2019-05-15T05:16:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks?

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Angell Duran - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Engineer at Cloudrise
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2022-03-24T19:29:05Z
Mar 24, 2022

The pricing is reasonable for Palo Alto. They price their products using credit modules. There are various types of modules in each section. I believe there are four different modules. If you want to ensure that you are saving on cost, you should develop a very good DevOps or DevSecOps process with the cloud engineers and development team. Meaning, when the development team is no longer creating apps or working in their CI/CD environment, they must scale down, repave and decommission or it could increase your costs significantly.

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MR
Senior Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
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2021-10-31T20:47:00Z
Oct 31, 2021

Prisma is in the middle of the road. It's not the most expensive, but it's not the cheapest. There aren't any additional costs, to my knowledge. I know they have some extra modules, but we didn't use them. I'd say the price fits the solution. Prisma is capable of many other things, but Palo Alto doesn't charge you extra for those things, unlike other companies. You can use them or not. Because your environment grows, you may not use it now, you may not need it now, but you may in the future. Those capabilities are there without an additional cost for a different module where other companies will break it out, where you have to pay for those things.

Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
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2021-06-05T14:55:44Z
Jun 5, 2021

The licensing of this solution is a little expensive and is paid on an annual basis.

PG
Senior Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-04-08T12:51:36Z
Apr 8, 2021

The licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis and for what we get, the price is good. However, the pricing should be better.

KostiantynFrolov - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Security Engineer at ESKA
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-05T16:44:51Z
Apr 5, 2021

Prisma SaaS is more expensive than similar solutions but I think it's worth it. If I were to choose a low-cost solution for another vendor, it wouldn't be as effective. With low cost comes low usability and low effectiveness.

GA
Consultant at Trillennium (Pvt) Ltd
Reseller
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2020-06-07T09:09:01Z
Jun 7, 2020

Compared to other products, the price is slightly high. In fact, sometimes there is a large pricing gap.

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Rakesh Rawat - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Acliv Technologies Pvt Ltd
Real User
2019-09-01T08:49:00Z
Sep 1, 2019

The solution is actually very expensive. I don't know the particulars since the purchasing team dealt with it.

JM
Senior Director at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-05-16T06:50:00Z
May 16, 2019

I am not sure about the cost, but my advice to others would be that it is not a mistake going with them. You get what you pay for and I believe they are the best in their class.

Girish Vyas - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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2019-05-15T05:16:00Z
May 15, 2019

The pricing for this solution is on the higher end. Our customer felt that the solution was a bit overpriced but they had nothing that offered them better protection. The licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and there are no additional costs.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 15, 2021
How does Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks compare with Zscaler internet access? Which is better and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Dec 15, 2021
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.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 6, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Rakesh Rawat - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Acliv Technologies Pvt Ltd
Sep 1, 2019
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.
Girish Vyas - PeerSpot reviewer
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.
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