2021-06-05T10:04:26Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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NV
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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2021-12-17T17:58:00Z
Dec 17, 2021

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

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KarthikeyanSrinivasan - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Cloud Data Architect at Sun Cloud LLC
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2021-09-07T20:59:18Z
Sep 7, 2021

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.

MV
Consultant with 11-50 employees
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2021-08-06T20:35:13Z
Aug 6, 2021

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.

Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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2021-06-05T10:04:26Z
Jun 5, 2021

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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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 17, 2021
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
2 out of 4 answers
Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 5, 2021
We require a firewall to deploy URL filtering or to enforce this URL filtering solution to our users. It is actually cloud-based, deployed on a cloud, and is URL Filtering as a service, which requires a firewall. The firewall, therefore, will then enforce the URL filtering options on my users' traffic. We are using this for preventing the user's access to malicious websites, or access to inappropriate adult websites or porn websites or even the P2P tunnels or tunnels or domains they should not access. This is our main priority and main use case.
MV
Consultant with 11-50 employees
Aug 6, 2021
Our company is based in Sacramento. This solution is generally used for enforcing HR policy for enterprise. In our case, most of the clients are state government institutions. Palo Alto ensures that no hate speech or anarchy websites, for example, get through. We also implement this product. If somebody takes our recommendation and buys the product, they can trust that it's good because we're not partners with Palo Alto, we're recommending it because it's a good product. I trust PAN.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 17, 2021
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 4 answers
Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 5, 2021
The initial setup is easy.
MV
Consultant with 11-50 employees
Aug 6, 2021
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