Paloalto Firewall

Posted on 2011-10-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Dear All,
we are planning to replace the actual firewall with a new hardware one.
I've looked on the Gartner and I decided to test one of the leader of the Magic Quadrant and one of the Visionaries therefore I've been testing Juniper netscreen 5500, Paloalto PA 2050
I would like to know your opinion on thardware I've mentioned to you.

Personally I liked more Paloalto, but I see that only few people are adopting the NEXT Generation firewall technology. Is it safe to adopt it ?

Thank you
Question by:carlettus
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    Accepted Solution

    I think Juniper SRX series is a better option when compared to netscreen 550 [this is what I think when you mentioned 5500].

    Choosing a specific brand is based on multiple things [this is how I would rate a product/vendor]:

    1. Comfort level with product/vendor--CLI/GUI is first thing in my list. At the end of you if you are responsible for getting things done you must be most comfortable.
    2. Tech support - some vendors provide 24x7 support; some do not; I would choose that does.
    3. Training - if a product is new; I would be interested in training to get up to speed; read 1 again.
    4. Users/cummunity - Another thing I look at these days is the number of people out there; blogs/experience even if negative are worth noting as that shows product presence and also tips on configuration. Again read 1.
    5. Finally I would rate recurring cost, like support/license renewal fees/signature updates etc. If there is an updated firmware which has resolution to my problems but there is a cost involved just to upgrade; that might not go well with every organization.

    Thank you.

    Author Comment

    Thank you for your mesage,
    do you have experiences with Next Generation Firewall like the paloalto one? do you reccomend them ?
    thank you
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    Expert Comment

    To truely answer your question I have a bias for Juniper SRX when compared to PaloAlto.

    Author Comment

    Thank you for your message, what is making me afraid is that no one is using paloalto.

    Author Closing Comment

    thank you
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    Expert Comment


    We deeply use paloalto.

    It s simply the best application firewall ever

    It has been created from scratch to manage application, not ports. It does not check the port used, it uses a pattern to recognise every application.
    Please give me a shot if you need more infos.

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