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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • VMware AppDefense is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

Armor

77%
13 Ratings
9.0

VMware AppDefense

90%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

7.8

Armor

78%
26 Ratings
8.7

VMware AppDefense

87%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Armor

Armor gives you what you need to be successful regardless of technical ability. If you can maintain the systems yourself, you are definitely ahead of the game with their service. If you're not prepared to configure and maintain the systems, they do a pretty good job of getting it set up during the onboarding process so that you don't need to dig into the technical guts too much. If you find yourself in over your head, their support staff can handle it for you in most cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware AppDefense

It gives another level of security, by giving us alerts if some attack potentially occurs. This puts us in a good position to quickly identify and stop a potential attack to minimize or completely avoid any damage. The price is a bit high, but I think it's worth it considering the added layer of security. It surely is an easy way to make things just a little bit more secure if that's what you're looking for.
Dimitar Samarov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Armor

  • Security - we have requirements met right out of the box and the implementation of new resources is done with security in mind.
  • Speed - We can scale resources easy and the infrastructure is fast and efficient.
  • Responsiveness - Support tickets are handled very fast with almost immediate solutions.
LJ Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware AppDefense

  • I think that the AppDefense approach is clever and sets it apart from other products. Having a baseline of normal behavior that I can see is something I haven't seen in another product before.
  • AppDefense doesn't overload my systems with performance draining agents.
  • AppDefense integrates with VMWare products I have or plan to purchase.
  • Access to AppDefense support has been better than any other VMWare products.
Troy Mayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Armor

  • Authentication and access against the secure messaging portal is overkill when the response I'm logging in to see merely says, "yes, we have your message. An agent will respond shortly". There should be an option to receive updates like this through email.
  • The online portal that allows us to clone servers is very slow to respond. More than once I've spun up an additional server due to the lack of visual feedback on the initial request.
  • The web application firewall does not seem to be sophisticated enough to differentiate between logged in administrators and end users. We use a CMS system which allows admins to create scripts. These often get barred by the WAF even though they are not malicious.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware AppDefense

  • Steep learning and a lot of moving pieces
  • Very new product and Carbon Black is the only 3rd party vendor that can integrate
  • Limited information and training. We've never been to VMworld but it was barely mentioned at the VMUG UserCons we've attended
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Armor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

VMware AppDefense

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Support Rating

Armor

Armor 7.8
Based on 26 answers
Approximately 50% of all messages we receive are automated. Either that an agent will be assigned, has been assigned, or a ticket is closed. I'd like to see more 'real' interaction, and less box ticking, though I appreciate process has to be followed. That's the one point off. Everything else is very good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware AppDefense

VMware AppDefense 8.7
Based on 13 answers
Simple. I have used the Online Chat Support that is on the side screen of the AppDefense Manager page. The couple times I've used the support, the support representative has always responded and answered in questions in a timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Armor

No answers on this topic

VMware AppDefense

We have several security applications, but none exactly like VMware AppDefense. That is one of the reasons I like it, as it seems to take a different angle on monitoring and protection. The other apps monitor different things, but one thing AppDefense seems to have over them is a streamlined interface and not a lot of false positives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Armor

No answers on this topic

VMware AppDefense

  • Adds another layer of security to our servers.
  • Quickly dealt with an attack, therefore it saved us a lot of money and trouble.
  • Haven't seen any negative impacts.
Dimitar Samarov | TrustRadius Reviewer

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