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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Vanta
Ranking in Compliance Management
6th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
5
Ranking in other categories
Compliance Consulting (2nd), Data Governance (20th)
Wiz
Ranking in Compliance Management
1st
Average Rating
9.2
Number of Reviews
14
Ranking in other categories
Vulnerability Management (4th), Container Security (2nd), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) (2nd), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (2nd), Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) (2nd), Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Compliance Management category, the mindshare of Vanta is 12.3%, down from 28.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Wiz is 33.1%, up from 14.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Compliance Management
Unique Categories:
Data Governance
1.8%
Vulnerability Management
11.0%
Container Security
19.9%
 

Featured Reviews

SS
Oct 20, 2023
A stable solution that provides continuous compliance automation and monitoring
Vanta is a GRC platform with continuous compliance automation and monitoring. Some things normally take us hours to do in terms of pulling screenshots and configuration. Vanta is continuously plugged into an API and reports back to us so that we can save time, effort, and FTE hours Vanta…
DB
May 17, 2024
An agentless cloud assets vulnerability scanner which akes snapshots and then scans
Wiz's scanning and detection capabilities can identify vulnerabilities potentially affecting the cloud or exposure. It's not solely focused on database issues. It performs various tasks effectively. The categorization is excellent, the dashboards are informative, and the reporting features are robust. Additionally, you can create highly customizable reports. Everything works using a CI/CD pipeline, which is very good because every DevOps engineer can manage it by simply creating some code around the message request. Wiz works fine and is fully compliant with CI/CD. The workflow and the tasks align with industry standards. We can configure any compliance framework for checking with Wiz. For example, you can select frameworks such as GDPR, AWS Fundamentals, and CI/CD. You can configure the tool based on the recommendations provided by these frameworks. If your company has specific requirements, like allowing an 8-character password while the state requires 12 characters, you can customize the settings accordingly. Wiz will then assess compliance based on these customized parameters, and if everything meets the set criteria, it will confirm that you are compliant. You have everything in one dashboard. The dashboard and reports are quite literally perfect. Since everything is in one dashboard, you can customize the reports to show only the columns you want to see. For example, you can exclude low-risk items so you don't get notifications about low-risk issues that do not impact your compliance status. Wiz has some AI features for consolidation, but it's not customizable. What VMware offers is similar, but there's not much to choose between. You either have a batch compliance agreement, or you don't. Wiz's framework complies with requirements, or it doesn't. It's a vulnerability management tool similar to Kangaroo but with better AI documentation features. You can ask questions about how to do something, and the AI will provide the relevant information. This feature is built into the system. Overall, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"The most valuable feature of Vanta is its prebuilt control frameworks."
"The product has provided automated security controls for our cloud provider. It helps to automate security checks. Vanta offers a list of things that can be done to achieve ISO 27001 compliance."
"Task management and vendor assurance are the most valuable features. It is also an easy tool to use."
"The most valuable feature of Vanta would be the time savings from the automation and the continuous compliance monitoring once set up."
"It helps us track the compliance of the components listed in our partner's directory. We can also check if the password manager, XML, and three log policies have been properly implemented on the desktop."
"The most valuable feature of Wiz is that it keeps information up to date without needing to perform scans or schedule maintenance windows. It provides a fresh snapshot of our vulnerability metrics."
"The security baseline and vulnerability assessments is the valuable feature."
"Out of all the features, the one item that has been most valuable is the fact that Wiz puts into context all the pieces that create an issue, and applies a particular risk evaluation that helps us prioritize when we need to address a misconfiguration, vulnerability, or any issue that would put our environment into risk."
"The solution is very user-friendly."
"The product's most valuable feature combines different contexts and attributes to produce highly confident alerts."
"I like Wiz's reporting, and it's easy to do queries. For example, it's pretty simple to find out how many servers we have and the applications installed on each. I like Wiz's security graph because you can use it to see the whole organization even if you have multiple accounts."
"The CSPM module has been the most effective. It was easy to deploy and covered all our accounts through APIs, requiring no agents. Wiz provides instant visibility into high-level risks that we need to address."
"The product supports out-of-the-box reporting with context about the asset and allows us to perform complex custom queries on UI."
 

Cons

"The main area for improvement in Vanta is the user interface's refresh rate."
"Some of the tool's automated tests do not work the way it should."
"There is a delay with customer support and they are unsure of the answers we need."
"Scalability could be improved."
"Currently, Vanta's user access review module is still in development, and we've been giving them continuous feedback to help them improve that."
"One significant issue is that the searches are case-sensitive, so finding a misconfigured resource can become very challenging."
"The remediation workflow within the Wiz could be improved."
"The reporting should be improved because until a few months ago, the reports were only in CSV format, which made it difficult to clean up. Wiz tried to improve the reporting process, but it's not as valuable as Tenable."
"The only small pain point has been around some of the logging integrations. Some of the complexities of the script integrations aren't supported with some of the more automated infrastructure components. So, it's not as universal. For example, they have great support for cloud formation and other services, but if you're using another type of management utility or governance language for your infrastructure-as-code automation components, it becomes a little bit trickier to navigate that."
"We would like to see improvements to executive-level reporting and data reporting in general, which we understand is being rolled out to the platform."
"The only thing that needs to be improved is the number of scans per day."
"Given the level of visibility into all the cloud environments Wiz provides, it would be nice if they could integrate some kind of mechanism to better manage tenants on multiple platforms. For example, let's say that some servers don't have an application they need, such as an antivirus. Wiz could include an API or something to push those applications out to the servers. It would be great if you could remedy these issues directly from the Wiz platform."
"They could improve the product's visibility in the internal network topology."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Vanta is expensive."
"Regarding pricing, it’s more than $100k because we have a very big infrastructure. Our environment supports around three thousand people, and we offer business-to-client financial services to around one million clients, so we rely heavily on Wiz."
"The cost of the other solutions is comparable to Wiz."
"I wish the pricing was more transparent."
"Based on the features and capabilities, the product pricing seems reasonable."
"The pricing seems pretty simple. We don't have to do a lot of calculations to figure out what the components are. They do it by enabling specific features, either basics or advanced, which makes it easy to select."
"The pricing is fair and comparable to their competitors. The cost seems to be going up, which is a concern. There are potential savings from consolidating tools, but we're uncertain how Wiz's pricing will change over time."
"The pricing is fair. Some of the more advanced features and functionalities and how the tiers are split can be somewhat confusing."
"Wiz is a moderately priced solution, where it is neither cheap nor costly."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
21%
Financial Services Firm
10%
University
7%
Retailer
5%
Computer Software Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
15%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Government
6%
 

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Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Vanta?
The most valuable feature of Vanta is its prebuilt control frameworks.
What needs improvement with Vanta?
The main area for improvement in Vanta is the user interface's refresh rate. Sometimes, after satisfying a control, the dashboard may not immediately update, requiring multiple refreshes for accura...
How would you compare Wiz vs Lacework?
Wiz and Lacework sucks... Buy Orca.
AWS Cloud Security Posture tool - has anyone used either Wiz or Ermetic cloud security products and can compare them to AWS Security Hub?
Whether or not the cost of third-party Cloud Security tools is justified would depend on your specific needs and budget. Suppose you are looking for a comprehensive Cloud Security solution that can...
What do you like most about Wiz?
With Wiz, we get timely alerts for leaked data or any vulnerabilities already existing in our environment.
 

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