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"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.""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.""The most valuable feature is the Automatic Verdict, to recognize whether something is a threat, or not.""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.""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 most valuable feature for us is the VPN.""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 technical support is good."

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"The features I have found the most useful are the web filter, the captive portal, the SSL inspector, and the ad-blocker. They're awesome.""Web filtering is very reliable.""The interface is very good.""The Untangle firewall is a software firewall, so it runs on generic hardware. We found that was probably the best feature, and it's why we chose it when we started using it three years ago.""The most valuable features are IPS, MAPI, NAT, and VPN.""Easy to set up and easy to integrate."

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"Other vendors have some sort of bandwidth management built into the firewall itself and Palo Alto is missing that.""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.""I would like to see them continue on their developmental roadmap for the product.""The size of Palo Alto's cloud is big but it could be easier to use from a product management perspective.""It would be nice if there was an easier way to install and deploy it, such as through the inclusion of wizards.""When you contact support, there is no guarantee that they will be available to help you tackle the issue that you are facing.""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.""The deployment model could be better."

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"For the web filter, I think they can do better especially on the free model.""The hardware can be improved.""The pricing is not as good as it was some time ago. They've since skipped offering a lot of individual features.""The web content filtering needs improvement.""The pricing should be reduced because it is expensive.""Web-filtering policies could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's pretty expensive but with respect to value for money, it's okay.""The licensing fees are on an annual basis, and there are no costs in addition to the standard fees.""We pay between $3,000 and $4,000 CAD ($2,200 - $3,000 USD) per year to maintain this solution.""This solution is very pricey and it depends on the package that you implement.""I think they should lower the price of this solution""The pricing is highly expensive.""This is an expensive product and the market for Palo Alto in Poland could be much bigger if the pricing was comparable to Fortinet."

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"We pay $350 USD per year for the solution. There are no additional costs. As long as you're not using a physical appliance, that's all you need."

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Questions from the Community
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: In terms of threat prevention capabilities, the solution doesn't need any improvements that I can see. We've been quite satisfied. The size of Palo Alto's cloud is big but it could be easier to use… more »
Top Answer: Easy to set up and easy to integrate.
Top Answer: If you an SMB or NGO, then the setup and price model is relatively cheap and you can either go for the 1year or 3year subscription model, provided you chose the complete package. Individual modules… more »
Top Answer: At this stage, I think the SSL decryption option can be streamlined. I think decryption transparency could be improved because you basically click a button and then you set up one rule-set and that's… more »
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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.

Untangle NG Firewall takes the complexity out of network security—saving you time, money and frustration. Get everything you need in a single, modular platform that fits the evolving needs of your organization without the headaches of multiple point solutions.

Enjoy the flexibility to deploy Untangle’s award-winning NG Firewall software on third party hardware, as a virtual machine, or as a turnkey appliance.

Rest assured that the browser-based, responsive and intuitive interface will enable you to create policies quickly and easily. Then, drill down into database-driven reports—the most comprehensive and detailed in the industry—to get visibility into exactly what’s happening on your network.

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Sample Customers
Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk CorporationNorth American Stamping Group, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ), Brown County Schools, IN, City of Bridgeton, MO, Lancaster County, SC, Vision Charter School, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, NC, Breakwater School, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH, Admiral Farragut Academy, Flow Companies, No Ordinary Hotel, KECdesign,
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Comms Service Provider21%
Retailer14%
Government14%
Media Company7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company15%
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Midsize Enterprise9%
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Large Enterprise70%
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection with 11 reviews while Untangle NG Firewall is ranked 22nd in Firewalls with 6 reviews. Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.8, while Untangle NG Firewall is rated 8.4. 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 Untangle NG Firewall writes "Dependable, easy to integrate and a simple interface". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco ASA Firewall and Juniper SRX, whereas Untangle NG Firewall is most compared with pfSense, OPNsense, Sophos UTM, Sophos XG and Meraki MX.

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