Armis vs. Google Cloud IoT

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Armis
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Armis headquartered in Palo Alto offers an agentless, enterprise-class security platform to address the new threat landscape of unmanaged and IoT devices, an out-of-band sensing technology to discover and analyze all managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices—from traditional devices like laptops and smartphones to new unmanaged smart devices like smart TVs, webcams, printers, HVAC systems, industrial robots, medical devices and more. Armis discovers devices on and off the network, continuously…N/A
Google Cloud IoT
Score 8.2 out of 10
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The Google Cloud IoT Core is a fully managed service that allows you to easily and securely connect, manage, and ingest data from millions of globally dispersed devices. Cloud IoT Core, in combination with other services on Cloud IoT platform, provides a complete solution for collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing IoT data in real time to support improved operational efficiency.N/A
Pricing
ArmisGoogle Cloud IoT
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ArmisGoogle Cloud IoT
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
ArmisGoogle Cloud IoT
Internet of Things
Comparison of Internet of Things features of Product A and Product B
Armis
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Ratings
Google Cloud IoT
6.9
2 Ratings
15% below category average
IoT Device Management00 Ratings5.22 Ratings
Device Security00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
IoT Data Management00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
IoT Analytics00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
IoT Integration00 Ratings5.42 Ratings
Best Alternatives
ArmisGoogle Cloud IoT
Small Businesses

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AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Score 8.8 out of 10

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Enterprises
Forescout Platform
Forescout Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
AWS IoT Core
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
ArmisGoogle Cloud IoT
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ArmisGoogle Cloud IoT
Likelihood to Recommend
Armis
We started an entirely new network segregation implementation for security policies. Armis was unparalleled at helping us find rogue static IP-assigned devices in our old network and helped us identify what they were so we could tackle the challenge of moving everything to the new network VLANs. Another use case is finding a specific device or a specific user account to track their activity. The layout is phenomenal, and the data is easy to understand and drill down into for further information. The new AVM (Asset Vulnerability Management) section is awesome to help us find the out-of-date devices or other risks on the network to figure out where we are most vulnerable and at risk. If you're looking for a way to have Armis auto patch vulnerabilities - that's only on the radar from what I've heard - but currently, it is an amazing tool for finding and detailing the CVEs and other risks. You can create policies to block specific risky behaviors, but currently, at the time of writing, there isn't any automated patching or remediation to known CVEs found on a device.
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Google
I consider myself very techy and found Google Cloud IoT platform very challenging to manage. The lack of tutorials and discussions to understand how each section works is very challenging. I specifically made a connection after several hours to Google Nest to third-party integration, Home Assistant. Shortly after Google Cloud upgraded to a new version breaking the connection. This was extremely frustrating. No service should take several hours to figure out, in my opinion, if it does, the platform is doing a poor job of making it easy. I'm personally very discouraged any time I ever have to use this platform. It's very hard to find answers.
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Pros
Armis
  • Analyzing Traffic
  • Detecting Device Types
  • Finding vulnerabilities by pure magic!
  • Searching through all the data - intuitive and no programming required!
  • Alerts and policies for anything you can imagine
  • Reports and dashboards customizable to any extent you can imagine
  • Integrates with so many systems and ties all your data together in one screen
  • Create automated processes to handle events automatically by event/data/device etc.
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Google
  • Integration with different brands of microcontrollers including the one currently used by Espresiff.
  • The platform is very robust and secure.
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Cons
Armis
  • I've requested integration with Mosyle Manager for our Apple MDM products - it is on the radar but slow going - Mosyle has an API and a free 30-day trial, so implementation shouldn't be difficult - but honestly, other than that - Armis support has been astonishing, and there are so many integrations already - it's small potatoes.
  • Considering Armis has all the data collected and parsed - it would be nice to see a back-end system for those of us who are true nerds and want to really dig into the Syslog data and analyze packets directly - however, building some quick queries is probably easier if you know what you are looking for anyway - which is probably why this is a backward way of my own thinking and no fault of Armis at all. They make the interface so easy to use it's not necessary, but it hurts my inner geek.
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Google
  • Not beginner friendly.
  • Needs more tutorials and walk throughs on how to get started.
  • Very complicated and unless you know what you are doing you will be lost.
  • Lack of material found on how to do each section / services.
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Alternatives Considered
Armis
Armis is kind of a total conglomeration of a ton of different tools/systems, and depending on how you want to set it up can do almost anything a lot of these other tools can do - and in some cases, even better. It doesn't do software deployment or other things like SCCM I have listed, but the reporting side is so much better than SCCM's interface. As far as data breaches, user/device activity tracking, vulnerability outlook, network scanning, device identification, and agentless miracles of magic - Armis is the king.
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Google
Although comparisons are hateful, even more so when we are talking about leading brands where the quality of their services are indisputable, the general environment of Google was more familiar to me since I use, for example, Google Firebase on a daily basis, where part of the concepts are similar, without Without a doubt, AWS services are excellent, but it was easier for me to go through the functions of Google Cloud IoT.
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Return on Investment
Armis
  • Armis helped with multiple projects saving incalculable time since we've gotten it
  • Network analysis is a breeze
  • Device traffic reports and alerts is one click easy peasy
  • Blocking devices or specific traffic is super easy and helpful - if you have the right integrations for those options
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Google
  • The amount of hours to get things integrated is negative.
  • The amount of hours researching how to get devices integrated is negative.
  • Overall the amount of time and effort getting things working has been a negative experience.
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