Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs. SonicWall TZ

As of February 2019, Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 2nd in Advanced Threat Protection with 9 reviews vs SonicWall TZ which is ranked 13th in Firewalls with 7 reviews. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "At the end of the day, even in spite of application controls, it's on top of the charts in terms of functionality". The top reviewer of SonicWall TZ writes "It is very stable with no issues. The firewall has been up for the past 35 days non-stop". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Cisco Firepower NGFW. SonicWall TZ is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and Cisco ASA. See our Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs. SonicWall TZ report.
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Pros
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.Their technical support is outstanding and top-notch.It catches modified signatures of known viruses.​Installing this product as a datacenter firewall for segregation and segmentation, and also configuring policies between zones has improved my organization.

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We use the content filter quite a lot because it's an office setting. During working hours, we like to censor the sites users can visit so it increases productivity. Therefore, the content filter has been good for us.It is very stable with no issues. The firewall's been up for the past 35 days non-stop. It's performed great. It has performed as it should perform.The most valuable feature is the protection available, and then ease of use and flexibility.The feature that helps many companies the most is Bandwidth Control, as this increases the users' productivity.

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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.​The VPN and decryption need improvement.​They provide a medium level of technical support.The data analytical system for deployment needs to improve.

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I would like them to make the interface a little bit easier to use so you can find out where in the heck you're going instead of having to go to 15 different places to get something installed.It would be good if Analyzer would be part of the stock license, so even if a layperson is getting the device, he or she doesn't forgets about ordering the Analyzer because it's already there.The market seems to be going to a cloud-supported, new generation of firewall products. I think that's probably going to be important to us, the next time around.The SSL connection is based on the amount of the user throughput. When this feature is enabled in any player of the Firewall, the hardware has a lot of work to do

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.The pricing and licensing option should be categorized for various countries such as for Bangladesh.It's not particularly cheap, but it is absolutely worth it.It IS a bit expensive, but I think you get what you pay for. Value is there.

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Getting licenses in our country, Ghana, is not easy. Though, once we have them, adding them is quick (about a day).SonicWall has authorized distributors in our country. They have about two or three distributors in the country, so it makes it a bit easier. What we do is to request a quotation from these distributors, then we do a value for money analysis and see which one of them is giving us a competitive price.The price is very competitive.

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Dell SonicWALL TZ
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Overview
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.The secure, sophisticated SonicWALL TZ is widely deployed at small businesses, retail, government, remote sites and branch offices. It combines high-performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control.
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Sample Customers
Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk CorporationAeroM_xico Delta TechOps, Unimat
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Legal Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Transportation Company15%
Insurance Company11%
University11%
Comms Service Provider10%
Company Size
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Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise44%
REVIEWERS
Small Business79%
Midsize Enterprise21%
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