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Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks Valuable Features

Ahmed Sief - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The good thing about the product is that it's always scanning. It does real-time scanning for customers. If there's anything related to the applications that it's installed, for example, if an application needs some upgrades, or updates, or add-ons, we already have a server that is downloading this for the users, the computers. In terms of the laptops, we are not managing the laptops from the servers, since the users take the laptops with them and they are managing their laptops by themselves. There is any variability. The application gives us a notification on the Cloud so that we can handle this problem or make sure that the laptop is secured. The customers or the users don't have much experience to pick what is right and know what is wrong. It's a very, very informational application. 

The initial setup is easy.

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WillAgudo - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

I like the centralized console and the predictive analysis it does of malware.

It is very stable and also scalable.

It is easy to deploy and update. It does not require a lot of maintenance.

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CM
Network Designer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution offers a very high-performance. 

The solution has analytics that watch patterns and trends. If there is a change in user behavior or communication, it has the ability to track that. 

The solution has a very helpful isolation feature. If any system gets compromised, with one click I can access the system and isolate it from other networks, and then go into further forensic investigation of the current threat without compromising anything else.

There are a lot of lead solutions in this space, however, Palo Alto is number one.

The initial setup is pretty easy.

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Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks
October 2022
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GA
Consultant at Trillennium (Pvt) Ltd

When the pandemic started, Palo Alto came up with many solutions, which helped with the quick shift from on-premises to the cloud. We have a lot of advantages as a result.

It's a very simple implementation, and I have direct Palo Alto implementation available as well. So it's very simple. We haven't found any issues, so far the implementation is going well, I don't see any gaps.

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AJ
Divisional Operations Director at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

The live terminal is probably the best thing ever. It gives you the access to get straight onto any machine. 

In general, it has been able to see every single threat that has ever come up and it helps us stop it. 

I've used it for a great many years now, and it worked really well. From the Palo Alto side, whatever they buy, they integrate that really well into their integration suite, and that makes a massive difference.

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RV
Information Technology Corporate Manager at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is easy to use and does not consume a lot of hardware resources. 

Cortex analyzes the network and users to detect additional risks and threats that the other vendor's solutions don't detect.

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Jeff Wolach - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President / Chief Technology Officer at Sinnott Wolach Technology Group

The ability to kind of stitch everything together and see the actual complete picture is very useful. I guess you'd call it a playbook. Some people call it the forensics analysis of what was happening on particular endpoints when they detected some malicious behavior, and what transpired before that to cause that. It is also very user friendly.

The way they have done everything and integrated all the solutions that they've purchased over the years to make it a very seamless, effective product is very good. One thing about Palo Alto is that they take the products or services that they purchase and make them seamless for the end user as compared to some companies that purchase other companies and then just kind of have their products off to the side or keep different interfaces. Palo Alto doesn't do that.

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Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

It can automatically correlate events and logs, which is very helpful for an IT administrator. It can correlate different kinds of malware activities over a network, agent, or host system. You do not need to do it manually. It is a good feature. 

It is also a user-friendly solution. We have deployed it on the cloud because our space does not provide any flexibility for on-premises deployment, but Palo Alto has added some flexibility to install it on-premises. It must be like the same Cortex XDR agent for all the VPN services, web filtering services, and everything else.

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CS
Cybersecurity Incident Response Analyst at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like that the product has behavior-based detection which offers many benefits over signature-based detection. When it comes to zero day attacks and targeted attacks, signature detection is not able to detect problems. Behavior-based detection is able to detect attacks tailored specifically for your environment, or malware that doesn't yet have a known malicious signature. It's the nature of how the data is processed that makes the tool really powerful. 

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KostiantynFrolov - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Security Engineer at ESKA

If a company uses Palo Alto and supports Cortex XDR for endpoint protection it is very well protected. Palo Alto is the best security solution in the market. It's very advanced and its protection is extremely reliable.

The solution doesn't need a high level of technical training. The solution is very usable and doesn't take a lot of personnel.

The product is very scalable.

The stability is very good.

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CB
Senior System Administrator at a government with 10,001+ employees

Since they've done their most recent update, the ease to isolate endpoints is valuable. If we find one where there is a virus on it, we can easily isolate it. We don't even have to contact the user. We don't have to manually take them off the network. We can easily isolate them. The hash that they use is pretty comprehensive. I like WildFire. It gives us a better idea of what is a true virus and what is a false positive.

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AW
IT Security Administrator at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Their XDR agent and their behavioral indicators of compromise (BIOC) are pretty nice. Their managed threat hunting is also pretty nice. They also have WildFire, which is a service for actively looking for malware. It's quite useful.

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RN
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The protection offered by this product is good, as is the endpoint reporting.

Once installed, this product is easy to manage, whether it is on-premises or the cloud-based management system.

