Alert Logic Web Security Manager

3 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 5.9 out of 101

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

8 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.6 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Brian Hoadley profile photo

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.
No photo available

Pros

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
Brian Hoadley profile photo
  • Detecting malware
  • Zero-day threat prevention
  • Keeping you up to date with the latest threats
No photo available

Cons

  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
Brian Hoadley profile photo
  • Although it supports third party NGFW's I haven't tried and heard mixed reviews. I'd stay within the Palo Alto family of device.
  • Support could become cumbersome if not identified from the beginning. Even though it's purchased through a vendor which could offer support ultimately having support from Palo Alto would be ideal.
Daniel J. Lewis profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Palo Alto Networks WildFire10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
No photo available

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Palo Alto Networks WildFire10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
No photo available

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Palo Alto Networks WildFire8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
No photo available

Alternatives Considered

No answers on this topic
We wanted a single device to handle numerous jobs, such as antivirus, antimalware, vulnerability detection, url filtering, etc. Palo Alto provides this, while TippingPoint IPS is a more dedicated product. Caveat: I used TippingPoint over 5 years ago, so things may have changed.
No photo available

Return on Investment

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
Brian Hoadley profile photo
  • 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.
No photo available

Pricing Details

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

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