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Likelihood to Recommend

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It is well suited for a high energy environment with a lot of traffic, from an administration standpoint it can take a full time person to manage and maintain the devices.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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  • The threat intelligence from Cisco TALOS is unparalleled. This is grafted into the Sourcefire application which greatly improves security visibility. With this there are a lot of groups that you can use for white listing or blacklisting, knowing its being updated in the background without additional work from you.
  • Flexible. Instead of putting a traditional firewall inline you can put a source fire appliance (or firewall with sourcefire on-board) to not only block/allow traffic, but if you insights into it, and do some forms of threat scoring.
  • In depth information. Sometimes a bit overwhelming, but you are able to do more than just see alerts, you can view the full information and packets that lead to the conclusion, though the conclusion is prepared in advance for you.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • This is could base and easily manageable for our collocation. While working within the could can review in live time potential treats that it has reported from other devices.
  • Worked very well with existing Palo Alto devices.
  • Another huge plus is the simplicity of managing and ease of scalability.
  • Its cost is competitive with similar/like products available.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • There are plenty of false positives in the logs, but no problems noticed related to them.
Curt Dickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • Would be helpful if they supported more file types.
  • Would be helpful if they supported uploads of larger files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 10.0
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 10.0
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 8.0
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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Sourcefire vs. TippingPoint was a no-brainer for us at the time of deployment. Sourcefire has a more well-defined API using REST that can be leveraged for automating tasks. TippingPoint was just releasing an API that was limited. Also at the time, TippingPoint could not meet our 10Gbps network requirements as Sourcefire could with their 8350 appliances.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

We use both FireEye and WildFire - they are the same and different. No analysis has been done.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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  • Sourcefire has given us a positive ROI. We don't really have the metrics to show this, but the cost for having it, vs the savings between blocking bad sites and the manpower to respond to malware infestations are worth it. It's hard to measure what you don't get.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • Although expensive to implement correctly, seeing ROI for us is projected within 6 years. The added high end security appliances shows robust attention to confidential data we process.
  • This makes us more desirable to clients and helps with when reporting third party combat infiltration testing.
  • It's a hard pill to swallow the first year, however new jobs are quicker to be generated due to again the high security measures we implement.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

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