FortiAnalyzer vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiAnalyzer
Score 8.6 out of 10
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As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiAnalyzer provides security fabric analytics and automation to provide better detection and response against cyber risks.N/A
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Palo Alto Network’s WildFire is a malware prevention service. It specializes in addressing zero-day threats through dynamic and static analysis, machine learning, and advanced sandbox testing environments.N/A
Pricing
FortiAnalyzerPalo Alto Networks WildFire
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Offerings
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FortiAnalyzerPalo Alto Networks WildFire
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
FortiAnalyzerPalo Alto Networks WildFire
Top Pros
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User Ratings
FortiAnalyzerPalo Alto Networks WildFire
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
FortiAnalyzerPalo Alto Networks WildFire
Likelihood to Recommend
Fortinet
FortiAnalyzer is a must have when you administer multiple FortiGate firewalls in a defense in depth enterprise environment. Total visibility can be achieved across multiple physical and virtual firewalls. Complete analysis of your threat landscape is possible along with real time detection, compliance reporting, and wholistic firewall rule analysis and reporting. Eliminating shadow rules, tuning unnecessarily permissive rules, automation and other analysis are built in to this easy to deploy software.
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Palo Alto Networks
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
Fortinet
  • Event correlation
  • Real-time detection
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Security Tools orchestration
  • Security workflow automation
  • Integration with ServiceNOW
  • Centralized NOC/SOC visibility
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Palo Alto Networks
  • 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.
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Cons
Fortinet
  • Administrative Domains and Software Versions are difficult to maintain
  • managing different FortiOS versions gets complicated quite easily
  • Administrative Domains must be well architected from the beginning
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Palo Alto Networks
  • WildFire, like other sandboxes, has to stay up with malware sandbox evasion techniques, which necessitates larger file size limits.
  • More file formats should be able to be submitted and scanned by WildFire, which needs improved initial administration and setup.
  • It's quite pricey, and there's no warning choice for performance on the cloud.
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Likelihood to Renew
Fortinet
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Palo Alto Networks
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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Usability
Fortinet
FortiAnalyzer is easy to deploy are ready to use right out of the box. The user interface is intuitive and the reporting engine is very customizable however most of the 'canned' reports are usable right away. It is easy to add firewalls under management and event correlation happens immediately. FortiAnalyzer is a great log aggregator for all of your firewalls and then upload meaningful data to a SEIM.
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Palo Alto Networks
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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Support Rating
Fortinet
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Palo Alto Networks
PAN support is very good. You can get the reasonable and timely support on any conditions. When the product is already integrated with the PAN firewalls, you can choose the severity levels based on the effect. The customer service/TAC is very helpful, they even have additional recommendations of advises for product usability. Local partners are also assisting the cases and give their expertise.
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Alternatives Considered
Fortinet
FortiAnalyzer is significantly cheaper and a better value for the money especially if you have FortiGate firewalls in the datacenter or in the cloud. FortiAnalyzer manages physical, virtual, and cloud firewalls in a single pane of glass providing a wholistic enterprise view of your security landscape. Compliance reporting comes built-in with the most popular reports ready at a click of a button. FortiAnalyzer is a great aggregation point before uploading logs to a SEIM / SOC tool.
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Palo Alto Networks
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.
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Return on Investment
Fortinet
  • we were able to retire 3 legacy security tools in favor of FortiAnalyzer
  • Automate 155 security tasks and reporting
  • one click compliance reporting for PCI-DSS
  • Enterprise security governance
  • Visualize the security landscape
  • Eliminate and or prune unnecessary rules
  • Tune overly permissive rules for tighter security
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Palo Alto Networks
  • As we all know the product of Palo Alto is little bit expensive but its performance is far better than any of its competitors. So as I previously mentioned, Palo Alto should not sell WildFire Licence seperately.
  • If the firewall is internet facing then only we should buy WildFire Licence.
  • WildFire Licence is not necessary for internal firewall. If you are planning to buy a firewall for internal network where your traffic is not going towards internet so no need to buy WildFire Licence.
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