"Threat detection is its key feature, and that's why we use this tool. It gives an alert if a PC is attacked or there is any kind of anomaly, such as there is a spike in sending emails or we see an unauthorized website being accessed. So, it keeps us on our toes. We get to know that there is something wrong, and we can isolate the user and find any issues with it. So, threat detection is very robust in this tool."
"There are a lot of features with benefits, including discovery, investigation, and putting controls around things. You can't say that you like the investigation part but not the discovery. Everything is correlated; that's how the tool works."
"If your business requirements are relatively simple, it can get the job done."
"The general usability of the solution is very straightforward."
"The feature that helps us in detecting the sensitive information being shared has been very useful. In addition, the feature that allows MCAS to apply policies with SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive is being used predominantly."
"It's very easy to install and it includes the Intune portal from Microsoft where I can control all the devices from one place."
"I like the web GUI/the management interface. I also like the security of Microsoft. As compared to other manufacturers, it's less complex and easy to understand and work with."
"It is very easy to use, which is what we look for in these types of solutions."
"One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and, obviously, at the device level. There's just a wealth of information that you can pull from all of these products that are part of SecureX. You know exactly if you have an issue or not."
"The forensics are amazing because when you have enrichment, and the solutions talk with each other, when you need it, you have the ability to know everything in the organization: when, why, whatever."
"SecureX enables us to have all the threat intelligence and threat event data in one place."
"SecureX takes all the separate pieces of security within your company, adds in intelligence from different sites and services on the internet, and makes them work together."
"Using SecureX, a tool provided by Cisco, we can easily integrate it with many of our other Cisco products such as Cisco ISE and many networking devices."
"The automation and orchestration tools are the most valuable features."
"I like that I don't have to jump around to five different products and log into five different places to view the data that it returns."
"The ability to create firewalls online has been most valuable including the ability to create rules."
"The most valuable features of Splunk Phantom are the easy integration with other solutions, including other Splunk solutions. The most important playbooks we need on a market come already on the Frontend. However, nowadays, Splunk changed its name, it's not Frontend anymore, it's Splunk Store. This is a very strong point."
"I'm just a beginner on the solution and it's pretty easy for me to use."
"I like the integration capabilities of Phantom. It has a lot of integrations with other products. Its searching methodologies are also good. It is also easy to understand and easy to create playbooks."
"The customization continues to be excellent."
"I have found all the security automation platform features of Splunk Phantom to be good. The Automation playbook development is highly useful."
"The automation part of the product is great."
"So far, the interface is very easy to use."
"The most valuable feature of Splunk Phantom that stands out is it has a great SOAR. The automation and orchestration module is highly mature. A lot of use cases are on user entity and behavioral analytics (UEBA), which is artificial intelligence and machine learning-based (AIML)."
"There are some features, such as user navigation content filtering, that are disabled by default, and it probably makes sense to enable them by default."
"The response time could be better. It will be helpful if the alerts are even more proactive and we can see more data. Currently, the data is a little bit weak. It is not complete. I can't just see it and completely know which user or which device it is. It takes some effort and time on my part to investigate and isolate a user. It would be great if it is more user-friendly or easy for people to understand."
"I believe it's only set to be integrated with Microsoft Defender for identity and identity protection. I would like to see it available for use with something like Office 365 Defender. I don't think it's integrated with that yet."
"I want them to enhance in-session policy."
"There are challenges with detection and there are challenges with false-positive rates."
"The integration with macOS operating systems needs to be better."
"Sometimes the support is actually lacking."
"They should continue integration with all other Microsoft security-related products. The integration with all the other products is still ongoing."
"For us, the biggest sticking point is that the product is not being designed for multi-tenancy use at present, from an MSP perspective."
"The automation and orchestration could be simpler. It could be that all the other parts are that easy to use so that these stick out as a negative, but that's the trickiest part for us. The workflows within the orchestration are just a bit more difficult."
"I'm not sure that I would call it a bug, but sometimes the solution is a little slow."
"The documentation can be improved and the on-prem integration. The set of applications that it was integrated with wasn't comprehensive."
"If they could make the Cisco Umbrella piece a little bit more advanced or easier to manage, that would help. We use it for filtering and when you compare it to a normal content filter, it lacks some functionality."
"what's missing right now is the multi-tenant capability."
"Remediation stuff could be integrated into the product's automation."
"They could put in more third-party [integrations]... also more playbooks, out-of-the-box, for automation [would be helpful]."
