Palo Alto Networks WildFire Other Advice

JasonMcFeetors
Information Technology Manager at a construction company with 51-200 employees
This is a very good solution and from a technical perspective and it does a fantastic job. At the same time, we are actually planning on getting rid of it, as it is probably overkill for what we need. I think that when they were looking at this device, they didn't really know where to turn. I was not working here at the time, so they took the recommendation from their telco. My intention is to replace it with four or five individual firewalls, which gives us a little bit of redundancy and does some other things for us. Palo Alto has a lot of advanced stuff that it brings with it, and we don't have a need for it. Specifically for WildFire, we're shifting away from on-premises email and going to a cloud-based email system. In that type of managed solution, the provider handles messaging security. My advice for anybody who is researching this solution is to consider the requirements and the cost. I guarantee that this product will do what you need, but you have to make sure that what you need is what it provides. It is possible that there is more in there than what you'll actually use, so you need to think about whether it is worth the cost. The reason that we're changing is cost-related. For what they are charging us every year, I will completely replace all of our hardware, get exactly what we need, and only pay for it once. We will be saving $3,000 - $5,000 CAD ($2,200 - $3,800 USD) every year after this, just because we don't have those licensing costs associated with it. The bottom line is that this solution has the ability to do an awful lot of stuff, and if it were easier to configure then it would be even better. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
Umesh Wadhwa
CEO at E-DIRECT CLOUD SOLUTIONS SP. Z O.O.
WildFire is always a product that we recommend for our Palo Alto clients because it tracks potential malware in the cloud and it is very important to prevent these types of attacks. In today's climate with the pandemic, a lot of staff are working offsite and remotely, leading to a surge in internet usage. This makes the work environments prone to various threats, which is one of the reasons that products like WildFire are so important. Overall, from our point of view, it is a good product that works well. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at NTT Global Networks
On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give Palo Alto Networks WildFire a 8 for safety. View full review »
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ShafiFaruk
Network Manager at 3C Information Solutions Inc
The Palo Alto models that we were using are the PA800-500 and PA830. I have seen people in different organizations and different industries set their firewall solutions up in different ways. It depends on the level of support, in terms of who will be maintaining the network. It also includes the level of knowledge they have, as well as their management preference. Some people choose Palo Alto because they don't care about the costs, and it is an easy solution to use, especially if they are already familiar with it. I would say that if they have the budget then this is a good choice and I recommend it. However, if they are looking to consolidate all of their services, then the option to choose is definitely Cisco. It's a cloud-based solution with malware protection, filtering, and everything you need all in one box. It makes a lot of difference. Finally, some people prefer FortiGate because the pricing is good and it is simple to use, whereas some people prefer Check Point for other reasons. It's an individual choice, but it should be well researched before the final choice is made. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
SridharSingh
Associate Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Some of our clients used to have the traditional firewalls so where we do have enabled the application control but being it's a pretty small firewall. At the end of the day, even in spite of them demanding the application controls, it's on top of the firewall functionality (especially in terms of controlling the applications). So, after implementing the Palo Alto firewalls, they have achieved more than what is expected, and we are able to control the number of applications; who gets to have access, and what is flowing inside the network. Anything that is traversing the firewall, is available right now. View full review »
reviewer1189212
Technical Support Engineer at a venture capital & private equity firm with 501-1,000 employees
I really recommend Palo Alto Networks. Out of 10 stars, I would give 11. I would recommend the solution because it's so easy to deploy and when you read the security profiles, it's very easy to handle, unlike other vendors. When it comes to threat protection, the features are easy to use and understand. View full review »
Dwayne Samson
Senior Analyst Security and Compliance at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Install the solution set it up the service in alert mode. Run reports and determine how you want it tuned, them move into block mode. You may want to go to block mode right away with known out of the box threats. View full review »
Itnetw355
IT Network Consultant Engineer - Projects and ICT Infrastructure Services at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a stable product. It's pretty expensive but with respect to value for money, it's okay. I would rate it a nine out of ten. View full review »
reviewer818484
Information Security Officer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
WildFire is a perfect complement to a Palo Alto Firewall, it's invaluable. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1396008
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
From my perspective, Palo Alto is the best solution in the market. This is the reason that we implemented it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
Harish Gupta
Head Of Operations at RAH InfoTech (P) Ltd
I would give this product a rating of 9 out of 10 due to some slight issues of performance. View full review »
reviewer1402680
Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
There is no one product that can give you 100% protection, but Palo Alto WildFire has some good features. Overall, WildFire is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1402680
Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. I would like to give it a ten, but nobody's perfect. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Palo Alto Networks WildFire. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2020.
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