If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Tanium, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I'm a customer and end-user. We are using the most current version of the solution in our organization at this time. I'm not sure how the solution is typically deployed. It's great for inventory and even incident response. It's right up there with some other top-notch products. However, in terms of the implementation, getting everything on board, all that sort of thing, a company initially setting it up is going to need help troubleshooting. I would advise a company takes the time to definitely engage with some sort of professional services. It's going to be required. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
I would recommend the solution for what it is, but not for what it is not. It's actually lacking one major feature and that is mobility which is very important. The lack of this software is why I wouldn't recommend Tanium but in terms of security, deployment and installation, the solution is fine. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.
From a tool perspective, it is capable. I do not want to comment on how efficient it is because ultimately, I'm not aware of its capability. My opinion is that it is definitely a capable tool and it all depends on planning. It's about how to plan your implementation and leverage its available features. It is very fast. Asset discovery is also very fast. I would rate Tanium a nine out of ten. Most of the time, agent-relative issues have to be more equipped with self-healing features. At times, the agent is there, but for some reason, it doesn't report a status. It gives certain problems that are obviously agent-based.
We use it pretty regularly on quite a large scale. I don't think I've heard anyone have any major complaints so far, just the little things. We have been growing quite a bit, so we have been trying out bigger solutions. From a maturity standpoint, we have been bringing in new environments relatively quickly and adding to our existing ones. So, scalability has been a big deal for us. Try it out. The best way to test any of these technologies is implement them with real data. See how your environment works with each network and compare them.
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