Most Helpful Review
Handles the important task of virtual patching, although the agent-based version has performance issues
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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.
The most valuable feature is the virtual patching.
The vulnerability scanning reduces false positives by quite a bit.
The most valuable features are web security, email filtering, and content filtering.
It has improved functions by bringing us complete security on our clients' virtual environment.
It has a perfect SaaS which integrates with AWS, offering flexibility to deploy quickly and easily in the cloud.
Deep Security enables us to bridge the gap between patching windows using the Virtual Patching feature. This allows us to make sure full patching is tested properly in our testing environments before rollout.
It provides a comprehensive feature set and a strong security baseline for us with integrations into other security tools.
There are compliance issues for legacy applications and after applying OS security patches. The product's HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) modules do the job for you automatically, without any downtime.
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.
When implementing this solution, sometimes we have challenges with SQL migration.
The client can show as offline sometimes, and that becomes a bit difficult for troubleshooting. We end up basically redeploying the client. This is something that could be improved in the future.
The support for email protection can be improved.
It needs better global visibility of the virtual environment.
I would like them to add EDR features, moving away from traditional signature-based anti-malware.
The default reports provided don't provide much insight.
I would rate tech support in the range of six to eight out of 10. Time to provide solution could be improved.
It needs to improve its integration with a lot of other products. This should be in the road map because we have a lot of SaaS-based appliances which are not connected with each other.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
Some of our customers complain about the cost of this solution.
The cost is approximately six thousand Qatari Riyal ($1650 USD) per user.
Purchasing this solution through the AWS Marketplace was secure and quick. AWS has good prices for a good product.
The training needs improvement. It is expensive (classroom training), and it is often hard to find answers by yourself using the documentation.
The AWS licensing model is scalable and easy to use, but could do with tiered discounts. I am not sure how well this model will scale when we start to use Auto Scaling with AWS resources.
We are an original partner with AWS, so a couple of customers chose to directly take it from AWS Marketplace. A couple of customers will want us to take care of the billing. So, it's a mixed type of reaction that we receive from the customer.
The price is reasonably good as compared to other products into the market.
Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace is like shopping on Amazon Prime.
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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 cloudand up-to-the-second alerting, you’ll always have the complete visibility you need to detect anomalous activity and know what occurred immediately.
The Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solution protects applications and data and prevents business disruptions, while helping meet regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical virtual, cloud, or hybrid environments, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need with the Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ platform.
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