Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management vs. Cisco Secure Access by Duo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
CloudGuard Posture Management provides cloud security and compliance posture management for cloud-native environments, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes. CloudGuard automates security, governance and compliance, with customized policies, delivering high-fidelity visibility and control. It is based on technology acquired with Dome9 by Check Point Software Technologies in late 2018. Their product CloudGuard Dome9 was a cloud security and cloud security operations visualization…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 Posture ManagementCisco Secure Access by Duo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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 Posture ManagementCisco Secure Access by Duo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Check Point CloudGuard Posture ManagementCisco Secure Access by Duo
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
9.3
(112 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(74 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(8 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 Posture ManagementCisco Secure Access by Duo
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
Scenarios most suited - 1) All the Cyber Security focused development environments 2) Definitely a must for Financial Clients since it deals with live money transactions - Hence it is imperative to keep the Network and tech asset environment secure, and compliant to standards 3) IAM is another area where it plays an IMP part - For eg one of our healthcare clients where they wanted to restrict access 4) Dashboards are also great, we can share the results to GISO/CISO level folks - Custom dashboard feature
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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
  • Integration with public cloud providers.
  • Rich UI with great dashboards.
  • Great assets inventory.
  • Clarity module.
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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
  • There is not a comprehensive amount of documentation on how to set up best practices.
  • Our initial set up assistance from Proofpoint approved vendor did not go smoothly.
  • The ability to add more customized widgets in the main overview screen would be helpful.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
Is easy to use, and the standad configuration is well prepared.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
I haven't dealt so much with support but we are enjoying the tool!
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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
First and foremost reason of our client selecting CheckPoint CloudGuard Posture Management / Dome9 was because they already had CheckPoint Firewalls which are in active use e.g. R75.40 and R82.x products. Customization Vs these other Vendors is another great asset Reporting is one more standout feature, + Multi-cloud capabilities Centralized dashboarding is smooth to navigate as compared to other Vendors Syslog handling is much better as compared to some other vendors , Memory and space issues if planned well are less
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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
  • For production environments it is worth the investment.
  • Getting to know how many assets you have helps with cost savings.
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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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