Palo Alto Networks WildFire Review

Provides credential-based attack prevention.


How has it helped my organization?

  • Much more visibility during an attack lifecycle; found a lot of infected hosts and vulnerabilities.

What is most valuable?

  • App-ID
  • Easy migration
  • Credential-based attack prevention
  • PBF easily configured
  • Whole team can use the firewall and understand it

What needs improvement?

The GUI is better in 8.0, but I still feel it lacks the fast response most of us desire. Logs are much quicker.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is excellent. Their support is top-tier for sure.

Technical Support:

Technical support is excellent. Their support is top-tier for sure.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used legacy Cisco ASA. We switched because it was buggy and had no visibility; it was not easy for the rest of my team to use.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

A vendor team implemented it. They were amazing.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It IS a bit expensive, but I think you get what you pay for. Value is there.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated Check Point, Cisco, and Fortinet.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

8.0
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarHenry
Top ReviewerTop 5Real User

Cool review!

author avatarZai Feng
Real User

Thanks for your post. Our organization are evaluated ngfw now, currently, we are focusing on Cisco firepower.

author avatarM.K. Goyal
User

It is a good solution leaves other vendors far behind