Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR vs ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) comparison

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We performed a comparison between Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR and ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The native integration of the Microsoft security solution has been essential because it helps reduce some false positives, especially with some of the impossible travel rules that may be configured in Microsoft 365. For some organizations, that might be benign because they're using VPNs, etc.""Microsoft Sentinel enables you to ingest data from the entire ecosystem and that connection of data helps you to monitor critical resources and to know what's happening in the environment.""Investigations are something really remarkable. We can drill down right to the raw logs by running different queries and getting those on the console itself.""The solution has features that helped improve the security posture of our clients. It provides the ability to correlate a large variety of log sources very cost-effectively, especially for Microsoft sources.""We’ve got process improvement that's happened across multiple different fronts within the organization, within our IT organization based on this tool being in place.""The in-built SOAR of Sentinel is valuable. Kusto Query Language is also valuable for the ease of writing queries and ease of getting insights from the logs. Schedule-based queries within Sentinel are also valuable. I found these three features most useful for my projects.""It has basic out-of-the-box integrations with multiple log sources.""Sentinel improved how we investigate incidents. We can create watchlists and update them to align with the latest threat intelligence. The information Microsoft provides enables us to understand thoroughly and improve as we go along. It allows us to provide monthly reports to our clients on their security posture."

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"The most valuable features are simplicity and ease of integration.""I have no complaints about Cortex's stability.""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’s easy to install.""It was useful as a ticketing tool.""They have a portal where you can find any kind of integration that you need.""For organizations that are stable with their security operations, like those with around 50 members in their security team running full-phased operations 24/7, Cortex is necessary.""It is a scalable solution."

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"It's a solid platform and is stable enough. It is not complicated and is easy to use.""The product automatically generated a threat score based on the maliciousness of an IP.""ThreatConnect has a highly user-friendly interface.""The most valuable features are ease of use and the ability to customize it."

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Cons
"The playbook development environment is not as rich as it should be. There are multiple occasions when we face problems while creating the playbook.""When it comes to ingesting Azure native log sources, some of the log sources are specific to the subscription, and it is not always very clear.""Improvement-wise, I would like to see more integration with third-party solutions or old-school antivirus products that have some kind of logging capability. I wouldn't mind having that exposed within Sentinel. We do have situations where certain companies have bought licensing or have made an investment in a product, and that product will be there for the next two or three years. To be able to view information from those legacy products would be great. We can then better leverage the Sentinel solution and its capabilities.""When we pass KPIs to the governance department, there's no option to provide rights to the data or dashboard to colleagues. We can use Power BI for this, but it isn't easy or convenient. They should just come up with a way to provide limited role-based access to auditing personnel""We'd like also a better ticketing system, which is older.""Sentinel still has some anomalies. For example, sometimes when we write a query for log analysis with KQL, it doesn't give us the data in a proper way... Also, the fields or columns could be improved. Sometimes, it is not giving the desired results and there is a blank field.""If Sentinel had a graphical user interface, it would be easier to use. I would also like it to be more customizable.""We've seen delays in getting the logs from third-party solutions and sometimes Microsoft products as well. It would be helpful if Microsoft created a list of the delays. That would make things more transparent for customers."

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"I would like to see Cortex become less dependent on Active Directory and group policies to manage the deployment. Maybe I need to update my understanding of how to deploy it, but that's the way I know how to use it.""It's only one cloud right now. It might be helpful for some companies to have an on-premies option.""The price of the solution 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.""Corex XSOAR could be improved by reducing the time it takes to process large amounts of data and increasing the number of integrations.""With Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR, managing its setup phase can be a complicated task.""They should provide integration with machine learning platforms.""Its dashboard features need improvement."

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"It would be good to have more feeds and more integrated sources for enrichment.""Integration is an area that could use some improvement.""I couldn’t get any training videos online when I was working with the tool.""They should make it a little bit easier to generate events and share them with the community"

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It comes with a Microsoft subscription which the customer has, so they don't have to invest somewhere else."
  • "It is a consumption-based license model. bands at 100, 200, 400 GB per day etc. Azure Sentinel Pricing | Microsoft Azure"
  • "Good monthly operational cost model for the detection and response outcomes delivered, M365 logs don't count toward the limits which is a good benefit."
  • "I have had mixed feedback. At one point, I heard a client say that it sometimes seems more expensive. Most of the clients are on Office 365 or M365, and they are forced to take Azure SIEM because of the integration."
  • "It is kind of like a sliding scale. There are different tiers of pricing that go from $100 per day up to $3,500 per day. So, it just kind of depends on how much data is being stored. There can be additional costs to the standard license other than the additional data. It just kind of depends on what other services you're spinning up in Azure, or if you're using something like Azure log analytics."
  • "I am just paying for the log space with Azure Sentinel. It costs us about $2,000 a month. Most of the logs are free. We are only paying money for Azure Firewall logs because email logs or Azure AD logs are free to use for us."
  • "Sentinel is a bit expensive. If you can figure a way of configuring it to meet your needs, then you can find a way around the cost."
  • "Azure Sentinel is very costly, or at least it appears to be very costly. The costs vary based on your ingestion and your retention charges."
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  • "There is a perception that it is priced very high compared to other solutions."
  • "From the cost perspective, I have heard that its price is a bit high as compared to other similar products."
  • "There is a yearly license required for this solution and it is expensive."
  • "It is approx $10,000 or $20,000 per year for two user licenses."
  • "When I first looked at Demisto, it had a price tag of $250,000 but when we finally purchased it, it was $345,000."
  • "The price of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is expensive."
  • "The price of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is comparable to other solutions in the market."
  • "The solution is based on an annual licensing model that is expensive."
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  • "The price of this product is in the mid-range, not too expensive, nor inexpensive."
  • "The price could be better."
  • "The tool is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Yes, Azure Sentinel is a SIEM on the Cloud. Multiple data sources can be uploaded and analyzed with Azure Sentinel and… more »
    Top Answer:It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for… more »
    Top Answer:We like that Azure Sentinel does not require as much maintenance as legacy SIEMs that are on-premises. Azure Sentinel is… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is its capability to automate responses and collect information for any security event before… more »
    Top Answer:It's expensive, but the value it offers makes it worthwhile.
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in support. The response time could be faster.
    Top Answer:The product automatically generated a threat score based on the maliciousness of an IP.
    Top Answer:The building of playbooks could be more refined. The training is not openly available. I couldn’t get any training… more »
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    Azure Sentinel
    Demisto Enterprise, Cortex XSOAR, Demisto
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    Overview

