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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

AWS Config
Skybox Security
8.1
Policy planning and rule management
AWS Config
Skybox Security
8.5
Automated Policy Orchestration
AWS Config
Skybox Security
8.0
Device Discovery
AWS Config
Skybox Security
7.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
AWS Config
Skybox Security
7.9
Attack Path Simulation Testing
AWS Config
Skybox Security
8.0
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
AWS Config
Skybox Security
9.0
Vulnerability Scans
AWS Config
Skybox Security
8.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
AWS Config
Skybox Security
8.5

Pros

AWS Config

  • Great to track config changes and helpful for troubleshooting.
  • Great for compliance questions you might get.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • Its modules like firewall assurance and threat control work efficiently.
  • We can get report related to all firewalls, that helped us in analyzing the risk of threats.
  • It is available at a highly affordable price.
Carli Espino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Config

  • Vendor [lock-in] as this is only available on AWS
  • [The] interface is dated and is [in] need of updating by AWS
  • Graphing is [...] not the easiest to configure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • The management console could use work - move away from Java to HTML5 to something more lightweight
  • Dynamic objects are not properly identified in Skybox
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Config

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS Config

AWS Config 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Config

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | 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

Skybox Security

We have used FireMon Security initially but were never satisfied as FireMon was less efficient than Skybox. Skybox is a good substitute for any of such software. At a very reasonable cost, it provides an Outstanding vulnerability control feature along with network mapping and reporting. All these features are less likely to be found in any other software of this kind altogether.
Carli Espino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Config

  • A "Big Fish" company that is more concerned about the security of their data came aboard with us more easily since they trust us with the AWS config setup
  • Less time to debug or finding out issue on infrastructure whenever it happens
  • Easy and fast to roll back whenever changes that caused issues happen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • Reduces cost in terms of time and money to spend in remediation activity.
  • Improve the network topology and then it's possibile to reduce cost of network/security appliances where they're not necessary.
  • The cost of the solution is not trivial when the number of network appliances is big.
Gabriele Angeli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Config

General

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

Skybox Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Config
8.4
Skybox Security
7.7

Usability

AWS Config
Skybox Security
8.0

Performance

AWS Config
9.6
Skybox Security

Support Rating

AWS Config
Skybox Security
6.0

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