Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs Sophos UTM

Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 5th in Firewalls with 9 reviews vs Sophos UTM which is ranked 3rd in Firewalls with 15 reviews. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "We now know a lot more detail about what our users are doing on the network". The top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Initial configuration was super simple. Management and monitoring have never been easier". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls. Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and Cisco ASA. See our Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs Sophos UTM report.
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Pros
We now know a lot more detail about what our users are doing on the network.It is very stable. It is fairly easy to use.I have not actually called their support line, because we have a direct contact to a senior engineer in the company for any issues that we handle with them. I will say they are very responsive, and they do give you the information you need when you need it.​​Installing this product as a datacenter firewall for segregation and segmentation, and also configuring policies between zones has improved my organization.With this product, we receive the best monitoring and reports.​Detailed reporting on analysis of content. The inspections are easily applied to security policy profiles and profile groups, and may be assigned on a per-rule basis.

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It does not take much effort or thinking to understand how it works.​The product is extremely intuitive.​Configuration could not be made any easier.With over 150 firewalls in our portal, management and monitoring have never been easier.It is not an easy task to protect your web servers from the big bad internet. The Web Server Protection in this solution does it elegantly and, if configured correctly, even hides the server's base system from prying eyes.It allows our developers to be able to securely log into servers to deploy and manage software.It has allowed us to design a bespoke cloud space for our clients, while still having an excellent level of protection.

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Cons
The user-friendliness of the UI could be improved.The interface is all Java-based. I would prefer an HTML5 interface.Just sometimes it can be a bit sluggish navigating through pages. That is just purely because of Java.​​The VPN and decryption need improvement.​The provide a medium level of technical support.

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​This product could use some improvement with web filtering. It takes a lot of time and effort to set up and maintain.​Finding information about Sophos’ sizing guidelines can actually be difficult. Also, Sophos does not make it clear what they mean by “users” when you are sizing a firewall, which then leads to undersized implementations.​​I am going to flat out say technical support is terrible. Being a Platinum level customer, I am not happy with the support.​Stay away from the wireless models, since you cannot put them in HA. They start to give you some weird issues once you start getting into multiple SSIDs and networks.The UI can be cumbersome and, sometimes, features are not where you think they should be.There is absolutely no support when using AWS. If you buy the on-premise Sophos solution, you get support.It is a pretty straightforward setup, but it should be some sort of documentation that takes you step-by-step to help set it up for your VPC.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
For what you get, it does do what it says. It is a good value for an enterprise firewall.​​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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Sophos offers free training when selling their products from within the partner portal.​I would recommend to follow Sophos’ sizing guidelines for choosing which license and model to use. Sophos has their own way of going about this and supplies partners with all the information required. If you follow their documentation and guidelines, there should be zero questions about licensing and sizing.Go to a vendor and let them assess your needs so you can get a right-sized device.Unless you are in the United States, or you have to use Sophos, you can't contact Sophos directly. You have to use a third-party ​company, and they all have different ways of how they explain their licensing.

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Fortinet
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Compared 20% of the time.
Cisco
Compared 8% of the time.
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OverviewWildFire™ 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 global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware - viruses, rootkits and spyware.
Sample Customers
Sample CustomersNovamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk CorporationOne Housing Group
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Financial Services Firm
18%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Government
6%
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Comms Service Provider
25%
Construction Company
13%
Software R&D Company
13%
Retailer
13%
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Retailer
8%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Non Tech Company
7%
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Small Business
55%
Midsize Enterprise
27%
Large Enterprise
18%
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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