Palo Alto Networks Traps Reviews

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April 22, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It is important to note that the functionality of Palo Alto Network Traps is being subsumed into the larger CortexXDR product. Traps has been a good way for our organization to implement advanced anti-malware detection and prevention with a low false-positive rate and a minimum of user annoyance. It is able to catch things that are missed by Windows Defender, both grayware and more serious malware, and exploit attempts. Palo Alto Network Traps can even prevent file-less malware from running.
  • Malware detection without existing signatures
  • Test detonation of unknown files in the cloud and locally
  • Prevention of threats that traditional AV can't block
  • Deployment of the agent via SCCM can have downstream consequences.
  • The agent installer occasionally has issues, especially if it is being used for a manual upgrade.
  • Kernel permissions issues on Mac may require user interaction (true for most AV).
Normal levels of antivirus are basically good enough at the free tier. But they won't stop the sorts of threats that are becoming increasingly common online. Even if one isn't the target of an APT, file-less malware is becoming commoditized and anyone who can afford it should implement a technology to stop it. Folks who aren't ready for full-on application whitelisting (including scripts) will find Palo Alto Network Traps a great fit with the relative ease of configuration and low user annoyance rate.
The support we receive from Palo Alto is one of the best aspects of Traps. It is very easy to recommend their support. It seems much easier to connect directly with someone with a deep understanding of the product rather than other companies where you basically have to make an airtight case that it is some kind of non-standard issue that can't be solved with existing documentation. Palo Alto digs deep and helps with advanced troubleshooting to get things working.
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February 25, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Traps are used by all of the endpoints (notebook & VDI) in our organization. This is done to mitigate the risk from malware attack, zero day attack and APT. Previously we utilized a typical anti-virus agent for protection from known malware. However since Q1 last year and based on the threat trends, we discovered it's not enough just to rely on the known malware/traditional anti-virus solution.
  • Able to block malicious child-process run on the endpoint
  • Able to block executed files which hashes are malicious
  • Able to block process that employs malicious behaviour
  • Proven to be able to block zero-day exploits
  • We encountered some glitch in a certain version of the agent. When we deployed newer version, the policy set on the previous version was white-listed/overwritten.
  • Moving to encrypted based connection (communication between agent to server) is troublesome, coz we need to uninstall the agent first.
  • Need to have a more flexible reports/dashboard where we can customize it
  • We feed Traps log to our SIEM, however the information sent to the SIEM was not complete, but we need to investigate more probably some faults are on us
If protection from known and unknown malware or suspicious process / files are the target, than Traps will address that. It has been proven by us numerous times that Traps are able to block malicious behaviours being run in the files, as well it can prevent zero-day exploits from hitting our organization.
The team that supports us are tremendous, they have helped us in upgrading the versions. The upgrade didn’t go on smoothly however their support to fix the issues are great. And lots of help from them to advice us on better use the Traps. Exceptional supports have been given to us by the team.
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February 18, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We had previously used a local server-based agent before Traps. We have a Palo Alto firewall with subscriptions to URL filtering, Wildfire, and threat prevention so the systems were separated. Traps was an incredibly easy install that integrates with the rest of the Palo Alto Suite. I no longer have to whitelist our old agent and update that server. Everything is cloud-based so updates are seamless.
  • Cloud-based.
  • Simple to install.
  • Email alerts when issues are found not just a daily summary report.
Great for employees that have devices off-site frequently. Easy for a small IT staff to use. Integrates great with the rest of Palo Alto. Works great for Windows and Macs.
Simple, easy, and efficient
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February 27, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Traps was purchased as a response to a virus outbreak that kept cropping up due to still infected systems popping up days or weeks after we deemed the environment clean. It's being used across the entire organization currently and helped us identify that threat, quarantine it and also helps isolate future malware from spreading across the network.
  • Traps does a fantastic job at stopping malware before it executes
  • Traps defends against 0 day attacks better than other products we have tried
  • Traps isolates malware to that particular host better than any A/V we've tried
  • Traps doesn't seem to function as a traditional A/V very well, so it's better as another layer to your endpoint protection
  • Traps can cause issues with some legacy or custom programs, so exceptions may have to be made
  • Traps falsely identifies things as malicious at times, this is not often though
Traps is a fantastic tool for malware prevention and works great alongside traditional A/V. Integration with other Palo Alto gear is also very nice, as it can tap into other products/tools for enhanced functionality. Traps is great at quarantining malicious code to a single source and stops the spread of malware that uses network shares to spread very well.
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March 20, 2018
DeForge, Peter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We recently replaced Kaspersky with Traps. Great next gen product! Easy to use, easy to manage and fantastic protection. It has saved us from a few users who like to on spam already and we were able to get our whitelist fleshed out in no time for those pesky one-off and in-house built apps.
  • Tracking file behavior
  • low impact monitoring
  • easy to use console
  • To be honest, at this time I don't have any suggestions for you guys. Sales team was great, tech team is great, product has been great. I like the interface.. so no complaints or suggestions yet!
Great for any enterprise solution that wants a next-gen, low impact solution with great protection. If your current product is not up to snuff in any fashion, you should look into Traps. Price point is good and the product is truly outstanding in my opinion.
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March 14, 2018
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Traps is being used with Palo Alto Wildfire and host AV to add layers of protection to hosts to assist in finding unknown and 0 day malware. Traps is also used on servers to help provide advanced malware protection. Traps is in pilot across the server infrastructure and production for user workstations. We have evaluated several advanced endpoint protection applications and because of Wildfire integration, it was the product chosen for deployment.
  • Great tool to help analyze and identify unknown malicious software on workstations, servers, and mobile devices.
  • Integration with Panorama help to quickly and efficiently identify potential malicious files.
  • Integration with Wildfire helps to quickly deploy signatures not only to endpoints but to firewalls as well.
  • Every advanced endpoint protection, including Traps, needs to grow in the machine learning/baseline of a machine portion of their protection.
  • Palo Alto needs to work more with vendors and their updates to help reduce exclusion lists.
  • Traps is best for IT environments where COTS is used. Where homegrown software and applications are used, Traps requires a lot of customization.
Traps is best for business IT environments, it integrates well with Windows workstations and servers but lacks the ability to wok well in control environments.
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Palo Alto Networks Traps Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Anti-Exploit Technology (3)
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (2)
Centralized Management (3)
Hybrid Deployment Support (1)
Infection Remediation (2)
Vulnerability Management (3)
Malware Detection (3)

What is Palo Alto Networks Traps?

Traps replaces traditional antivirus with multi-method prevention, a proprietary combination of malware and exploit prevention methods that protect users and endpoints from known and unknown threats.
Categories:  Antivirus,  Endpoint Security

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