya - PeerSpot reviewer
C.T.O at Sastra Network Solution Inc. Pvt. Ltd.
It would be helpful if we had a direct number for the support manager or the supporting engineer. That would be better than having to email every time because there would be less wait.
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JH
Director of IT at Tavoca Inc
The web interface is very slow, and it needs to be faster.
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GA
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The one issue that I didn't like is that the SNMP integration with interfaces didn't record the interface counters.
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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Palo Alto Networks VM-Series. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
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JR
Manager, Information Technology at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We feel that the setup was complex. So, we asked the tech team about the setup process. They explained how to deploy it in the right way, which made it very simple.
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Ricardo S. - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
At the beginning of the implementation, we had some difficulties with the scripts, but Palo Alto Networks support together with a local partner finally fixed it.
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Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Integrative capabilities with other solutions should be addressed.
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GA
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It would be good if the common features work consistently in physical and virtual environments. There was an integration issue in the virtual deployment where it didn't report the interface counters, and we had to upgrade to the latest version, whereas the same thing has been working in the physical deployment for ages now. It seems that it was because of Azure. We were using VMware before, and we didn't have any such issues. We do see such small issues where we expect things to work, but they don't because of some incompatibilities. There also seems to be a limitation on how to do high availability in a virtualized environment. All features should be consistently available in physical and virtual environments. It is not always easy to integrate Palo Alto in the network management system. We would like to be able to compare two network management systems. They can maybe allow monitoring an interface through the GUI to create a reference or do a baseline check about whether your network monitoring system is actually giving you the correct traffic figures. You need traffic figures to be able to recognize the trends and plan the capacity.
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Alexandru Sireteanu - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Professor at Facultatea de Economie și Administrarea Afacerilor din Iași
It'll help if Palo Alto Networks provided better documentation.
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KS
Senior Network Architect at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The user interface could use some improvement.
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RS
Network Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The implementation should be simplified.
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Buyer's Guide
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Palo Alto Networks VM-Series. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.