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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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Its multi-layer approach helps my organization with anti-malware, exploit protection, and restrictions. A good analogy… more»

What needs improvement?

With cloud integration, there were several improvements made: * Previously, the endpoint would leave the environment, not… 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… 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… 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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some default policies which sometimes affect our applications and cause them to run around. In the hotel… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Traditional anti-virus is signature-based, whereas Traps is behavior-based. Therefore, it doesn't necessarily whitelist… 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… 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… 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… more»

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… more»
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… 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… 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… 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… more»
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… 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… more»

What other advice do I have?

Palo Alto Traps is good but they need to more widely promote it.
Raul Rivera
Real User
Manager, Communications and Security at GFR Media
May 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The one feature that our organization finds most valuable is being able to control the USB ports on the endpoints

How has it helped my organization?

Palo Alto Networks Traps improves our security posture and lowers risk by providing next-gen methods to combat against… more»

What needs improvement?

I haven't seen any area that needs improvement but I've only been using it for 5 months but have not found any… more»

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

Our license runs on a monthly basis with a recurring monthly charge. If you want additional options like secure remote… more»

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

Since we were a Fortinet shop, we previously used the FortiClient endpoint agent. We switched to Palo alto FWs and… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from 1-10, I would rate Palo Alto Networks Traps with an eight. It is great, but I have some issues with the… more»
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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.

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