Compare Check Point CloudGuard vs. Threat Stack

Check Point CloudGuard is ranked 4th in Cloud Workload Security with 8 reviews while Threat Stack is ranked 2nd in Cloud Workload Security with 7 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard is rated 7.8, while Threat Stack is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard writes "Intercepts phishing emails and emails laden with malware, viruses, and false links". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Threat Stack writes "SecOps program for us, as a smaller company, is amazing; they know what to look for". Check Point CloudGuard is most compared with Dome9, Palo Alto Networks Prisma Public Cloud and Evident, whereas Threat Stack is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Prisma Public Cloud, Dome9 and Evident. See our Check Point CloudGuard vs. Threat Stack report.
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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.Check Point adds value with east-west protection in the data center.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.The stability is very good. It is easy to use, which makes it easy for the end user.The main benefit is that hackers can't steal information.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.

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The most valuable feature is the SecOps because they have our back and they help us with the reports... It's like having an extension of your team. And then, it grows with you.The number-one feature is the monitoring of interactive sessions on our Linux machines. We run an immutable environment, so that nothing is allowed to be changed in production... We're constantly monitoring to make sure that no one is violating that. Threat Stack is what allows us to do that.Every other security tool we've looked is good at containers, or at Kubernetes, is good at AWS, or at instance monitoring. But nobody is good at tying all of those things together, and that's really where Threat Stack shines.There has been a measurable decrease in the meantime to remediation... because we have so many different tech verticals already collated in one place, our ability to respond is drastically different than it used to be.It has been quite helpful to have the daily alerts coming to my email, as well as the Sev 1 Alerts... We just went through a SOX audit and those were pivotal.We're using it on container to see when activity involving executables happens, and that's great.We like the ability of the host security module to monitor the processes running on our servers to help us monitor activity.The rules are really great. They give us more visibility and control over what's being triggered. There's a large set of rules that come out-of-the-box. We can customize them and we can create our own rules based on the traffic patterns that we see.

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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.There is always room for improvement and growth.The product can still grow.I would like for them to develop the ability to add additional users within a pod, where it is round robin.We have used technical support, but their response time is very slow. It needs to be improved.I would like to see more focus on east-west traffic inspection and AWS.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.

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They could give a few more insights into security groups and recommendations on how to be more effective. That's getting more into the AWS environment, specifically. I'm not sure if that's Threat Stack's plan or not, but I would like them to help us be efficient about how we're setting up security groups. They could recommend separation of VPCs and the like - really dig into our architecture. I haven't seen a whole lot of that and I think that's something that, right off the bat, could have made us smarter.The API - which has grown quite a bit, so we're still learning it and I can't say whether it still needs improvement - was an area that had been needing it.The solution’s ability to consume alerts and data in third-party tools (via APIs and export into S3 buckets) is moderate. They have some work to do in that area... The API does not mimic the features of the UI as far as reporting and pulling data out go. There's a big discrepancy there.The one thing that we know they're working on, but we don't have through the tool, is the application layer. As we move to a serverless environment, with AWS Fargate or direct Lambda, that's where Threat Stack does not have the capacity to provide feed. Those are areas that it's blind to now...The user interface can be a little bit clunky at times... There's a lot of information that needs to be waded through, and the UI just isn't great.The reports aren't very good. We've automated the report generation via the API and replaced almost all the reports that they generate for us using API calls instead.I would like further support of Windows endpoint agents or the introduction of support for Windows endpoint agents.Some features do not work as expected.

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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.Having information stolen by a hacker would be more expensive than purchasing a license.

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What we're paying now is somewhere around $15 to $20 per agent per month, if I recall correctly. The other cost we have is SecOps.It came in cheaper than Trend Micro when we purchased it a few years ago.It is very expensive compared to some other products. The pricing is definitely high.Pricing seems to be in line with the market structure. It's fine.I'm happy with the amount that we spend for the product that we get and the overall service that we get. It's not cheap, but I'm still happy with the spend.We find the licensing and pricing very easy to understand and a good value for the services provided.It is a cost-effective choice versus other solutions on the market.

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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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Threat Stack is purpose-built to support organizations running in the cloud and the unique requirements of a cloud-based or hybrid infrastructure. In order to protect your sensitive data (the crown jewels) you need to know who is doing what, where and when – at all times. With continuous cloud security monitoring and up-to-the-second alerting, you’ll always have the complete visibility you need to detect anomalous activity and know what occurred immediately.

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