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"The features that I find most valuable are the MIR (Mandiant Incident Response) for checks on our inbound security.""We see ROI in the sense that we don't have to react because it stops anything from hurting the network. We can stop it before we have a bigger mess to clean up.""Its ability to find zero-day threats, malware and anything malicious has greatly improved my customer's organization, especially for protecting the users' browser.""Before FireEye, most of the times that an incident would happen nobody would be able to find out where or why the incident occurred and that the system is compromised. FireEye is a better product because if the incident already happened I know that the breach is there and that the system is compromised so we can take appropriate action to prevent anything from happening.""The scalability has not been a problem. We have deployed the product in very high bandwidth networks. We have never had a problem with the FireEye product causing latency issues within our networks.""It allows us to be more hands off in checking on emails and networking traffic. We can set up a bunch of different alerts and have it alert us.""Application categorization is the most valuable feature for us. Application filtering is very interesting because other products don't give you full application filtering capabilities.""The most valuable feature is the view into the application."

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"The cloud-based services are a nice feature.""My primary use case for this solution is for a secure gateway.""The reporting feature helps our performance.""Being an application-based firewall, this is one of the critical focus factors along with the threat prevention services it provides.""It is stable and pretty much scalable.""It helps us when segmenting and securing the network and all sort of technologies, all sort of next generation needs. It's next generation phases of firewall like anti-virus, sandboxing, wifi, and VPN.""They have many different options with Palo Alto WildFire and the set-up is quick. If you have all the details in hand, it does not take more than 15 minutes to deploy a firewall.""The most valuable feature is the Automatic Verdict, to recognize whether something is a threat, or not."

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"The world is currently shifting to AI, but FIreEye is not following suit.""Cybersecurity posture has room for improvement.""The problem with FireEye is that they don't allow VM or sandbox customization. The user doesn't have control of the VMs that are inside the box. It comes from the vendor as-is. Some users like to have control of it. Like what type of Windows and what type of applications and they have zero control over this.""It doesn't connect with the cloud, advanced machine learning is not there. A known threat can be coming into the network and we would want the cloud to look up the problem. I would also like to see them develop more file replication and machine learning.""The initial setup was complex because of the nature of our environment. When it comes to the type of applications and functions which we were looking at in terms of identifying malicious threats, there would be some level of complexity, if we were doing it right.""I would love to see better reporting. Because you can't export some of the reports in proper formats, it is hard to extract the data from reports.""Based on what we deployed, they should emphasize the application filtering and the web center. We need to look deeper into the SSM inspection. If we get the full solution with that module, we don't need to get the SSM database from another supplier.""A better depth of view, being able to see deeper into the management process, is what I'd like to see."

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"I think it would be nice for Palo Alto to work without the connection to the cloud. It is 100% powerful when connected to the cloud. But, if you disconnect from the cloud, you only get 40-50% power.""I would give this product a rating of 9 out of 10 due to some slight issues of performance.""As a firewall and 360 degrees of security, there needs to be more maturity.""The initial setup was complex.""Other vendors have some sort of bandwidth management built into the firewall itself and Palo Alto is missing that.""There are certain changes that I was expecting in the previous version, and I hope that they are soon fixed. All of the problems that I have faced so far have been resolved.""I would like to see them continue on their developmental roadmap for the product.""The size of Palo Alto's cloud is big but it could be easier to use from a product management perspective."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing and licensing are reasonable compared to competitors.""The pricing is a little high.""Because of what the FireEye product does, it has significantly decreased our mean time in being able to identify and detect malicious threats. The company that I work with is a very mature organization, and we have seen the meantime to analysis decrease by at least tenfold.""There are some additional services that I understand the vendor provides, but our approach was to package all of the features that we were looking to use into the product.""We're partners with Cisco so we get a reasonable price. It's cheaper than Palo Alto in terms of licensing.""FireEye is comparable to other products, such as HX, but seems expensive. It may cause us to look at other products in the market.""When I compare this solution to its competitors in the market, I find that it is a little expensive.""The user fee is not as high but the maintenance fee is expensive."

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"The pricing is OK, it is not too expensive.""It is a reasonable price compared to other solutions on the market.""It's pretty expensive but with respect to value for money, it's okay.""The licensing fees are on an annual basis, and there are no costs in addition to the standard fees.""We pay between $3,000 and $4,000 CAD ($2,200 - $3,000 USD) per year to maintain this solution.""This solution is very pricey and it depends on the package that you implement.""I think they should lower the price of this solution""The pricing is highly expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is MVX, which tests all of the files that have been received in an email.
Top Answer: It would be very helpful if there were better integration with other solutions from other vendors, such as Fortinet and Palo Alto. They should be sharing their threat database and information. For… more »
Top Answer: We use FireEye to protect our web and email traffic.
Top Answer: Hello there. That is a valid question many would have when they evaluate a product. However comparison of Wildfire and Cisco NGFW would not be correct. It should be compared with what is known as… more »
Top Answer: The way that the solution quickly updates to adjust to threats is the solution's most valuable aspect. When there's a security attack, within five minutes, all Wildfire subscribers have access to… more »
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is a bit higher, but it's worth the extra money you will spend because of the protection that you get.
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FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.

WildFire™ cloud-based threat analysis service is the industry’s most advanced analysis and prevention engine for highly evasive zero-day exploits and malware. The cloud-based service employs a unique multi-technique approach combining dynamic and static analysis, innovative machine learning techniques, and a groundbreaking bare metal analysis environment to detect and prevent even the most evasive threats.
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Sample Customers
FFRDC, Finansbank, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Investis, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Bank of Thailand, City of Miramar, Citizens National Bank, D-Wave SystemsNovamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
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Financial Services Firm33%
University17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company7%
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Comms Service Provider21%
Retailer14%
Government14%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise37%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about FireEye Network Security vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.
FireEye Network Security is ranked 4th in Advanced Threat Protection with 13 reviews while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection with 14 reviews. FireEye Network Security is rated 7.8, while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "It has significantly decreased our mean time in being able to identify and detect malicious threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Good technical support and provides automatic analysis that saves us time in filtering email". FireEye Network Security is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Zscaler Internet Access, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection, Check Point SandBlast Network and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Zscaler Internet Access and Cisco ASA Firewall. See our FireEye Network Security vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire report.

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