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"The solution has plenty of features.""The technical support is good.""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 most valuable feature is the improved security that it offers.""You have better control because you define apps. You just don't define ports. You define apps, and the apps are monitored in the traffic. It is more specific than the Cisco firewall when it comes to our needs.""The solution is completely integrated with all the other Palo Alto products. I think that it is the best part for endpoint protection. The firewall features include URL and DNS filtering, threat protection, and antivirus.""The most valuable feature of this solution is how it keeps up-to-date with viruses.""WildFire's application encryption is useful."

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"The most valuable features are the firewall section, the VPN, and how you control live users.""The most valuable feature is the solution is easy to configure for users.""The solution is excellent for web and application filtering and remote access with the VPN.""I find Sophos Cyberoam UTM very good. I like the feature of being able to block off Mac IDs that host users. For example, you have a Mac or Windows laptop and you created a hotspot. Other devices like mobiles and tablets e.g. iPads connected to that hotspot. We can block those devices that connected to the hotspot we created, only through Sophos. It's a good feature we didn't find in other UTMs.""The user interface is well laid out and understandable.""Technical support is excellent.""The solution is easy to use.""There are plenty of features available, such as Full Guard and WAN."

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Cons
"The cost of the solution is excessively high.""When comparing this solution to others it is not as good overall.""The price of WildFire should be reduced in order to make it more affordable for our customers.""The size of Palo Alto's cloud is big but it could be easier to use from a product management perspective.""In the future, I would like to see more automation in the reporting.""The threat intelligence that we receiving in the reporting was not as expected. We were expecting more. Additionally, we should be able to whitelist a specific file based on a variety of attributes.""The deployment model could be better.""Management and web filtering can be improved. There should also be better reporting, particularly around web filtering."

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"We have had some issues with technical support, which is an area that needs improvement.""There needs to be more documentation that users can access to help them understand the solution or troubleshoot as necessary.""It should have a better VPN client. We decided to find something different than Cyberoam because of the VPN client software. It would be nice to have a user interface not only in English but also in different languages.""The policy is a bit too vague.""The solution is at its end of life and some of the appliances are finishing.""I would like to see real-time alerts on traffic insights.""The VPN needs to be improved.""I had an issue when I was trying to stop a user from using too much bandwidth while I was using Azure, I was not able to stop them."

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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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  • "This is a cost-effective solution compared to other vendors, such as Cisco."
  • "There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "It is not cheap."
  • "We paid for a two-year FullGuard license that includes support."
  • "It's not an expensive product."
  • "I am not happy with the pricing, it could be better."
  • "I had an issue when I was trying to stop a user from using too much bandwidth while I was using Azure, I was not able to stop them."
  • "We pay for licensing the solution. It's my understanding that it is not overly expensive. It may be somewhere around $2,000 for a license."
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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.
    Cyberoam Unified Threat Management hardware appliances offer comprehensive security to organizations, ranging from large enterprises to small and branch offices. Multiple security features integrated over a single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make security simple, yet highly effective.
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    Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
    Gulf Corporation for Technology, Maridive & Oil Services, Fidelity Bank, Petra University, Capital FM Kenya, Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Mayfair Casino, Pacific International Lines, Mozambique Ministry of Education, University of Namibia, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, University of Hawai, New Delhi Municipal Council
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 18 reviews while Sophos Cyberoam UTM is ranked 5th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 23 reviews. Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.2, while Sophos Cyberoam UTM is rated 7.6. 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 Sophos Cyberoam UTM writes "Useful data quota features, but scalability is an issue and the signature database could be enhanced". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Proofpoint Email Protection and Juniper SRX, whereas Sophos Cyberoam UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, Sophos UTM, Cisco ASA Firewall and pfSense.

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