"The Splunk Phantom platform was not designed specifically for case management which is why this area needs improvement."
"I haven't used it fully, but based on my usage, I could not find simulation tools and features. It currently lacks simulation features, which are important for me for creating a playbook. It is also very expensive for my region."
"We've had trouble implementing the solution with Microsoft products. There seems to be an integration gap."
"The scalability could be better."
"It would be ideal if we could automate processes even more."
"Splunk Phantom has room to improve its offering for small-sized customers. The price is not fair for smaller-sized customers."
"In the beginning, we couldn't find any specific documents for every function. It wasn't easy to navigate to what we needed."
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a cloud access security broker (CASB) that provides multifunction visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics. With Microsoft Cloud App Security, you can:
- Manage, control, and audit apps to streamline cloud access security
- Mange your access to resources to discover shadow IT and understand your digital information estate
- Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on all the access points that touch your environment
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Cisco SecureX is an integrated security platform that connects the breadth of Cisco's integrated security portfolio and the customer's infrastructure to create a consistent experience. The solution unifies visibility, enables automation, and strengthens your security across network, endpoints, cloud, and applications. Cisco SecureX is embedded within every Cisco Security product and supports integrations with SIEM and SOAR, so customers will not need to replace any solution or worry about layering on new technology.
Cisco SecureX Features
Cisco SecureX has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Cisco SecureX Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Cisco SecureX include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Cisco SecureX users.
PeerSpot user Wouter H., Technical Team Lead Network & Security at Missing Piece BV, shares several reasons why he thinks the solution is fantastic. In his opinion, “SecureX takes all the separate pieces of security within your company, adds in intelligence from different sites and services on the internet, and makes them work together. If an email is received on a machine and malware is being executed, it can be put into lockdown mode. The fact that you can have a single solution that combines endpoint intelligence with email intelligence, firewalls, and publicly available intelligence is really helpful. Also, SecureX provides us with contextual awareness throughout our security ecosystem. Before SecureX, things that were not possible, or that would take days, now literally take seconds to find out.
Michal S., Infrastructure Engineer at a media company, says, “SecureX provides many measurements and has a really good dashboard. Working with it you are able to see things very clearly and you have every detail on a single display. That saves us money and time.” He also adds, “It brings all our data into a central point. It also shows us many data connections between many of our environments. SecureX gives you really good information about potential risks. You are able to find the source of a risk, a potential risk from a user or a machine.”
Blair A., Technology Director at Shawnee Heights USD #450, explains, "One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and, obviously, at the device level. There's just a wealth of information that you can pull from all of these products that are part of SecureX. You know exactly if you have an issue or not."
Phantom enables teams to work smarter by executing automated actions across their security
infrastructure in seconds, versus hours or more if
performed manually. Teams can codify workflows
into Phantom’s automated playbooks using the visual
editor (no coding required) or the integrated Python
development environment. By offloading these
repetitive tasks, teams can focus their attention on
making the most mission-critical decisions.
Phantom is the connective tissue that lets existing security tools work better together. By connecting and coordinating complex workflows across the SOC’s team and tools, Phantom ensures that each part of the SOC’s layered defense is actively participating in a unified defense strategy. Powerful abstraction allows teams to focus on what they need to accomplish, while the platform translates that into tool-specific actions.
Phantom helps security teams investigate and respond to threats faster. Using Phantom’s automated detection, investigation, and response capabilities, teams can execute response actions at machine speed, reduce malware dwell time and lower their overall mean time to resolve (MTTR). And now with Phantom on Splunk Mobile, analysts can use their mobile device to respond to security incidents while on-the-go. Phantom’s event and case management functionality can further streamline security operations. Case-related data and activity are easily accessible from one central repository. It’s easy to chat with other team members about an event or case, and assign events and tasks to the appropriate team member.
Cisco SecureX is ranked 5th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 8 reviews while Splunk Phantom is ranked 3rd in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 8 reviews. Cisco SecureX is rated 8.8, while Splunk Phantom is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco SecureX writes "Combines multiple sources of security intelligence, making it easy to correlate events in our environment with those outside of it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Phantom writes "Very stable with a straightforward setup and good performance". Cisco SecureX is most compared with Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiSOAR, Microsoft 365 Defender, Trend Micro XDR and Microsoft Defender for Cloud, whereas Splunk Phantom is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR, ServiceNow Security Operations, IBM Resilient, Fortinet FortiSOAR and Siemplify.
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