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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Valuable Features

JL
Executive Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The Palo Alto VM-Series is nice because I can move the firewalls easily. For instance, we once went from one cloud provider to another. The nice thing about that situation was that I could just move the VMs almost with a click of a button. It was really convenient and easy and an option that every firewall will not give you.  

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GA
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

What I like about the VM-Series is that you can launch them in a very short time. You don't have to wait for the hardware to route for them to be staged and installed. From that perspective, it's easy to launch and it's good because it is more scalable.

The product is quite responsive.

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RS
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Its security features, i.e. antimalware, threat prevention, URL Filtering, VPN, antivirus are the most valuable. The ID-User integrated with AD and 2FA feature is also very useful to provide access to servers and some users in the company. 

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NK
Senior Manager Network Engineering at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is that you can control your traffic flowing out and coming out, allowing you to apply malware and threat protection, as well as vulnerability checks.

It has an advanced engine that does parallel processing for packet and deep packet inspection. It also supports user authentication.

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ICT Infrastructure Specialist (E-Transform Project) at Ministry of Communications and Information

All of the next-generation features are valuable and set Palo Alto apart from other firewalls.

The application filtering, or AppiID, and URL filtering are good.

The interface with Panorama makes it very easy to use.

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Technology Specialist at Accretive Technologies Pvt Ltd

In Palo Alto the most important feature is the App-ID. It's the biggest selling point in my opinion.

Another important application feature is the Content-ID.

The solution offers great templates.

Overall, the solution has a lot of great features on offer.

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Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

A valuable feature of the solution is that it is not dependent on the hypervisor so we can install it on Hyper-V Microsoft software and deploy it. We have even installed it on Nutanix 81, in which it is supported. It is not dependent on the platform and is stable. 

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VG
IT Security Head with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are web control and IPS/IDS.

The work from home features, VPN and SSL VPN, are useful and part of the GlobalProtect functionality.

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GA
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is that you can launch it in a very short time. You don't have to wait for the hardware to arrive and get it staged and installed. From that perspective, it is easy to launch. It is also scalable.

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Assistant Professor at Facultatea de Economie și Administrarea Afacerilor din Iași

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is very easy to use. It takes maybe one week to learn how it works, but the suite itself is very flexible. After you install it, it's very easy to use because of the intuitive web interface.

It's great for me at the moment. I have all I need. All the traffic is very well filtered, and I believe it's the future of the firewall.

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BK
Manager, Information Technology at SWPA Corp

The most valuable feature is the Posture Assessment.

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System Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees

The most valuable features are security and support.

The packet routing speed is very good.

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TD
Security Operations Specialist at a logistics company with 201-500 employees

The feature that I have found the most useful is that it meets all our requirements technically. 

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KS
Senior Network Architect at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable features are the User ID, URL filtering, and application filtering. These features have helped us a lot. 

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C.T.O at Sastra Network Solution Inc. Pvt. Ltd.

The most valuable aspects of this solution are that it's simple and stable. It has better security aspects compared to other similar solutions. But we don't fully utilize all of the features yet.

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RS
Network Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The VM series has an advantage over the physical version because we are able to change the sources that the machine has, such as the amount of available RAM. With a physical machine, you cannot the resources without adding something to the machine.

The management can be done from a single console window.

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