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Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Great at web-based attack protection.
  • Easy to add sites within a few minutes once familiar with the interface and process.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks Wildfire is well suited for pretty much anywhere that you need the latest and greatest network security. It is extremely good at protecting you from the latest malware threats that might pose a potential problem for your network/endpoints. We've been very please since we installed it and I would say cost of the Palo Altos is the only drawback. If money were no object I'd go with a Palo Alto with Wildfire every time. But unfortunately in some smaller branches it just doesn't make financial sense.
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Pros

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
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  • Detecting malware
  • Zero-day threat prevention
  • Keeping you up to date with the latest threats
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  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
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  • Cost
  • I would personally like to see more JSON support in the API rather than XML, but that's being very nitpicky
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire10.0
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It works very well and takes care of protecting us from threats new and well-known. It's been a game changer in terms of threat detection & prevention.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire10.0
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Easy to use and works well. For the most part it's set it and forget it, but there's also some flexibility for high security environments and those with extra privacy concerns.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire8.0
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For the most part they're pretty responsive and the problem gets resolved in a few hours. We've had a few issues with having to replace an unusually high number of power supplies in our Palo Alto devices, but those tickets are normally resolved pretty quickly and other than that we really haven't had many issues. There has been maybe one or two incidents where it took a couple days to get to the root cause, but none of them have been production impacting as we've deployed our Palos in redundant pairs and the failover worked well for us.
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Palo Alto and Wildfire are kind of unique, they give you much deeper inspection then was previously available with ASAs or really any sort of traditional firewall. Once they introduced the application aware firewalls that are capable of utilizing Wildfire it was a game changer and has made us able to react to new threats quicker than ever before by catching them before they make it into the network rather than after they've made it into the network and infected a host.
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Return on Investment

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
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  • We've had one or two malware files that were blocked by Wildfire. We use it occasionally to check unusual or unexpected files. Hard to monetize ROI, because we don't know what the impact would have been if the file made it through.
  • We pay significantly for the Wildfire licenses, but given the potential impact to our business, we feel it is worthwhile. Figure costs are somewhere around $1,500 per year per firewall for a mid-range model. Can be higher or lower for different sized firewalls. Onsite appliance was somewhere between $50-100K, which was too much for us, so we use the cloud model.
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Alert Logic Web Security Manager

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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