Compare Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection with 9 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 8th in Advanced Threat Protection with 5 reviews. Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.8, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Traffic is scanned in a single flow which improves the response times for the user". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Offers elaborate detection features and provides information linked to each of the attacked computers". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW and Cisco ASA NGFW, whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Check Point SandBlast. See our Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.
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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.My primary use case for this solution is for a secure gateway.The reporting feature helps our performance.

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The most valuable feature is Click-time URL protection.They manage to solve detection quite nicely. There is some rather elaborate detection compared to other providers.Technical support is very responsive. You just have to open a ticket. They respond in a timely manner. Their response is good. I'm satisfied.It has certainly helped out our audit efforts because we each stay compliant in terms of various security standards.Real-time threat analysis is quick and takes action on threats immediately.The great advantage in using this product is it creates multiple services.Currently we have 800-plus nodes connected with this solution, without any issues. The solution is scalable.

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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 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.

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There are limits with respect to blocking files by hash value or blocking IP addresses, and these limits should be removed.It's a strange situation where the infrastructure of the consumer or customer is behind some kind of firewall and they have always used some kind of customized proxy. In this situation, the ATP has a very tough time to pass the information to the cloud and back. To fix, it requires a more elaborate and complex configuration for that particular case.The administration interface needs a lot of improvement. It should be UI based, and simple. They need to improve it. It's pretty much not that friendly compared to what we were using as Bitdefender before. It's okay but is improving, actually.An improvement could be made on the reporting because then it would be easier to collect information and submit it for compliance.There are some ‎features that would add value to this product. One of them would be a graphical presentation of threats that the system has encountered.It should be able to collect information if the agent is disabled.It also needs network-based threat protection for shared folders and files.

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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.​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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The pricing of this solution is inexpensive and affordable.Pricing is good. It is nice to have a great product at a fair price.

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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.

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a single unified solution that uncovers, prioritizes, and remediates advanced attacks. The product fuses intelligence from endpoint, network, and email control points, as well as Symantec’s massive global sensor network, to stop threats that evade individual security products. It leverages your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Email Security.cloud investments, so it does not require the deployment of any new agents. You can deploy a new installation of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and start to discover suspicious activity in under an hour. Using the proven technology in Symantec Insight reputation based detection, Symantec SONAR behavioral analysis with the new Symantec Cynic sandbox and file analysis platform, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection provides better detection and prioritization than other vendors, allowing security analysts to “zero in” on just those specific security events of importance.

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Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk CorporationECI
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Government29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company7%
Media Company7%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise38%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise48%
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