    Microsoft Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution that lets you see and stop threats before they cause harm. Microsoft Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance, and elastically scale to meet your security needs—while reducing IT costs. With Microsoft Sentinel, you can:

    - Collect data at cloud scale—across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds

    - Detect previously uncovered threats and minimize false positives using analytics and unparalleled threat intelligence from Microsoft

    - Investigate threats with AI and hunt suspicious activities at scale, tapping into decades of cybersecurity work at Microsoft

    - Respond to incidents rapidly with built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Palo Alto Networks delivers a complete solution that helps Tier-1 through Tier-3 analysts and SOC managers to optimize the entire incident life cycle while auto documenting and journaling all the evidence. More than 100+ integrations enable security orchestration workflows for incident management and other critical security operation tasks.

    Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is a piece of Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response software that redefines what it means for a program to orchestrate security in an automated manner. It is a next-generation solution that offers all of the features of dozens of siloed security operations center tools in one place. Cortex XSOAR combines case management, automation, real-time collaboration, and threat intelligence management to create a platform that can handle all aspects of system security. Teams that make use of Cortex XSOAR can expect to cut the number of issues that they will have to deal with by 75%. At the same time, the speed at which they resolve those issues that slip through will rise by 90%.

    Cortex XSOAR ensures that all of the IT and security tools that you employ function as a unified system. It does this by employing hundreds of integrations that allow you to run a wide variety of programs at once without ever worrying about them interfering with each other. These integrations are limited only by your imagination. They can be used immediately as they are, if that is what you need. However, they can also be customized according to the requirements of your system. This approach provides you with the maximum levels of both flexibility and utility.

    The model that this platform uses is based on a machine learning algorithm. The level of automation allows you to provide more than an unchanging and inflexible blanket of coverage. Cortex XSOAR takes all of the data that it gathers and uses it to expand its protective capabilities. This creates recommendations that you can use to create a threat playbook that can be deployed uniformly throughout your organization.


    Benefits of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR

    Some of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR’s benefits include:

    • The ability to have all of your data collected in a single location. Valuable time can be saved now that everything that security analysts need to know in order to diagnose and react to threats has been centralized.
    • Security operations center tasks can be automated. This allows you to assign management and analyst staff to the most essential tasks. The effectiveness of your organization will be increased, which will result in a rise in your company’s overall security and productivity.
    • Many kinds of data can be stitched together by this platform. Network, endpoint, cloud, and identity data can be combined to offer a more complete picture of the threats that are discovered.
    • Integrated threat intelligence management can notify you about threats in real time. Now you can diagnose and address issues as they arise. You can also assign values to the threats so that your resources are being used in the most effective manner possible.


    Reviews from Real Users

    Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR’s centralized monitoring interface and automation are two features that help it stand out. This might help explain why one quarter of the Fortune 500 companies choose Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR over the competition.

    Peerspot users note the effectiveness of these features. One user wrote, “We were looking for a single pane of glass type of solution that would allow us to physically be in one appliance - be able to work in concert with other servers that we have within our environment. We wanted orchestration and automation. The single pane of glass was the most important part.” Another noted, "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."

    The ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Operations (TIOps) Platform lets organizations operationalize and evolve their cyber threat intel program, enabling cybersecurity operations teams to measurably improve their organization’s resilience to attacks. The TIOps Platform enhances collaboration across teams to drive proactive threat defense, and improve threat detection and response. The AI- and automation-powered TI Ops Platform enables analysts to perform all their work effectively and efficiently in a single, unified platform, allowing threat intel to be aggregated, analyzed, prioritized, and actioned against the most relevant threats. 

    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
    Cellcom Israel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, esri, Cylance, Flatiron Health, Veeva, ADT Cybersecurity
    Oracle, IBM, General Dynamics, Scotiabank, Sony, Athena Health, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Workday, TikTok
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Educational Organization15%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR vs. ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP)
    March 2024
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    Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is ranked 2nd in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 39 reviews while ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) is ranked 19th in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 4 reviews. Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is rated 8.4, while ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR writes "Enables the investigators to go through the review process a lot quicker". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) writes "The tool could be integrated into any environment, but it was expensive, and the deployment process was complex". Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR is most compared with Cortex XSIAM, Splunk SOAR, Fortinet FortiSOAR, Swimlane and Arctic Wolf Managed Detection and Response, whereas ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) is most compared with Anomali ThreatStream, Recorded Future, ThreatQ, Anomali Match and Splunk SOAR. See our Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR vs. ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) report.

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