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  • "One thing we're very pleased about is how the licensing model for Prisma is based on work resources. You buy a certain amount of work resources and then, as they enable new capabilities within Prisma, it just takes those work resource units and applies them to new features. This enables us to test and use the new features without having to go back and ask for and procure a whole new product, which could require going through weeks, and maybe months, of a procurement process."
  • "The pricing and the licensing are both very fair... The biggest advice I would give in terms of costs would be to try to understand what the growth is going to look like. That's really been our biggest struggle, that we don't have an idea of what our future growth is going to be on the platform. We go from X number of licenses to Y number of licenses without a plan on how we're going to get from A to B, and a lot of that comes as a bit of a surprise. It can make budgeting a real challenge for it."
  • "From my exposure so far, they have been really flexible on whatever your current state is, with a view to what the future state might be. There's no hard sell. They "get" the journey that you're on, and they're trying to help you embrace cloud security, governance, and compliance as you go."
  • "If a competitor came along and said, "We'll give you half the price," that doesn't necessarily mean that's the right answer, at all. We wouldn't necessarily entertain it that way. Does it do what we need it to do? Does it work with the things that we want it to work with? That is the important part for us. Pricing wasn't the big consideration it might be in some organizations. We spend millions on public cloud. In that context, it would not make sense to worry about the small price differences that you get between the products."
  • "The pricing and licensing are expensive compared to the other offerings that we considered."
  • "I don't know a better way to do it, but their licensing is a little confusing. That's due to the breadth of different types of technologies they are trying to cover. The way you license depends on where you're securing. When they were Twistlock it was a simple licensing scheme and you could tell what you were doing. Now that they've changed that scheme with Palo Alto, it is quite confusing. It's very difficult to predict what your costs are going to be as you try to expand coverage."
  • "The pricing is good. They gave us some good discounts right at the end of the year based on the value that it brings, visibility, and the ability to build in cloud, compliance, and security within one dashboard."
  • "The licensing cost is a bit high on the compute side."
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    Also Known As
    CloudPassage Halo
    Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud, Prisma Public Cloud, RedLock Cloud 360, RedLock, Twistlock, Aporeto
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    Overview

    CloudPassage Halo is an agile security and compliance platform that works in any cloud infrastructure: public, private or hybrid. The platform is unique because it provides continuous visibility and enforcement delivered as a service, so it’s on-demand, fast to deploy, fully automated and works at any scale.

    The CloudPassage platform delivers a comprehensive set of security and compliance features, so you don’t have pay for and manage point solutions that often don’t integrate well with each other. Hundreds of companies use CloudPassage as a strategy to take full advantage of the business benefits of their cloud investments, with the confidence that critical business assets are protected. Using CloudPassage, security organizations achieve 6 critical control objectives with a platform that is flexible, fast and scalable:

    Visibility: Immediate, consistent, continuous knowledge of what assets exist, where they reside, and what they’re doing.

    Strong Access Control: Strong, layered controls enabling authorized access & denial of resources to unauthorized entities.

    Vulnerability Management: Continuous detection & elimination of issues that create exploitable points of weakness.

    Data Protection: Assurance that critical data is encrypted & used appropriately by authorized entities while in motion or at rest.

    Compromise Management: Capabilities that enable detection & response to malicious or accidental compromise of resources.

    Operational Automation: Day-to-day management of technologies & processes that ensure security & compliance.

    Prisma Cloud is a comprehensive cloud-native security platform (CNSP) that provides security and compliance coverage for infrastructure, applications, data, and all cloud-native technology stacks throughout the development lifecycle. Prisma Cloud safeguards cloud operations across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, all from a single, unified solution, using a combination of cloud service provider APIs and a unified agent framework.

    The move to the cloud has changed all aspects of the application development lifecycle, with security being foremost among them. Security and DevOps teams face a growing number of entities to secure as organizations adopt cloud-native approaches. Constantly changing environments challenge developers to build and deploy at a rapid pace without compromising on security. Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks delivers complete security and compliance coverage across the development lifecycle on any cloud environment, enabling you to develop cloud-native applications with confidence.

    Prisma Cloud Features

    Prisma Cloud offers comprehensive security coverage in all areas of the cloud development lifecycle:

    • Code security: Protect configurations, scan code before it enters production, and integrate with other tools.

    • Security posture management: Monitor posture, identify and remove threats, and provide compliance across public clouds.

    • Workload protection: Secure hosts and containers across the application lifecycle.

    • Network security: Gain network visibility and enforce micro segmentation.

    • Identity security: Enforce permissions and secure identities across clouds.

    Benefits of Prisma Cloud

    • Unified management: All users use the same dashboards built via shared onboarding, allowing cloud security to be addressed from a single agent framework.

    • High-speed onboarding: Multiple cloud accounts and users are onboarded within seconds, rapidly activating integrated security capabilities.

    • Multiple integration options: Prisma Cloud can integrate with widely used IDE, SCM, and CI/CD workflows early in development, enabling users to identify and fix vulnerabilities and compliance issues before they enter production. Prisma Cloud supports all major workflows, automation frameworks, and third-party tools.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Prisma Cloud stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its integration capabilities, as well as its visibility, which makes it very easy for users to get a full picture of the cloud environment.

    Alex J., an information security manager at Cobalt.io, writes, “Prisma Cloud has enabled us to take a very strong preventive approach to cloud security. One of the hardest things with cloud is getting visibility into workloads. With Prisma Cloud, you can go in and get that visibility, then set up policies to alert on risky behavior, e.g., if there are security groups or firewall ports open up. So, it is very helpful in preventing configuration errors in the cloud by having visibility. If there are issues, then you can find them and fix them.”

    Luke L., a cloud security specialist for a financial services firm, writes, “You can also integrate with Amazon Managed Services. You can also get a snapshot in time, whether that's over a 24-hour period, seven days, or a month, to determine what the estate might look like at a certain point in time and generate reports from that for vulnerability management forums.”

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    Sample Customers
    Citrix
    Amgen, Genpact, Western Asset, Zipongo, Proofpoint, NerdWallet, Axfood, 21st Century Fox, Veeva Systems, Reinsurance Group of America
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Media Company6%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, Morphisec and others in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms). Updated: June 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    CloudPassage is ranked 26th in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) while Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 1st in CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms) with 16 reviews. CloudPassage is rated 0.0, while Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks writes "Gives me a holistic view of cloud security across multiple clouds or multiple cloud workloads within one cloud provider". CloudPassage is most compared with Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform and Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration, whereas Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Aqua Security, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, Snyk and Wiz.

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