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Cisco Secure Workload vs Symantec Data Center Security comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco Secure Workload and Symantec Data Center Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud and Data Center Security solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Secure Workload vs. Symantec Data Center Security report (Updated: October 2022).
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"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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"The console and tools are very user-friendly.""Good file integrity monitoring features."

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"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."

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"The support is very bad. They're not fast at all. Trend Micro's support is much better.""Could have better reporting capabilities and better support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:Other then providing micro segmentation capabilities the dashboard provides all required information in single windows for configured workload. With insight feature we even get… more »
Top Answer:The price is based on how many installation of software sensors you're going to install it on.
Top Answer:Support for all OS as currently they do not support AIX which is normally base OS for any critical Banking Workload  Solution should be able to provide micro Segmentation policy based on process… more »
Top Answer:The console and tools are very user-friendly.
Top Answer:I'd like to see better reporting capabilities and better support. I had the chance to work with Tripwire Solutions and that solution has some added capabilities, not just checking the folders, but the… more »
Top Answer:We use Symantec Data Center Security for SEP — Symantec Endpoint Protection.
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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

Docker containers make it easy to develop, deploy, and deliver applications where containers can be deployed and brought down in a matter of seconds. This flexibility makes it very useful for DevOps to automate deployment of containers. Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides agentless Docker container protection that allows you to achieve the performance benefits of Docker without sacrificing security. Full application control enables administrator privilege de-escalation, patch mitigation, and protection against zero day threats in today's heterogeneous data centers.

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Sample Customers
ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
Small Business22%
Large Enterprise78%
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise73%
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise70%
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Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 7th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 1 review while Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 8th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews. Cisco Secure Workload is rated 8.0, while Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "A solution with a straightforward setup, offering 100% telemetry coverage and good machine learning". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Center Security writes "Great file integrity monitoring features; lacking in reporting capabilities and support". Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with Guardicore Centra, VMware NSX, Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Appgate SDP, whereas Symantec Data Center Security is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Symantec Endpoint Security, VMware NSX, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes and Qualys Container Security.

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