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Antivirus vs WF

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Antivirus has signatures for known malicious files.

Sandbox mean actually executing file and checking what it does. What kind of disk or registry reads/writes, what network connections it performs etc. So monitoring the behavior and deciding based on it if file is benign or malicious.

 

If company did not have wildfire then they either did not have budget for additional subscription or their fw admin was not familiar with Palo Alto's capabilities.

Basic WildFire is free. It allows executable file scanning.

WildFire subscription adds also other file types:

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/wildfire/9-1/wildfire-admin/wildfire-overview/wildfire-file-type-s...

Enterprise Architect, Security @ Cloud Carib Ltd
Palo Alto Networks certified from 2011

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

WildFire will run files in sandbox, analyze and monitor their activity to identify zero-day malware that antivirus signatures don't catch.

Enterprise Architect, Security @ Cloud Carib Ltd
Palo Alto Networks certified from 2011

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Antivirus has signatures for known malicious files.

Sandbox mean actually executing file and checking what it does. What kind of disk or registry reads/writes, what network connections it performs etc. So monitoring the behavior and deciding based on it if file is benign or malicious.

 

If company did not have wildfire then they either did not have budget for additional subscription or their fw admin was not familiar with Palo Alto's capabilities.

Basic WildFire is free. It allows executable file scanning.

WildFire subscription adds also other file types:

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/wildfire/9-1/wildfire-admin/wildfire-overview/wildfire-file-type-s...

Enterprise Architect, Security @ Cloud Carib Ltd
Palo Alto Networks certified from 2011

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