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We performed a comparison between Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration and Cisco Secure Workload based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"For Threat Prevention, I was impressed with this feature and the solution's effectiveness. It has been very good.""Its total protection has been the greatest aspect since it completely protects all the mail from the cloud.""Check Point's technical support is very good.""Based on domain and URL reputation, it will allow traffic to flow.""We are able to protect sensitive business data and maintain regulatory compliance with advanced data leak prevention (DLP).""Its analysis or emulation in the review of each file using the cloud and Check Point helps make each interaction via email more secure.""Its characteristics are adapted to the most modern threats.""The stuff that it's picking up and blocking and stopping from coming into our environment has been fantastic."

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"Secure Workload's best feature is that it's an end-to-end offering from Cisco.""It's stable.""The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network."

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"Check Point has to continue refining the intelligence engine to minimize the number of false positives.""Cloud Guard would be a complete solution if Check Point added a comprehensive data loss solution that included capabilities such as bulk data transfer detection.""Check Point Infinity Portal sometimes feels a bit slow, and there are performance issues that should be easy to fix.""We are unable to export the reports from the dashboard, and if it is possible to do then it is not intuitive.""Support can be a bit quicker in helping the customer.""They could help us be integrating features with solutions from third parties.""A phishing simulator would be helpful as a user training module.""They could continue to offer more stringent security policy measures for threat point management."

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"The integration could be better, especially with different types of solutions.""The multi-tenancy, redundancy, backup and restore functionalities, as well as the monitoring aspects of the solution, need improvement. The solution offers virtually no enterprise-grade possibility for monitoring.""Secure Workload is a little complicated to use, and the dashboard isn't intuitive, so it takes a while to learn how to use it."

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  • "I'm in this business as a system integrator, so I need to suggest Check Point to some customers who are comparing products. I sell Check Point, Fortinet, and Palo Alto solutions. In terms of licensing, this solution is quite competitive but very costly. For someone looking at security as a primary concern, they should only invest in Check Point. For a customer who is looking at security combined with pricing, Check Point might not be the core solution for them. In today's market, customers are looking for effective security with efficient pricing, and Check Point is not suitable for these types of customers."
  • "This is a very good product if you are on the cloud, but the price is a little more expensive."
  • "Cost is the main concern that every customer takes into consideration, and Check Point always negotiates a price that is affordable."
  • "Reasonable cost, quick and easy implementation, and transparent."
  • "Check Point is more expensive. That's the honest truth. So far, it's a good value for the money."
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  • "The cost for the hardware is around 300k."
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    Top Answer:It is important to have a partner to request help in order to review your business requirements.
    Top Answer:The company desires to protect the current email tool, in this case, Microsoft, and its collaboration products such as One Drive and Sharepoint. We wanted to avoid malware, phishing, and spam, among… more »
    Top Answer:I'm in pre-sales. I have no technical complaints in regard to the product. The integration could be better, especially with different types of solutions.
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    Also Known As
    Check Point Harmony Email & Office, Check Point CloudGuard, Check Point CloudGuard SaaS
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    Check Point Harmony Email and Office is a cloud-based software offering complete protection to stop malware attacks through emails. The software is designed to provide protection for organizations using Office 365, G Suite, Google Workspace, and all other collaboration and file-sharing apps. Access permissions can be granted and custom policies can be defined for any user of choice.

    Check Point Harmony Email and Office identifies and blocks advanced malware, phishing, and ransomware attacks in real time before they reach the user’s inbox. In turn, this also helps protect sensitive business data from breaches. Harmony Email and Office was the first solution to implement machine learning, API, and AI for email security, and will ultimately prevent any attempts at account takeover via agentless multi-factor authentication.

    What is Complete Protection?

