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, Morphisec and others in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms).
"The two most valuable features for us are the central firewall administrator and the real-time cloud compliance monitoring."
"Its easy implementation against Microsoft Azure was quite satisfactory."
"The administration portal panel is very intuitive."
"Checkpoint posture management gives you visibility across your entire cloud infrastructure, so it helps you with management, maintenance, and compliance. With visibility across all these cloud platforms, you can protect against compromised credentials or identity theft."
"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. The different cloud platforms all have their own way that they handle a lot of the stuff that Dome9 handles. Even within their platform, they are in a lot of disparate places, e.g., in AWS, there are five different tools. You have to jump between them to get the same information that you can just pull in automatically on Dome9, which is just one platform. We are using multiple platforms, so that makes it even more complicated and time consuming if you had to just rely on them to get all of your information. Whereas, it's all just summarized and put together on the Dome9 end."
"Good interface and visibility."
"It presents great visibility of the traffic flow of our cloud, providing information on what data and users are circulating and in the event of a threat, it immediately identifies them by providing detailed and granular information from our entire environment."
"It provides complete visibility of workload hosted on different cloud platforms including AWS and Azure, along with multiple tenants."
"I like the web GUI/the management interface. I also like the security of Microsoft. As compared to other manufacturers, it's less complex and easy to understand and work with."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is to stop shadow IT."
"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 feature that helps us in detecting the sensitive information being shared has been very useful. In addition, the feature that allows MCAS to apply policies with SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive is being used predominantly."
"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."
"The general usability of the solution is very straightforward."
"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."
"Better logging allows us to find problems and take appropriate steps to lock them out."
"The security of Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management could improve. There are always new security issues coming out."
"The tool has a lot of potential, but today, it lacks a lot of Scripts/Bots for Azure."
"Reporting should have more options."
"Currently, I would like this solution extended to cellular devices or tablets."
"Integration could be improved."
"The support must be more effective."
"The reporting dashboard responds slowly, which leads to late report compilation."
"The biggest thing is the documentation aspect of Dome9 is a little lacking. They were purchased by Check Point about a year and a half to two years ago. When they integrated into Check Point's support system, a lot of the documentation that they had previously got mangled in the transition, e.g., linking to stuff on the Dome9 website that no longer exists. There are still a lot of spaces with incomplete links and stuff that is not as fully explained as it could be."
"Sometimes the support is actually lacking."
"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."
"In the future, I would like to see more plug-and-play capabilities that use AI to tell you what needs to be done. It would be helpful if it scanned our devices and made security suggestions, on a configuration basis."
"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."
"The response time could be better. It will be helpful if the alerts are even more proactive and we can see more data. Currently, the data is a little bit weak. It is not complete. I can't just see it and completely know which user or which device it is. It takes some effort and time on my part to investigate and isolate a user. It would be great if it is more user-friendly or easy for people to understand."
"They should continue integration with all other Microsoft security-related products. The integration with all the other products is still ongoing."
"The integration with macOS operating systems needs to be better."
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
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Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is ranked 4th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) with 21 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is ranked 2nd in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) with 18 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management writes "Security visibility accuracy is tremendous, letting us see who is trying to access what". 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, Amazon GuardDuty, Qualys VM and Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security, whereas Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access, Netskope CASB, Qualys VM and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks.
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