Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs WatchGuard XTM

Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection with 6 reviews vs WatchGuard XTM which is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 9 reviews. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "It crashes too frequently for a few boxes, but they have the best tech junkies I have worked with". The top reviewer of WatchGuard XTM writes "Helps me create firewall policies for networks and services". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls. WatchGuard XTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM and SonicWall TZ. See our Palo Alto Networks WildFire vs WatchGuard XTM report.
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Pros
​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.High availability with active-active and active-passive modes.WildFire has been instrumental in blocking a number of new threats, before common desktop anti-virus tools were able to detect them.Whole team can use the firewall and understand it.

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It is stable and does not require you to reboot all the time.​It configures in all-in-one place.​​Monitoring of network activity is included in the box.​The client is easy to use and stable​Efficient to setup, run, and maintain. Saving man hours and cost in the process.Simple to move settings between WatchGuard boxes.The GUI is easy and intuitive.We experienced that WatchGuard is easy to setup regarding VPN compared to other firewalls of other brands.

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Cons
​The VPN and decryption need improvement.​The provide a medium level of technical support.The data analytical system for deployment needs to improve.The GUI is better in 8.0, but I still feel it lacks the fast response most of us desire. Logs are much quicker.

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The initial setup is neither simple nor complex. If you know the base in networking and how the firewall works, you will be able to figure it out.​Cloud-based central administration of all devices from one point would be nice

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Pricing and Cost Advice
​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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Like all other manufacturers, there are a lot of features and different pricing. The best is to talk to a representative.​Very competitive pricing regarding throughput compared to other alternatives.

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Ranking
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Followers
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Avg. Rating
9.2
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Reviews
9
Followers
641
Avg. Rating
7.8
Top Comparisons
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Fortinet
Compared 28% of the time.
Sophos logo
Compared 14% of the time.
Sonicwall logo
Compared 11% 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.Small businesses need big security, too, and the WatchGuard XTM Series firewall/VPN appliances deliver that strong protection Ð but without the hefty price tag. Enterprise-grade security includes full HTTPS content inspection, VoIP support, and optional security subscriptions like Application Control and Intrusion Prevention Service.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersNovamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk CorporationAVG, Cyren, Kaspersky Lab, Lastline, NCP engineering, Trend Micro, Websense
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Government
6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
43%
Logistics Company
14%
Healthcare Company
14%
Manufacturing Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
13%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Transportation Company
7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
64%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
18%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
24%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
47%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
70%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
43%
Midsize Enterprise
31%
Large Enterprise
26%
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