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Guardicore Centra Room for Improvement

Joshua Turner - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Network & Security Engineering at Teleflora

They're really good at getting into the environment. But 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. Setting it up initially is really simple and getting going is really easy, but 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. It would help if they could either provide some guidance there or adjust the way that the API handles that a little bit, to make that simpler. 

Their API is clear. It's just proving difficult, from a code perspective, to manage the rule sets. You can build out a rule set really easily. You can deploy agents really easily. You can apply the rules, initially. The issue is then going back and adding a new rule to an old rule set or pulling one out and doing maintenance on it with code. It seems to take a lot of extra logical checks such as making sure we're not duplicating a rule or the like. That's really the only place where, although we're not stuck, we're having to put in more time than we anticipated. Everything else has been super-easy, but the maintenance and management of the rule sets with our automation tools has not proved to be as simple as we would've liked.

It seems like it would have been really easy to put it in if we didn't have a lot of changes. But it seems that the long-term maintenance of it is a little bit difficult and could use some improvement.

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Ehud Huminer - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at a consumer goods company with 501-1,000 employees

In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session. When we upgrade, I expect that we can exclude user tasks for each session from the terminal.  

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DM
Infrastructure Analyst/Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow.

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Jose Luis Guzman - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity Coordinator at MONEX

The integration with other tools could be improved. It would be a very good value to customers if Guardicore Centra could talk with other tools, like Palo Alto or Cisco Firewalls, or agents running on the machine, like anti-malware or the intrusion prevention systems. 

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Iain Todd - PeerSpot reviewer
Corporate Operations Manager at University of Strathclyde

Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow.

For the reporting, I would like if they could make it easier to check what the agents are doing.

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Amith Rao - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Predominantly I have been working with firewalls and the UTM (Unified Threat Management) solutions for some time. Guardicore has to do something to add on features that help to do a better job of inspection.  

They should have policies based on users. Often we can only add user groups. I think they should offer the ability to assign policies to individual users. The ability to assign policies to both users and groups would make the area of creating policies more flexible. They should also have time-based rules in the policies which they currently do not have.  

They should also get into payload-level inspection. As of now, what they do for threat inspection is to look at the metadata of a packet. This is not in depth enough for proper inspection. They need to start inspecting the payload-level information of a packet or offer this as an option.  

So they should have payload-level inspections to do some deep investigation. Then they should have more user-level control of policies. I think if these two things are introduced, then I could probably change my rating of Guardicore to a nine-out-of-ten.  

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VC
Senior Principal Consultant Cloud/DevOps/ML/Kubernetes at Opticca

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 to be able to go agentless.

I'd like support for all types of Kubernetes and service mesh. They say, "Ah, we support this, we support that." This is not the case. 

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