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Prathamesh Samant - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Manager at Doyen

The policy configuration is great. The granularity of policies that are available is very helpful.

It is straightforward to set up.

It has pretty much everything we need and works well within the Palo Alto ecosystem.

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Mayur Jadhav - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature is that you can select remote access of any machine for sandboxing.

Irrespective of whether you have the rights or not, you can still access it from the cloud.

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Gian Michele Roletto - PeerSpot reviewer
SOC Manager at Nais Srl

It is a simple platform to use.

The dashboard is good, it's very clean and very simple to read. The information the dashboard provides is very clear.

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Kelvin Choy - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Specialist at Television Broadcasts Ltd

We're trying to explore Cortex's possibly to detect digital forensics and the source of the issues. 

The initial setup isn't too bad.

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Olivier Regal - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Key Account Manager at Orange Cyberdefense

Overall, it's a great platform. It integrates very well with other solutions from Palo Alto and also with our vendors. 

The ease of use is excellent. 

I love the root cause analysis from Cortex, which is amazing. It's really fantastic. In a few clicks, you can just have the full root cause. 

The price is quite interesting. It's not overly expensive.

The solution is stable. 

I've found the solution to be highly scalable for enterprises. 

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Mantu Shaw - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technology Architect at Incedo Inc.

The most valuable for us is the correlation feature. You are able to correlate data that is coming from the firewall, network, server, and endpoints. This is one of our main requirements and makes for a good product.

It works with the data lake in an agent-based or agentless manner.

It is easy to integrate most with network devices, including firewalls, and Active Directory. We use firewalls from different vendors including Palo Alto and Check Point, and it supports them.

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RP
Network and Cybersecurity Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Stability is a primary factor, and then there's the ease of distribution and policy management. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is very easy to work with, and we're quite happy with them.

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Zubair Ahmad - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Manager at Arcil

Alerts regarding the incidence happening in system and easy to block and allow the services and external device control.

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MG
Assistant Superintendent with 51-200 employees

The interface is easy to use and it is more up to date than our previous solution.

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MuhammadZubair - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Business Solutions Manager at Bahrain Telecommunication Company BSC (Batelco)

It's a nice product that's stable and scalable.

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MA
Network and security engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Everything is fine. 

It'll not slow down your system when compared to others.

The initial setup is easy.

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DT
Team Lead at MindTree

One thing that I like about Cortex XDR is its ability to detect all the suspicious or malicious binaries, and it can integrate with Palo Alto Firewall. 

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Rustam-Rustamli - PeerSpot reviewer
CISO at International Bank of Azerbaijan

I chose this solution because they constantly add new features and are very proactive about that. To my mind, signature-based antivirus is a thing of the past. These days it's machine-learning technology and behavior-based analytics features that make us more secure. XDR feels secure because of those features.

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AlbertoGonzaga - PeerSpot reviewer
Account Manager at CIPHER

The most valuable features are that it can integrate the firewalls and determine the tendencies of the attacks.

It investigates problems and incidents quickly. Cortex is good at reducing alerts and for having a custom barrier. It's a new generation antivirus, with protection endpoints and detection response.

Cortex detects and shows what the problem is and how to resolve the problem or incident. Cortex is very easy to use and everybody can operate the solution.

It has tools for threat hunting and it has very good incident response features.

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PM
Senior IT Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Monitoring is most valuable.

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HS
IT manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

Its ability to react to cyber data attacks is awesome. That is pretty much the use of it. What blows your mind is the ability to access your assets remotely and see what is actually going on with them. You can not only see them in a console. You can also react very rapidly to your assets that are compromised.

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AB
IT Director at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's a perfect solution. 

It integrates well into the environment.

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PC
Pre-sales engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Its interface and pricing are most valuable. It is better than other vendors in terms of security.

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KS
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The behavior-based detection feature is valuable. 

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Jitendra_Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Vice President at Chi Networks

Cortex XDR's most valuable feature is its intelligence-based dashboards.

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TS
Security consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The user interface of the solution is sophisticated and straightforward.

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FD
ISEC Unit Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Cortex XDR lets us manage several clients from the same console, and its endpoint defense is more advanced than traditional antivirus.

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AndyChan3 - PeerSpot reviewer
General manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

One of the main benefits of the solution is its intelligence to correlate the events into an incident.

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AA
EMEA IT Infrastructure Manager at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable features of this product are the management capabilities, which allow an IT organization to get quite a good picture of attempted cyber attacks, and its out-of-the-box investigation capabilities.

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AA
Relationship Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

It is easy to use.

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CT
Ingeniero de Soporte at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

They did what they said. This solution could apply to any scenario.

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DB
Assistant PhD at Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava

Threat identification and detection are the most valuable features of this solution.

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Buyer's Guide
Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.