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We performed a comparison between Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management and Skyhigh Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management vs. Skyhigh Security Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.""It is very intuitive when it comes to policy administration, alerts and notifications, and ease of setting up roles at different hierarchies. It has also been good in terms of the network technology maps. It provides a good overview, but it also depends on the complexity of your network.""It works seamlessly on the Azure platform because it's a Microsoft app. Its setup is similar, so if you already have a Microsoft account, it just flows into it.""When we started out, our secure score was pretty low. We adopted some of the recommendations that Security Center set out and we were able to make good progress on improving it. It had been in the low thirties and is now in the upper eighties.""The most valuable features are ransomware protection and access controls. The solution has helped us secure some folders on our systems from unauthorized modifications.""Most importantly, it's an integrated solution. We not only have Defender for Cloud, but we also have Defender for Endpoint, Defender for Office 365, and Defender for Identity. It's an integrated, holistic solution.""It isn't a highly complex solution. It's something that a lot of analysts can use. Defender gives you a broad overview of what's happening in your environment, and it's a great solution if you're a Microsoft shop.""With respect to improving our security posture, it helps us to understand where we are in terms of compliance. We can easily know when we are below the standard because of the scores it calculates."

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"Good interface and visibility.""The most valuable feature is the CloudBots for auto-remediation of security findings.""Alerts of cloud activity happening across all accounts is helpful.""It provides complete visibility of workload hosted on different cloud platforms including AWS and Azure, along with multiple tenants.""This solution has saved the company from unnecessary data loss that occurs due to cyber attacks.""Its easy implementation against Microsoft Azure was quite satisfactory.""Auto remediation is a very effective feature that helps ensure less manual intervention.""The most valuable feature of Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is the training."

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"Overall, the performance is good.""What's most valuable in Skyhigh Security is its level of security. Another valuable feature of the solution is threat analysis.""The product has a very high rating from reviewers. It's a well-respected product.""It's an easy-to-use product.""The most valuable features of MVISION Cloud are the automatic reports and modification incidents.""It is easy to configure rules.""What I found most valuable in Skyhigh Security is its stability. The solution also has good KB articles that make it simple for users to do the deployment of Skyhigh Security themselves, without the need for integrators.""The feature I like best about Skyhigh Security is its wide range of product support. For example, my company had NetApp storage running, and Skyhigh Security has on-premises NetApp storage support, which isn't available in other solutions. Skyhigh Security also has a better filtering feature versus the filtering feature in other solutions."

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Cons
"From my own perspective, they just need a product that is tailored to micro-segmentation so I can configure rules for multiple systems at once and manage it.""Consistency is the area where the most improvement is needed. For example, there are some areas where the UI is not uniform across the board.""Another thing that could be improved was that they could recommend processes on how to react to alerts, or recommend best practices based on how other organizations do things if they receive an alert about XYZ.""The overview provides you with good information, but if you want more details, there is a lot more customization to do, which requires knowledge of the other supporting solutions.""Azure is a complex solution. You have so many moving parts.""If a customer is already using Okta as an SSO in its entire environment, they will want to continue with it. But Security Center doesn't understand that and keeps making recommendations. It would help if it let us resolve a recommendation, even if it is not implemented.""I would suggest building a single product that addresses endpoint server protection, attack surface, and everything else in one solution. That is the main disadvantage with the product. If we are incorporating some features, we end up in a situation where this solution is for the server, and that one is for the client, or this is for identity, and that is for our application. They're not bundling it. Commercially, we can charge for different licenses, but on the implementation side, it's tough to help our end-customer understand which product they're getting.""They could always work to make the pricing a bit lower."

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"The reporting dashboard responds slowly, which leads to late report compilation.""In Dome9, there should be a policy validation option where we can validate the policy before we push it into production.""Check Point's support, customer service, SLAs, and schedules can be improved a little.""Integration could be improved.""The entire system is complicated, and the setup process may not cater to the company's demands.""Almost all features are good, however, they still require improvements to the code security portion on which integration with the major source code repository is required.""Reporting should have more options.""The tool has a lot of potential, but today, it lacks a lot of Scripts/Bots for Azure."

