A Palo Alto Networks firewall with can forward unknown
files and email links to the WildFire global cloud or to one of
three WildFire regional clouds that Palo Alto Networks owns and
maintains. Choose the WildFire public cloud to which you want to
submit samples for analysis based on your location and your organization’s
WildFire Global Cloud
The WildFire global
cloud is a public cloud environment hosted in the United States.
The WildFire Europe cloud
is a regional public cloud environment hosted in The Netherlands.
It is designed to adhere to European Union (EU) data privacy regulations
and samples submitted to the WildFire Europe cloud remain within
Each WildFire cloud—global and regional—analyzes samples and
generates malware signatures and verdicts independently of the other
WildFire clouds. WildFire signatures and verdicts are then shared
globally, enabling WildFire users worldwide to benefit from malware coverage
regardless of the location in which the malware was first detected.
File Type Support to learn more about the file types that
each cloud analyzes.
If you have a WildFire appliance, you can enable a https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/wildfire/8-0/wildfire-admin/wildfire-overview/wildfire-deployments.htmlWildFire
Hybrid Cloud deployment, where the firewall can forward certain
files to a WildFire public cloud, and other files to a WildFire
private cloud for local analysis. The WildFire appliance can also
be configured to quickly gather verdicts for known samples by querying
the global cloud before performing analysis. This allows the WildFire
appliance to dedicate analysis resources to samples that are unknown
to both your private network and the global WildFire community.