Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs Sophos XG

Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 5th in Firewalls with 9 reviews vs Sophos XG which is ranked 12th in Firewalls with 6 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 XG writes "​The product has much potential to be one of the best on the market according to bang for bucks. But look critically to the features you want and the features that are available with this product". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls. Sophos XG is most compared with pfSense, SonicWall NSA and Fortinet FortiGate. See our Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs Sophos XG 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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My clients gain efficiency in protecting against attacks from malware such as ransomware and hacker attacks. It also provides them efficient internet access control, and full visibility of ports, applications, and websites.Excellent product, meets most of the security needs of companies of various sizes. You can buy it without fear.

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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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It could offer a DNS Filter for blocking botnet networks.

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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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Top Comparisons
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Pfsense logo chopped reasonably small
Compared 9% of the time.
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Compared 8% of the time.
Fortinet
Compared 7% 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.

Sophos XG Firewall is next gen firewall that is optimized for today’s business, delivering all the protection and insights you need in a single, powerful appliance that’s easy to manage.

Sample Customers
Sample CustomersNovamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Government
6%
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Small Business
55%
Midsize Enterprise
27%
Large Enterprise
18%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
23%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
48%
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