Dome9 Reviews

Dome9 is the #2 ranked solution of our top Cloud Workload Security tools. It's rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks - Dome9 vs Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

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BasilDange
Real User
Sr Manager IT Security at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 19 2020

What is most valuable?

* The IAM role gives us complete control over the cloud environment. In case someone tries to bypass and create a user or policy locally, which is not allowed or defined… more »

How has it helped my organization?

* Provides complete visibility of the workload hosted on different cloud platforms (AWS and Azure) along with multiple tenants. * Helps in enhancing security for cloud… more »

What needs improvement?

* Policy validation should be available before it is deployed in a production environment using a cloud template. * Automatic remediation requires read/write access. When… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing and costs are straightforward, as they have a baseline of 100 workloads (number of instances) within one license with no additional nor hidden charges. If… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Initially, we were using tools provided by the service provider, such as, ScoutSuite, AWS Config Rules, AWS Trusted Advisor, or Amazon GuardDuty for monitoring, and… more »

What other advice do I have?

The cloud and on-prem environments are completely two different networks. They should offer the cloud in India. Soon, there will be GDPR and India will have its own data… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro Cloud One Conformity. Normally, the policies are accessible only on the browsers, e.g., if you compile them… more »
Real User
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 04 2020

What is most valuable?

1) IAM role is the feature which is widely used as it provides a granular level of control and visibility of any changes happening within our Cloud network 2) Benchmark of… more »

How has it helped my organization?

1) Provides visibility of organization complete cloud infra hosted on different cloud platforms such as AWS & Azure. It also provides visibility of different accounts… more »

What needs improvement?

1) More number of Security Policy to have more number of detection 2) It should capture more information in metadata including communication detail. Also, Internal IP… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost is based on number or Workload in case of Prisma & Dome9 For Aquasec it's based on a number of application workloads For Conformity it's based on the number of… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used a Cloud-native solution to identify security issues but it did not provide any detailed visibility. Also, multiple console access where required in order to… more »

What other advice do I have?

Licensing should be based on workload and should have some option for smaller brackets its should not in starting from 100,200 etc.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Redlock from Prisma Conformity from Trend Micro Auquasec
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Reseller
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the discovery. People are often quite shocked when they run the analysis and figure out all of the accounts and servers that are running in their environment. These are accounts that they are unaware of. The reporting against compliance is an important feature that helps… more »

What needs improvement?

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a very straightforward licensing model that is based on the number of assets you are discovering and managing with the solution.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this product is to look at the free proof of concept that is available. This makes it very easy to try out at no cost. I suggest trying it out on a subset of the environment first, just to get everything working well. After establishing what reporting you… more »
Oleg Pekar
Real User
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
Aug 26 2020

What is most valuable?

* This product provides a really nice visualization of the infrastructure, including network topology, firewalls, etc. It's cozy to configure stuff, and also to wander… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Initially, we had purchased the Dome9 solution just for its rich compliance possibilities. We have to provide the compliance reports on a regular basis to our partner… more »

What needs improvement?

We were demotivated by the lack of native automation modules for the Terraform and Ansible tools. We think that in the era of the DevOps approach and practices, all the… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I suggest that you pay attention to the product pricing because while there are no tricks, and the licensing model is transparent, the final numbers may surprise you.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No, we are unfamiliar with the other solutions of the same kind.

What other advice do I have?

Request a free demo directly from Check Point and see whether Dome9 suits you.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we did not evaluate other options before adopting Dome9.
Paul Liversidge
Real User
Owner at Liversidge Consulting Ltd
May 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that I found most valuable is the ability to scan IAM, the Identity and Access Management tool, for all of the privileged accounts.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution provides some security around holes that are uniquely present on AWS. We try to convey to clients and customers that when you move to AWS, the whole attack… more »

What needs improvement?

Integration with other security tools would be of benefit. I would like to see some AI on the back-end, just to assist with doing analysis and making recommendations.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a standard licensing fee, with no additional costs.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I would recommend because it does unique things that I'm not aware any other product can solve those issues. It is incredibly powerful and gives our… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated another solution called Evident.io, but it had a lot of overlap with traditional tools, whereas Dome9 was unique in its approach.
Naveen Govindappa
Vendor
Solution Architect Cloud Security at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Feb 11 2020

What is most valuable?

All of the features are very useful in today's market.

How has it helped my organization?

Dome9 can be used centrally manage many different functions that take care of operations such as scanning the network.

What needs improvement?

Dome9 should also support deployments that are on-premises and in a hybrid cloud. This solution needs DLP support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are currently running Palo Alto Prisma and evaluating it together with Dome9.

What other advice do I have?

The functionality that is used will vary depending on the use case. For example, in a recent use case that I worked on, the data packets had public access without exception. However, this should not… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In addition to evaluating Dome9 and Palo Alto Prisma, we are considering Qualys, as well as a customized solution by Security Compass. One of our customers is also using Check Point CloudGuard, which… more »
Yasdy Yasin
Real User
Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Maxis Berhad
May 13 2019

How has it helped my organization?

Dome9 has improved our organization in the way that we have a centralized view of all of our assets, our visible assets our ECs, our inventories. Then all the policies are centralized and it is easier to manage because everything is one component console.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see Test B functions at the application access level.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing costs for this solution are on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to try to get the trial period first because this will allow them to see if this is a suitable solution or not for their environment. They have to remember that this solution can only be compared to Test B, but it's not Test B. The trial allows for appropriate compatibility and… more »

What is Dome9?

CloudGuard Dome9 is a comprehensive software platform for public cloud security and compliance orchestration. Using Dome9, organizations can visualize and assess their security posture, detect misconfigurations, model and actively enforce security best practices, and protect against identity theft and data loss in the cloud. Dome9 delivers security capabilities across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Learn more about Cloud Security Orchestration (Dome9)

Also known as
Dome9 Flex
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Symantec, Citrix, Car and Driver, Virgin, Cloud Technology Partners

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