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Pros
"There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.""The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""It's very user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data.""It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls."

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"The solution is easy to use and the Panorama feature is good. The software management or the malware blocking and some authentication management system are good.""The most valuable feature is the improved security that it offers.""WildFire's application encryption is useful.""The most valuable features of this solution are sandbox capabilities.""The scalability is acceptable.""The solution has plenty of features.""Remote access is excellent.""The way that the solution quickly updates to adjust to threats is the solution's most valuable aspect. When there's a security attack, within five minutes, all Wildfire subscribers have access to updates so that all systems will be safe. Its threat prevention is way better than other vendor products."

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Cons
"It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration.""Latencies are always a problem.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""Technical support is lacking.""Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it."

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"The deployment model could be better.""The automation and responsiveness need improvement.""When comparing this solution to others it is not as good overall.""Our main concern is that everything has to be synced with the WildFire Cloud and has to be checked through the subscription.""In the future, I would like to see more automation in the reporting.""The only complaint that we receive from our customers is in regards to the price.""The support is good but they could be faster.""It's not really their problem, it's a problem across the board. There will always be problems with interrupted traffic. We have to set it up where we're playing a middle man game where we're stripping it out, looking at it, and then putting it back together and sending it on its way. That requires CPU cycles. And there's some overhead with that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."
  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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  • "We pay between $3,000 and $4,000 CAD ($2,200 - $3,000 USD) per year to maintain this solution."
  • "This solution is very pricey and it depends on the package that you implement."
  • "I think they should lower the price of this solution"
  • "The pricing is highly expensive."
  • "This is an expensive product and the market for Palo Alto in Poland could be much bigger if the pricing was comparable to Fortinet."
  • "The price is a bit higher than the other products such as TrendMicro, or FireEye."
  • "Pricing could be improved."
  • "We are on an annual subscription. When we purchased the firewall, we had activated this solutions license for a minimum of one year. The price of the solution is fair."
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    Questions from the Community
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    There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
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    Latencies are always a problem. Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not. Latencies are the key issue. If you are not… more »
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    The Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall is a very powerful and very complex piece of anti-viral software. When one considers that fact, it is all the more impressive that the setup is a fairly… more »
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    FortiGate has a lot going for it and I consider it to be the best, most user-friendly firewall out there. What I like the most about it is that it has an attractive web dashboard with very easy… more »
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    When looking to change our ASA Firewall, we looked into Palo Alto’s WildFire. It works especially in preventing advanced malware and zero-day exploits with real-time intelligence. The sandbox feature… more »
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    Overview

    Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

    Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

    WildFire™ cloud-based threat analysis service is the industry’s most advanced analysis and prevention engine for highly evasive zero-day exploits and malware. The cloud-based service employs a unique multi-technique approach combining dynamic and static analysis, innovative machine learning techniques, and a groundbreaking bare metal analysis environment to detect and prevent even the most evasive threats.
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    Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
    Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
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    Computer Software Company26%
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    Cloudflare is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 8 reviews while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 18 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.2, while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Good technical support and provides automatic analysis that saves us time in filtering email". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, AWS WAF and Arbor DDoS, whereas Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Juniper SRX and Fortinet FortiSandbox.

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