Trap that malware!
February 27, 2019
Trap that malware!
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Palo Alto Networks Traps
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 has paid for itself in time saved re-imaging PCs to clean them
- Traps gives us a lot of good insight on what's being run on our endpoints
- Traps is a great extra layer of security for our end users and minimizes malware outbreaks, which in turn minimizes downtime
I have not used any other product in the same category as Traps, as it's kind of unique in this segment. I have used other malware enterprise software such as Malwarebytes, but I wouldn't categorize them as the same type of product.
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.