What is GlobalProtect?

GlobalProtect’s website describes it as: "By extending next-generation firewall capabilities through the GlobalProtect subscription, you can gain greater visibility into all traffic, users, devices, and applications. With GlobalProtect, organizations can extend consistent security policies to all users, while eliminating remote access blindspots and strengthening security."

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Some frequently asked questions about GlobalProtect
  • Does GlobalProtect have: Cloud Deployment? Yes!
    Install, deploy, and run the software on remote or cloud servers as opposed to on premises
  • Does GlobalProtect have: Antivirus? Yes!
    Monitor programs and code for suspicious or malicious behavior
  • Does GlobalProtect have: *Threat Detection and Monitoring? Yes!
    The act of monitoring security ecosystems to identify potential threats and malicious activity.
  • Does GlobalProtect have: Remote Control? Yes!
    Enables users to access and control connected devices remotely for troubleshooting, demonstrations, or other tasks.
  • Does GlobalProtect have: Document Policy Management? Yes!
    Manage geofencing, IP blocklisting, and document retention timeframes.


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1 - 12 months of research and meetings
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Comb through full software ecosystem and do many hours of research to understand each potential competitor.
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Put all competitors on a spreadsheet, and become an expert in the software category to compare the products.
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Add criteria to the spreadsheet through your research of what each product does, based on research.
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Score each product against criteria. Add new criteria as you research to score, go back and re-score each other product. Realize some are marketing jargon, remove and re-score products.
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Contact internal power users and product owners. Convince them to do a review with you and develop a process.
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Take in their criteria of why the teams have one product over the other. Do this for all products in comparison set.
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Compare your criteria and scoring to the teams reasoning for needing their software. Go back to the teams with clarifying questions.
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