Advanced WildFire

The cloud-delivered WildFire® malware analysis service uses data and threat intelligence from the industry’s largest global community, and applies advanced analysis to automatically identify unknown threats and stop attackers in their tracks.


Release Highlights

Date Highlights
26 May 2023 New WildFire regional cloud: WildFire Taiwan Cloud
28 April 2023 New WildFire regional cloud: WildFire Indonesia Cloud
21 March 2023 New WildFire regional cloud: WildFire Poland Cloud
30 January 2023 New WildFire regional cloud: WildFire Switzerland Cloud
17 November 2022 Advanced WildFire is a new subscription offering from Palo Alto Networks that provides access to Intelligent Run-time Memory Analysis, a cloud-based, advanced analysis engine that complements existing static, and dynamic analysis engines, to detect and prevent evasive malware threats.
For more information refer to: Advanced WildFire Support for Intelligent Run-time Memory Analysis
09 September 2022

Effective February 1, 2023, all submissions from Proofpoint integration will be counted against daily WildFire API limits. This change affects only Proofpoint integration through the WildFire API. It does not affect any WildFire file submissions via other Palo Alto Networks products, such as the NGFW platform, Prisma, or Cortex.

WildFire API file submissions and queries have a default daily limit. To address the needs of customers that require higher usage limits, Palo Alto Networks introduced the WildFire API SKU to allow customers to purchase higher limits on Nov 2, 2021.

Please consult Palo Alto Networks support site to view your organization’s current WildFire API limits and usage to determine if you will need to purchase additional WildFire API capacity for your ongoing Proofpoint integration usage.

Please contact your Palo Alto Networks account team if you have further questions.

01 September 2022 Effective October 1, 2022, the cloud-delivered WildFire malware analysis service will no longer operate a dynamic analysis environment that replicates Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit. WildFire uses a variety of malware detection techniques to provide the same capability and ensure that this change will not affect the detection of Windows XP-based malware. This change does not apply to the WF-500 or WF-500-B appliances.

Please contact your Palo Alto Networks account team if you have further questions.
07 June 2022 New WildFire platform: the WF-500B appliance
15 March 2022 Shell Script Analysis Support For WildFire Inline ML
28 February 2022 Nebula PAN-OS 10.2 is now available. Learn more about the release in the New Features Guide

Looking for more?  See everything we've been working on...


Advanced WildFire Public Cloud

Advanced WildFire Best Practices

Latest Wildfire Analysis Features


Advanced WildFire Administration

Learn more about Palo Alto Networks® Advanced WildFire® cloud service. This cloud-based threat analysis service is the industry’s most advanced analysis and prevention engine for highly evasive zero-day exploits and malware.

WildFire Appliance Administration

Learn more about deploying Palo Alto Networks WildFire® private cloud on-prem analysis, detonation, and automated orchestration solution for prevention of zero-day malware.

WildFire® What's New Guide

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

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.

PAN-OS® Release Notes

Thinking about upgrading your next-gen firewalls and Panorama to PAN-OS 9.1? 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.

Related Documents

Translated WildFire Documentation

WildFire Acceptable Use Policy


Preventing Successful Attacks With WildFire

Antivirus Profile WildFire Decoder Actions (BPA+)

Check whether you're using the best practice configuration for Antivirus profile WildFire decoder actions and update your configuration.

WildFire and Threat Prevention: How to Stop the Adversary

Best Practice Assessment Plus (BPA+) Tool Demo

View the BPA+ demo, which shows you how to check your PAN-OS best practice configuration and update it if necessary.

Protect Against Phishing and Malicious Sites

BPA+ YouTube Channel

Click "View BPA+ Playlist" to access all of the BPA+ videos, including best practice network security checks and a demo.