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Randy Watkins
Reseller
Director, Security Architecture at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The Vulnerability Management module is among the ones we talk about the most and the one that customers are biting off on quite a bit. Skybox, in general, has quite a few features that are… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Specifically, in the Vulnerability Management piece, vulnerability management products are very noisy and they provide this arbitrary score called the CVSS that rates the criticality of the… more»

What needs improvement?

The only place where Skybox has room for improvement, and they're working on releasing this, it's just a slow-go, is the UI. The user interface has historically been via a locally installed thick… more»

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

In terms of licensing, it's about defining use cases. If somebody were to say, "Hey, how should I go about the licensing?" I would say, "Define what use cases you're looking for. Look at Skybox's… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I'm a reseller of this product but I represent a hundred security products to my customers. The other ones that I've looked at or used, or I have seen used in the past, are Kenna Security, FireMon… more»

What other advice do I have?

The only piece of advice I would have is, feed it all of the data sources. Skybox can take in a lot of information; structured, unstructured. It has a ton of integration partners. Even if you don't… more»
Sharath K
Consultant
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 12 2018

What is most valuable?

For us, it's more important for our firewalls, to maintain the configuration compliance, to look at duplication of rules; clean up functionalities on the firewall and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's given us more visibility in terms of what are the kinds of configurations that are on these devices, and how many of these are stale rules. So it's helped greatly in… more»

What needs improvement?

The primary room for improvement would be to enable a web interface, which is not something which is there in the product. This is supposed to have come a year, a year and… more»

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

I think for the cost, what we got definitely is worth it. We're looking to expand it come next financial year, that will start from April of 2018. We'll need to look at… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were not using any other solution, not something similar to Skybox at least. Our principle company was using a competitor product from Tufin. Their use case was fairly… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you choose Skybox, then I would say spend a lot of time making sure that your network and your IT segment and all your devices and scope are properly documented. Make… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did a proof of concept with Skybox and Tufin, both. In terms of setup times, in terms of the interface in itself, Tufin was much better. But Skybox had better features… more»
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Consultant
Information Security Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the compliance, whether it's access compliance or the configuration compliance, to make sure that all of our devices are configured as they're… more»

How has it helped my organization?

What we have done is found a lot of misconfigured stuff on firewalls. Our company, Verisk, is a company that buys other companies. We have 70 or so companies at last count… more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting. A lot of the reports, out of the box, are limited to a certain number of either configuration violations or access rule violations. So when you first set up a… more»

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

As with anything else, I would love it to be less expensive, but do I think pricing is a good value? Sure. I've had issues with licensing where, when they were expiring… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used the AlgoSec. AlgoSec wasn't broken up into modules, it was one solution. It was good; again, not perfect, but then their prices just got ridiculous. The fact that… more»

What other advice do I have?

* Determine what your needs are. * Buy only the products you need, when you need them. * Make sure that your sales engineer goes over best practices with you so that you… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at AlgoSec, but their pricing was too high. And previously I had looked at Tufin but they just didn't have the wealth of features that either Skybox or AlgoSec… more»
Real User
Information Security Architect with 201-500 employees
Apr 23 2018

What is most valuable?

It's the firewall change audit every week. Also, being able to track firewall ACL usage, so that we can produce semiannual reports on ACL usage and on shadowed and redundant rules on the firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

It has automated things. What was a manual process is now just running a report and delivering it to the people who have to mitigate the issues. A better workflow.

What needs improvement?

It's tough to say, because the areas of improvement, I understand the difficulty. For example, they pull configs from thousands of types of devices, and it's difficult for them to stay on top of when… more»

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

The product's pricing is excellent value. In terms of licensing, make sure you understand your network components, all your hops through your network, thoroughly, before you decide on the total cost… more»

What other advice do I have?

Other than what I said - ensuring that you have a really good understanding of all the network components that you have to ingest configurations from - definitely take it out for a proof of concept… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated FireMon versus Skybox when we selected Skybox - they were really the two that were best at doing automated reporting for PCI. It was a compliance issue. We thought Skybox really fit our… more»
Vishal Bindra
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 18 2019

What is most valuable?

Change Manager is most important because of the impact on each other of a network change or a firewall change. We want to understand this and to know, beforehand, what the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we are adding new users to the network it has an impact on the security posture of the organization. So we use this product to do analysis, what kind of impact it… more»

What needs improvement?

We really need to see how it can help us with cloud connectivity. It's there but I think it could give us a far better visualization.

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

Pricing is on the higher side. In terms of licensing, you should buy the complete suite rather than buying only the Change Manager. I think Change Manager with… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were not using any solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

Anyone implementing this product should bring together the teams which have security and network understanding, as a part of the project and, of course, they should look… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other products, including Tufin, but we chose this one.
Real User
Senior Information Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Security review is the most important feature, because it offers a single pane of glass to analyze multiple firewalls.

How has it helped my organization?

It has grown organically and become a full featured suite. If you have the funding, you can make it do all types of great things.

What needs improvement?

The vendor's support is terrible. The rest of the product is fine.

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

The pricing has increased exorbitantly in the last few years, so now it is questionable. Now, it makes me want to review other products. With licensing, the number of… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

I really like the product. I do not have the experience with its competitors, either in function or pricing. It is a very useful tool, especially for those who do not have… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options many years ago when Skybox was the leader in this space, but today, there are others that can compete. I am looking at using other… more»
Gerhard Schwegler
Real User
Networks Vice President at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2018

What is most valuable?

Network path analysis is the most valuable feature. There is a lot of work in my team to support internal and external customers, to answer their questions and difficulties with connectivity that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This is something we are on the way to doing.

What needs improvement?

At the moment we have a lot of work in implementing the tool in our workflow, so we are not looking for new features. But this could change in the next six to 12 months.

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

The pricing is high, and the licensing model needs more flexibility.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

In my case it was important to know the workflow, and then to look for a tool that could support this workflow to make it easier.
Lisa Niles
Reseller
Director of Solutions Integration at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The platform provides insight and context from many threat logs and prioritizes them. There is not anything on the market that * correlates logs and threats and prioritizes * provides network maps *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Focuses resources on business-critical remediation, as opposed to remediation that is quantity-based.

What needs improvement?

As a reseller, I feel the marketing of this product could be better. It seems awareness is a bit low. We are trying to get the message out. I equate it to the early Palo Alto Networks days, where we… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We use several different solutions: Qualys, ServiceNow, Rapid7. We did not switch but have Skybox ingest all logs to provide an action plan.

What other advice do I have?

Educate other IT teams about its value.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

FireMon, RedSeal.
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What is Skybox Security Suite?

The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

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