We performed a comparison between Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management and Wiz 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.
"The solution is well integrated with applications. It is easy to maintain and administer."
"I like the easy integration and advanced possibilities. We can implement it at customer sites in a few clicks, but we can also dive deep and drill down to extended features. There's a very good starting point to get into this product and all the features from Defender."
"We can use Defender to block and monitor for security purposes without needing multiple other products to do different tasks."
"There is also one dashboard that shows us the status of many controls at once and the details I can get... It gives a great overview of many areas, such as files, emails, chats, and links. Even with the apps, it gives you a great overview. In one place you can see where you should look into things more deeply..."
"We are able to consolidate licences and make use of many Microsoft products using this solution. If we have any Microsoft customers, we encourage them to use this solution for enterprise defence."
"Microsoft 365 Defender is simple to upgrade."
"The most valuable feature is the DLP because that's where we can have an added data protection layer and extend it not just to emails but to the documents that users are working on. We can make sure that sensitive data is tagged and flagged if unauthorized parties are using it."
"Within advanced threat hunting, the tables that have already been defined by Microsoft are helpful. In the advanced threat hunting tab, there were different tables, and one of the tables was related to device info, device alert, and device events. That was very helpful. Another feature that I liked but didn't have access to was deep analysis."
"Alerts of cloud activity happening across all accounts is helpful."
"The most valuable feature of Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is the training."
"The posture management and remediation features are the most valuable. We use GSL Builder to build custom rules in alignment with our organization's policies. CloudGuard has canned rules using multiple standard frameworks, but we also have additional rules."
"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."
"The control logs offer detailed reports of what happens within the infrastructure."
"The two most valuable features for us are the central firewall administrator and the real-time cloud compliance monitoring."
"It saves time because I can look across the organization. Instead of checking 50 different accounts atomically and spending 15 minutes investigating each, I can spend 15 minutes exploring all 50 accounts. It allows me to quickly look across the org for similar problems when one comes up. That's a huge time saver."
"It has an analytics service that does research for us."
"The product supports out-of-the-box reporting with context about the asset and allows us to perform complex custom queries on UI."
"The vulnerability management modules and the discovery and inventory are the most valuable features. Before using Wiz, it was a very manual process for both. After implementing it, we're able to get all of the analytics into a single platform that gives us visibility across all the systems in our cloud. We're able to correspond and understand what the vulnerability landscape looks like a lot faster."
"Out of all the features, the one item that has been most valuable is the fact that Wiz puts into context all the pieces that create an issue, and applies a particular risk evaluation that helps us prioritize when we need to address a misconfiguration, vulnerability, or any issue that would put our environment into risk."
"The CSPM module has been the most effective. It was easy to deploy and covered all our accounts through APIs, requiring no agents. Wiz provides instant visibility into high-level risks that we need to address."
"The automation roles are essential because we ultimately want to do less work and automate more. The dashboards are easy to read and visually pleasing. You can understand things quickly, which makes it easy for our other teams. The network and infrastructure teams don't know as much about security as we do, so it helps to have a tool that's accessible and nice to look at."
"The solution is very user-friendly."
"What could be improved in Microsoft 365 Defender is its licensing, e.g. it should be more consolidated and would be good if it has some optimizations. Improving the alerts and notifications, in terms of adding more details, would also be good for this solution."
"This solution could be improved if it included features such as those offered by Malwarebytes."
"I'd like to see a wider solution that includes not only desktop devices but also other devices, such as servers, storage cabinets, switching equipment, et cetera."
"The user interface of Microsoft 365 Defender could improve. They could make it simpler."
"The documentation on their website is somewhat outdated and doesn't show properly. I wanted to try a query in Microsoft Defender 365. When I opened the related documentation from the security blog on the Microsoft website, the figures were not showing. It was difficult to understand the article without having the figures. The figures were there in the article, but they were not getting loaded, which made the article obsolete."
