2018-08-22T06:41:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Palo Alto Networks WildFire?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Palo Alto Networks WildFire, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Reseller

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.

2020-02-16T08:27:36Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-02-16T08:27:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

WildFire is a perfect complement to a Palo Alto Firewall, it's invaluable. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-05-09T13:12:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give Palo Alto Networks WildFire a 8 for safety.

2019-04-17T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2019-02-24T10:18:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-11-11T13:13:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

I would give this product a rating of 9 out of 10 due to some slight issues of performance.

2018-11-06T13:08:00Z
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Real User

Test it in your environment because everyone's environment is different. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Price matching up with features. * Support * SLA agreements * Customer relationship management.

2018-08-22T06:41:00Z
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