Branden EmiaSenior Systems Engineer at Larry H. Miller Management Corporation
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:
"We were able to see what devices are talking to each other, giving us more visibility."
"It has helped us tighten our security posture. Now, staff can only access things that they should be accessing."
"The most valuable feature is the automatic scaling. With its microservices, it scales both up and down, depending on traffic and throughput."
"The UI was also one of the huge selling points. My web development manager was blown away with the detail and the granularity that you can get out of the UI. It is a very strong and informative UI, with the amount of data it provides."
"The monitoring in the management console allows us to find out what is going wrong, and it gets reports even before the user reports it."
"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."
"I would like better reports and in-depth reporting."
"We are having some issues with their LDAP and integrating it with the Active Directory. We can't seem to set it up."
"There should be a bit more customer care, with regular review meetings on it or regular reports. It would be nice to have a quarterly or biannual review of what ShieldX has blocked."
"There is plenty of room for improvement with this product, and it could start with platform metrics."
"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."
"For other security professions who are looking for something which is low in cost that does microsegmentation, they should look at ShieldX. It might not be the big name out there, but it does everything that you are looking for in microsegmentation at a very low price."
"For a three-year deal we paid £55,000 plus tax... But, and this is a big "but," this was over two years ago. ShieldX had only just hit the market. We were the first company in Europe to buy ShieldX."
"Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive."
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The ShieldX Elastic Security Platform dynamically scales to deliver comprehensive and consistent controls to protect data centers, cloud infrastructure, applications and data no matter where they are or where they go to make the cloud more secure than on-premise deployments. Our frictionless approach leverages agentless technology as well as the ShieldX Adaptive Intention Engine which autonomously translates and enforces intention into a set of comprehensive controls - microsegmentation, firewall, IPS and more - making security the easiest thing you do in the cloud.
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ShieldX is ranked 6th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews while Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 8th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 5 reviews. ShieldX is rated 10.0, while Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of ShieldX writes "Proactively monitors, blocks, and reports what it has blocked; and self-updates meaning there is zero maintenance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Center Security writes "Very stable across our large and diverse environment". ShieldX is most compared with VMware NSX, Guardicore Centra, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Fortinet FortiGate and OPNsense, whereas Symantec Data Center Security is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, VMware NSX and Tripwire IP360. See our ShieldX vs. Symantec Data Center Security report.
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