JaredDeanVP Cloud Operations at VVL systems
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 most valuable feature of the solution is that we don't have to do packet captures on the network."
"The product offers great visibility into the network so we can enforce security measures."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is security."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is micro-segmentation, which is the most important with respect to visibility."
"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'd like to see better documentation for advanced features. The documentation is fairly basic. I would also like to see better integration with other applications."
"The emailed notifications are either hard to find or they are not available. Search capabilities can be improved."
"The interface is really helpful for technical people, but it is not user-friendly."
"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."
"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."
"It is not cheap and pricing may limit scalability."
"The price is based on how many computers you're going to install it on."
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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
posture management (CSPM) using Center
for Internet Security (CIS) policies for
cloud assets on AWS, Azure, and GCP
• Automated remediation - no coding or scripting required
• Ready-to-use policy packs for CIS, PCI, and GDPR, and support for custom security and compliance policies
• Full-stack container configuration security, including Kubernetes pods, host, Docker daemon,
image, and Docker container
• Integration with incident & change
• Alerts, reports, exception management, RBAC, and multi-tenancy
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.
BMC Helix Cloud Security is ranked 9th in Cloud Workload Security with 3 reviews while Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 5th in Cloud Workload Security with 5 reviews. BMC Helix Cloud Security is rated 8.4, while Cisco Secure Workload 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 Cisco Secure Workload writes "A secure and stable solution for our on-premises network analytics". BMC Helix Cloud Security is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Turbonomic, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with VMware NSX, Guardicore Centra, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and vRealize Network Insight. See our BMC Helix Cloud Security vs. Cisco Secure Workload report.
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