Compare McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 11th in Advanced Threat Protection with 4 reviews while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection with 9 reviews. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 7.0, while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Protects the endpoints of our organization but it is not cloud ready". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Traffic is scanned in a single flow which improves the response times for the user". McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, whereas Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW and Cisco ASA NGFW. See our McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire report.
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The most valuable features are the administration console and its detection and response module.It stops in excess of twenty-five malware events per month, all of which could be critical to the business.It is very scalable.

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The most valuable feature is the Automatic Verdict, to recognize whether something is a threat, or not.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.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.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.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.

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I would like to see future versions of the solution incorporate artificial intelligence technology.This solution needs to be made "cloud ready".The initial setup was industry standard complex. It takes awhile and has a lot of planning involved. It could be simplified with product redesign.

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I would like to see them continue on their developmental roadmap for the product.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.Other vendors have some sort of bandwidth management built into the firewall itself and Palo Alto is missing that.As a firewall and 360 degrees of security, there needs to be more maturity.The initial setup was complex.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.They should make their user interface a little more user-friendly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our licensing fees for this solution are approximately one million dollars per year.The product is expensive, but it is better than the rest of them in the industry.

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The licensing fees are on an annual basis, and there are no costs in addition to the standard fees.It's pretty expensive but with respect to value for money, it's okay.It is a reasonable price compared to other solutions on the market.The pricing is OK, it is not too expensive.​More expensive than other firewalls.​It is expensive, a feature more accessible to enterprise class customers, but provides an enhanced possibility that Zero- or near-Zero-day threats may be identified and mitigated. The cost of the product weighed against the potential impact of even one successful crypto malware-type exploit may justify the expense.

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Overview

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enables organizations to detect advanced, evasive malware and convert threat information into immediate action and protection. Unlike traditional sandboxes, it includes additional inspection capabilities that broaden detection and expose evasive threats. Tight integration between security solutions - from network and endpoint to investigation - enables instant sharing of threat information across the environment, enhancing protection and investigation. Flexible deployment options support every network.

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
The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation TrustNovamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
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REVIEWERS
Government29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company8%
Media Company7%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise45%
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