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"The solution is hard to configure, our team does not have specific training requirements for McAfee making it difficult.""There isn't really any aspect that is lacking.""McAfee needs to add more products that could be managed from the cloud.""You have to have some kind of background with cloud-based security, like working with different providers and how to make instances in the clouds and that kind of stuff - including cloud, networking cloud, cloud application development, anything like that is a requirement to be in the CASB space.""MVISION Cloud is not well known and there should be more information about the solution. There could be integration to local applications.""Skyhigh Security, as a product, is excellent, but in terms of the right services and support, those are lagging very much, for example, in Trellix. From one hundred, its score has gone down to ten, so ten out of one hundred, otherwise, it's the number one product.""One thing that can be improved is their ability to integrate with other web proxies to discover unsanctioned IP apps.""One area for improvement I've seen in Skyhigh Security is that it lacks support for unsanctioned applications, where customers have their applications. Those applications do not come from Microsoft or other popular vendors. For example, Microsoft has support for Teams and it has support for OneDrive, but it doesn't have support for custom applications built by customers. Customers have internal teams building and publishing applications to the external world, but Skyhigh Security doesn't have support for those applications, and this is the main problem I've seen. The solution only supports a pool of applications that are from Microsoft and other major SaaS vendors. McAfee doesn't provide support for custom applications, compared to other vendors who provide it. For example, Bitglass and Netskope both have support for custom applications. Another area for improvement in Skyhigh Security is that its API support is a little weak. I also have not seen a strong integration between the solution and other McAfee products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower."
  • "This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices."
  • "Security Center charges $15 per resource for any workload that you onboard into it. They charge per VM or per data-base server or per application. It's not like Microsoft 365 licensing, where there are levels like E3 and E5. Security Center is pretty straightforward."
  • "There is a helpful cost-reducing option that allows you to integrate production subscriptions with non-production subscriptions."
  • "Its pricing is a little bit high in terms of Azure Security Center, but the good thing is that we don't need to maintain and deploy it. So, while the pricing is high, it is native to Azure which is why we prefer using this tool."
  • "I am not involved in this area. However, I believe its price is okay because even small customers are using Azure Security Center. I don't think it is very expensive."
  • "The cost of the license is based on the subscriptions that you have."
  • "Although I am outside of the discussion on budget and costing, I can say that the importance of security provided by this solution is of such importance that whatever the cost is, it is not a factor."
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  • "The pricing is tremendous and super cheap. It is shockingly cheap for what you get out of it. I am happy with that. I hope that doesn't get reported back and they increase the prices. I love the pricing and the licensing makes sense. It is just assets: The more stuff that you have, the more you pay."
  • "Licensing and costs are straightforward, as they have a baseline of 100 workloads within one license and no additional charges."
  • "The license for CloudGuard Posture Management is about $80 a year, and it's based on your cloud footprint, not the number of users. So you could have a million users, and it doesn't matter."
  • "From a pricing perspective, they are pretty expensive."
  • "In the beginning, the price of Dome9 was cheap, whereas now it is not."
  • "Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is always known as a good solution but an expensive one. When you're using Cisco, Check Point, or Palo Alto, you know that you will pay more, but you know that it will work."
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  • "This is an expensive product, but you have to compare that with other solutions that are on the market."
  • "This is an expensive product, although it is made for larger enterprises and not for small organizations."
  • "The price of the solution is good and we pay an annual license."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution and it is paid annually. The price is reasonable."
  • "It's an expensive solution."
  • "Pricing for Skyhigh Security is fine."
  • "Commercially, I find Skyhigh Security a little costlier, compared to other products such as SentinelOne or Cybereason which are really novelty products. I'm not comparing Skyhigh Security with Trend Micro, but with other products, in particular the new, next-generation products. The price for Skyhigh Security is high in terms of value and ROI. I would rate the product price combined with product efficacy a six out of ten."
  • "Pricing for Skyhigh Security is okay, though there's always a scope for price improvements. Its pricing is okay compared to other products because other products have very expensive licensing costs. Along with the licensing, support is also provided for Skyhigh Security, so pricing is reasonable, but if there's proactive or better support, that will justify the pricing. I haven't interacted with the Skyhigh Security technical support team yet, so I'd give pricing a four out of five rating for now."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Azure Security Center is very easy to use, integrates well, and gives very good visibility on what is happening across… more »
    Top Answer:The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.
    Top Answer:This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices. There is a price calculator… more »
    Top Answer:This solution has saved the company from unnecessary data loss that occurs due to cyber attacks.
    Top Answer:The setup cost is high, however, the pricing terms vary based on the size of an organization.
    Top Answer:There is no full support for bot management, and the company can work on that to enhance faster service delivery and… more »
    Top Answer:The feature I like best about Skyhigh Security is its wide range of product support. For example, my company had NetApp… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing for Skyhigh Security is okay, though there's always a scope for price improvements. Its pricing is okay compared… more »
    Top Answer:An area for improvement in Skyhigh Security is its UI. It needs to be enhanced and made more user-friendly. Right now… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Microsoft Azure Security Center, Azure Security Center, Microsoft ASC, Azure Defender
    Dome9
    McAfee MVISION Cloud, McAfee MVISION Unified Cloud Edge, McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee MVISION CNAPP, and Skyhigh Networks
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Cloud protects your Azure and hybrid resources. Microsoft uses a wide variety of physical, infrastructure, and operational controls to help secure Azure—but there are additional actions you need to take to help safeguard your workloads. Turn on Azure Security Center to strengthen your cloud security posture. Within Azure Security Center, use Azure Defender to protect your hybrid cloud workloads. With Azure Security Center, you can:

