ShieldX Overview

ShieldX is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Microsegmentation Software tools. It is most often compared to VMware NSX: ShieldX vs VMware NSX

What is ShieldX?

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.

ShieldX is also known as APEIRO, ShieldX APEIRO.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about ShieldX pricing:
  • "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."

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IT Director at Park Holidays
Real User
Proactively monitors, blocks, and reports what it has blocked; and self-updates meaning there is zero maintenance

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is protection of our website. About 70 percent of our holiday bookings, about 7,000 in total, go through our website. ShieldX protects that environment. When we moved from a physical environment in Rackspace — and this was a project that we started two and a half years ago — we identified the main risk to the business, which was infection of the website. We were moving our site to AWS, from a hosted, private environment to a private AWS environment. We were concerned about the potential damage to the business if we got hacked. ShieldX was a necessity to enable us to move… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

I would tell other security professionals who are looking to justify the budget for ShieldX that once you install it you can virtually forget about it. It's very low-maintenance and high-protection. There are products out there that you need to tweak and monitor and check. With ShieldX you simply don't have to do anything. You put it in, fire it up, and then you forget about it because it's sitting there in the background, monitoring. It will alert you if something occurs. It's that good. I don't think there's anything in the solution that really needs improving. It does everything that we…
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