"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 most valuable feature is the improved security that it offers."
"Remote access is excellent."
"The technical support is good."
"What I like about Palo Alto is that it is a complete product, with everything in it."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is how it keeps up-to-date with viruses."
"WildFire's application encryption is useful."
"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."
"They have customized security rules, mature rules, anti-virus protection, as well as email authentication similar to SPF, DKIM, and DMARC."
"The most valuable features are the business email compromise protection and targeted attack prevention."
"A one-stop shop for email protection"
"The solution scales quite well."
"The anti-spam features are excellent on the email firewalls."
"Proofpoint is the main tool for blocking spam because it denies the connection altogether."
"The initial implementation is pretty easy to handle."
"The setup was easy."
"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 configuration should be made a little bit easier. I understand why it is as it is, but there should be a way to make it easier from the user side."
"Management and web filtering can be improved. There should also be better reporting, particularly around web filtering."
"The deployment model could be better."
"The support is good but they could be faster."
"The only complaint that we receive from our customers is in regards to the price."
"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 Secure Mail aspect should have an Outlook add-in, instead of an external dashboard that outside users have to access."
"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."
"Some use cases haven't been dealt with yet."
"They do not have an on-demand scan for the internal viruses and internal users, and they don't have a scan for the exchange server against viruses and spam as Symantec does."
"The incident reporting on offer needs to be improved. It's lacking right now. It should be on the platform somewhere."
"I would want better spear phishing protection in the essentials package."
"The solution could be improved with the addition of PLP and email encryption features."
"We find the cost to be prohibitive."
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.
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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