Guardicore Centra Competitors and Alternatives

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Amith Rao
Senior Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Oct 7, 2020
Get great visibility into vulnerabilities through micro-segmentation

What is our primary use case?

We are a partner, not a customer. We would like to be in a position of trying to provide consultation for this solution and delivery of the product to clients. So, we have partnered with Guardicore in India and we are trying to sell this product and that is our primary use case. The primary use case that we are implementing this product for with clients is micro-segmentation.

Pros and Cons

  • "This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks."
  • "The interface and dashboard are amazing."
  • "The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."

What other advice do I have?

Right now, I would definitely recommend Guardicore for someone who is looking into the micro-segmentation space or probably an internal firewall for the organization. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Guardicore Centra as probably an eight-out-of-ten. The interface and dashboard are amazing. I would rate the user interface as a ten-out-of-ten. For other reasons having to do with features and functionality, I have to mark them down a few points.
Joshua Turner
Manager Network & Security Engineering at Teleflora
Real User
Top 20
Dec 15, 2020
Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks

What is our primary use case?

We are using it to segregate all of our different environments: staging, production, QA, as well as our applications. We are essentially replacing our traditional, internal firewalls and depending completely on Guardicore to secure all of our applications.

Pros and Cons

  • "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 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."

What other advice do I have?

Think of all the possible scenarios that could apply to your network traffic and make sure you test those thoroughly in your PoC. Think about things like clustering, broadcast traffic, and all the different ways you want to be able to either restrict or group traffic. Run through the gambit of scenarios that you could imagine wanting when segmenting your network with a microsegmentation tool and test all of those as much as you can. We haven't run into any issues, but there have definitely been some instances where we assumed the product worked one way and, as a result, we went down a path for…
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