Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Security Platform vs. Cisco Secure Access by Duo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Security Platform
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Check Point Software Technologies offers the CloudGuard Cloud Native Security platform, a cloud security option for securing IaaS and PaaS infrastructure. The solution provides unified cloud native security for assets and workloads, to give users the confidence to automate security, prevent threats, and manage posture – everywhere – across a multi-cloud environment.N/A
Cisco Secure Access by Duo
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Secure Access, by Duo is a two-factor authentication system (2FA), acquired by Cisco in October 2018. It provides single sign-on (SSO) and endpoint visibility, as well as access controls and policy controlled adaptive authentication.
$3
Per User Per Month
Pricing
Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Security PlatformCisco Secure Access by Duo
Editions & Modules
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MFA
$3.00
Per User Per Month
Access
$6.00
Per User Per Month
Beyond
$9.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Security PlatformCisco Secure Access by Duo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Security PlatformCisco Secure Access by Duo
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(112 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(74 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(106 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Security PlatformCisco Secure Access by Duo
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
Checkpoint Cloud Guard Native Security Platform is much better in native cloud infra security requirements. It works well, and the manageability of said product is good. But If you are having some hybrid kind of environment, it is not suitable, and the products have more complexity to deploy. There are so many other players to do well in this segment.
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Cisco
This platform is well suited to protect access to critical applications and sensitive resources, especially those with employees working remotely. Multifactor authentication and adaptive access policies ensure a high level of security to prevent unauthorized access and potential data breaches
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Cloud Native integration.
  • Excellent and Clean UI.
  • Cloud Infra Security Management.
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Cisco
  • Speed - it's fast with almost no delay between triggering the MFA request and receiving the notification on an iPhone
  • Security - in addition to the added MFA layer, a simple, 4-digit passcode can be added to the authentication request
  • Ease of use - it doesn't scare users. It's simple to install, configure, and use.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Deployment method.
  • Technical support.
  • Cloud-based manageability.
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Cisco
  • If you need to integrate some legacy applications to Cisco Secure Access by Duo, it's not easy.
  • If you want to have more detailed information and reports, you need to pay more for the licensing. The basic option is not enough.
  • A constraint could be that each employee has to install it on their personal smartphone, which some don't like. But, there is an alternative using SMS, although sometimes it takes too long to receive the message.
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Likelihood to Renew
Check Point Software Technologies
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Cisco
There are a lot of competing solutions on the market; however, Duo "just works", and there is little to no learning curve for the new members to be acclimated to it. As long as that continues I see it as the preferred option moving forward
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Usability
Check Point Software Technologies
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Cisco
I believe this is one of the most popular methods of authentication and it works for us. I haven’t had any issues since I set up my account and I have been able to use it even abroad during business trips. Overall a great experience and I would recommend it to someone looking to protect clients' sensitive data
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Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
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Cisco
In the last 5+ years we've been using Duo, there may have been 1 outage that impacted us. We do receive periodic notifications of issues but, for the most part, they impact carriers or functionality that we either don't use, or do not care about.
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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Cisco
The support has been fantastic. They are willing to help with the initial configuration or reconfiguration after the initial install. Their online documentation is comprehensive as well. If you prefer to do things yourself, Duo makes it easy to do that as well. We are notified on a very timely basis if there are any outages and are told when the service segment is working again.
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Implementation Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Implementation was straight forward and you can isolate different scenarios in order to test new application setup or add to an existing setup. Gui interface is pretty easy to understand and follow. I had no experience with Duo and still manage to easily set up new policies and rules.
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
We have performed all research and evaluation for all competitive players as well we did POC for every product. Based on our comparison chart, we found Check Point Cloud Guard Native Security Platform much better and works extremally well compared to all other peers. It has a robust architecture and has really good features.
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Cisco
Each vendor we spoke with had different strengths and weaknesses, some very subtle, and for our use cases, they'd probably all have worked; however, we primarily needed a MFA solution for RADIUS and web that was inexpensive, simple to set up, easy to manage, and backed by a large company.
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Negative - ROI.
  • Positive - Good product with UI.
  • Negative - Technical Support.
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Cisco
  • Duo Security has been a positive ROI in that it has prevented unwarranted access to confidential information.
  • Duo Security has been a positive ROI in that it keeps me informed of what's going on with my devices.
  • Duo Security has been a negative ROI in that it costs money that I'm not sure is well spent all of the time.
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