We performed a comparison between Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, Orca Security and others in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms).
"The control logs offer detailed reports of what happens within the infrastructure."
"The dashboard is intuitive. You know if you're compliant or not, and then it gives you a remediation plan."
"The two most valuable features for us are the central firewall administrator and the real-time cloud compliance monitoring."
"It offers advanced detection of threats that can harm data from the cloud database."
"It has an analytics service that does research for us."
"The solution offers an excellent price, benefit, and installation relationship."
"Alerts of cloud activity happening across all accounts is helpful."
"We like the ability to investigate, analyze, and generate reports."
"One of the most valuable features is auditing. Some of the other protection services have issues with auditing. Microsoft Defender for Cloud has an excellent auditing technique that helps us avoid the risk of filtering or information loss. You can use different tools to guarantee these things. It allows you to conduct an in-depth exploration of applications, users, and files that are harmful or suspicious. You can also enhance your security setup by creating personalized rules or policies that help you better control traffic in the cloud."
"In Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, there is an option to enable files. Once you enable that, it will give you all the files in your organization and where they are located in the cloud... That feature is very useful for investigation purposes."
"The general usability of the solution is very straightforward."
"Better logging allows us to find problems and take appropriate steps to lock them out."
"The ability to prevent users from using certain applications is one of the most valuable features. It doesn't require any configuration for implementation from the client perspective. It just works right away and gives you the information you need."
"Threat detection is its key feature, and that's why we use this tool. It gives an alert if a PC is attacked or there is any kind of anomaly, such as there is a spike in sending emails or we see an unauthorized website being accessed. So, it keeps us on our toes. We get to know that there is something wrong, and we can isolate the user and find any issues with it. So, threat detection is very robust in this tool."
"It is very easy to use, which is what we look for in these types of solutions."
"It's very easy to install and it includes the Intune portal from Microsoft where I can control all the devices from one place."
"Making basic rules is easy, but it's complex if you want to do something a little more nuanced. I've been unable to make some rules that I wanted. I couldn't evaluate some values or parameters of the components I look for. I haven't always been able to assess them."
"I would like to see improvements in the vulnerability assessments in terms of how the solution discovers vulnerabilities or compromised workloads. Also, customizable reports would be nice."
"When rules change, it messes up the remediation. They haven't found a fix for that yet. The remediation rule goes into limbo. It's an architectural design flaw within their end compliance engine—a serious bug."
"Reporting should have more options."
"The support must be more effective."
"Reporting should have more options."
"In general, for the product to be successful, they need to improve security, and configuration detection."
"CloudGuard could be more customizable. It has built-in standards for things like GDPR compliance. But depending on your business lane, you might want to build your own controls based on your own standards."
"Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps' initial setup was quite technical but we were prepared. The time of the implementation depends on the job and how many users are being set up."
"Sometimes the support is actually lacking."
"Sometimes, we'll get false positive alarms. For example, when a SharePoint path has no file sharing, but there is an external user, it will trigger an alarm that the file has been shared with an external user... the alerting mechanism should be more precise when giving you an alert about what activity has been done with the file..."
"The integration with macOS operating systems needs to be better."
"It takes some time to scan and apply the policies when there is some sensitive information. After it applies the policies, it works, but there is a delay. This is something for which we are working with Microsoft."
"This service would be better if it had a separate license, only for this service, that could be used to track usage."
"There are some features, such as user navigation content filtering, that are disabled by default, and it probably makes sense to enable them by default."
"I want them to enhance in-session policy."
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Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is a CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platform) tool that enables your organization to automate governance across multi-cloud assets and services. These services include visualization and assessment of security posture, misconfiguration detection, and enforcement of security best practices and compliance frameworks. This solution is one of the leading cloud native security solutions on the market and is suitable for companies of all sizes.
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management Features
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management solution.
An Advisory Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm says, "Security visibility accuracy is tremendous, letting us see who is trying to access what. I love the work involved in maintaining and scaling security services and configurations across multiple public clouds using this solution, versus using native native cloud security controls. It is so much better.”
PeerSpot user Schillebeeks B., Owner at AD Internet Consulting, mentions, "The two most valuable features for us are the central firewall administrator and the real-time cloud compliance monitoring."
Another reviewer, a Senior Security Engineer at an insurance company, states, "The audit feature is the most valuable for compliance reasons. It gives you a full view of the whole environment, no matter how many accounts you have in AWS or Azure. You have it all under one umbrella."
Mantu S., Sr. Technology Architect at Incedo Inc., comments, "Auto remediation is a very effective feature that helps ensure less manual intervention."
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides multifunction visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics. With Microsoft Cloud App Security, you can:
- Manage, control, and audit apps to streamline cloud access security
- Mange your access to resources to discover shadow IT and understand your digital information estate
- Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on all the access points that touch your environment
To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is ranked 5th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) with 22 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is ranked 2nd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 19 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management writes "The ability to prioritize alerts enables me to focus on critical issues instead of common misconfigurations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps writes "Integrates well and helps us in protecting sensitive information, but takes time to scan and apply the policies and cannot detect everything we need". Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, AWS GuardDuty, Qualys VMDR and Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Qualys VMDR and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks.
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