    - Assess and visualize the security state of your resources in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds with Azure Secure Score

    - Simplify enterprise compliance and view your compliance against regulatory requirements

    - Protect all your hybrid cloud workloads with Azure Defender, which is integrated with Security Center

    - Use AI and automation to cut through false alarms, quickly identify threats, and streamline threat investigation

    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 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:

    • Network security
    • Application protection
    • Workload protection
    • Posture management
    • Cloud intelligence

    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:

    • Support cloud native environments: Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management provides cloud security and compliance posture management for cloud-native environments, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and Kubernetes.
    • Visibility across your entire cloud infrastructure: The solution’s powerful network and asset visualization, including network topology and firewalls, allow you to discover any vulnerabilities, compromised workloads, open ports, or misconfigurations in real time.
    • Custom rules and restrictions: With Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management you can quickly create custom rules with unique restrictions and governance practices using the solution’s Governance Specification Language (GSL), which supports seamless auto deployment for all types of programming languages.
    • Protection against compromised credentials and identity theft in the Cloud: Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management offers better protection and control over IAM users and roles, allowing administrators to easily manage granular permissions across entire cloud environments.
    • Manage posture everywhere across multi-cloud environments: By implementing the solution, you can manage the security and compliance of your public cloud environments at any scale. Additionally, the solution requires no software installation and no agents to manage. All you need to do is specify policies once across multiple clouds, and the system uses underlying cloud controls to implement the policy on each cloud.

    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."

    Skyhigh Security protects organizations with cloud-based Zero Trust security solutions that are both data-aware and simple to use. Skyhigh’s Security Service Edge portfolio goes beyond data access and focuses on data use, allowing organizations to collaborate from any device and from anywhere without sacrificing security, while providing the visibility and control required to monitor and mitigate security risks.

    The Skyhigh Security Service Edge portfolio includes Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway, Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Broker, Skyhigh Private Access, and Skyhigh Cloud Native Application Protection Platform. All solutions form a fully converged, consolidated platform, and are managed from the same single console.

    • Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Broker protects data and stops threats in the cloud across SaaS, and PaaS, and IaaS environments from a single, cloud-native enforcement point. It enables organizations to accelerate their business by giving them visibility and control over their data in the cloud and protection from threats with a frictionless deployment model.
    • Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway connects and secures your workforce from malicious websites and cloud apps from anywhere, any application, and any device. It protects users from threats and data loss with integrated Remote Browser Isolation, Cloud Access Security Broker and Data Loss Prevention capabilities while providing the ability to access the web and cloud.
    • Skyhigh Private Access is the data centric Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution that provides integrated Data Loss Prevention scanning and seamless Remote Browser Isolation integration for robust data protection, using Zero Trust principles. Apply a unified policy across web, SaaS, and private apps.
    • Skyhigh Cloud Native Application Protection Platform is the industry’s first platform to extend Cloud Access Security Broker, bringing application and data context to converge Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) with IaaS Data Loss Prevention for IaaS public clouds. Skyhigh CNAPP provides consistent data protection, threat prevention, governance, and compliance throughout the cloud-native application development lifecycle.

    Skyhigh Security Benefits

    • Modern Data Protection. Extensible data protection policies to determine what can be accessed, shared, and how it can be used.
    • Zero Trust for the Cloud. Extend zero trust to the cloud ensuring that your sensitive data is accessed, shared, and stored appropriately.
    • Actionable Insights. Unified view of data and risk, regardless of where and how the policy is enforced.

    Skyhigh Security Features

    • 99.999% Uptime. Connects users seamlessly and without disruption through Hyperscale Service Edge with cloud-native web security that operates with ultra-low latency and 99.999% uptime.
    • Remote Browser Isolation. Prevents threats of a web page from reaching endpoints with intelligent, multi-layer remote browser isolation technology that provides secure web browsing through robust machine learning analysis on real-time telemetry.
    • Cloud Registry. The world’s largest and most accurate registry of cloud services based on a customizable 261-point risk assessment to support risk-aware cloud governance.
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Consumer Goods Company12%
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    Retailer6%
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    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Security Firm14%
    Computer Software Company10%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Healthcare Company23%
    Pharma/Biotech Company15%
    Transportation Company12%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Midsize Enterprise11%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
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    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management vs. Skyhigh Security
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management vs. Skyhigh Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is ranked 3rd in Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) with 21 reviews while Skyhigh Security is ranked 5th in Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) with 14 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is rated 8.6, while Skyhigh Security is rated 8.6. 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 Skyhigh Security writes "Has good KB articles that make it simple for users to do the deployment themselves". Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Amazon GuardDuty, Qualys VM, Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform and Wiz, whereas Skyhigh Security is most compared with Netskope CASB, Zscaler Internet Access, McAfee Web Gateway, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps and Forcepoint CASB. See our Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management vs. Skyhigh Security report.

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