We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is micro-segmentation, which is the most important with respect to visibility."
"The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network."
"This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks."
"Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy."
"We like the centralized management of the firewalls. Until we installed Guardicore Centra, we managed all our firewalls individually, so making changes was complicated, difficult, and time-consuming."
"The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall."
"The interface and dashboard are amazing."
"From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful."
"The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections."
"The multi-tenancy, redundancy, backup and restore functionalities, as well as the monitoring aspects of the solution, need improvement. The solution offers virtually no enterprise-grade possibility for monitoring."
"There is some overlap between Cisco Tetration and AppDynamics and I need to have a single pane of glass, rather than have to jump between different tools."
"Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow."
"The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy."
"The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."
"In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session."
"Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked."
"The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow."
"The price is based on how many computers you're going to install it on."
"This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."
"Compared to the pricing we were seeing from both Illumio and Edgewise, Guardicore was very competitive."
"Guardicore Centra provides better value for money than NSX, was the other solution that we looked at, which was too expensive for what it does."
Achieve the security required for today's heterogeneous multicloud environment with Cisco Secure Workload (formerly Tetration). Protect workloads across any cloud, application, and workload--anywhere. Automate and implement a secure zero-trust model for micro-segmentation based on application behavior and telemetry. Proactively detect and remediate indicators of compromise to minimize the impact to your business.
Guardicore Centra is a comprehensive data center and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply micro-segmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic. It provides deep visibility into application dependencies and enforces network and process-level policies to protect critical applications.
Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 5th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews while Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 7 reviews. Cisco Secure Workload is rated 8.6, while Guardicore Centra is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "Simple to deploy and provides good application visibility along with micro-segmentation feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks". Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with VMware NSX, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, vRealize Network Insight and Microsoft Defender for Cloud, whereas Guardicore Centra is most compared with Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Deep Security and Darktrace. See our Cisco Secure Workload vs. Guardicore Centra report.
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