ShieldX Pros and Cons

ShieldX Pros

CIO0ee7
CIO at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
ShieldX has been designed from the very beginning to work well in cloud environments. It understands autoscaling, automation, and auto-configuration. These are the things which are important in today's operating environment.
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Brian Talbert
Director of Network and Connectivity Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The Adaptive Intention Engine is fantastic. It allows us to develop security policies using the language of our internal customers. It's machine-learning applied to security workflows. That allows us to much more easily construct the policies that will protect those workflows.
...It takes the exact same policies that you would apply to your on-premise environment and enables you to simply apply them to the cloud. It becomes one policy for both on-prem and for the cloud.
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Branden Emia
Senior Systems Engineer at Larry H. Miller Management Corporation
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.
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ShieldX Cons

CIO0ee7
CIO at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
They need to be consistent in performance and capabilities over time, given the fact that this is new and I want to see where this goes in the next year or so. As the vendor continues to evolve and add future functionality, we want to make sure that we are still keeping up with the integrations, etc. Time will be the key factor here. The proper support for some of the latest technologies, Docker containers, etc. They need to keep up with threat landscape, so we will see how the security get layered. This is what we are going to be keeping an eye on.
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Brian Talbert
Director of Network and Connectivity Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
With any kind of tool like ShieldX, where you're in the cloud instead of a traditional firewall, you're using CPU resources in those environments to provide the protection. So there's a cost associated with CPU resources. I'm pressing upon them to make the product much more efficient and use less CPUs to do the same thing.
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Branden Emia
Senior Systems Engineer at Larry H. Miller Management Corporation
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.
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