Aqua Cloud Security Platform vs Sysdig Secure comparison

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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 10, 2023
 

Categories and Ranking

SentinelOne Singularity Clo...
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Ranking in Container Security
5th
Ranking in Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP)
4th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
85
Ranking in other categories
Vulnerability Management (5th), Cloud and Data Center Security (5th), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) (5th), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (4th), Compliance Management (5th)
Aqua Cloud Security Platform
Ranking in Container Security
9th
Ranking in Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP)
9th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
16
Ranking in other categories
Cloud and Data Center Security (11th), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) (11th), Software Supply Chain Security (6th), DevSecOps (5th)
Sysdig Secure
Ranking in Container Security
18th
Ranking in Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP)
12th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
9
Ranking in other categories
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (16th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) category, the mindshare of SentinelOne Singularity Cloud Security is 2.4%, up from 1.7% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Aqua Cloud Security Platform is 6.4%, down from 6.8% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Sysdig Secure is 1.7%, down from 2.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP)
Unique Categories:
Vulnerability Management
1.6%
Cloud and Data Center Security
0.4%
Container Security
8.0%
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
1.5%
 

Featured Reviews

PRATHAMESH SHASHIKANT MOHITE - PeerSpot reviewer
May 13, 2024
Provides automated security responses, is effective for threat management, and saves us costs
Singularity Cloud Security was convenient and effective for threat management. In the past, we relied on daily information gathering and alerts, requiring us to manually address the findings. Now, Singularity Cloud Security provides continuous threat detection and simplifies our work, significantly improving our security posture. The automated security responses have significantly improved our overall security posture. Singularity Cloud Security is easy to use as it gives us the proper step-by-step methods to solve that vulnerability. I would rate the evidence-based reporting for helping prioritize and solve important cloud security issues nine out of ten. It is helpful that Singularity Cloud Security includes proof of exploitability in the evidence-based reporting. Although it isn't perfect, it gives us the right solution to mitigate vulnerability. Our infrastructure configuration is defined using an Infrastructure as Code template. This template allows us to scan our entire infrastructure for potential issues, including pre-production problems within templates or container configuration files. Previously, we stored infrastructure details in a format that required manual data retrieval via CSV files. Now, with IaC, we have a centralized control system that manages multiple accounts and provides vulnerability listings based on severity for each account. Our previous default AWS security tool wasn't sufficient, so we adopted Singularity Cloud Security based on a client recommendation. It's been a huge improvement. Whereas our old tool took three months to gather data, Singularity Cloud Security provides a daily updated dashboard with vulnerability information. This allows us to prioritize and address security risks based on criticality, saving us significant time and effort compared to the past. Singularity Cloud Security has helped reduce the number of false positives by 70 percent. Singularity Cloud Security streamlines manual work by providing insightful information on security vulnerabilities. It not only identifies issues we might miss but also offers in-depth analysis, including potential future costs and the severity of the threat. Additionally, it presents basic details tailored for users with less security expertise, empowering them to understand and address vulnerabilities effectively. Singularity Cloud Security has improved our risk posture by 80 percent and has reduced our mean time to detection by 85 percent. Singularity Cloud Security has reduced our mean time to remediation by 70 percent. It has streamlined collaboration between our cloud security, application developers, and AppSec teams. This tool automates manual tasks, reducing our team size from ten to five. It provides us with the information we need to effectively identify and address vulnerabilities, making our cloud environment more secure. It has been a huge time-saver for our engineering team, saving them weeks of work. We have saved around 70 percent of our overall time with Singularity Cloud Security. Singularity Cloud Security has positively impacted our operational costs. The time saved by reducing manual work and resource requirements translates directly into cost savings. Singularity Cloud Security's AI empowers us with improved security solutions. When faced with uncertainty, the tool can quickly provide insights to help us gain a clear understanding of the situation.
LF
Aug 2, 2023
Provides workload protection and helps identify security misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and risks
I'm using it for workload protection. So, in most cases, for protecting containers, verifying Kubernetes configurations, cloud configurations, and identifying security misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and risks I use it to demonstrate to customers because I'm a sales engineer. Many customers…
SunilKumar28 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 30, 2023
A security scanning tool with great insight on your workloads running anywhere
