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Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect

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GlobalProtect delivers the protection of next-generation security platform to the mobile workforce in order to stop targeted cyberattacks, evasive application traffic, phishing, malicious websites, command-and-control traffic, and known and unknown threats.

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Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Administrator
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"GlobalProtect VPN software"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and configuration. Management does not require regular changes or tweaking. Once the software is installed, the configuration doesn't need input every time and just connects in 2 clicks.

What do you dislike?

Software cannot be turned off. It can be disconnected, but if it is installed it will always be on waiting to connect. Not a problem for most users, but for some it can be an annoyance for some users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product and very easy to use and install. Highly recommend the PA-500 and PA-220 as firewalls that allow us to connect with GlobalProtect. Licensing includes clients for PC, but not for mobile devices. Using the iOS Global Protect app requires additional licensing, but you can just put the VPN settings into the iOS default VPN settings without the app and ti works just as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Global protect allows us to configure remote users with VPN access to connect into our environment from anywhere with internet access.

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Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Umang M.
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"Easy and simple VPN software"

What do you like best?

GP runs quietly in your background and it never get crashes. It has a pretty simple user interface for end user. I am not aware of the admin interface.

What do you dislike?

The only problem I've noticed it it sometimes gets auto-disconnected. For my office network it's working fine but whenever I tried to connect to my customer VPN it does not get connected on Auto-discovery mode.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you do trial runs in different geographies as this might be something you want to test first. When you do testing make sure the firewalls and real time scenarios are all covered. And of course does it work with some other vpn client already installed or not.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting to customer VPN and working with them remotely.

What Other IT Security solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Richard B.
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"A wonderful product that can do so much"

What do you like best?

Palo Alto firewalls are hands down, the best layer 7 firewalls on the market. Their number of signatures and supported services grow every day. In addition to the capabilities of the firewall, management of the firewall is a breeze either via the built-in GUI or PANORAMA.

What do you dislike?

I believe the only complaint I have is that you cannot do an import from the device once you start managing it via PANORAMA. At times, it may be necessary to do a change local to a firewall and re-importing that device to PANORAMA is a pain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can't go wrong with the Palo Alto, but you can with just about every other firewall on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As stated before, this is hands down the best layer 7 firewall on the market. As an MSSP, we have been able to offer our customers so much more granular control over what applications are allowed through their network, and not just by port number or basic filtering. These firewalls can even look inside SSH traffic and allow normal SSH connections but block SSH tunneling.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Samik M.
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"Seamless VPN rollout for enterprise"

What do you like best?

It knows whether to route the traffic via the VPN tunnel or not. This helps minimize impact to users.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally it gets mixed up with internal/external networks. Not huge deal. Also doesn't get SSO via Windows Logon

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a good evaluation because we have had such a positive response from our employees.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many sites were locked down -- this now allows us to validate internet traffic accurately without negative impacts on our users.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Administrator
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"Great VPN Solution"

What do you like best?

Basic Global Protect comes free with the base Palo package, which is pretty nice for a full featured VPN solution. Easy to configure a basic VPN connection and use policies to restrict user access.

What do you dislike?

It was a little bit of a pain to get configured with two factor and security certificates, but support is always helpful and willing to walk through solutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try - set up some rules to restrict access to internal resources and it's easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A free (with Palo purchase), vendor supported VPN solution that is easy to roll out and simple for users to operate.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Blair V.
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"Full featured VPN solution with Palo Alto Functionality"

What do you like best?

The integration with the Palo Alto next-gen firrwall adds great additional protection for the traffic passing through the VPN tunnels

What do you dislike?

The gain all functionality, you must purchase a subscription. It should really just be all part of the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great solution, but Palo Alto Firewalls are expensive. (GP is a free function, but extra bells and whistles cost more).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connectivity for remote users as well as our visiting Nurse clinicians.

This replaced Cisco 3030 concentrator which had extremely limited logging.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Administrator
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"PaloAlto GlobalConnect"

What do you like best?

GlobalConnect is extremely easy to use. There’s not a lot of options to confuse users so it can be used by anyone whenever necessary to have a VPN.

What do you dislike?

I really wish there were more configuration options. The interface is nice and easy to use, but there aren’t many options to configure it specifically to users needs and wants.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Test it out and see if it works in your environment before committing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We’re using GlobalProtect to connect to our demo environment and keep it separated from our production environment. It’s nice to have a demo environment to test configuration changes without affecting the production network and causing unnecessary downtime.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by User in Computer Software
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"Quick and Easy VPN for Business "

What do you like best?

Easy to connect, runs very quietly in the background. I haven't noticed any significant loss of speed while accessing files remotely vs some other systems i've used.

What do you dislike?

Have had a update kick out my login information, not overly intuitive to find the correct account information to log back in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great solution for a set-and-forget VPN, great for users that may be less technical.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Straight forward VPN usage, primarily for accessing files from the internal sever for sales activities while on the road. Used to also be tied out our old CRM, but no longer an issue there after we migrated to a web-based service.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by User in E-Learning
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"Great for computer protection"

What do you like best?

It is very secure, keeps computers protected within the district

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I do not like about this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It seems to do a great job protecting our computers, it is very secure and blocks a lot of things from the students computers as well.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by Administrator in Internet
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"Global protect as Primary VPN client"

What do you like best?

Lightweight client, works well with MFA (easily implemented), provides good insight through logging.

What do you dislike?

Implementation of group/individual access rights/ACL as opposed to per domain rights/ACL

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VPN from outside to inside and the req. for MFA were both met with GP. Additionally, it was a cost saver for us as we could decomm our old VPN solution and use GP as it was part of our licensing scheme when we purchased our Palo Hardware.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect review by User in Computer Software
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"straight-forward client software"

What do you like best?

As an end user of this client it's simplicity is the best part. Add the easy access to connection details and troubleshooting info and this client is a win.

What do you dislike?

Some prompting for 2 factor auth can be a bit confusing, however the wording of this may be configurable by an admin (not sure).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use GlobalProtect for VPN access to our corporate network. This allows us to securely work remotely.

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