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"The backup is the best feature.""Using WildFire has reduced the number of viruses and the amount of malware that comes into our system, which means that I don't have to rely on the end-users to identify it.""WildFire's application encryption is useful.""Remote access is excellent.""The solution has plenty of features.""The scalability is acceptable.""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.""The technical support is good."

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"Its anti-phishing functionality is the most valuable. Certainly, the biggest problem I have is phishing.""Provides better control over emails, especially those sent via Office 365 on the cloud.""The solution offers very good flexibility. You can blacklist or whitelist with ease.""The anti-spam features are excellent on the email firewalls.""The most valuable features are the business email compromise protection and targeted attack prevention.""The initial implementation is pretty easy to handle.""They have customized security rules, mature rules, anti-virus protection, as well as email authentication similar to SPF, DKIM, and DMARC.""The solution scales quite well."

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Cons
"The price of WildFire should be reduced in order to make it more affordable for our customers.""The deployment model could be better.""Our main concern is that everything has to be synced with the WildFire Cloud and has to be checked through the subscription.""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.""The support is good but they could be faster.""The automation and responsiveness need improvement.""In the future, I would like to see more automation in the reporting.""The size of Palo Alto's cloud is big but it could be easier to use from a product management perspective."

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"We find the cost to be prohibitive.""The Secure Mail aspect should have an Outlook add-in, instead of an external dashboard that outside users have to access.""Some use cases haven't been dealt with yet.""The largest complaint that we hear from our customers is that there is no local support.""It has too many screens. It is kind of a conglomeration of products. In other words, they built product A, product B, and product C, and they are yet to integrate them into a single administrative console. I would certainly like to see a more seamless administrative interface. I would also like to see them include more bang for the buck, by including features like email fraud protection, rather than making their product so piecemeal, where you are buying little pieces. I agree with the idea of having multiple tiers or layers, but maybe as small, medium, and large, as opposed to an a la carte menu.""Integration for reporting needs to be improved, it's too complex.""It's scalable, but the devil's in the details — you have to know your email volumes.""The reporting section could be enhanced. I like some reports but if they could allow us to create custom reports with more flexibility it would enhance the reports more."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Annually, it costs us about $92,000. This is pretty much what it costs us. There is no additional cost."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "Proofpoint is fairly expensive."
  • "The licensing is basically $8/user."
  • "It is multiple times more expensive, which made it very much less attractive."
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    Proofpoint Enterprise Protection
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    Overview
    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.

    Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email (also known as email fraud). Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, it provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.

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    Sample Customers
    Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
    Blocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Retailer11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    University29%
    Consumer Goods Company29%
    Retailer14%
    Construction Company14%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Government5%
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    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 18 reviews while Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 2nd in Email Security with 12 reviews. Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.2, while Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Good technical support and provides automatic analysis that saves us time in filtering email". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Flexible, very secure, and offers excellent technical support". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Juniper SRX and Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Cisco Secure Email, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail and KnowBe4.

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