ShieldX Overview

ShieldX is the #5 ranked solution of our top Microsegmentation Software tools. It's rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly 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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CIO0ee7
CIO at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Nov 19, 2018
The insertion of applications in the cloud dropped from an average of three to four weeks to a couple of days

What is our primary use case?

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. We have already added it to the enterprise environment. We are in the process now of putting it into production. We are somewhere around 15 to 20 percent done. Our goal is to get up as high as 100 percent within the next six to nine months.

Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • 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.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • ShieldX ensures that we can have the separation needed for our environment to avoid drastically increasing the cost on the licensing side. From this perspective, it's been very positive and helpful.
  • 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 of licensing.
  • We are actually expecting our costs to drop in the coming year, but it is just a matter of the licensing expiring. That is going to happen in the next six months or so. Then, we will start to see a decrease in overall spend.
  • Security policies are now applied as applications are going up. Because it's automated, we don't have the three to four week delay. The insertion of applications in the cloud for us dropped from an average of three to four weeks to a couple of days.

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 often, when new challengers come in, what they do is they end up coming in at a lower cost with more functionality. If you play it right, you can actually achieve more than one goal at the same time. That's better functionality with more rapid deployment and at a lower cost point. That's something which is important and very exciting. The Adaptive Intention Engine is important. The Adaptive Intention Engine explains what is theā€¦