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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco SecureX vs. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and, obviously, at the device level. There's just a wealth of information that you can pull from all of these products that are part of SecureX. You know exactly if you have an issue or not.""Using SecureX, a tool provided by Cisco, we can easily integrate it with many of our other Cisco products such as Cisco ISE and many networking devices.""SecureX takes all the separate pieces of security within your company, adds in intelligence from different sites and services on the internet, and makes them work together.""SecureX enables us to have all the threat intelligence and threat event data in one place."

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"The protection offered by this product is good, as is the endpoint reporting.""Provides behavior-based detection which offers many benefits over signature-based detection.""The integrations are out-of-the-box, as are the playbooks.""The behavior-based detection feature is valuable.""It is easy to use.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""The dashboard is customizable.""The most valuable feature is that you can select remote access of any machine for sandboxing."

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Cons
"I'm not sure that I would call it a bug, but sometimes the solution is a little slow.""what's missing right now is the multi-tenant capability.""The automation and orchestration could be simpler. It could be that all the other parts are that easy to use so that these stick out as a negative, but that's the trickiest part for us. The workflows within the orchestration are just a bit more difficult.""For us, the biggest sticking point is that the product is not being designed for multi-tenancy use at present, from an MSP perspective.""If they could make the Cisco Umbrella piece a little bit more advanced or easier to manage, that would help. We use it for filtering and when you compare it to a normal content filter, it lacks some functionality."

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"It would be good if they could make an exception for applications. Sometimes, it can be a bit of a challenge to make exceptions for certain applications that have been used as rogue.""There are some third-party solutions that are difficult to integrate with, which is something that can be improved.""It is not very strong in terms of endpoint management. It should have additional features like DLP, encryption, or advanced device control. Currently, Cortex is good in terms of the security of the endpoints, but it is not as good as other vendors in terms of the management of the endpoint.""The solution can never really be an on-premises solution based simply on the way it is set up. It needs metadata to run and improve. Having an on-premises solution would cut it off from making improvements.""The solution could improve by providing better integration with their own products and others.""There's an overall lack of features.""In reporting they should have a customizable dashboard due to the fact that C-level people don't like reporting to the IT department. They prefer to have a real-time dashboard. That kind of dashboard needs to have various customizations.""I would like to see them include NDR (Network Detection Response)."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is competitive, especially for education institutions. Licensing can be a little bit difficult to navigate, especially with resellers with Cisco, but for us it has been pretty easy.""The product is absolutely free to any customer. As such, the only thing one must keep in mind is that as long as he already has one Cisco security product, irregardless of what that product is, SecureX is available for free.""For the value you get, the pricing of the solution is excellent.""You can spend less money for another solution, but if you really want to have a good solution you have to pay. We are happy that we are getting such a good solution for what we are spending."

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"This is an expensive solution.""Our customers have expressed that the price is high.""If one wishes to work with another team or large number of users at a future point, he must purchase a license for them.""The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive.""The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year.""Its pricing is kind of in line with its competitors and everybody else out there.""The price of the solution is high for the license and in general.""It's about $55 per license on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SecureX enables us to have all the threat intelligence and threat event data in one place.
Top Answer: The product is absolutely free to any customer that already has one Cisco security product. If one only wants to make use of the security analytics, this is super easy, as set up and integration of… more »
Top Answer: This is a relatively new offering from Cisco and some time is needed for the evolutionary development of the platform. It's good that there are some third party integrations available and it would be… more »
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Top Answer: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-delivered endpoint security solution. The tool reduces the attack surface, applies behavioral-based endpoint protection and response, and includes risk-based… more »
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Cyvera, Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Traps
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Overview

SecureX is a cloud-native, built-in platform experience that connects our Cisco Secure portfolio and your infrastructure. It is integrated and open for simplicity, unified in one location for visibility, and maximizes operational efficiency with automated workflows. Radically reduce threat dwell time and human-powered tasks to stay compliant and counter attacks.

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the world's first detection and response app that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data to stop sophisticated attacks. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.

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NHS, Rackspace, UNC Pembroke, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Missing Piece
CBI Health Group, University Honda, VakifBank
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Comms Service Provider52%
Computer Software Company14%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company3%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company13%
Consumer Goods Company13%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise85%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise36%
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Large Enterprise49%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco SecureX vs. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco SecureX is ranked 3rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 4 reviews while Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 1st in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 28 reviews. Cisco SecureX is rated 9.2, while Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco SecureX writes "Combines multiple sources of security intelligence, making it easy to correlate events in our environment with those outside of it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks writes "Has a centralized console and does predictive analysis of malware". Cisco SecureX is most compared with Fortinet FortiSOAR, Splunk Phantom, Microsoft 365 Defender, Trend Micro XDR and Proofpoint Threat Response, whereas Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, SentinelOne and Cisco Secure Endpoint. See our Cisco SecureX vs. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks report.

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