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Real User
CIO at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Legacy vendors were not concerned with the interoperability of their products with our software platforms, like VMware and cloud vendors. They did not design their… more »

How has it helped my organization?

In addition to our general costs going down, the cost security infrastructure in the cloud has gone down for us. We are starting the process of inspecting traffic in the… more »

What needs improvement?

It is the things we haven't tested yet. As we go from a centralized data center approach to a hybrid cloud, we are doing this with a single cloud vendor. We haven't had a… more »

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

We are very happy with the pricing and licensing. It's about getting a site-wide license. One of the challenges that we've had with our previous vendor had been the cost… more »

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

We began our journey into the cloud some time in 2014. At that time, one of our primary concerns was getting the same level security infrastructure that we had used in our… more »

What other advice do I have?

Take a serious look at what you are spending today and cost model out what you might be spending in a ShieldX environment. You will see that it's very favorable. Very… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other vendors. We look at our existing vendors, how they are shaping up in the cloud, and the advances they have made. We looked at ShieldX and another… more »
Brian Talbert
Real User
Director of Network and Connectivity Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The primary features are being able to isolate and segment workloads, both within our data center and in the cloud, and to get visibility into what the applications are… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The primary driver, as far as how it improves our business, is that rather than having to have infrastructure teams work with our application teams on a very long and… more »

What needs improvement?

The product is pretty good today. The areas of improvement are primarily going to be around resource consumption. With any kind of tool like ShieldX, where you're in the… more »

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

Pricing is on par with some of the better firewalls. ShieldX's licensing model is based on bandwidth consumption, and that part is a little bit different. They're priced… more »

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

Prior to ShieldX, we were using very traditional security controls, meaning traditional perimeter firewalls. We switched to ShieldX because traditional firewalls are more… more »

What other advice do I have?

The advice here really is two-fold. The first is a comment I made earlier. The bulk of the security incidents that are going to be made in the environment that security… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated vArmour and Illumio. They didn't meet our requirements. ShieldX is a superior solution and I can give you the quick differences: Illumio is really an… more »
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MichaelProcyshyn
Real User
IT Director at Park Holidays
Oct 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the automatic scaling. With its microservices, it scales both up and down, depending on traffic and throughput. The traffic through our website depends on holiday bookings. It's very quiet in November through… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The solution makes the cloud safer than an on-prem deployment because of its proactive monitoring and blocking. One of the best time savings the solution provides is because of its antiviral nature. By deploying it on-prem, we have not had… more »

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

We did quite a good deal on ShieldX. For a three-year deal we paid £55,000 plus tax. That works out to about £1,500 a month. Alert Logic was £2,500 a month on a three-year deal. But, and this is a big "but," this was over two years ago… more »

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

We used a product called Alert Logic. That was the product that Rackspace wanted us to purchase. I think there are different incarnations of the product now, but because that product was reactive — it was analyzing the logs — this was the… more »

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… more »
Branden Emia
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at Larry H. Miller Management Corporation
Apr 18 2019

What is most valuable?

* It is good for its cost. * It is very easy to use. * It is very easy to scale. * It is easy to implement and doesn't take long. * They have a good support team with… more »

How has it helped my organization?

* 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… more »

What needs improvement?

Since we are just rolling it out i cant really say much of what needs to be improved or not at this time. However, I do know that they have made improvements since we have… more »

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

For other security professions who are looking for something which is low in cost that does microsegmentation, they should look at ShieldX. It might not be the big name… more »

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

Before ShieldX, we didn't have much of a security posture. We were trying to get there. We tried Illumio and bought the product, but it just seemed very difficult at the… more »

What other advice do I have?

Stop looking and try it. Talk to ShieldX and determine if this is what you need in your environment. While I am familiar with the Adaptive Intention Engine, but I don't… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not try any other solutions beside Illumio. There are two main difference between the products: * With Illumio, you have to install an agent on every server, and… more »

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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.

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