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We performed a comparison between Guardicore Centra and Symantec Data Center Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"I found the solution to be stable.""The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections.""From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful.""We like the centralized management of the firewalls. Until we installed Guardicore Centra, we managed all our firewalls individually, so making changes was complicated, difficult, and time-consuming.""Guardicore Centra offers the best coverage specifically in backward compatibility with legacy operating systems.""The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall."

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"The console and tools are very user-friendly."

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Cons
"The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow.""In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session.""The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy.""Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow.""Customers would want to see the cost improved.""Supports become difficult when it's for a big organization. For a small organization, medium organization, it still makes sense, however, for a big organization, it makes life difficult."

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"The support is very bad. They're not fast at all. Trend Micro's support is much better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Compared to the pricing we were seeing from both Illumio and Edgewise, Guardicore was very competitive."
  • "Guardicore Centra provides better value for money than NSX, was the other solution that we looked at, which was too expensive for what it does."
  • "This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."
  • "The customer would complain about the cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I can't speak to the cost part as that is managed by the finance team. I never have had visibility into the contracts.
    Top Answer:Supports become difficult when it's for a big organization. For a small organization, medium organization, it still makes sense, however, for a big organization, it makes life difficult. We would like… 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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    GuardiCore
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    Overview

    Guardicore Centra is a comprehensive data center and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply micro-segmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic. It provides deep visibility into application dependencies and enforces network and process-level policies to protect critical applications.

    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
    Santander, Frontier Airlines, OpenLink, Intermountain Healthcare, Cellcom, BancoBASE
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government7%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 7 reviews while Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 8th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 1 review. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.4, while Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Center Security writes "A user-friendly solution but the support needs to be improved". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation, Cisco Secure Workload, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro Deep Security, 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 McAfee MOVE AntiVirus.

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