Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs. WatchGuard Firebox

Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 2nd in Advanced Threat Protection with 9 reviews vs WatchGuard Firebox which is ranked 37th in Firewalls with 1 review. 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 WatchGuard Firebox writes "WebBlocker has the best URL category database". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Cisco Firepower NGFW. WatchGuard Firebox is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, OPNsense and pfSense.
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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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WebBlocker has the best URL category database ever.

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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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Make WatchGuard Firebox capable of integrating with third-party vendors like FireMon, Splunk, Tenable, etc.

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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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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.Firebox M-Series firewalls are specifically engineered for midsize and distributed enterprises that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of explosive growth in bandwidth rates, encrypted traffic, video use, and connection speeds.
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Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk CorporationAkbar’s Restaurants, Draper Tools, Star Cargo, Sunray Engineering, The Ritz London
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Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business24%
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Large Enterprise43%
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