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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco TrustSec is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Azure Security Center

85%
12 Ratings
9.0

Cisco TrustSec

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

When it comes to monitoring Microsoft Security products, Azure Security Center excels. Defender for Endpoints, Defender for Office, Defender for Identity, and Defender for Cloud are all simple to set up and operate. Adding a log server to the mix for additional services may need transforming logs/events from other sources.
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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

Microsoft

  • Simplicity. The "Security posture" score and Security Alerts give me the key pieces of information at a glance and are nicely centralized.
  • Automation is key for managing the sprawl I had mentioned, and the increased complexity arising from that. The workbooks and workflow automation provide great flexibility in security operations management.
  • Thoroughness. The tradeoff for simplicity is often in thoroughness, but this isn't the case with Defender for Cloud (former Azure Security Center). The security alerts and recommendations actually go into a significant amount of depth while keeping them relevant and meaningful.
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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

Microsoft

  • You need to spend time learning the platform as it's not a simple 'subscribe and start'.
  • Firewall manager is a bit complicated, it could be simplified and not another portal link.
  • Microsoft could do a better comparison job against this product and others that do similar features/overlap.
  • Recommendations could be more descriptive of the possible outcomes after resolution.
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Cisco

  • Help and solutions if needed, support
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Pricing Details

Azure Security Center

Starting Price

$0.2 Per Server Hour

Editions & Modules

Azure Security Center editions and modules pricing
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Virtual Machine$0.201

Footnotes

  1. Per Server Hour

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Cisco TrustSec

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Cisco TrustSec editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    We decided to go with Office 365, instead of G-Suite (what it was at the time) because of my employees' familiarity with the Office set of apps (Word, Excel, etc). As part of O365 comes the Azure Security Center and we've used it ever since - we've not had any issues with it and it's always been able to do whatever we've needed to do for our business (configure our rules, whitelisting, conditional access, adding banners to emails from external senders). It's solid, enterprise-ready software.
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    Cisco

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Has given confidence to auditors that we are managing our cloud estate in a secure manner
    • Developers have a single pane of glass to verify whether there are any findings for the services they own
    • Helped avoid the manual process of ensuring we are evaluating our environment against the latest compliance framework versions
    • Detections are getting smarter so we haven't had to deal with many false positives
    • Ability to quickly remediate findings
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    Cisco

    • Reduction in IT operational costs
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