    Check Point Harmony Email and Office offers a superior catch rate for collaboration apps and cloud email with their API-based solution that detects attacks that other solutions miss, including account takeover, supply chain attacks, ransomware, and BEC. The complete protection offers:

    • Malware Protection - Recognized by NSS Labs as “most effective in breach prevention,” the solution leverages technologies to bring clean files to users within 1.5 seconds. In addition, enterprises can be safer as the solution prevents malicious messages and files from reaching the user’s inbox.
    • Data Leakage Protection - Any confidential or sensitive information will be marked and have a classified suffix added to the end of the message or file to help keep those materials safe. Those files are encrypted, and the user will be alerted to any attempted breach of those messages.
    • Phishing Protection - Before advanced phishing attacks reach the end user, Harmony Email and Office detects and blocks them, including outbound, inbound, and internal communications.
    • Account Takeover Protection - After a user connects their cloud app, the solution captures the user's history and creates a profile and a custom threat profile. In the event of a suspected account takeover, threat intelligence is leveraged through millions of Check Point-secured gateways and endpoints and is blocked.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Check Point Harmony Email and Office offers a revolutionary prevention solution to stop malware attacks through emails. Users particularly like its visibility and the ability to protect sensitive business data.

    David U., a CISO at IMC companies, notes, "It provides visibility of events, what's going on with the environment, what we're missing with our other solution, and the user behavior."

    Mantu S., a senior technology architect at Incedo Inc., writes, "We are able to protect sensitive business data and maintain regulatory compliance with advanced data leak prevention (DLP)."

    Cisco Secure Workload is a cloud and data security solution that offers a zero-trust policy of keeping an organization’s application workloads safe and secure throughout the entire on-premise and cloud data center ecosystems.

    Cisco Secure Workload will consistently provide protection by discovering workload process anomalies, stopping threats immediately, minimizing the risk threat surface, and aborting any lateral movement.

    Today’s ecosystems are very elastic, and in the application-focused dynamic of today’s aggressive marketplace, Cisco Secure Workload delivers a robust security solution that works effectively with today’s most popular applications. The solution uniquely surrounds each and every workload to ensure organizations are able to keep their data, network, and applications safe and secure at all times. Cisco Secure Workload ensures that enterprise organizations can maintain secure applications by consistently building firewalls around every workload level throughout the entire ecosystem. The solution can manage applications that are deployed on containers, virtual machines, or bare-metal servers.

    Cisco Secure workload is able to meet an organization's busy needs and offers flexible options such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and on-premises options. Using the Secure Workload SaaS options, users receive all the benefits of Cisco Secure Workload protection without the hassle of having to deploy and maintain the platform on premises. Users are responsible for acquiring the necessary software licensing and deploying software agents. Using SaaS, Secure Workload runs in the cloud and is operated and maintained by Cisco. This option offers the ability to scale easily and is a popular choice for SaaS-first and SaaS-only clients. Many organizations find they get the best TCO and achieve the best productivity and profitability using the SaaS options.

    When choosing on-premises options, organizations choose between hardware-based appliance models (large or small form factors). Platform selection is dependent on scalability goals, the desired fidelity level of flow telemetry, and the actual number of workloads. When a user chooses to configure Cisco Secure Workload for a conversation-only flow telemetry for all workloads, each platform has the capability to scale up vertically twice the default platform scale. Additionally, with Secure Workload, it is possible for the platform to be scaled horizontally in order to satisfy the demands of extra large widely distributed enterprise environments using federation capabilities.

    Cisco Secure Workload also provides a robust disaster recovery (DR) tool, which helps to make it a complete, comprehensive solution. The DR allows for continuous restore and backup capabilities that enable users to quickly remediate operations and data to a standby cluster in the event of a drastic failure or disaster.

    Reviews from Real Users

    The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network. Other valuable features include vast support for annotations, flexible user applications, machine learning, automatic classification, and hierarchical policies.” - CTO at a tech vendor

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    Sample Customers
    Helvetia, Denham Capital, Daymark Solutions, Neopharm Group
    ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Security Firm10%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Comms Service Provider57%
    Media Company14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration is ranked 5th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) with 17 reviews while Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 13th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) with 3 reviews. Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration is rated 8.6, while Cisco Secure Workload is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration writes "Has efficient, effective security features, but the solution is costly ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "User-friendly with a good UI and helpful support". Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management and Microsoft Defender for Office 365, whereas Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with Guardicore Centra, VMware NSX, Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Nutanix Flow Network Security.

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