"For example, if a security Intel threat talks about an IOC. We can then go to our MSP and say, "Is there a signature for this particular type of malware that just came out?" And if they'll say yes, then we'll say, "Okay. Does it apply to these firewalls? And have we seen any hits on it?" There's absolutely value in it."
"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 scalability is acceptable."
"The most valuable feature is the cloud-based protection against zero-day malware attacks."
"The most valuable feature is the improved security that it offers."
"WildFire's application encryption is useful."
"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 for us is the VPN."
"Setup is easy. Anyone with basic firewall experience can do it."
"I like the solution's configuration, interfaces, and user guides."
"It's very simple to use and the support is great."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is its ability to work like any other firewall."
"The most valuable feature is the sandbox."
"Compared to Cisco, SonicWall NSa is much easier to configure."
"It is able to fulfill my requirements. It protects our network environment. It has control over IPS, signatures, and it can also manage bandwidth and mapping. It is also stable and has good support."
"It is a brilliant product. It is a Unified Threat Management (UTM) system. It has got about 11 security services that take care of your perimeter security. It takes care of any kind of cyber threats that could come in. It takes care of creating VPNs between two SonicWalls instantly and very easily. It has got spyware in it as well as a firewall. It has also got a gateway antivirus and an application firewall that can block things from outside."
"The deployment model could be better."
"The system performance degrades after the solution has been deployed for some time. The data that it gives us becomes a little bit slow. When you try to get some data for troubleshooting, it seems like it's working hard to extract that data."
"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."
"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 support is good but they could be faster."
"The price of WildFire should be reduced in order to make it more affordable for our customers."
"When comparing this solution to others it is not as good overall."
"The size of Palo Alto's cloud is big but it could be easier to use from a product management perspective."
"The anti-spam requires a specific Java version on the server side (do not update it, otherwise it will break)."
"The ongoing service fees are high."
"It would be useful to have an application firewall that prevents the outside world from seeing your private IPs. You don't need to publicize your private IPs to the outside world, and you can create a barrier, like a proxy server."
"I would like U.S.-based technical support."
"In terms of improvement, features like App Control do not work properly"
"Potential improvement around the associated VPN cost"
"SonicWall does not support DynDNS, yet this is an important feature for smaller companies that do not have a static IP address."
"It is not scalable. If your enterprise is growing hard then you have to buy another, bigger product. Maybe if you use it virtually it is more scalable."
Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 18 reviews while SonicWall NSa is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 38 reviews. Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.2, while SonicWall NSa is rated 7.8. 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 SonicWall NSa writes "A rugged solution capable of defeating advanced threats". Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Juniper SRX and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas SonicWall NSa is most compared with Meraki MX, Fortinet FortiGate, WatchGuard Firebox, SonicWall TZ and Juniper SRX.
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