Skybox Security Suite Room for Improvement

Randy Watkins
Director, Security Architecture at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 client. They are moving to a web-based console and it's slowly coming out. It looks really good right now. I've seen the previews. I've seen what's going GA. Really, it's just building in that feature parody, to take all the features that are currently in the thick client and move them into to the thin client of Web-based GUI. View full review »
Sharath K
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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 a half ago, but still has failed to come out. It still needs a client application to be installed on a workstation to be able to access that server and then run these reports. So I cannot extend that access to anybody. It has to be one administrator all the time. So unlike a web interface, where you can give multiple users simultaneous access and generate the various reports, that isn't a possibility at the moment. View full review »
Informat54af
Information Security Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 new firewall to be monitored by Skybox, you don't get a real full report. You have to really tweak it to get everything. In our business, our company buys a lot of other companies and a lot of them manage themselves. Unfortunately, for Firewall Assurance in particular, if you need a group of people to be able to manage their firewalls and only theirs, it's almost impossible because to add a new firewall you have to be an admin, and you can't limit what an admin sees. If I want a particular company to be able to add their firewalls, they're going to see everybody else's firewalls as well, which is much more access than they need. That is one thing I would love to see fixed. View full review »
Informatb8c7
Information Security Architect with 201-500 employees
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 vendors change the way their commands work. If anything, it would be staying on top of the collector scripts, but I understand that's a very tough challenge. View full review »
Vishal Bindra
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
SeniorIn877a
Senior Information Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The vendor's support is terrible. The rest of the product is fine. View full review »
Gerhard Schwegler
Networks Vice President at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Lisa Niles
Director of Solutions Integration at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 had to market the concept of what a next-gen firewall was before we could get customers to buy in. View full review »
Andrea Ghislandi
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Firewall Change Management has to be improved with rules provisioning on firewalls because that is where the competition is going and is what customers need. View full review »

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