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We performed a comparison between BMC Helix Cloud Security and VMware Aria Automation based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed BMC Helix Cloud Security vs. VMware Aria Automation report (Updated: August 2022).
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The features that I've found most valuable are its container security aspect. I also like its vulnerability management tools.
    Top Answer:The pricing is based on an annual subscription, upfront, and it's based on cloud assets. Whether your assets are in Azure and AWS combined, the tool tells you how many assets are being scanned and… more »
    Top Answer:I think its TOA interfaces are still not that comfortable. The UI could be more user-friendly, easier to use. Now, the technical guys don't have that much time. When I'm using it on the cloud it takes… more »
    Top Answer:vROP is a virtualization management solution from VMWare. It is efficient and easy to manage. You can find anything you need from the software interface. It provides complete visibility over… more »
    Top Answer:The preset policies and templates are useful. I would say that vRA is one of the best solutions we have. The CI/CD features also look helpful even though we aren't using them at the moment. We plan to… more »
    Top Answer:We pay a license based on volume. I rate VMware vRealize Automation four out of 10. The license is quite expensive.
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    Also Known As
    TrueSight Cloud Security, SecOps Policy Service
    VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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    Overview

    BMC Helix Cloud Security is a SaaS tool designed to help organizations reduce compliance and security lapses resulting from next-gen container and cloud technologies. The solution offers a fully transparent, user-friendly view of all compliance data gathered throughout container resources, cloud, and data centers. BMC Helix Cloud Security can be used to insert compliance inquiries precisely in DevOps workflows for immediate assessment in relation to critical “go, no-go” conclusions throughout  the entire workflow. 

    BMC Helix Cloud Security offers enterprise organizations a unique compliance solution with robust functionalities to concentrate on numerous use processes that may interfere with digital transfigurations, such as:

    • Discovering resources, accounts, and configurations that are non-compliant with standard regulations or the organization's own policies and protocols.

    • Multi-source cloud compliance for PaaS service infrastructures, networks, storage, and containers.

    • DevOps workflows with melded security and compliance for WebApp application blueprints and weaknesses, and all application libraries.

    • Out-of-box capabilities for immediate compliance integration for DevOps workflows.

    BMC Helix Cloud Security is SaaS, which makes it a very flexible solution. It is able to integrate seamlessly with many of today’s enterprises’ demands. BMC Helix Cloud Security can easily perform as a policy-as-code (YAML) based protocol language, open RESTful APIs, or by seamlessly compiling extensible data connectors.

    Many of today's enterprise organizations must comply with numerous policies and regulations to maintain effective operations. BMC Helix Cloud Security ensures an enterprise organization is able to satisfy regulatory standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, Defense Information System Agency (DISA), or any other stringent government or internal organizational compliance standards. The solution has a comprehensive compliance policy that utilizes mode-two capabilities and will ensure that an enterprise organization will greatly minimize or even negate the threat of ransomware and data breaches throughout its network. 

    BMC Helix Cloud Security will also see that container and container hosts are configured correctly and will then regularly audit to ensure compliance at the three important levels of compliance - images, daemon configuration, and host configuration.

    BMC Helix Cloud Security is designed to identify vulnerabilities by dissecting and thoroughly investigating compliance data for container and cloud resources and delivering the outcomes through a friendly, easy-to-understand dashboard. The solution can also provide support for unique or custom sources, provided that data is in a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format.

    BMC Helix Cloud security is also able to help discover and minimize vulnerabilities created by new services, objects, and resources instituted by containers and public clouds. These can sometimes be forgotten, creating a tremendous risk to an organization. BMC Helix Cloud Security will ensure these new services will be carefully and continually monitored to ensure industry and government standards and regulations are not being compromised. The solution is continually dissecting data and then will deliver outcomes in a dynamic, easy-to-understand dashboard.

    BMC Helix Cloud Security offers a user-friendly, robust, complete compliance strategy to ensure organizations maintain the highest levels of productivity and profitability while negating the risk of any type of compliance vulnerabilities.

    Consistent Automation Across Clouds and Data Centers

    Designed to deliver self-service clouds, multi-cloud automation with governance, and DevOps-based infrastructure management and security, VMware Aria Automation (vRealize Automation) helps improve IT agility, productivity and efficiency so you can prepare for the future of your business.

    • Offload manual tasks with advanced workflows and agile templating.
    • Establish consistent policies across multi-cloud environments and strengthen infrastructure with native compliance management, flexible cloud guardrails and vulnerability remediation.
    • Rapidly set up and manage multi-cloud environments throughout the lifecycle with an intuitive, self-service consumption experience.
    • Expedite the adoption of new, cloud-native technologies with a future-ready platform built on Infrastructure as Code and DevOps principles.

    VMware Aria Automation (vRealize Automation) Features

    VMware Cloud Agnostic Template

    Use a single cloud template to deploy on VMware Cloud or any major public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and more) with Infrastructure as Code.

    Extensibility and Customization

    Get full extensibility and customization with Aria Automation Orchestrator (vRealize Orchestrator), Action-Based Extensibility (ABX) and built-in integrations with popular third-party tools.

    Self-Service Multi-Cloud

    Enable users to request and provision infrastructure resources across clouds with a unified and consistent IaaS consumption layer, self-service catalog and idempotent REST API.

    Centralized Policies and Governance

    Manage multiple clouds with templatized cloud and policy definition, cloud environment visibility, and automated remediation.

    Configuration Management

    Achieve day 1 and 2 control for virtualized and cloud environments with intuitive configuration automation, vulnerability remediation and compliance enforcement.

    Infrastructure Pipelining

    Access user friendly release automation pipelines specifically tailored for CI/CD in infrastructure use cases.

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    Sample Customers
    NHS, Vodafone, Kansas City Life, SKY Italia, Cybera
    Rent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise77%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
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    BMC Helix Cloud Security is ranked 24th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) while VMware Aria Automation is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 9 reviews. BMC Helix Cloud Security is rated 0.0, while VMware Aria Automation is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Aria Automation writes "Allows for a lot of orchestration or customization within our environment to suit our customers". BMC Helix Cloud Security is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Guardicore Centra, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, IBM Turbonomic and Zscaler Internet Access, whereas VMware Aria Automation is most compared with vCloud Director, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, VMware Aria Operations, vCenter Orchestrator and SaltStack.

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