AWS CloudTrail vs. Skybox Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS CloudTrail
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of an AWS account. With CloudTrail, users can log, continuously monitor, and retain account activity related to actions across AWS infrastructure. CloudTrail provides event history of AWS account activity, including actions taken through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and other AWS services. This event history simplifies security analysis, resource change tracking,…N/A
Skybox Security
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Skybox Security offers vulnerability and threat management solutions.N/A
Pricing
AWS CloudTrailSkybox Security
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS CloudTrailSkybox Security
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsYou can view, filter, and download the most recent 90 days of your account activity for all management events in supported AWS services free of charge. You can set up a trail that delivers a single copy of management events in each region free of charge. Once a CloudTrail trail is set up, Amazon S3 charges apply based on your usage. You will be charged for any data events or additional copies of management events recorded in that region. In addition, you can choose CloudTrail Insights by enabling Insights events in your trails. CloudTrail Insights analyzes write management events, and you are charged based on the number of events that are analyzed in that region.
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Features
AWS CloudTrailSkybox Security
Firewall Security Management
Comparison of Firewall Security Management features of Product A and Product B
AWS CloudTrail
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Ratings
Skybox Security
7.4
2 Ratings
10% below category average
Policy planning and rule management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Automated Policy Orchestration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Device Discovery00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Policy Compliance Auditing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Attack Path Simulation Testing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Vulnerability Scans00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Firewall Rule Cleanup00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AWS CloudTrailSkybox Security
Small Businesses
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
Score 8.2 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Palo Alto Panorama
Palo Alto Panorama
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Palo Alto Panorama
Palo Alto Panorama
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS CloudTrailSkybox Security
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS CloudTrailSkybox Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
It is necessary to enable [AWS] Cloudtrail when using AWS in a production environment, otherwise you will not have any idea what is happening within your accounts. Third party monitoring applications will all require [AWS] CloudTrail to be enabled as well. I would not recommend it solely as a monitoring tool, to get the most out of it you must send the logs elsewhere. Either to Cloudwatch logs or a third party product.
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Skybox Security
For any customer that has a complex network environment spanning globally, skybox helps manage firewall policy compliance for many vendors quite easy. It has a variety of security and network vendors that it is compatible with in its database.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • API Log
  • User activity tracking
  • Real-time alerts
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Skybox Security
  • Skybox manages compliance for firewalls better than we have seen with other tools.
  • Skybox integrates into standard change management tools so change control can flow through Skybox and assist with all decisions to implement a change.
  • The Skybox network map is more detailed than other management tools showing us paths other tools didn't find.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • [In my experience] Cost can easily get out of control with multiple trails on full logging
  • Logs can be difficult to decipher
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Skybox Security
  • User experience. On the first approach, it's not the simplest tool that I have ever used.
  • Web-based console. In my honest opinion it's very important [to have] this type of functionality to extend the use of Skybox.
  • Too many updates of the product.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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Skybox Security
It is user friendly and quite easy to use. It centralizes all info in one portal and generates good reports to help you visualize and assess your change management decision
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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Skybox Security
The support team needs to be improved especially in their response and awareness about recent bugs in their solution. For example, sometimes they are not aware about how to integrate specific vendors like Microsoft Azure and they still don't have answers to it until now.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
I think in the end, CloudTrail has more features and you can dive deeper inside the logs so it depends on your usage and what you expect in the end to make the right choice, I would say that both tools are really useful and bring a lot of benefits to I.T. companies.
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Skybox Security
CloudGuard Dome9 does not have a suite for an on-premise datacenter.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Allows us to investigate any strange api actions
  • Increases security
  • Audit trail of changes made in AWS
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Skybox Security
  • Skybox is in pilot
  • Positive ROI is in change management
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ScreenShots

AWS CloudTrail Screenshots

Screenshot of CloudTrail Insights: Identify and respond to unusual operational activity
•Unexpected spikes in resource provisioning
•Bursts of IAM management actions
•Gaps in periodic maintenance activity
•Automatic analysis of API calls and usage patterns
•Alerts when unusual activity is detected