There was a security concern related to a specific feature. While the feature itself was promising, it posed a challenge. The situation revolved around code scanning. If your source code is hosted within your own premises, say on Bitbucket, you naturally wouldn't want your code to be accessible to external parties beyond your company. Keeping your code base private is a standard practice. However, in the case of code scanning using Sysdig Secure, they copy your code to their SaaS platform. This posed an issue for us. When we inquired about this, their response acknowledged the concern. In an upcoming release, they plan to enable code scanning within your on-premises environment through the assistance of an agent. This change is already in progress. While this tool stands out compared to existing solutions in the market, it's important to note that there are still some limitations to consider. Another drawback we encountered relates to our expertise with Kubernetes. The tool can monitor Kubernetes audit logs, triggering alerts and notifications. However, it falls short in terms of taking direct action based on these alerts. There are different methods of event capture, including through system level and system calls, as well as via Kubernetes audit events. Notably, at the system level, Sysdig Secure can both detect and respond to events, allowing actions like blocking and warning. This proactive approach is effective at the system call level. However, when it comes to monitoring Kubernetes audit events, Sysdig Secure can only notify without being able to execute any further actions. It can't block access or containers. The vendor likened their role to that of a monitoring camera, observing events and sending notifications without the capacity to intervene. This limitation applies to Kubernetes audit events. Given that everything operates within our system, there is a workaround available: configuring system-level policies to block containers as necessary.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The user interface is well-designed and easy to navigate."
"PingSafe provides email alerts and ranks issues based on severity, such as high, critical, etc., that help us prioritize issues."
"We're monitoring several cloud accounts with Singularity. It is convenient to identify issues or security failures in any account. It's nice to have all the details we need to solve these issues."
"The most valuable features of PingSafe are the asset inventory and issue indexing."
"The solution is a good alerting tool."
"Cloud Native Security helps us discover vulnerabilities in a cloud environment like open ports that allow people to attack our environment. If someone unintentionally opens a port, we are exposed. Cloud Native Security alerts us so we can remediate the problem. We can also automate it so that Cloud Native Security will fix it."
"Cloud Native Security is a tool that has good monitoring features."
"Cloud Native Security has helped us with our risk posture and securing our agenda. It has been tremendous in terms of supporting growth."
"Aqua Security allowed us to gain visibility into the vulnerabilities that were present in the container images, that were being rolled out, the amount of risk that we were introducing to the platform, and provided us a look into the container environment by introducing access control mechanisms. In addition, when it came to runtime-level policies, we could restrict container access to resources in our environment, such as network-level or other application-level access."
"The most helpful feature of Aqua Security is Drift Prevention, which is a feature that allows images to be immutable. In addition, one of the main reasons we went with Aqua Security is because it provides strong protection when it comes to runtime security."
"Their sandboxing service is also really good."
"The CSPM product is great at securing our cloud accounts and I really like the runtime protection for containers and functions too."
"Support is very helpful."
"Valuable features include the ability to connect it to our Docker Hub where our images are stored, good integration with Slack, and the connection to the CV, to easily see which CVs are on each image."
"The DTA, which stands for Dynamic Threat Analysis, allows me to analyze Docker images in a sandbox environment before deployment, helping me anticipate risks."
"We use Aqua Security for the container security features."
"I see Sysdig as the most comprehensive solution in comparison to its competitors."
"The log monitor is the most valuable feature."
"From a container-based standpoint, it offers excellent scalability to its users...I would tell those planning to use the solution that, from a container standpoint, it's excellent."
"The most valuable feature is the level of support that we get. Our solutions or customer success representative is very valuable. I see them as an extension of our security team."
"The proactiveness of the support has been fantastic. Every time we mention something in a meeting that we're trying to do, he proactively takes that as an investigation topic and looks into it. He'll provide the solution even though we might not have asked him to investigate it."
"Sysdig Secure has many strong foundational features like compliance and benchmark, security, network access management, and vulnerability management."
"The tool has the capability to conduct scans initially. It can perform scans on your virtual machines, physical machines, containers, and container images. A standout feature is its ability to scan offline container images stored in your container registry. Additionally, it can scan runtime images in your cluster or on your host machine. This allows for the detection of vulnerabilities in running containers, including loaded libraries. Notably, the tool can identify which library vulnerabilities are already present in your system. An added advantage is its capacity to take action beyond threat detection. It has the ability to block access and respond to encountered threats."
"We appreciate this feature, especially when combined with CD monitoring. The implementation of requested features has been remarkable, such as scanning for compliance in CRM processes for the US government. We heavily rely on this feature to assess compliance with federal requirements."
 

