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Palo Alto Networks VM-Series vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire
July 2022
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Pros
"The risk level notifications are most valuable. We get to know what kind of intrusion or attack is there, and we can fix a problem on time.""At the moment we are satisfied with this product. It's a stable, scalable, and resilient solution for us.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.""Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is a stable solution.""I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat.""Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content.""The most valuable feature is the integration. It's a single console, so we don't have to switch around between multiple products. Another valuable feature is the ease of operations and maintenance."

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"What I like about the VM-Series is that you can launch them in a very short time.""The feature that I have found the most useful is that it meets all our requirements technically.""With the improved visibility we now have, the traffic is being properly monitored, which means that we are better able to manage it. These are improvements that we saw very quickly.""The most valuable feature is that you can launch it in a very short time. You don't have to wait for the hardware to arrive and get it staged and installed. From that perspective, it is easy to launch. It is also scalable.""It has excellent scalability.""Using Palo Alto Networks Panorama, we were able to deploy a single point of management and visualization of the firewall infrastructure in cloud, on-premise and integrated with Azure to automate scale up. Its security features, i.e. anti-malware, threat prevention, URL Filtering, VPN, and antivirus are the most valuable. The ID-User integrated with AD and 2FA features are also very useful to provide secure access to servers and some users in the company. ""The initial setup was straightforward.""The most valuable features are the User ID, URL filtering, and application filtering."

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"The most valuable features are all of the security features in terms of protection and SSL and VPN.""The solution is easy to use and the Panorama feature is good. The software management or the malware blocking and some authentication management system are good.""I love the idea of Palo Alto Networks WildFire. It's more geared toward preventing malware. If someone's laptop or phone is malware-infected, the tool prevents it from uploading valuable corporate data outside the corporate network. That's what I love about Palo Alto Networks WildFire. It stops malware in its tracks.""The most valuable feature is the cloud-based protection against zero-day malware attacks.""What I like about Palo Alto is that it is a complete product, with everything in it.""The analysis is very fast.""Intuitive threat prevention and analysis solution, with a machine learning feature. Scalable, stable, and protects against zero-day threats.""The most valuable feature of this solution is how it keeps up-to-date with viruses."

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Cons
"In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot.""Too many false positives and lacks an accurate capability to detect malicious SharePoint sites.""This product's effectiveness could be improved, in terms of detecting unwanted spam or even malware between the emails, compared to other products.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For example, information about best practices on how to protect their own devices against hackers and scammers, such as educational information or training. This would help others have a better understanding of cyber security. Additionally, there can be more security features added.""We need a separate license and we don't know how to get the license that is required.""It would be better if it were more scalable. It depends on the architecture, but we would like to make it more scalable for both data centers.""I'd like some additional features any product can give me to protect our environment in a better way."

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"It'll help if Palo Alto Networks provided better documentation.""It would be good if the common features work consistently in physical and virtual environments. There was an integration issue in the virtual deployment where it didn't report the interface counters, and we had to upgrade to the latest version, whereas the same thing has been working in the physical deployment for ages now. It seems that it was because of Azure. We were using VMware before, and we didn't have any such issues. We do see such small issues where we expect things to work, but they don't because of some incompatibilities. There also seems to be a limitation on how to do high availability in a virtualized environment. All features should be consistently available in physical and virtual environments. It is not always easy to integrate Palo Alto in the network management system. We would like to be able to compare two network management systems. They can maybe allow monitoring an interface through the GUI to create a reference or do a baseline check about whether your network monitoring system is actually giving you the correct traffic figures. You need traffic figures to be able to recognize the trends and plan the capacity.""The one issue that I didn't like is that the SNMP integration with interfaces didn't record the interface counters.""In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the endpoints and the firewalls.""We feel that the setup was complex. So, we asked the tech team about the setup process. They explained how to deploy it in the right way, which made it very simple.""Palo Alto is that it is really bad when it comes to technical support.""The implementation should be simplified.""At the beginning of the implementation, we had some difficulties with the scripts, but Palo Alto Networks support together with a local partner finally fixed it."

