WildFire® detects highly-evasive, zero-day threats—and distributes prevention for those threats worldwide—in minutes. WildFire analysis is provided as a cloud-based service, or on-premise with the WildFire appliance. Here you’ll find information on how WildFire works, how to get started with and manage WildFire, and the latest WildFire analysis capabilities.

Release Highlights


WildFire Global and Regional Clouds

WildFire Best Practices

Latest WildFire Cloud Features


WildFire Administrator's Guide

The WildFire™ cloud service analyzes files and email links to detect threats and create protections to block malware. When WildFire identifies a zero-day threat, it globally distributes protection for that threat in under five minutes. The WildFire Administrator's Guide describes how WildFire works, how to start forwarding unknown files to WildFire for analysis, and how to block malware that WildFire identifies. You'll also find everything you need to set up and manage a WildFire appliance and WildFire appliance clusters — the WildFire appliance is an on-premise WildFire solution for organizations that cannot send files out of the network for analysis.

WildFire API Reference

The WildFire™ API extends the malware detection capabilities of WildFire through a RESTful XML-based API. Using the WildFire API, you can automate the submission of files and links to WildFire or a WildFire appliance for analysis, and to query WildFire for verdicts, samples, and reports.

WildFire What's New Guide

Learn all about the latest features in WildFire, the Palo Alto Networks malware analysis service. Here you'll everything new that we've been working on for the WildFire cloud, WildFire appliances, and even updates to Palo Alto Networks firewalls that provide inline detection and enforcement for the malware that WildFire identifies. You'll also find a list of open issues that we're working on to improve your WildFire experience.

PAN-OS® Release Notes

Thinking about upgrading your next-gen firewalls and Panorama to PAN-OS 8.1? Before you begin, make sure you review the release notes to learn about known issues, issues we’ve addressed in the release, and changes in behavior that may impact your existing deployment.


Preventing Successful Attacks With WildFire

WildFire and Threat Prevention: How to Stop the Adversary

Protect Against Phishing and Malicious Sites