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"The most valuable feature is the cloud-based protection against zero-day malware attacks.""What I like about Palo Alto is that it is a complete product, with everything in it.""The most valuable feature is the improved security that it offers.""The technical support is good.""For example, if a security Intel threat talks about an IOC. We can then go to our MSP and say, "Is there a signature for this particular type of malware that just came out?" And if they'll say yes, then we'll say, "Okay. Does it apply to these firewalls? And have we seen any hits on it?" There's absolutely value in it.""The most valuable feature for us is the VPN.""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."

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"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."

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"The only complaint that we receive from our customers is in regards to the price.""In the future, I would like to see more automation in the reporting.""The price of WildFire should be reduced in order to make it more affordable for our customers.""The deployment model could be better.""It's not really their problem, it's a problem across the board. There will always be problems with interrupted traffic. We have to set it up where we're playing a middle man game where we're stripping it out, looking at it, and then putting it back together and sending it on its way. That requires CPU cycles. And there's some overhead with that.""When you contact support, there is no guarantee that they will be available to help you tackle the issue that you are facing.""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."

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"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."

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"This is an expensive product and the market for Palo Alto in Poland could be much bigger if the pricing was comparable to Fortinet.""The pricing is highly expensive.""I think they should lower the price of this solution""This solution is very pricey and it depends on the package that you implement.""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."

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"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."

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Top Answer: Palo Alto was the first company to tackle perimeter protection via applications instead of port blocking their install base is massive including the Fortune 50 Cisco is a household name but when it… 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.
Top Answer: It also has an easy configuration. The feedback that we get from our customers is that it's a good product.
Top Answer: The price should be more competitive. I would like to have better documentation before starting with deployment because the deployment is a bit complex.
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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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Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection with 14 reviews while SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 7th in Advanced Threat Protection with 7 reviews. Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.6, while SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Good technical support and provides automatic analysis that saves us time in filtering email". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection writes "Enables us to select the file if it's malicious and see what triggered it ". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco ASA Firewall and Juniper SRX, whereas SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection, RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM), Fortinet FortiClient and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense. See our Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs. SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection report.

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