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Luke Teeters
Real User
Lead IT Security Analyst at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The multi-layered approach to the product is its best feature. Each layer has a different method of protecting its endpoint.

How has it helped my organization?

Its multi-layer approach helps my organization with anti-malware, exploit protection, and restrictions. A good analogy would be like peeling back an onion, getting through those layers. It gives you… more»

What needs improvement?

With cloud integration, there were several improvements made: * Previously, the endpoint would leave the environment, not being on our VPN, essentially unable to interact with the server to upload… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We didn't have to pay any additional fee for the cloud instance. It just came with the renewal, which was nice.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used McAfee vs Palo Alto. McAfee is a traditional antivirus. It provided little to no value. We didn't see it stop anything. It wasn't blocking anything. The management was difficult to… more»

What other advice do I have?

If ransomware were to spread throughout your company, you would not want your file shares to be encrypted nor your servers to be affected. My advice would be get Traps on your servers and on your… more»
Amjad Khan
Real User
Information Technology Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 14 2019

What is most valuable?

A majority of its features are very good, well-designed, and programmed. Most of the machine learning has features where we took a deep analysis on kernel level scanning… more»

How has it helped my organization?

After deploying Traps, we saw the performance of the network improve by 65 to 70 percent. There was a drop in the latency rate over the application, when accessed via our… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some default policies which sometimes affect our applications and cause them to run around. In the hotel industry, we use a different type of data versus Oracle… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cost-effective compared to similar solutions. It fits for the small businesses through to the big businesses.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were the victim of ransomware. Prior to that we were using an antivirus application from Sophos, which was not able to detect that ransomware engine which encrypted our… more»

What other advice do I have?

Overall, Traps is a very good application when you compare endpoint security solutions available in the market. You can see your value for your money. You can see the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have worked with different product lines: McAfee, ESET Endpoint Security, and Sophos. However, I find the Traps to be much better in comparison to all the other… more»
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Real User
Network Manager of Cyber Defence at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the fact that it was running in the background and it would intercept any weird stuff, and the fact that it would send things directly to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Many people here are surfing the web on Russian sites, Korean sites, Chinese sites, etc., and by definition, they download things that are not very nice. Whenever there… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some false positives. What our guys would have liked is that it would have been easier to manipulate as soon as they found a false positive that they knew was a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When we first bought it, it was a bit expensive, but it was worth it. The licensing was straightforward.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before Traps we had no endpoint protection.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have a proper inventory of all the applications running. That's something we should have done to start with. We intended to do so but because we're using… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate any other options because we had Palo Alto as firewalls and we were quite satisfied with Palo Alto. So the consultant took the initiative to do a demo… more»
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Consultant
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
Feb 14 2019

What is most valuable?

If the user leaves our premises or network, Palo Alto Traps will still be on that endpoint and will still apply our policies. For example, if you take that endpoint out of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In organizations where they don't implement a NAC, this product helps stop threats at the endpoint level. Everything goes through the endpoint. By the time you get… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some limitations on the Traps agents. Traps for Windows has limitations and Traps for Linux too. Traps doesn't work with McAfee. You need to remove McAfee to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is "expensive" and flexible.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were previously using Malwarebytes and McAfee. We are still using them along with Traps.

What other advice do I have?

Test normal behavior of the Traps agents (injection and policy) and confirm that there has been no change in the user experience.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated the following other large endpoint security companies: Kaspersky Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and… more»
Rob Haller
Real User
Security Engineer at US Acute Care Solutions
Jan 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The anti-exploit is impenetrable. We chose Traps because it is the only product that we were not able to get anything past.

How has it helped my organization?

Traditional anti-virus is signature-based, whereas Traps is behavior-based. Therefore, it doesn't necessarily whitelist things, it looks for anything with bad behavior… more»

What needs improvement?

Going from version 4 to version 5, they had a major change in their user interface. Version 5 is now all cloud managed, while it has a very intuitive, useful interface, it… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing seems fair, and I do like the licensing model. You use wherever they are, and it is elastic. So, if you have 1100 computers today, you can license that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were previously using Sophos for antivirus, and are still using Sophos for antivirus, but we're using Traps to augment it.

What other advice do I have?

The implementation is fairly straightforward and easy. With version 5, everything is now on the cloud. It is easy to work with and use. I would use mobile device… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Palo Alto vs Sophos, which has a anti-malware system called Intercept X, but it did quite literally nothing. We thought about Symantec, but we didn't end up… more»
Reseller
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

I've found the security protection modules there, have been the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

I started using it from 4.1, but it didn't change that much. Some features and some fixes have been added to 4.2, but not that much. They need to improve reporting, the end-point reporting. They could also enhance their notification statuses. In the current version, you will see some threat alerts, or if anything is executable, but you will not see behavioral analysis. You will see what was being… more»

What other advice do I have?

The main advice I can share is to watch out for your database and make sure to give it enough resources. That's it. I would rate this solution eight out of 10.
Real User
Manager of InfoSec at Joann Fabrics
Dec 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Wildfire, advanced detection capabilities, and whitelist/blacklist features. These features have provided us an easy way to lock down our systems to prevent execution of unknown code and scripts and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Traps has drastically reduced our endpoint attack surface via advanced detection capabilities, sandboxing of never before seen programs, and by drastically limiting where executables can launch in the… more»

What needs improvement?

The application whitelisting/blacklisting feature is based purely on path and filenames. Changing a filename can bypass it easily. The uninstall admin password for the client is passed in clear text… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I feel it is fairly priced.

What other advice do I have?

I think Traps has the best mix of features by price in the industry. It is not flawless by any means, but Palo Alto seems committed to it and are improving it. Traps 5.0 is promising, though they have… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated * Palo Alto Networks Traps vs Carbon Black * Palo Alto Networks Traps vs Cylance * Palo Alto Networks Traps vs CrowdStrike * and Palo Alto Networks Traps vs Sophos X.
Saidatta HIndlekar
Real User
Manager Information Technology at Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd
Mar 05 2019

What is most valuable?

* It blocks malicious files. * It prevents attacks. * It doesn't require many updates, it's a very light application.

What needs improvement?

Managing the product should be easier.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We did not negotiate the price because the solution did not fulfill our requirements. But the price was fine. I don't know how it would compare with Symantec because I negotiated a lot with Symantec… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are using Symantec now. We were thinking of purchasing Palo Alto but because the EDR part was not there at the time, we went with Symantec which has the EDR solution. EDR is essential for our… more»

What other advice do I have?

Palo Alto Traps is good but they need to more widely promote it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not check any other options. But I am going to evaluate Traps in the next year because I want to go for a Palo Alto platform, as we already have a Palo Alto firewall. If, next year, all my… more»
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What is Palo Alto Networks Traps?

Traps replaces legacy antivirus and secures endpoints with a multi-method prevention approach that blocks malware and exploits, both known and unknown, before they compromise endpoints such as laptops, desktops and servers.

Also known as
Cyvera
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CBI Health Group, University Honda, VakifBank

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