Cisco Secure Workload Overview

Cisco Secure Workload is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Microsegmentation Software tools. It is most often compared to VMware NSX: Cisco Secure Workload vs VMware NSX

What is Cisco Secure Workload?

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.

Cisco Secure Workload is also known as Cisco Tetration.

Buyer's Guide

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Cisco Secure Workload Customers

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JA
Sr. Regional Director, US East at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Saves time, resists attacks, and allocates resources properly

What is our primary use case?

The product is primarily used for automating micro-segmentation.

Pros and Cons

  • "A complete and powerful micro-segmentation solution."
  • "It has an uninviting interface."

What other advice do I have?

This product does everything that you need it to do and more. I would definitely rate it a 10 out of 10. It does a lot to provide visibility in a network environment, save time and money, and makes the organization IT operate in much more of a streamlined fashion. We could have chosen other products, but this is the horse that we picked to go in the race.
FH
Presales Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Saves us an enormous amount of time and has enormous scalability

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case for us and our clients is to give the auditors the tools and the view on the network that we're in sync and that we're audible in what we do.

Pros and Cons

  • "Instead of proving that all the access control lists are in place and all the EPGs are correct, we can just point the auditor to a dashboard and point out that there aren't any escaped conversations. It saves an enormous, enormous amount of time."
  • "They should scale down the hardware a bit. The initial hardware investment is two million dollars so it's a price point problem. The issue with the price comes from the fact that you have to have it with enormous storage and enormous computes."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten. I would advise you to give it a try. Call Cisco and get a demo, try it in a lab, and go for it.
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Darko Petrovic
Solution Architect at Comtrade Group
Real User
It is a stable product with good scalability

What is our primary use case?

For the gas and oil company, who is our customer, they are mainly using it for their networking sites.

Pros and Cons

  • "Scalability is its most valuable feature."
  • "It is not so easy to use and configure. It needs a bunch of further resources to work, which is mainly the biggest downside of it. The deployment is huge."

What other advice do I have?

The product should be easy to use, but it is not. Comparing it to other products, it was very complex. There are cheaper products out there which are simpler to use than Tetration.
RahulRao
Senior Manager Cloud Ops and Engineering at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
The telemetry Provides Necessary Visibility

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is to analyze traffic. We have a route cluster of 2,500 nodes right now just in case the application is facing any delay or latency we wanted to have the visibility. It allows for insight into our data center.

Pros and Cons

  • "By using Tetration insight, we are able to get the latency on our level accounts and we can determine whatever the issue is with the application latency itself."
  • "It is highly scalable, but there is a limitation that it is only available on Cisco devices."