We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful."
"This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks."
"Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy."
"We like the centralized management of the firewalls. Until we installed Guardicore Centra, we managed all our firewalls individually, so making changes was complicated, difficult, and time-consuming."
"The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall."
"The interface and dashboard are amazing."
"The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections."
"The flexibility of the solution is its most valuable feature."
"The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow."
"In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session."
"Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked."
"Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow."
"The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."
"The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy."
"The interaction we've had with the support team hasn't been ideal. Technical support should be improved."
"This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."
"Compared to the pricing we were seeing from both Illumio and Edgewise, Guardicore was very competitive."
"Guardicore Centra provides better value for money than NSX, was the other solution that we looked at, which was too expensive for what it does."
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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.
Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) helps you stop cyber threats, improve understanding of risk, and simplify security operations for applications in and across data center and cloud environments. It's adaptive segmentation capabilities lets organizations understand and protect their computing assets in minutes, across a range of formats in both data centers and public clouds.
Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 7 reviews while Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is ranked 6th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 1 review. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.8, while Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Illumio Adaptive Security Platform writes "Good flexibility and excellent scalability with good technical and informational guides". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Secure Workload, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Deep Security and Darktrace, whereas Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is most compared with Cisco Secure Workload, Zscaler Internet Access, VMware NSX, Forescout Platform and Appgate SDP.
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