Cons

"We had a glitch in PingSafe where it fed us false positives in the past."
"While it is good, I think the solution's console could be improved."
"If I had to pick a complaint, it would be the way the hosts are listed in the tool. You have different columns separated by endpoint name, Cloud Account, and Cloud Instances ID. I wish there was something where we could change the endpoint name and not use just the IP address. We would like to have custom names or our own names for the instances. If I had a complaint, that would be it, but so far, it meets all the needs that we have."
"We repeatedly get alerts on the tool dashboard that we've already solved on our end, but they still appear. That is somewhat irritating."
"In some cases, the rules are strictly enforced but do not align with real-world use cases."
"They can work on policies based on different compliance standards."
"One area for improvement could be the internal analysis process, specifically the guidance provided for remediation."
"SentinelOne currently lacks a break glass account feature, which is critical for implementing Single Sign-On."
"They want to release improvements to their product to work with other servers because now there are more focused on the Kubernetes environment. They need to improve the normal servers. I would like to have more options."
"It's a bit hard to use the user roles. That was a bit confusing."
"The user interface could be improved, especially in terms of organization and clarity."
"Aqua Security could improve the forwarding of logging into Splunk and into other tools, it should be easier."
"I would like Aqua Security to look into is the development of a web security portal."
"The integrations on CICD could be improved. If Aqua had more plugins or container images to integrate and automate more easily on CICD, it would be better."
"Aqua Security lacks a lot in reporting."
"The solution could improve user-friendliness."
"They should make it specific with a couple of features only."
"The dashboard could be more simple and show the more important issues that are detected first. We'd like to be able to set it up so more important issues show up more prominently in the dashboard."
"Perhaps, it could support more custom implementations, as our company utilizes custom implementations rather than standard ones. Configuring it requires a deep understanding and adjustment to our specific needs, which took some time. Other than that, I'm unsure about potential improvements. We were considering the possibility of compartmentalizing their tools. Currently, in Sysdig Secure, they bundle multiple features, and we are unable to use them individually. For instance, if we only need compliance scanning, we have to deploy the entire secure package. This is because of the way their agent functions, but I can't delve into more details."
"There was a security concern related to a specific feature. While the feature itself was promising, it posed a challenge. The situation revolved around code scanning. If your source code is hosted within your own premises, say on Bitbucket, you naturally wouldn't want your code to be accessible to external parties beyond your company. Keeping your code base private is a standard practice. However, in the case of code scanning using Sysdig Secure, they copy your code to their SaaS platform. This posed an issue for us. When we inquired about this, their response acknowledged the concern. In an upcoming release, they plan to enable code scanning within your on-premises environment through the assistance of an agent. This change is already in progress. While this tool stands out compared to existing solutions in the market, it's important to note that there are still some limitations to consider. Another drawback we encountered relates to our expertise with Kubernetes. The tool can monitor Kubernetes audit logs, triggering alerts and notifications. However, it falls short in terms of taking direct action based on these alerts. There are different methods of event capture, including through system labels and system calls, as well as via Kubernetes audit events. Notably, at the system level, Sysdig Secure can both detect and respond to events, allowing actions like blocking and warning. This proactive approach is effective at the system call level. However, when it comes to monitoring Kubernetes audit events, Sysdig Secure can only notify without being able to execute any further actions. It can't block access or containers. The vendor likened their role to that of a monitoring camera, observing events and sending notifications without the capacity to intervene. This limitation applies to Kubernetes audit events. Given that everything operates within our system, there is a workaround available: configuring system-level policies to block containers as necessary."
"The solution needs to improve overall from a CSPM standpoint since they can't compete with Wiz or Orca."
"Reporting can definitely be better. Live dashboards should be configurable for a longer period of time rather than 30 days. Being able to go back in time to compare six months ago to today would be valuable."
