Controlled Chaos = WildFire
March 30, 2017

Controlled Chaos = WildFire

Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Currently it is being used at our collocation. It helps identify and more importantly prevents malware and evasive attacks to high confidential and production data. It takes our existing Palo Alto devices and works with WildFire becoming end point sensor to help prevent malicious attacks. This helps resolve any foreseeable threat as well as provides potential clients with reports showing the security procedures taken by our company. This helps project our confidence that data stored is protected and secure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
We started using a Palo Alto firewall and then continued to stay with their products. They work well with each other so growing is not a burden. The reporting is clear so clients and "check signers" can see the value in our protection. The threat intelligence feature which they have branded as AutoFocus prioritizes threats then notifies the team so we can address critical one quickly.
Depending on the environment being implemented in I'd recommend it for compliance purposes as well as managing it from a Network Engineer perspective. From my experience, firmware updates, patching and hardware integration have generally been smooth. Truth be told, cloud based firewall and networking compliance are becoming more and more mainstream and WildFire has a solid foundation.