Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is stable, easy to integrate, easy to use, and very scalable.
It has a very user-friendly interface, has a straightforward setup, and the remediation process is easy compared to other platforms. Moreover, it has good performance and technical support. In addition, Prisma has the ability to quarantine and clean a malware file very well, which is a great feature that provides a lot of security. Whatsmore is that the solution works with Oracle Cloud while other SaaS solutions aren’t always compatible. Compared to other solutions, Prisma SaaS is flexible. While Prisma SaaS has many good things going for it, its one major disappointment is that it does not support the reverse proxy type of integrations, which can be a deal-breaker for some people. Prisma SaaS also lacks a hybrid model.
Zscaler internet access has good VPN technology and the internet security it provides is by far its most valuable feature. Some of its other valuable features are that it is a lightweight solution, it is very easy to set up, configure, and maintain, and the protection is in the cloud. What I find to be most useful is that it delivers safe web access for employees that work remotely, and it also increases cybersecurity, making it efficient by saving a lot of time. The only thing that I don’t like about Zscaler is that there are a few new features that are not compatible with Azure Cloud. I wish they also had more video documentation and training materials available, but I think they plan to expand on that front soon.
Conclusion: After evaluating both Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks as well as Zscaler internet access, I ultimately decided to go with Zscaler because Prisma SaaS wasn’t as feature-rich as I expected it to be, and Prisma SaaS was also the more pricey option.
Overall it is actually very good. I haven't yet had any issue at all. One thing that would help is if we could get a guide. With Cisco, for example, you can just type the problem regarding your Cisco product and you will easily get your solution. In Palo Alto, however, it's not easy to find the solutions.
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
May 15, 2019
There are a lot of cloud-based applications that are supported, such as Box, Skype, Google Drive, and SharePoint, but there are many more than have not been totally integrated. They cannot use in-house apps because they are not generic services. I would like to see support for custom applications. There are also certain storage services that are not integrated, like AWS S3. If the services are created by the customer then it would be very nice to have those protected too. Right now, this is a data at rest CASB, but it would be nice if it included features such as forward proxy or reverse proxy. It would be able to provide the OTP to those gateways and anyone who can integrate with Aperture can send the data to have it authenticated, via Aperture to the cloud, rather than just scanned. Essentially, if it can be made to act as an auth server, to automatically handle the forward proxy CASB, it would be good.