"Offboarding latency should be reduced. Even after a device has been successfully offboarded using a particular offboarding script, it still shows up as onboarded."
"There is definitely scope for improvement in the automation area. Because the solution is a SaaS platform, we don't have the overall ability to automate stuff.... There is no direct way to go ahead because it's a SaaS platform."
"The dashboard should be easier to use. There is also improvement needed in the reporting when it comes to exporting or scheduling reports."
"The solution could be improved with a greater analysis of its Microsoft Security score."
"We should be able to migrate the policies more fluidly."
"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."
"It should have some options to activate API calls to the platform in the cloud, another improvement would be that when the rules are colonized and they want to be published."
"Reporting should have more options."
"The security of Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management could improve. There are always new security issues coming out."
"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."
"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."
"We would like to see improvements to executive-level reporting and data reporting in general, which we understand is being rolled out to the platform."
"The reporting isn't that great. They have executive summaries, but it's only a compliance report that maps all current issues to specific controls. Whether you look at one subscription or project, regardless of the size, you will get a multipage report on how the issues in that account map to that control. Our CSO isn't going to read through that. He won't filter that out or show that to his leadership and say, "Here's what we're doing." It isn't a helpful report. They're working on it, but it's a poor executive summary."
"Wiz's reporting capabilities could be refined a bit. They are making headway on that, but more executive-style dashboards would be nice. They just implemented a community aspect where you can share documents and feedback. This was something users had been requesting for a while. They are listening to customer feedback and making changes."
"The only small pain point has been around some of the logging integrations. Some of the complexities of the script integrations aren't supported with some of the more automated infrastructure components. So, it's not as universal. For example, they have great support for cloud formation and other services, but if you're using another type of management utility or governance language for your infrastructure-as-code automation components, it becomes a little bit trickier to navigate that."
"The remediation workflow within the Wiz could be improved."
"We wish there were a way, beyond providing visibility and automated remediation, to wait on a given remediation, due to a critical aspect, such as the cost associated with a particular upgrade... We would like to see preventive controls that can be applied through Wiz to protect against vulnerabilities that we're not going to be able to remediate immediately."
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Microsoft 365 Defender, part of Microsoft’s XDR solution, leverages the Microsoft 365 security portfolio to automatically analyze threat data across domains, building a complete picture of each attack in a single dashboard. With this breadth and depth of clarity defenders can now focus on critical threats and hunt for sophisticated breaches, trusting that the powerful automation in Microsoft 365 Defender detects and stops attacks anywhere in the kill chain and returns the organization to a secure state.
- Reduce signal noise by viewing prioritized incidents in a single dashboard.
- Use the automated investigation capabilities to spend less time on detection and response.
- Take care of routine and complex remediation with Microsoft 365 Defender by auto-healing affected assets.
- Hunt across all your data, leveraging your organizational knowledge with custom queries.
- Develop custom detection and response tools for long-term protection and improved security posture.
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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."
Wiz is reinventing cloud security from the inside out.
We’re on a mission to help organizations effectively reduce risks in their Cloud and Kubernetes environments. Purpose-built for the unique complexities of multi-environment, multi-workload, and multi-project cloud estates, Wiz automatically correlates the critical risk factors to deliver actionable insights that don't waste time.
Wiz connects in minutes using a 100% API-based approach that scans both platform configurations and inside every workload. Our full security stack context surfaces the toxic combinations that show the attackers’ view to a breach. Security and development teams use Wiz workflows to proactively remove risks and prevent them from becoming breaches.
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is ranked 5th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) with 22 reviews while Wiz is ranked 10th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) with 6 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is rated 8.4, while Wiz is rated 9.2. 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 Wiz writes "The dashboards are easy to read and visually pleasing, so you can understand everything quickly". Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, AWS GuardDuty, Qualys VMDR and Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform, whereas Wiz is most compared with Orca Security, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Lacework, Snyk and Aqua Cloud Security Posture Management. See our Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management vs. Wiz report.
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