Blair AndersonTechnology Director at Shawnee Heights USD #450
Anonymous UserNetwork Designer at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"SecureX takes all the separate pieces of security within your company, adds in intelligence from different sites and services on the internet, and makes them work together."
"Using SecureX, a tool provided by Cisco, we can easily integrate it with many of our other Cisco products such as Cisco ISE and many networking devices."
"One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and, obviously, at the device level. There's just a wealth of information that you can pull from all of these products that are part of SecureX. You know exactly if you have an issue or not."
"We have a complete overview of all our PCs and it's very easy to handle and to use the interface. It has a lot of benefits for us."
"It's very stable. I've never experienced downtime for the ASM console or ASM core."
"The stability of the solution is very good. We have about 100 users on it right now, and we use it twice a week."
"The one feature of Palo Alto Networks Traps that our organization finds most valuable is the App ID service."
"WildFire AI is the best option for this product."
"The most valuable for us is the correlation feature."
"They have a new GUI which is just fantastic."
"It collects and caches and the knowledge of machine learning from different customers to take to the cloud. It makes it better to use for everybody. It allows for quick learning and updates and can, therefore, offer zero-day malware security. This sharing of metadata helps make the solution very safe."
"The automation and orchestration could be simpler. It could be that all the other parts are that easy to use so that these stick out as a negative, but that's the trickiest part for us. The workflows within the orchestration are just a bit more difficult."
"I'm not sure that I would call it a bug, but sometimes the solution is a little slow."
"If they could make the Cisco Umbrella piece a little bit more advanced or easier to manage, that would help. We use it for filtering and when you compare it to a normal content filter, it lacks some functionality."
"Currently, if you use Palo Alto endpoint protection as the only solution it's very complicated to remove pre-existing threats."
"In the next release, I would like to see more UI improvements. Their UI is a bit basic. When we are speaking about Palo Alto Networks they are the big company, so they can improve the UI a little bit. The UI, the reports, the log system can all be improved."
"The solution needs better reports. I think they should let the customer go in and customize the reports."
"It automatically detects security issues. It should be able to protect our network devices while operating autonomously."
"The dashboard is the area that needs to improve so that we can have the ability to drill down without having to go elsewhere to verify results."
"There are some third-party solutions that are difficult to integrate with, which is something that can be improved."
"There's an overall lack of features."
"The solution can never really be an on-premises solution based simply on the way it is set up. It needs metadata to run and improve. Having an on-premises solution would cut it off from making improvements."
"For the value you get, the pricing of the solution is excellent."
"You can spend less money for another solution, but if you really want to have a good solution you have to pay. We are happy that we are getting such a good solution for what we are spending."
"The pricing is competitive, especially for education institutions. Licensing can be a little bit difficult to navigate, especially with resellers with Cisco, but for us it has been pretty easy."
"This is an expensive solution."
"The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year."
"We pay about $50,000 USD per year for a bundle that includes Cortex XDR."
"This is an expensive solution."
"Its pricing is kind of in line with its competitors and everybody else out there."
"Every customer has to pay for a license because it doesn't work with what you get from a managed services provider."
"The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive."
"Our customers have expressed that the price is high."
SecureX is a cloud-native, built-in platform experience that connects our Cisco Secure portfolio and your infrastructure. It is integrated and open for simplicity, unified in one location for visibility, and maximizes operational efficiency with automated workflows. Radically reduce threat dwell time and human-powered tasks to stay compliant and counter attacks.
Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the world's first detection and response app that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data to stop sophisticated attacks. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.
Cisco SecureX is ranked 3rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 3 reviews while Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 1st in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 23 reviews. Cisco SecureX is rated 9.6, while Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco SecureX writes "Combines multiple sources of security intelligence, making it easy to correlate events in our environment with those outside of it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks writes "Easy to set up with excellent trend analytics and isolation feature". Cisco SecureX is most compared with Fortinet FortiSOAR, Splunk Phantom, Trend Micro XDR, Microsoft 365 Defender and Carbon Black CB Defense, whereas Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. See our Cisco SecureX vs. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks report.
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