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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Secure Workload vs. Microsoft Defender for Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network.""The most valuable feature is micro-segmentation, which is the most important with respect to visibility."

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"The dashboard is very good. It gives our clients a lot of information and allows them to have a complete overview of the system. Everything is visible in one glance.""We can create alerts that trigger if there is any malicious activity happening in the workflow and these alerts can be retrieved using the query language.""The solution is very easy to deploy.""One important security feature is the incident alerts. Now, with all these cyberattacks, there are a lot of incident alerts that get triggered. It is very difficult to keep monitoring everything automatically, instead our organization is utilizing the automated use case that we get from Microsoft. That has helped bring down the manual work for a lot of things.""The most valuable features of this solution are the vulnerability assessments and the glossary of compliance.""It is very intuitive when it comes to policy administration, alerts and notifications, and ease of setting up roles at different hierarchies. It has also been good in terms of the network technology maps. It provides a good overview, but it also depends on the complexity of your network.""The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.""With respect to improving our security posture, it helps us to understand where we are in terms of compliance. We can easily know when we are below the standard because of the scores it calculates."

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Cons
"There is some overlap between Cisco Tetration and AppDynamics and I need to have a single pane of glass, rather than have to jump between different tools.""The multi-tenancy, redundancy, backup and restore functionalities, as well as the monitoring aspects of the solution, need improvement. The solution offers virtually no enterprise-grade possibility for monitoring."

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"One of the main challenges that we have been facing with Azure Security Center is the cost. The costs are really a complex calculation, e.g., to calculate the monthly costs. Azure is calculating on an hourly basis for use of the resource. Because of this, we found it really complex to promote what will be our costs for the next couple of months. I think if Azure could reduce the complex calculation and come up with straightforward cost mapping that would be very useful from a product point of view.""Azure is a complex solution. You have so many moving parts.""When you work with it, the only problem that we're struggling with is that we have 21 different subscriptions we're trying to apply security to. It's impossible to keep everything organized.""It needs to be simplified and made more user-friendly for a non-technical person.""Customizing some of the compliance requirements based on individual needs seems like the biggest area of improvement. There should be an option to turn specific controls on and off based on how your solution is configured.""If a customer is already using Okta as an SSO in its entire environment, they will want to continue with it. But Security Center doesn't understand that and keeps making recommendations. It would help if it let us resolve a recommendation, even if it is not implemented.""Pricing could be improved. There are limited options based on pricing for the government.""The solution is quite complex. A lot of the different policies that actually get applied don't pertain to every client. If you need to have something open for a client application to work, then you get dinged for having a port open or having an older version of TLS available."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is based on how many computers you're going to install it on."
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  • "I'm not privy to that information, but I know it's probably close to a million dollars a year."
  • "We are using the free version of the Azure Security Center."
  • "Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower."
  • "This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices."
  • "Security Center charges $15 per resource for any workload that you onboard into it. They charge per VM or per data-base server or per application. It's not like Microsoft 365 licensing, where there are levels like E3 and E5. Security Center is pretty straightforward."
  • "There is a helpful cost-reducing option that allows you to integrate production subscriptions with non-production subscriptions."
  • "Its pricing is a little bit high in terms of Azure Security Center, but the good thing is that we don't need to maintain and deploy it. So, while the pricing is high, it is native to Azure which is why we prefer using this tool."
  • "I am not involved in this area. However, I believe its price is okay because even small customers are using Azure Security Center. I don't think it is very expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Other then providing micro segmentation capabilities the dashboard provides all required information in single windows for configured workload. With insight feature we even get… more »
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    Support for all OS as currently they do not support AIX which is normally base OS for any critical Banking Workload  Solution should be able to provide micro Segmentation policy based on process… more »
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    Micro Segmentation is 1 of the important use case which organization go with Cisco ACI for Agentless  They also got Cisco Tetration for Agent based approach 
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    Azure Security Center is very easy to use, integrates well, and gives very good visibility on what is happening across your ecosystem. It also has great remote workforce capabilities and supports a… more »
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    The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.
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    This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices. There is a price calculator for Azure Services. You select the service that you are interested in, and the… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Tetration
    Microsoft Azure Security Center, Azure Security Center, Microsoft ASC, Azure Defender
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    Overview

    Achieve the security required for today's heterogeneous multicloud environment with Cisco Secure Workload (formerly Tetration). Protect workloads across any cloud, application, and workload--anywhere. Automate and implement a secure zero-trust model for micro-segmentation based on application behavior and telemetry. Proactively detect and remediate indicators of compromise to minimize the impact to your business.

    Microsoft Defender for Cloud protects your Azure and hybrid resources. Microsoft uses a wide variety of physical, infrastructure, and operational controls to help secure Azure—but there are additional actions you need to take to help safeguard your workloads. Turn on Azure Security Center to strengthen your cloud security posture. Within Azure Security Center, use Azure Defender to protect your hybrid cloud workloads. With Azure Security Center, you can:

    - Assess and visualize the security state of your resources in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds with Azure Secure Score

    - Simplify enterprise compliance and view your compliance against regulatory requirements

    - Protect all your hybrid cloud workloads with Azure Defender, which is integrated with Security Center

    - Use AI and automation to cut through false alarms, quickly identify threats, and streamline threat investigation

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

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    Sample Customers
    ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
    Microsoft Defender for Cloud is trusted by companies such as ASOS, Vatenfall, SWC Technology Partners, and more.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government4%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
    Retailer7%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business3%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise81%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 8th in Cloud Workload Security with 2 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Cloud is ranked 2nd in Cloud Workload Security with 24 reviews. Cisco Secure Workload is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Defender for Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "Simple to deploy and provides good application visibility along with micro-segmentation feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Cloud writes "Provides good recommendations and makes policy administration easy". Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with VMware NSX, Guardicore Centra, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro Deep Security, whereas Microsoft Defender for Cloud is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Amazon GuardDuty, Trend Micro XDR, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Check Point Harmony Email & Office. See our Cisco Secure Workload vs. Microsoft Defender for Cloud report.

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