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Auto-remediate takes care of a vulnerability when it's scanned, allowing us to focus on other things
Daily phishing attacks are no longer negatively impacting us, and we no longer have data exfiltration
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC Helix Cloud Security vs. Check Point CloudGuard SaaS and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"The features that I've found most valuable are its container security aspect. I also like its vulnerability management tools."
"The automated rule cleanups and automated policy installs have improved my customers' organizations."
"The API is its most valuable feature. On the API side, relative to the rest of the market, Check Point is decades ahead of its competitors."
"The main benefit is that hackers can't steal information."
"Check Point adds value with east-west protection in the data center."
"It seems quite scalable. We don't anticipate any scaling issues. We have it deployed in the cloud."
"The most valuable features would be its ability to intercept phishing emails and emails laden with malware, viruses, false links, etc."
"The program has a nice interface and it is easy to use."
"The feature I find to be most valuable is very much the zero-touch provisioning. I was able to be up, operational, and 100 percent functional in less than a half an hour."
"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."
"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."
"The UI could be more user-friendly."
"I have learned enough to make the product stable. However, the stability has some challenges."
"I would love it if they would do some work on the Postgres definition on the back-end."
"We have used technical support, but their response time is very slow. It needs to be improved."
"There is always room for improvement and growth."
"Stability has been a pain point. I was going back and forth with my product engineer and project manager for a couple of months. I had the product in a demonstration mode and wasn't satisfied with the results initially. After a few alterations and a few revisions later, it is fine."
"At this time, the two-factor authentication does not work for Active Directory."
"if a phishing email were to get through and bypass the product — which very few do — it would be nice if, when a user clicked on that phishing email, they got a second-chance opportunity, a chance to double-check that they really wanted to proceed to that website."
"We still get some false positives. There are times when legitimate stuff gets flagged and it could be that somebody is expecting a very important email but they don't end up getting it. On the flip side, when we alert Check Point about stuff like this, it is corrected, so they are improving. That's a plus."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is a subscription model with term licensing that is usually yearly. This includes, not only the product, but support and maintenance. It is based on cloud assets. Therefore, if you have 100 cloud assets, those cloud assets are measured based on evaluation or transactions. For example, if I'm evaluating that cloud asset for CIS compliance, PCI compliance, and AWS best practices, that asset gets evaluated three times, as those are three transactions. However, the license model is based on peak asset usage. So, over a year, if you deploy 100, 1000, 500, and then 2000 assets, you will be charged for the 2000 peak of assets managed by Helix Cloud Security."
"The pricing is based on an annual subscription, upfront, and it's based on cloud assets. Whether your assets are in Azure and AWS combined, the tool tells you how many assets are being scanned and that's the number used for pricing."
"Having information stolen by a hacker would be more expensive than purchasing a license."
"Being able to keep the phishing campaigns out of my company has been ROI for me."
"Do a full feature evaluation (interactive) with a support person. That is what I did."
"The price is very good, based on what they deliver."
"One of the nice features is that the licensing model is elastic, so if you go over your license count, you can add users during your billing cycle and true-up later."
"There are absolutely no additional costs to the standard licensing fees. One of the wonderful pieces is that CloudGuard SaaS is all-inclusive in its licensing. There's no a-la-carte functionality. You're getting 100 percent of the product for the licensing that you're paying."
"The difference between [Check Point and its competitors] boiled down to money. Price-wise, Check Point was very good, it was very competitive."
"The pricing and licensing are always negotiable."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The features that I've found most valuable are its container security aspect. I also like its vulnerability management tools.
Top Answer: I think its TOA interfaces are still not that comfortable. The UI could be more user-friendly, easier to use. Now, the technical guys don't have that much time. When I'm using it on the cloud it takes… more »
Top Answer: With BMC Helix Cloud Security I'm looking for the application level security and application firewall level security. I'm also looking for its service, security and incident management tools. I'm… more »
Top Answer: The feature I find to be most valuable is very much the zero-touch provisioning. I was able to be up, operational, and 100 percent functional in less than a half an hour.
Top Answer: It's hard to advise people on pricing and licensing. It's priced per user, although I do not remember what the list-price per user is and I don't even remember what we pay per user. But Check Point… more »
Top Answer: One of the areas that I would like to see them develop into the product would be in the user feedback arena. Today, if a phishing email were to get through and bypass the product — which very few do —… more »
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Also Known As
|TrueSight Cloud Security, SecOps Policy Service||Check Point CloudGuard|
BMC Helix Cloud Security (formerly TrueSight Cloud Security) automates cloud resource configuration security checks and remediation across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. With Helix Cloud Security, configurations of cloud resources and containers are managed consistently, securely, and with an audit trail. Because it is SaaS, there is nothing to install. You can literally begin automating your cloud security posture management in minutes.
• Automated cloud configuration security
From private cloud datacenters to public clouds and SaaS applications, CloudGuard provides comprehensive cloud security solutions to keep enterprise data, assets and apps free from even the most sophisticated attacks.
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BMC Helix Cloud Security is ranked 9th in Cloud Workload Security with 3 reviews while Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is ranked 3rd in Cloud Workload Security with 10 reviews. BMC Helix Cloud Security is rated 8.4, while Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of BMC Helix Cloud Security writes "Gives you a cohesive view into your security posture on cloud accounts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard SaaS writes "Daily phishing attacks are no longer negatively impacting us, and we no longer have data exfiltration". BMC Helix Cloud Security is most compared with Turbonomic, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Dome9, whereas Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Dome9, Cisco Tetration, Symantec Cloud Workload Protection and Guardicore Centra. See our BMC Helix Cloud Security vs. Check Point CloudGuard SaaS report.
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