BMC Helix Cloud Security Pros and Cons

BMC Helix Cloud Security Pros

VinnieLima
Managing Director at VVL Systems
The best feature is time to value. With very minimal effort, you are able to have a cohesive view into your security posture on one or multiple cloud accounts, particularly if you are dealing with multicloud. If you have Azure and AWS deployments, you might have multiple subscriptions in Azure and usually multiple accounts in AWS. You may even be doing some GCP work (around Google Cloud Platform). It's very difficult to manage a common set of policies, even less reporting, across multiple subscriptions, accounts, and cloud environments. What BMC Helix Cloud Security does is provide a unified view or single pane of glass as to your baseline. Then, it also facilitates the ability for Level 1 or 2 operations support to take action and report on security vulnerabilities.
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JaredDean
VP Cloud Operations at VVL systems
The cool feature of Helix Cloud Security is that you can do all that — understand and remediate issues — in one dashboard, based on the different policies that are available for security, out-of-the-box.
It's also multi-cloud. You can look at several cloud providers: AWS, Azure, or GCP.
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Prerna Kapoor
Governance Test and Compliance Officer at Thales
The features that I've found most valuable are its container security aspect. I also like its vulnerability management tools.
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BMC Helix Cloud Security Cons

VinnieLima
Managing Director at VVL Systems
Every organization out there doesn't rely on just one control body. They use FISMA control. They may use HIPAA, CIS, PCI, or SOX, then blend them. One of the things that is now in big demand for BMC Helix Cloud Security is content. That's the next journey in its lifespan, making it easier for the community to share and collaborate on content for security controls that can be measured and remediated.
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JaredDean
VP Cloud Operations at VVL systems
We've had some with issues connectors. The connectors have seemed to have caused a little bit of trouble, perhaps with the APIs trying to scan the environment. The only time I've had to reach out to tech support was for that. It seems it may not have been scanning correctly or I wasn't seeing data within a specific time. But we've set up a couple of connectors in the past couple of weeks and they actually scanned the AWS environment and we had data within about 10 minutes. It's working a lot faster and I think they're making improvements as they go.
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Prerna Kapoor
Governance Test and Compliance Officer at Thales
The UI could be more user-friendly.
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