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We performed a comparison between Cisco Secure Workload and vRealize Network Insight based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"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.""Secure Workload's best feature is that it's an end-to-end offering from Cisco.""It's stable."

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"It's a very powerful, very manageable product."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"Support could be much better."

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  • "The cost for the hardware is around 300k."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The price is based on how many installation of software sensors you're going to install it on.
    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.
    Top Answer:We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes.
    Top Answer:The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure. Beyond that, I can't speak to any features that may be lacking. I don't work on the… more »
    Top Answer:From the time that it was available, we've been using it for various reasons and it's been proven quite successful in our virtual portfolio products, especially in the VMware environment. While we… more »
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    Overview

    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

    VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.
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    Sample Customers
    ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
    NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider57%
    Media Company14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government6%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 7th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 3 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 35th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review. Cisco Secure Workload is rated 7.6, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "User-friendly with a good UI and helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Manageable, user-friendly, and easy to set up". Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with Guardicore Centra, VMware NSX, Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft Defender for Cloud, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, ThousandEyes and Splunk.

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