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Guardicore Centra Valuable Features

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

The most valuable feature of this solution is the fact that it's pretty much agnostic to location. Right now we have an on-prem data center that we manage, but if we start to migrate into different cloud locations or multiple different clouds, we can manage all the security between all of the servers and applications, through one platform. That's a future, forward-looking bonus of it.

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

The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections. In addition to the defense it provides, Guardicore gives us a view of each connection that exists on each server. Using this, we can identify things like unused connections, or processes that are using too much in terms of resources. Knowing this, we have the opportunity to block such connections and in turn, improve server performance.

Guardicore supports the operating systems that we require. Primarily, it covers our Microsoft platform, but we have some Linux systems as well. We also used it to protect our SAP HANA database.

I have not compared the range of operating systems that it supports to its competitors because of our use case. We are most interested in LAN segmentation, in particular between the data center and the users' network, so I compared it with other solutions in that context.

It is a benefit that Guardicore supports legacy operating systems, and I have used it with such servers. However, in the long term, it is more important that I have something protecting my data center and having the visibility of what endpoint is initiating connections.

We use the AI-powered segmentation functionality and it affects the time required to design by a lot. It gives us a large number of views and without that, you cannot design the system properly. The AI helps because it shows you what you need to do. Without the AI, either you will not be able to implement the system, or it will take a long time and be very difficult. For us, using this feature saved us a couple of months in implementation time.

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

So far, the most valuable feature has been the ability to have an overview of our firewall. As an added bonus, the network can easily look to see what traffic is going in and out, then block that traffic. Its threat intelligence automatically blocks the most dangerous threats, which is quite useful. It gives you an added bonus of protection as well as allows you to sort of centralize and control your firewalls more easily. It provides something that we don't normally have. Normally, we have an external firewall and a firewall to machines, but we don't have an overview of all the traffic. We don't have any way of aggregating it to look at it more easily. Guardicore Centra is a visual tool where we can view this, but we also can delve down into logs and look at what is happening more easily than going through logs, individual machines, etc.

The range of platforms and operating systems that the solution covers is good. It covers most of our operating systems, if not all. I don't think we have found anything so far that we have struggled to cover with it. We have been quite happy in that regard. Guardicore Centra is far superior in terms of using local firewalls on its own.

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Jose Luis Guzman - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity Coordinator at MONEX

The most valuable feature is the visibility that it provides. It does not have a dependency on a specific platform: It could be on the cloud, on-prem, or virtual. It works with most of the operating systems. 

It's very easy to install. It does not have any problems with other applications. So, it is very transparent. 

The interface is very easy to use and provides good visibility. It does not take you a long time to build rules or have control of your agents.

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

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.

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

The most important feature or use case, because of micro-segmentation, is the visibility you get when you deploy this product. It will give you very good visibility of your whole data center. The second thing that is valuable is the lateral movement. Often when there is a compromise of vulnerabilities in the organization, this tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks. It also helps in stopping the lateral movement of the attack.  

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

The limitation of security groups, in terms of the number of services you can open that you can cover by using these tools, is great. 

If you treat your network as a flat, and then you start creating all your, let's say, network security zones using this tool, it makes life easy. For example, you have always flexibility in having different production and management interfaces. 

With a cloud-native construct, you can do micro-segmentation. 

The initial setup is easy.

The solution scales well.

I found the solution to be stable. 

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