WildFire for PA-500 - subscription license ( 3 years )

Mfg. Part: PAN-PA-500-WF-3YR | CDW Part: 3135860 | UNSPSC: 43233204
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  • Subscription license ( 3 years )
  • 1 device
  • hosted
  • prepaid
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Category: Online & appliance based services
Hosted Service Type: SaaS
Installation Type: Hosted
Subcategory: Online & appliance based services - firewall , Online & appliance based services - intrusion detection

Brand: Palo Alto Networks
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Palo Alto
Model: For PA-500
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: WildFire

License Pricing: Prepaid

License Category: Subscription license
License Qty: 1 device
License Type: Subscription license
License Validation Period: 3 years

Product Reviews
Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The way that the product process or handle the traffic, is one of the best in the industry.? Valuable Features:It has one of the best WebUIs that I have used, because at a glance looks simple, but offers us a lot of options to secure all the traffic that is passing through the device (or all traffic that the user decides to pass through). Besides, the way that scan the applications to detect what kind of application is do not affect anything about the device's performance. The way that the product process or handle the traffic, is one of the best in the industry.Improvements to My Organization:Well, I work as a security consultant, so one of my functions is to help and provide to the end users with recommendations about technologies or process to secure their network. So, one of my customer decide to migrate from TMG/UMG to Palo Alto, it took a while, but during this process, I showed them many ways to improve their current security with Palo Alto, and after a while, they are very comfortable with the technology, for them now, it is easier to apply some kind of web filtering or application filtering than the past.Room for Improvement:I'd like to see a wizard to create IPSec VPNs. They need to improve the graphics to show the network behavior.Deployment Issues:Deployment is easy.Stability Issues:The stability is acceptable.Scalability Issues:It depends about the project, but offers a good HA option.Other Advice:Always show to the customer what the product can do for them and what not, is a good practice, because they can open their eyes and to be sure what are the benefits of that technology. Always analyze the network topology, using the customer's network diagram and ask every doubt that you have, for my experience a good analysis and deployment plan give us a successful implementation.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. March 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Palo Alto is an easy to manage firewall. Palo Alto is an easy to manage firewall. It connects successfully in AD and LADP for user based policy. It has rich application info for app.based policies and it gives enough IDS performance. New policy compile is speedy.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. February 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It crashes too frequently for a few boxes, but they have the best tech junkies I have worked with. Valuable Features:* App-ID* User-ID* Ease of deployment and usability* Filtering Mechanism like SP3 EngineImprovements to My Organization:From a technical perspective this has given us a new high as this is how a technology solution should function. From a sales perspective, we have been able to pitch the solution to new customers as it seems cheap to customers when we bundle the solution, compared to getting each device for individual functions.Room for Improvement:* IP SLA tracking* GRE tunnel supportI believe these are the major improvements in the pipeline.Use of Solution:I've been using it for four years.Deployment Issues:It crashes too frequently for a few boxes, which could be expected from a new vendor as it evolves. The best part is RMA, as you get the box back quickly if you have it in the contract.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:If it is Arrow support, it's pathetic. I wouldn't recommend them. However, if you go directly with the PA team they are the best tech junkies I have worked with.Technical Support:6/10.Previous Solutions:We used to have Netscreen as our favourite, but it went EOL. Being an MSP we have to have expertise with all the devices. Although, Netscreen is our favourite.Initial Setup:I would say that this is difficult to answer, as the setup would be adaptable based on the mode you use, and the way the firewall can be configured. If you ask an expert it would be straightforward. If you ask a newbie, it would be not that difficult to configure if you follow the mentioned steps.Other Solutions Considered:We also looked at Cyberroam from Sophos.Other Advice:Go forward, this is an amazing device to be implemented if you have the cost to bear.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. May 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A custom script is required to put the SSL Decryption certificate into Mozilla Firefox but it is a very comprehensive and secure firewall. Valuable Features:User identification and the Applipedia are the most useful. The integration of the Applipedia with the application identification at layer seven makes it a very comprehensive, and secure, firewall.Improvements to My Organization:We have the ability to see what traffic is coming and going in a much deeper and more detailed fashion. We have also found, and stopped, several malware applications before they infected the endpoints.Use of Solution:I've used it for five months.Deployment Issues:During initial testing we were too strict on what was allowed outbound. We ended up needing to open up more broad categories. We also found that several websites do not function well with the SSL Decryption feature. We also found that a custom script is required to put the SSL Decryption certificate into Mozilla Firefox.Stability Issues:No the product has been very stable and reliable.Scalability Issues:We implemented it in a smaller environment but, find that the 3000 series has plenty of power and has the ability to grow with us as we provide north-south as well as east-west security between internal environments.Customer Service:Customer service is very friendly and responsive to any request.Technical Support:I have found the tech support to be impressive. Support agents are available 24/7, and I have never waited for more than an hour to speak with an agent. I would consider the first team you call to be equivalent to most level two or three engineers.Previous Solutions:Previously we used Cisco ASA 5510 and Fortinet. Fortinet was an old version and was phased out due to this. The Cisco ASA was replaced do to the limited capability of the out of box functionality and reporting.Initial Setup:Initial set-up was straightforward and easy. We were able to get both devices on the network and set-up to look at traffic within a few hours on split up time. The products complexity came from the terms and the overall thinking of how the product works.Implementation Team:We did it in-house.Other Solutions Considered:Before choosing Palo Alto we also reviewed Cisco ASA, Fortinet, and Sophos.Other Advice:The product is straightforward to implement, though if you are looking for a quick implementation, I would suggest bringing in an expert.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. April 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by The deployment of Wildfire was surprisingly easy but inspection over different protocols needs to be improved. Valuable Features:Being able to discover malicious files unknown to most AV vendors.Improvements to My Organization:It has allowed me to stop new attacks before they could gain a foothold in my network.Room for Improvement:* Inspection over different protocols (not just HTTP/FTP)* Inspecting more file types* Providing information back to the community that it uses to support its product.Use of Solution:I've used it for three years. However, my current company isn't using the product. I took a different engineering route into the company and I decided to use other protection solutions and not Wildfire.Deployment Issues:The deployment of Wildfire was surprisingly easy.Stability Issues:Wildfire itself was a very stable product.Scalability Issues:I never had any issues with scalability. When I enabled it, it seemed to work in the environment that the firewall was already servicing.Customer Service:Great when I was at a large company but average or less than average at a small company.Technical Support:Overall their support people are better than most tech companies.Previous Solutions:There was no solution in this space before Wildfire. Both FireEye and Wildfire came onto the market right around the same time.Initial Setup:It was straightforward as I could, literally, turn on the firewall settings in five minutes or less.Implementation Team:You really don't need to pay to turn it on. The configuration is very simple.ROI:There are two levels of Wildfire.* The free version which is great, so I would guess there is no ROI on this version* Then there is the subscription version of the service and this is a very affordable yearly subscription per firewallCost and Licensing Advice:Initially, the product doesn't cost anything for the first tier of usage you can prove the product before buying it.Other Solutions Considered:* FireEye* Blue Coat* ProofPoint.* Even as the more the list of products I look at each year is pretty long.Other Advice:If you're running Palo Alto firewalls there is no reason not to use it at the free level. Once you have run it for a while at the basic level, you can make an educated decision if it's worth paying for the subscription (it is).Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. March 31, 2015
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