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We performed a comparison between Akamai Enterprise Application Access and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Access Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Akamai Enterprise Application Access vs. Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The capability of Akamai Enterprise Application Access is what you're looking for, it's giving you the service that you're looking for. It's simple and doesn't use an agent. It uses LCSD responders, and they have a lot of services around the globe. That's the reason that we were very interested in using it because it has a lot of coverage. This is because it's under the GDS umbrella.""Application Access's most valuable feature is the accessibility of enterprise tech protection."

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"It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and is stable. It's scalable as well.""You have the ability to create your own expressions for your data. Palo Alto understands that DLP is not the same for all consumers. You might have a particular need to fulfill, and they give you the opportunity to create a custom expression to match the specific format that you have. For a confidential file property that you have in your files, you can add a metadata field. It gives you that opportunity to create that.""The remediation process is easy compared to other platforms.""It has predefined or preconfigured rules, which are getting periodically updated. They are providing continuous improvements and periodically updating all search queries that they are looking for. That is one thing that helps us to stay vigilant and focused. If we query our AWS account for any breaches or vulnerabilities with any of the cloud tests, and it alerts us based on these predefined rules. It also provides an option to configure our own rules, and based on these rules, it can query the cloud trail logs, pull the information, and trigger alerts in real-time. I haven't explored this feature much because there are multiple accounts, and we don't have enough time to explore this feature. It also provides multiple integrations. When vulnerabilities or breaches are happening, you should be aware of them immediately. It provides integration with tools such as Slack, PagerDuty so that you can get alerted as soon as the high severity stuff comes up. For example, you have a security group that has allowed public traffic on port 22. As TechOps, you should be aware of this immediately. You cannot scan each machine or look into all security groups to identify it. So, Prisma helps us and alerts us when this kind of high-priority stuff comes up. It has different statistics, analytics, and graphs for data. The description of alerts is also pretty good. They describe what are the possible causes for this and what are the solutions. From Prisma Cloud, you can directly go to the AWS account. When you click on an alert, a resource, or a resource ID, it takes you to the AWS console where you need to log in. If you are already logged in, it will take you to that instance directly, and you can fix the issue there. I have found this feature very useful.""Prisma's most valuable feature would be its ability to identify bad or risky configurations.""The most valuable feature of Prisma Cloud-native, in my opinion, is that it assists in identifying, analyzing, and remediating vulnerabilities.""To quarantine and clean a malware file provides a lot of security.""Prisma SaaS is very easy to use; it's common sense — it's the best-in-class."

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Cons
"The technical enablement sessions are quite limited, and Akamai could help by providing more of them.""We need another approach to bring the solution to the cloud. In addition to Access Management, we would like to see if we can jump into Directories. I think ADs are going to go away and everything is going to be cloud-based and minimize the use of ADs because of the cost and some other dependencies to the cloud. Every time you buy AD it is more hardware, and everything's changing to software. The network's changing, the applications are changing, and for IT it is hard to keep up with it."

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"We are using the SaaS offering. We use our applications for microservices. We use Twistlock to scan containers, and it displays these results in Prisma, which is a good feature because we can see vulnerabilities with respect to these containers. We can see everything in a very detailed manner. However, when you have different environments for a single application, such as DEV, QA, PROD, and TEST, all these environments run multiple containers, which can lead to a very high number of containers. In such a scenario, it shows you the alerts for all those containers that have vulnerabilities. If you show the results of all the containers that share the same image, it is not going to add any value. Therefore, they should narrow down the alerts based on a container. It should show information for a single container. Otherwise, the person who is looking at the results gets the impression that he has to fix all these issues. This is something that they can improve.""One area for improvement is for them to stay on top of keeping their CVEs on their platform up to date.""Lacks a hybrid model which has API plus in-line security.""They can add some new characteristics. For example, when an incident triggers, they can automatically send a template for a particular match that is related to the policy. We don't have that right now. It is something to improve. There could be more automation for certain actions. For example, for a particular group, it can send an administrator alert to their manager. It was one of the concerns of our customers.""When it comes to integration mechanisms, Prisma SaaS does not support reverse proxy type of integrations.""My clients would like to see a more feature-rich product.""Prisma would be a stronger solution if it could aggregate resources by project or by application. So say we have an application we've developed in AWS and five applications we've developed in Azure. The platform will group it according to those applications, but it's based on the tags we use in Azure, which means I have to rely on development teams to tag resources properly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is great it is all-inclusive, they use an enterprise cost model. That's what we like compared to other users. This is one of the main attractions of Akamai Enterprise Application Access. It's already an enterprise cost model established with us for services."
  • "Licensing is based on user count."
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  • "The licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis and for what we get, the price is good."
  • "Prisma SaaS is more expensive than similar solutions but I think it's worth it."
  • "Prisma is in the middle of the road. It's not the most expensive, but it's not the cheapest. There aren't any additional costs, to my knowledge. I know they have some extra modules, but we didn't use them."
  • "They price their products using credit modules."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Application Access's most valuable feature is the accessibility of enterprise tech protection.
    Top Answer:The technical enablement sessions are quite limited, and Akamai could help by providing more of them.
    Top Answer:You have the ability to create your own expressions for your data. Palo Alto understands that DLP is not the same for all consumers. You might have a particular need to fulfill, and they give you the… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing is reasonable for Palo Alto. They price their products using credit modules. There are various types of modules in each section. I believe there are four different modules. If you want to… more »
    Top Answer:They can add some new characteristics. For example, when an incident triggers, they can automatically send a template for a particular match that is related to the policy. We don't have that right… more »
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    Also Known As
    Soha
    Palo Alto Networks Prisma SaaS, Prisma SaaS, Palo Alto Networks Aperture, Aperture
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    Overview

    Soha Cloud creates a “cloud perimeter” to protect an organization’s infrastructure from Internet threats, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and botnets. Soha Cloud also minimizes a customer’s attack surface, hides applications from public exposure and grants authenticated users micro-granular access to specific applications. Unlike stand-alone, legacy security tools and network access methods, Soha Cloud integrates data path protection, identity access, application security and management visibility into a single solution to create a cloud perimeter between a user organization’s infrastructure and the Internet.

    Since software as a service is so easy, use of SaaS applications is exploding. Because of that simplicity, though, the security risks of SaaS are also on the rise. Unsanctioned SaaS apps can expose sensitive data and propagate malware, and even sanctioned SaaS adoption can increase the risk of data exposure, breaches and noncompliance. By offering advanced data protection and consistency across applications, Prisma SaaS reins in the risks. It addresses your cloud access security broker needs and provides advanced capabilities in risk discovery, data loss prevention, compliance assurance, data governance, user behavior monitoring and advanced threat prevention. Now you can maintain compliance while preventing data leaks and business disruption through a fully cloud-delivered CASB deployment.

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    Sample Customers
    Bugcrowd, InPowered, Spirent Communications
    University of Arkansas
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise23%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Akamai Enterprise Application Access is ranked 8th in Access Management with 2 reviews while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 5th in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 8 reviews. Akamai Enterprise Application Access is rated 9.0, while Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Akamai Enterprise Application Access writes "Highly capable, reliable, and simple console". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks writes "Supports custom expressions, helps with compliance, and integrates well with Azure AD". Akamai Enterprise Application Access is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Zscaler Private Access, VMware SD-WAN and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), whereas Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Netskope CASB, Zscaler Internet Access, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps and Zscaler CASB.

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