Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs. SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Using WildFire has reduced the number of viruses and the amount of malware that comes into our system, which means that I don't have to rely on the end-users to identify it.
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 updates so that all systems will be safe. Its threat prevention is way better than other vendor products.
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.
It also has an easy configuration. The feedback that we get from our customers is that it's a good product.
Provides good protection and security.
The ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) on scanning is the most valuable feature.
We get alert messages whenever there is a new threat. We are notified at the firewall level that things are blocked, which keeps us in our comfort zone.
The stability of the solution is good. We haven't had any breaches or crashes. It's been very stable for us.
I like this setup for a firewall. You can set things up very easily and you can automate items as well. It's a very robust firewall solution for enterprise as well as small businesses.
The reporting that you get from it is the most valuable feature. You can see it via the appliance itself, and also via the MySonicWall account for the registered device. You are able to select the file if it's malicious, and you can select it in the reporting and see what triggered it, and things like that. I found that to be quite useful.
We use it for protection against viruses and ransomware attacks.
It would be nice if there was an easier way to install and deploy it, such as through the inclusion of wizards.
The size of Palo Alto's cloud is big but it could be easier to use from a product management perspective.
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 like to have better documentation before starting with deployment because the deployment is a bit complex.
Could provide online training to allow customers to learn more about the product.
The setup needs improvement. It needs to be made more user-friendly.
SonicWall should promote their roadmap and improve their marketing to customers.
We would like to get immediate alerts from the alerting system without using third-parties.
If anything at all, it would be some very minor updates that need to be done, but in terms of changes, nothing comes to mind.
I would say the solution needs a much simpler user interface, but the functionality of the firewall is quite extensive. You need the user interface to be that way. However, if there was a way to make the user interface a little easier, that would be great.
Having an on-premise solution as well would be an option for some people, but they'll want to use a cloud solution for their sandboxing. Certain sites would want to keep all the checks done on an on-premise appliance. All the checking, rather than sending that up into a cloud engine.
Pricing and Cost Advice
We pay between $3,000 and $4,000 CAD ($2,200 - $3,000 USD) per year to maintain this solution.
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.
It's thirty dollars per user and we have 30 users.
When you compare it with other solutions, they are cheaper and more economical.
We get our value for our money.
The best deal from SonicWall is to buy the HA pair. When you buy the initial one, you receive the second one at a significant discount. If there is an event and something happens to one firewall, then you have the second firewall to roll into. For the price, it's pretty to tough to beat and not a lot of other firewall vendors offer it. You battle for a discount on both. Where with SonicWall, if you buy one, the second one is at half price. It's pretty straightforward.
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|Palo Alto Networks||SonicWall|
|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.|
SonicWall Capture, a cloud based service available with SonicWall firewalls, revolutionizes advanced threat detection and sandboxing with a multi-engine approach to stopping unknown and zero-day attacks at the gateway, and with automated remediation. Customers benefit from high security effectiveness, fast response times and reduced total cost of ownership.
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