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Cisco Defense Orchestrator vs. Skybox Security Suite
July 2022
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the Intrusion prevention.""Cisco Defense Orchestrator has useful guides for the steps that need to follow by users.""With Cisco Defense Orchestrator, we can manage the complete Cisco Security solution. It provides a simple and centralized way to manage all products."

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"The most valuable features of Skybox Security Suite are all the modules that are provided, such as vulnerability assessments and network, and firewall assessments.""Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.""The features that I have found most valuable with Skybox Security Suite, and this is because I work on the security side, are the firewall assurance, the change manager and the vulnerability control. These three features are the most impressive from Skybox Security.""It's very supportive and very user-friendly.""It can be integrated with a vulnerability management solution. When a client comes, apart from pitching network and firewall change management, we are recommending having vulnerability management. So, rather than just having the audit of the firewall, they can integrate it with their vulnerability management solution, which could be Rapid7, Qualys, or any other solution. This provides them the most value out of the platform. That is the way we are approaching our customer base.""It has a good policy management feature and can provide customers with good quality outputs.""The most valuable feature is firewall management.""The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface."

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Cons
"They need to work on the user interface. It needs to be improved to make it more user-friendly.""Cisco Defense Orchestrator can improve by providing more support for third-party security components.""They can centralize all products and provide a correlation about an incident and the response. They can also provide an on-premises solution. Currently, Cisco Defense Orchestrator is just for cloud deployments, not for on-premises deployments. Customers have to manage it on the cloud. We are based in Vietnam, and most of the customers here prefer to have on-premises deployments. Customers, especially from banking and government sectors, do not prefer to do anything on the cloud. Some of the small enterprises use the cloud."

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"The price could be cheaper.""There are multiple dashboards but no custom dashboard. It would be good to include a custom dashboard so that we can actually choose which field and what kinds of things we want to look at.""The support could be improved.""The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.""The price is costly, and I hope they can reduce the cost.""The initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team.""The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich.""Skybox should improve their UX features by making them easier to use."

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  • "If you compare to what is available on the market, they are in the same range with respect to pricing."
  • "I work with a lot of clients, and the price or value of the Cisco Defense Orchestrator can vary from one client to another. If you have a lot of Cisco solutions, the price of the Cisco Defense Orchestrator is justified. Whereas if you have some security components from other vendors, such as Check Point or Palo Alto. This solution would be a pretty expensive proposition considering that they don't integrate with them well."
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  • "Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "When compared with other companies, the license is more costly."
  • "I think the price is fair."
  • "Licensing is normally on a yearly basis. There may also be a perpetual license. Normally, the customers ask for a lower price. If you want to sell more, you have to think about it."
  • "Skybox comes with extra licenses and has a change management license. The licenses are expensive, but they come with extra value."
  • "The price of the Skybox Security Suite can be expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the Intrusion prevention.
    Top Answer:If you compare to what is available on the market, they are in the same range with respect to pricing.
    Top Answer:It's a stable solution, but it could always be improved. They need to work on the user interface. It needs to be improved to make it more user-friendly.
    Top Answer:Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.
    Top Answer:The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.
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    Overview

    Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a cloud based policy management solution to drive simple and consistent security policy across multiple Cisco security platforms.

    The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

    Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

    Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

    For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

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    Sample Customers
    Insurance Company of British Columbia, Shawmut
    ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BT, USAID, Delta Dental, EDF Energy, EMC, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company43%
    University14%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Insurance Company4%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Insurance Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Non Profit8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Defense Orchestrator vs. Skybox Security Suite
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Defense Orchestrator vs. Skybox Security Suite and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Defense Orchestrator is ranked 11th in Firewall Security Management with 3 reviews while Skybox Security Suite is ranked 6th in Firewall Security Management with 11 reviews. Cisco Defense Orchestrator is rated 7.6, while Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Defense Orchestrator writes "A simple and centralized way to manage all products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". Cisco Defense Orchestrator is most compared with AlgoSec, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, Tufin, FireMon and Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, whereas Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon, Tenable Nessus and RedSeal. See our Cisco Defense Orchestrator vs. Skybox Security Suite report.

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