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2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks?

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What do you like most about Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks?

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DB
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-12-21T12:40:00Z
21 December 21

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.

Saman Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Professional Services Consultant at Infinity Labs India
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-15T20:27:00Z
15 December 21

The Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) offered by Palo Alto is a good reporting tool. It gives insights into how things are going within the network. It takes all the data from the users' endpoints and does an analysis, and it suggests changes as well.

TejasJain - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Cloud Security Architect at Deloitte
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-05T23:23:00Z
05 December 21

It is geographically dispersed, and it sits on top of Google and AWS platforms. Therefore, you don't face the standard issues, such as latency or bandwidth issues, that you usually face in the case of on-prem data centers.

Clement Johnson - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at Clemtech LLC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-03T14:01:00Z
03 November 21

We're now able to go after contracts that require a Zero Trust solution and Prisma's other technology solutions.

Max Islam - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director at Cognizant
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-24T08:14:00Z
24 September 21

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.

PRAPHULLA DESHPANDE - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Security Analyst at Atos
MSP
Top 5
2021-04-03T15:37:28Z
03 April 21

There are plenty of features this solution provides and the most valuable would be the complete security protection we are receiving. We are provided with similar security that the Palo Alto AWS solution has. This includes features such as a firewall and machine learning AI.

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Naresh Pratap - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-29T19:07:59Z
29 March 21

The scalability of the solution is excellent.

EW
Head of Pre-Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-30T14:20:10Z
30 December 20

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.

Gregory Anderson - PeerSpot reviewer
Endpoint Security Manager at Catholic Health Initiatives
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-06T06:57:36Z
06 October 20

It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in.

AA
Senior Security Architecture Specialist at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
2020-09-27T04:10:13Z
27 September 20

The most valuable feature is the ability to join your network and provide access through the VPN.

PS
General Manager - CyberSecurity Practice at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-25T10:49:26Z
25 June 20

The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution.

CR
IT Security at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-17T07:31:00Z
17 July 19

The features I find most valuable is WildFire, user integration, and the basic technology features.

PT
Consultant at a political organization with 201-500 employees
Consultant
2019-06-26T05:25:00Z
26 June 19

The initial setup is very straightforward.

MM
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
24 June 19

It's very stable. Sometimes after installing the boxes, we leave them for one or two years. We would just touch the box in the case of the customer needing new requirements or changes to the setup.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 17, 2021
Why?
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17 October 21
We looked into Prisma Access before choosing Zscaler Private Access (ZPA). Palo Alto’s Prisma Access is a secure access service edge (SASE) designed to deliver network security in a cloud-delivered infrastructure. One of the advantages of Prisma Access is its vast network, with over 100 locations worldwide. We liked that it is customizable, and you can manage your security policies with dedicated cloud instances. Prisma Access’s features stack is similar to other perimeter firewalls, including SSL encryption/decryption, data loss prevention security, and sandbox. It simplifies work between branches via the Prisma Cloud, so it’s better suited for large enterprises. It also provides encrypted traffic flow between branches. However, it won’t work well with remote workforces because it creates network latency. ZScaler (ZPA) was a better fit for us because of its zero-trust approach. ZPA is user- and application-centric and creates a segment for each user. Therefore, only authorized users have access to private applications. We like that it is easy to use - for example, connecting to the Internet via a VPN. It secures the data, restricts access to non-secure websites, and adds a layer of security when connecting to the internet. It works well for a small company or remote workforces. The downside is that ZPA doesn’t let you see private IPs, which is more difficult for IT admins. Also, sometimes it can block third-party services. Conclusions ZScaler Private Access is a good solution for companies that want to deploy zero-trust architecture. It is better suited for companies that have adopted a remote workforce model, and for small and medium businesses. Prisma Access, in my opinion, works better for large companies and enterprises.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 21, 2021
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 14 answers
MM
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
24 June 19
They could improve the proactive service on this application and application tracking in their next release. Their next release should provide solutions for the mobile environment.
PT
Consultant at a political organization with 201-500 employees
26 June 19
The dependencies of applications sometimes are a bit confusing. All the dependencies you have between applications can be confusing when you fill in things. It's mostly the configuration with the different applications. Extra guidance in using applications and things like that might be helpful. In terms of features, at the moment, the features we use are all in there. But we don't even use the full feature set at the moment. So I don't really have any need for anything else. For now, there's not really anything missing.
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