ShieldX Valuable Features

CIO at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 products from the start to be compatible. Whereas, with ShieldX, this was the beginning of how they began their architecture. From the very first release, they were very concerned with ensuring a lot of these pieces moved together were not add-ons. This is the main core of how the ShieldX product works. View full review »
Brian Talbert
Director of Network and Connectivity Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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 doing. The application visibility is the most important feature for us at the moment. The reason that it is so important is that we are migrating a lot of workloads from a legacy data center to a new data center, and that ability to have visibility into the application flows allows us to build the rules and policies for the newer data center. 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. ShieldX also enables us to migrate to cloud environments faster. That is an important part of it for sure because it takes the exact same policies that we would apply to our on-premise environment and enables us to simply apply them to the cloud. It becomes one policy for both on-prem and for the cloud. It gives us a lower dollar-per-protected-megabyte than a traditional firewall, but it's also consuming fewer resources in our network environment because we're not having to send our traffic out of the virtual environment just to send it back in. It also helps with lower maintenance costs. View full review »
IT Director at Park Holidays
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 January, and then our traffic picks up quite rapidly and, at our peak, we will take in excess of a million pounds of business a day through our website. 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. Uptime on the system has been 648 days and we do very little to it because it self-updates and alerts. It does everything that we need it to do, so the administration side of it is zero. One of the beauties about ShieldX is that it's such a good "fire-and-forget" product. View full review »
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Branden Emia
Senior Systems Engineer at Larry H. Miller Management Corporation
* 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 training and videos on different things. I create CIDR groups or workload names for either IPs or servers. In the CIDR groups, I have either multiple IP addresses or I am just doing it by the IP range. If I create a CIDR group type, then I tie an ACL control to what devices I want. This is where I am spending most of my time, creating these groups and tying them down to where they only talks to certain servers. I am also finding out that there are more things talking to each other than I originally thought, which is good. I thought one server was only speaking to these set of IPs, but they are actually talking to quite a bit of IPs. What I like about it now is that it has a single pane of glass to view our networks and groups. Also, in Vmware, it creates its own distributed switches instead of using my current VLAN distributed switches. View full review »
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