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"The automation and responsiveness need improvement.""The cost of the solution is excessively high.""The price of WildFire should be reduced in order to make it more affordable for our customers.""The only complaint that we receive from our customers is in regards to the price.""The cost of this solution could still be improved, in particular, giving product discounts for charitable causes.""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.""Our main concern is that everything has to be synced with the WildFire Cloud and has to be checked through the subscription.""When comparing this solution to others it is not as good overall."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's a user-base subscription."
  • "From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation."
  • "Defender is a little bit more expensive as compared to others. We are in the manufacturing environment. So, we don't have a high budget for all of our endpoint devices. Its cost is a major concern for us."
  • "For licensing, it's usually a yearly package for customers who are subscribed to Office 365, but they can also pay on a monthly basis."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is an add-on to the Office license. Many customers are purchasing this solution."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system."
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  • "Palo Alto can be as much as two times the price of competing products that have twice the capabilities."
  • "The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used."
  • "Because I work for a university and the URL is for the institution, it's a free license for us."
  • "It is not the cheapest on the market. The total cost for two firewall instances is $75,000. This includes licenses, deployment fees, and support for two years."
  • "The VM series is licensed annually."
  • "Palo Alto definitely needs to be more competitive compared to other products. The problem that I have faced is that the price of licensing is very high and not very competitive."
  • "Initially, pricing was high. Later on, we were able to negotiate the pricing and get something that fits our budget."
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  • "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."
  • "It depends on the features. Additional features cost additional money as well."
  • "The solution is overpriced."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For… more »
    Top Answer:In the best tradition of these questions, Feature-wise both are quite similar, but each has things it's better at, it… more »
    Top Answer:Both products are very stable and easily scalable. The setup of Azure Firewall is easy and very user-friendly and the… more »
    Top Answer:Palo Alto’s Panorama centralized management system simplifies our security posture based on our requirements. Instead of… more »
    Top Answer: The Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall is a very powerful and very complex piece of anti-viral software. When one considers… more »
    Top Answer:FortiGate has a lot going for it and I consider it to be the best, most user-friendly firewall out there. What I like… more »
    Top Answer:When looking to change our ASA Firewall, we looked into Palo Alto’s WildFire. It works especially in preventing advanced… more »
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    Also Known As
    MS Defender for Office 365
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing, and automatically investigates and remediates attacks. With Defender for O365 you get Integrated threat protection for all of Office 365 that gives you:

    - Native protection for Office 365 with built-in protection that simplifies administration, lowers total cost of ownership, and boosts productivity.

    - Unparalleled scale and effectiveness with powerful automated workflows to improve SecOps efficiency.

    - A complete solution for collaboration that protects you from attacks across the kill chain.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    The VM-Series is a virtualized form factor of our next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of private and public cloud computing environments based on technologies from VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Citrix and KVM.

    The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity. These core elements of your business can then be used as integral components of your security policy, enabling you to improve your security efficacy through a positive control model and reduce your incident response time though complete visibility into applications across all ports.

    In both private and public cloud environments, the VM-Series can be deployed as a perimeter gateway, an IPsec VPN termination point, and a segmentation gateway, protecting your workloads with application enablement and threat prevention policies.

    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.
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    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
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    Performing Arts13%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Palo Alto Networks VM-Series vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks VM-Series vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is ranked 3rd in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 13 reviews while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 21 reviews. Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is rated 8.6, while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series writes "An excellent solution for the right situations and businesses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Intuitive, stable, and scalable zero-day threat prevention solution with a machine learning feature". Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is most compared with Azure Firewall, Cisco ASA Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate and Juniper SRX, whereas Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Cisco ASA Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Proofpoint Email Protection and Juniper SRX. See our Palo Alto Networks VM-Series vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire report.

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