AWS Control Tower vs. Cisco TrustSec

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Control Tower
Score 7.9 out of 10
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The vendor presents AWS Control Tower as the easiest way to set up and govern a new, secure multi-account AWS environment. With AWS Control Tower, builders can provision new AWS accounts in a few clicks, while knowing new accounts conform to company-wide policies.N/A
Cisco TrustSec
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Pricing
AWS Control TowerCisco TrustSec
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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AWS Control TowerCisco TrustSec
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
AWS Control TowerCisco TrustSec
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(3 ratings)
9.0
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
We were wanting to prove the concept of a low touch process for quickly spinning up boilerplate AWS environments. We were able to get started quickly and to ensure that the AWS Well-Architected Framework principles were followed - at least upfront - however, we found that for our use case and expertise level it ultimately wasn't a fit. We have the skills on our team to manage more of this on our own. My recommendation would be contingent on what skills are already available on your team: if you can "do it yourself" you might as well so that you don't pay for resources you don't need and you have finer grain control over what's created.
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Cisco
  • Control access to critical enterprise resources by business role, device type, and location, so policy changes can be made without redesigning the network.
  • Easily manage access control and segmentation while maintaining compliance.
  • Create and manage policies in an easy-to-use matrix.
  • Reduce the need for costly network re-architecture by automating firewall rules and access control list (ACL) administration.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Easily create new AWS accounts.
  • Easily secure and manage AWS accounts.
  • Landing zone with SSO is a huge win for larger teams.
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Cisco
  • Reduce operational expenses by simplifying network segmentation and defining security groups based on business roles, not IP addresses.
  • Limit the impact of a data breach by quickly isolating and containing threats using technology already in your network.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • The AWS SSO GUI is not very intuitive and determining how to apply policies to users without creating redundant logins has been a challenge.
  • The default guardrails do not fully encompass all the security checks that we needed.
  • There does not appear to be any way to control roles at the IAM level from the control tower account through the GUI.
  • Some features on AWS accounts still require logging into the individual account with the root user and cannot be done from AWS Control Tower.
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Cisco
  • Help and solutions if needed, support
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Using AWS Systems Manager and other slightly lower level components has been helpful for us to manage parts of our AWS presence at a more granular level than AWS Control Tower was designed for. It's not at all an apples-to-apples comparison as they solve different use cases, but for us, the use case associated with AWS Systems Manager was a better fit for our specific needs and skillsets. We did not need everything that AWS Control Tower was doing for us.
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Cisco
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Less time manually deploying accounts which was error prone.
  • Central logging allowed us to have 1 place to view logs.
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Cisco
  • Reduction in IT operational costs
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