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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Config

It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GFI LanGuard

-To track the vulnerability level of a windows network.-To push windows and other application updates from a central location.-Produce reports to highlight work being done to protect a network. In some organizations, you may have to prove for audit reasons you are enforcing policies put into place around cyber-security. This software can help you track work done on an ongoing basis for such purposes.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Config

  • It can help you define rules for provisioning and configuring of your AWS. We use it for this purpose.
  • It maintains configuration history. So you can use the AWS Management Console, API, or CLI to obtain details of past configurations
  • It gives you a configuration snapshot of all of your AWS resources and you can store it in AWS S3.
  • You can integrate it with AWS CloudTrail to correlate configuration changes to particular events in your account.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GFI LanGuard

  • Install an agent to thoroughly scan machines to discover vulnerabilities.
  • Keeps there lists up-to-date with applications outside of windows and lets you know when an update is available.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Config

  • Vendor lock-in, no easy migration path for example if you want to move some workloads to Azure, you'd not be able to lift and shift.
  • Only at an AWS resource perspective - cannot do desired state configuration at an OS level (which makes sense but be good if you could even as a separate feature within AWS Config).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GFI LanGuard

  • It could be a bit of information overload which some things are shown can become noise. Maybe different levels of "security" for lack of a better term may be better where you have a summary vs detailed level when it comes to rating the vulnerability of the entire network.
  • I find I sometimes have issues with PCs on a different network accessed across a VPN where timeouts often occur with very large updates. This aspect can be improved.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS Config

AWS Config 9.6
Based on 4 answers
The performance has never been an issue for us, the dashboard gives us real-time monitoring and the alert sends us the notification within less than a minute of it happening, this applies to all of the monitored resources on AWS. However we can't (or probably haven't figured out how to) integrate with any other third party services, so we can't really evaluate how it integrates with other services
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GFI LanGuard

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Config

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GFI LanGuard

GFI LanGuard 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I only tried to access there support once and it was a relatively pain-free process. They also have a lot of documentation available online which can be used to learn and tailor the software to suit your needs. It just takes time and effort to plan, execute and monitor going forward.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Config

I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GFI LanGuard

WSUS was the other alternative I considered but I believe GFI takes updates, reporting, and functionality to a different level for an enterprise/medium-size business environment.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Config

  • Security awareness. With multiple teams deploying provides easy visibility on any security risks. Security breaches would have a substantial impact on business so a vital investment with little costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GFI LanGuard

  • Certainty. It allows you to know where on your network needs attention.
  • Peace of mind. As security professionals, we can only put the necessary things in place to prevent malicious persons from exploiting a network. The software allows you to know whether or not your risk of exploitation is high or low. and if high what to do with it.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Config

General

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

GFI LanGuard

General

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

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