vs. Palo Alto vs.

A Head-to-Head Comparison

Uncovering the Key Differentiators for Informed Decision Making

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Palo Alto Shortcomings

Palo Alto has been a household name in cyber security for almost two decades and has good things to say about DNS Security. However, there are some gaps. Apart from the fact that their new DNS Security feature is sold as a separate subscription service that has to be integrated with their Next-Generation Firewall, Palo Alto’s main weakness lies in its sole reliance on Machine Learning for threat detection.

While ML-based detection engines provide significant benefits over traditional IDSs, they need to be coupled with data-driven techniques to provide a broader picture of adversarial patterns.

Also, while Palo Alto is capable of detecting known DNS-backed threats such as DNS infiltration, DNS rebinding and even DNS tunnelling, it is ineffective in dealing with unknown exploits that have not yet surfaced given their exclusive anomaly-focused approach to threat intelligence.

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What makes DNSSense different?

Contrasting Key Features: DNSSense vs Palo Alto


Malicious DNS traffic and Security Gap report

Standalone DNS security

Unknown threat detection

Integrated threat hunting approach

Easy deployment & use

Unknown domain classification

Palo Alto

Unknown domain classification | Limited

DNS tunnel packet capture




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