"Sysdig's biggest weakness is dashboarding and reporting. You have access to the data and can get everything you need, but we need the ability to summarize the information quickly in a format that senior leaders can understand. We report to the executive level and global board. I need to roll all that in-depth information into a quick summary, and their maturity level isn't there. I'm seeing that on the future road map, but it isn't there now."
"Banks and financial institutions cannot use Sysdig Secure because it doesn't sell SaaS-hosted versions for under two hundred working nodes."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"PingSafe is priced reasonably for our workload."
"The cost for PingSafe is average when compared to other CSPM tools."
"For pricing, it currently seems to be in line with market rates."
"I understand that SentinelOne is a market leader, but the bill we received was astronomical."
"It is cheap."
"As a partner, we receive a discount on the licenses."
"Their pricing appears to be based simply on the number of accounts we have, which is common for cloud-based products."
"PingSafe falls within the typical price range for cloud security platforms."
"It comes at a reasonable cost."
"Dealing with licensing costs isn't my responsibility, but I know that the licenses don't depend on the number of users, but instead are priced according to your workload."
"They were reasonable with their pricing. They were pretty down-to-earth about the way they pitched their product and the way they tried to close the deal. They were one of the rare companies that approached the whole valuation in a way that made sense for our company, for our needs, and for their own requirements as well... They will accommodate your needs if they are able to understand them and they're stated clearly."
"The pricing of this solution could be improved."
"Aqua Security is not cheap, and it's not very expensive, such as Splunk, they are in the middle."
"Sysdig is competitive. The quality matches the pricing. Obviously, everyone wants things to be cheaper, but if you're realistic, you acknowledge that quality service comes with a price. Sysdig is the gold standard for Kubernetes, and I wouldn't choose anything else. We live in Kubernetes. Everything is containerized, so that means a lot to us, and we're willing to make an investment."
"It is quite costly compared to other tools."
"The solution's pricing depends on the agents...In short, the price depends on the environment of its user."
"In comparison to other cloud solutions, it's reasonably priced. However, when compared to in-house built open-source projects, it might be considered somewhat costly. The cost depends on whether someone sees the support provided by Sysdig as an advantage or if it's deemed unnecessary. Personally, I find the support to be excellent and consider it a good value."
"I am always going to say that it could be a little bit cheaper. I do feel that it is a little bit on the expensive side."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
15%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Insurance Company
5%
Financial Services Firm
23%
Computer Software Company
16%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Government
6%
Financial Services Firm
20%
Computer Software Company
18%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Healthcare Company
4%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about PingSafe?
The dashboard gives me an overview of all the things happening in the product, making it one of the tool's best featu...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for PingSafe?
Singularity Cloud Security by SentinelOne is cost-efficient.
What needs improvement with PingSafe?
A recurring issue caused frustration: a vulnerability alert would appear, and we'd fix it, but then the same alert wo...
What do you think of Aqua Security vs Prisma Cloud?
Aqua Security is easy to use and very manageable. Its main focus is on Kubernetes and Docker. Security is a very valu...
What do you like most about Aqua Security?
Customers find it invaluable to have the ability to check for vulnerabilities in an image before deployment, similar ...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aqua Security?
It comes at a reasonable cost. When compared to Prisma Cloud, it is more budget-friendly.
What do you like most about Sysdig Secure?
The proactiveness of the support has been fantastic. Every time we mention something in a meeting that we're trying t...
What needs improvement with Sysdig Secure?
Reporting can definitely be better. Live dashboards should be configurable for a longer period of time rather than 30...
What is your primary use case for Sysdig Secure?
We use Sysdig Secure to gain visibility into our runtime workloads. We use a whole bunch of security tools to scan ou...
 

Also Known As

PingSafe
Aqua Security Platform, CloudSploit, Argon
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Sample Customers

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HPE Salesforce Telstra Ellie Mae Cathay Pacific HomeAway
SAP Concur, Goldman Sachs, Worldpay, Experian, BigCommerce, Arkose Labs, Calendly, Noteable, Bloomreach. More here: https://sysdig.com/customers/
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