Cynet vs Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) (16th), User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) (4th), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (14th), Threat Deception Platforms (3rd), Network Detection and Response (NDR) (4th), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) (9th), Ransomware Protection (5th)
Palo Alto Networks Cortex X...
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) (2nd), SOC as a Service (2nd)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) category, the mindshare of Cynet is 1.5%, down from 1.7% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is 0.6%, up from 0.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Unique Categories:
Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR)
SOC as a Service

Featured Reviews

Cesare Vitali - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 5, 2024
Provides streamlined deployment, intuitive usability, quick response times, high scalability, excellent stability and responsive support making it a comprehensive and reliable cybersecurity option
I like Cynet because, in my experience, it's incredibly fast and intuitive. The interface is exceptionally clear and easy to understand. The most critical function of the product for maintaining our cybersecurity environment is the rapid deployment of policies to the agents. This is particularly crucial considering our diverse workforce, with many employees working remotely or directly at customer sites. Unlike other solutions that might not be as cloud-based or easy to manage, Cynet excels in swiftly and accurately sending policies to the agents. This capability has been immensely valuable, especially during times when our developers are heavily engaged across multiple customer projects. With Cynet, we've experienced minimal issues with agents failing to receive or apply policies, ensuring that our security measures are consistently and promptly implemented across the board.
Waheb Samaraie - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 24, 2023
Helps to enhance cybersecurity but needs improvement in pricing
From the security team's standpoint, the solution has improved our organization's overall cybersecurity The price of the solution could be improved. I have been using the solution for the past three and a half years. I rate the stability of the tool as a ten out of ten. I rate the scalability…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Cynet is light and transparent when downloaded. The product's data aggregation is also valuable since you can see everything you need on a page."
"The visibility it gives is excellent."
"We are very satisfied with the level of performance we get."
"It can be deployed in autonomous mode, and then it automatically blocks malware threats."
"The most valuable aspect of this solution is that it is a complete solution, which makes cyber security very free and almost perfect. There is no such thing as perfect cyber security, but as far as it can go, sign it comes close to being perfect and holistic. Cynet is always comprehensive from the perspective of functionality, as well as from the standpoint that it encompasses not only technology but also processes and people. The triad of people, processes, and technology is crucial and should always be in place. To my knowledge, no other product or platform combines all three components into one, but Cynet does."
"A reliable security system that automatically quarantines anything suspicious."
"The most valuable feature is the monitored support behind it."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the network part of it because most of the endpoint products in XDS products we find Cynet has networking user behavior analysis and network analysis, for the whole team."
"Palo Alto is easy to use."
"It is a scalable solution. I would rate scalability a ten out of ten."
"What I like most about Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is how user-friendly it is for development. It is much simpler to work with compared to similar tools I've used."
"The most valuable feature is its capability to automate responses and collect information for any security event before you even delve into the details. It's a vast product with an active roadmap, so I'm satisfied with it for now. It's very efficient at data collection and correlation."
"The solution provides threat intelligence with EDR."
"The automation part and the playbook creation part are awesome. The way it is responding to the customers and incidents is also very good. In the SOC environment, I guess it will carry out around 50% of the work."
"It is a scalable solution."
"Many different playbooks are available and can be customized."


"There could be more customization options and detailed information provided in the reports."
"We'd like something that makes it easier to manage specific points."
"SIEM - Although with their Centralised Log Management Cynet has created the basis for SIEM functionality, this is to be expanded in the near future."
"There is room for improvement in terms of support. The support should be faster to respond."
"Increased application for SOAR abilities across interconnected devices would be a welcome improvement."
"There are some shortcomings in Cynet's integration capabilities that need improvement."
"Compliance reports need to improve."
"The command line interface could be improved."
"For building automation, there is not a lot of good documentation. The documentation is there, but it is not very good from my perspective. There should be an improvement in this area. I don't see issues with anything else. In terms of new features, I have heard that other products have EBA functionality. It would be good if this functionality could be added."
"The integration could be better. Cortex, for example, does not work with iPhone."
"There should be an on-premise version available for customers to have different choices."
"The user interface could be a bit better."
"Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR lacks to offer SIEM functionalities currently."
"The platform’s setup procedures could be streamlined compared to one of its competitors."
"Corex XSOAR could be improved by reducing the time it takes to process large amounts of data and increasing the number of integrations."
"Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR could improve the Panorama feature. We had to turn it off because it was not working properly."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Cynet is cheap."
"My company's customers have to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs of the solution. Cynet is not expensive."
"It costs 18,000 per year, but we have the whole package with not only Cynet but also the Perception Point for emails. There are also some small security courses for our users."
"Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers."
"The price is very competitive."
"It gives you a high level of protection at a very good price."
"Cynet has a pay-as-you-go pricing model."
"This solution is expensive. I would rate the price as a three out of five when compared to similar products."
"Cortex XSOAR's price could be lower."
"It is approx $10,000 or $20,000 per year for two user licenses."
"There is a perception that it is priced very high compared to other solutions."
"On a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price, I rate the pricing a nine."
"Palo Alto offers significant discounts to customers who purchase the products repeatedly."
"The price of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is comparable to other solutions in the market."
"The solution is a bit on the expensive side."
"The solution is expensive."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company
Comms Service Provider
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

When evaluating User Activity Monitoring, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?
The support team that stands behind the detection and response. Is there adequate expertise and are they behind you 24x7x365? Cynet CyOps has been there for us.
What do you like most about Cynet?
In terms of incident response, Cynet can contain attacks, offer a trial period to customers, and uninstall if not continued. The most valuable aspect is its integration capabilities, covering endpo...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cynet?
I don't have specific information about integration capabilities or licensing costs.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR?
Whether the product is cheap or expensive depends on the company and how much they are willing to spend on security. Nowadays, security is important. The solution is not suitable for small business...
What needs improvement with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR?
The solution is complicated to learn. Customers find it difficult to learn how the solution works. We need professionals to learn and understand how the tool works to expand it further. Our custome...

Also Known As

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Demisto Enterprise, Cortex XSOAR, Demisto



Sample Customers

Meuhedet, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Cellcom Israel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, esri, Cylance, Flatiron Health, Veeva, ADT Cybersecurity
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