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"Moving into the cloud without having to change a lot of our internal processes and retrain staff is one of the biggest benefits of this solution.""It is scalable. It's a cloud solution, so it's easy to implement and manage.""I like how straightforward it is and simple it is to implement in the cloud.""Auto-scaling and zero touch are valuable features.""What's most valuable to me is that it's a contiguous solution that aligns well with the components that we've relied on and trusted from a traditional hardware, firewall, and unified threat management system. My engineers and analysts don't have to learn another platform. We have already entrusted our security controls to Check Point for perimeter and physical security, and now we can do so at the virtual layer as well, which is key to us.""We have found the overall functionality of the product to be exactly similar to the physical product. The one good advantage is that it is cloud-based and can be deployed either as a part of a scale set or one can shut down the virtual machine and adjust the physical parameters of the virtual machine easily and bring it right back up.""I find it really useful that CloudGuard supports all the main players on the Public Clouds market including AWS, GCP, and Azure, as well as some exotic ones like Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and IBM Cloud.""The visibility, the one-pane-of-glass which allows me to see all of my edge protection through one window and one log, is great. Monitoring everything through that one pane of glass is extremely valuable."

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"That is primarily because I've seen increased rules. It's kind of caught us a little off guard. With GuardiCore, I have had to deal with their technical support and engineering team in Israel. They are amazing. They are very quick to adapt.""The solution is very scalable, especially when connected to the cloud resources.""Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.""This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks.""The interface and dashboard are amazing."

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"I would like to see more focus on east-west traffic inspection and AWS.""The product can still grow.""Zero touch removes any independence for configuring.""It's meeting our needs at this time. If I could make it better, it would be by making it more standalone. That would be beneficial to us. I say that because our current platform for virtualization is VMware. The issue isn't any fault of Check Point, it's more how the virtualization platform partners allow for that partnership and integration. There has to be close ties and partnerships between the vendors to ensure interoperability and sup-portability. There is only so far that Check Point, or any security vendor technology can go without the partnership and enablement of the virtualization platform vendor as it relies on "Service Insertion" to maintain optimal performance.""I think they have pretty much mastered what can be done. There are some nuances like when you fail over from one cluster member to the other, the external IP address takes about two minutes to fail over.""I hope that Check Point continues to improve its technical documentation regarding the Check Point CloudGuard IaaS gateway and management system.""The biggest room for improvement is that, for a long time now, they've moved everything over to R80 but they still maintain some of the stuff in the old dashboard. They need to "buy in" and move everything to the modern dashboard so that you don't have to go to one place and to another place, at times, to configure the environment. It's time they just finish what they started and put everything in the new, modern dashboard.""The convergence time between cluster members is still not perfect. It's far away from what we get in traditional appliances. If a company wants to move mission-critical applications for an environment to the cloud, it somehow has to accept that it could have downtime of up to 40 seconds, until cluster members switch virtual IP addresses between themselves and start accepting the traffic. That is a little bit too high in my opinion. It's not fully Check Point's fault, because it's a hybrid mechanism with AWS. The blame is 50/50."

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"Clients would like to see that the security policies of GuardiCore can continue to be comparable to all the major firewall players out there.""The dashboard needs improvement. It should be more flexible so that I can easily see what I want or need to see.""Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked.""The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."

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"Licensing is simply by the number of hosts that you are looking to protect within your environment. It makes it much easier to ensure that you are covering your environment.""There is flexibility in the different licensing models that are offered.""The pricing is pretty high, not just for your capital, for what you have to pay upfront, but for what you pay for your annual software renewals as well, compared to a lot of other vendors. Check Point is near the top, as far as how much it's going to cost you."

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"GuardiCore has made some new changes to the license now. We've seen monthly and annual licenses based on a subscription. We have a few clients that pay anywhere from $25,000 a year."

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Top Answer: Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.
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CloudGuard delivers automated and elastic public cloud network security to keep assets and data protected while staying aligned to the dynamic needs of public cloud environments.Learn more about Cloud Public IaaS security.

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.

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Physicians Choice Laboratory Services, Helvetica InsuranceSantander, Frontier Airlines, OpenLink, Intermountain Healthcare, Cellcom, BancoBASE
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Computer Software Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Transportation Company13%
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Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
Insurance Company9%
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Insurance Company6%
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Midsize Enterprise33%
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Check Point CloudGuard IaaS is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 9 reviews while Guardicore Centra is ranked 5th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard IaaS is rated 8.6, while Guardicore Centra is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard IaaS writes "Unified Security Management has enabled us to combine our on-prem appliances and cloud environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "The efficiency of the security team was improved by over 100% in terms of analytics, monitoring, and responding to incidents". Check Point CloudGuard IaaS is most compared with VMware NSX, Trend Micro Deep Security, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Cisco Tetration and ShieldX, whereas Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Tetration, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and AppGate. See our Check Point CloudGuard IaaS vs. Guardicore Centra report.

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