Sagar_ShahProject Manager IT at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful."
"The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections."
"The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system."
"The most valuable feature is the centralized console, which can handle different products that we have."
"Good file integrity monitoring features."
"The console and tools are very user-friendly."
"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."
"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."
"Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow."
"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."
"This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine."
"They need to develop a more flexible product that can be scaled such that it fits well into a small business or a bigger, enterprise-level solution."
"Could have better reporting capabilities and better support."
"The support is very bad. They're not fast at all. Trend Micro's support is much better."
"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."
"This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."
"Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive."
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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Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 7 reviews while Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 8th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.8, while Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.0. 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 Symantec Data Center Security writes "Good centralized console, but it needs to be more flexible in terms of deployment". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Secure Workload, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro Deep Security, whereas Symantec Data Center Security is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, VMware NSX and McAfee MOVE AntiVirus. See our Guardicore Centra vs. Symantec Data Center Security report.
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