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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall Security Management

    Cisco ACI

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    85%
    Tufin Orchestration Suite ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Policy planning and rule management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Automated Policy Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings

    Device Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings

    Policy Compliance Auditing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attack Path Simulation Testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings

    Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Vulnerability Scans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Firewall Rule Cleanup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Cisco ACI

    91%
    25 Ratings
    8.0

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Cisco ACI

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.8

    Cisco ACI

    78%
    4 Ratings

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Cisco ACI

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.3

    Cisco ACI

    93%
    9 Ratings

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Cisco ACI

    81%
    9 Ratings

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.2

    Cisco ACI

    82%
    1 Rating

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Cisco ACI

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.7

    Cisco ACI

    87%
    9 Ratings

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco ACI

    Implementation of a new application into Cisco ACI, with all of the relevant groups of servers and storage, is very easy to carry out, as long as all of the communications between the servers are known. Migrating an existing application into the platform was found to be extremely difficult, as legacy applications are often built on a flat network, where this kind of information wasn't documented in the required depth.
    📎Mark Healey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    Well suited scenarios -1) Firewall Policy / Ruleset management2) Where all the products are from Tufin like TOS ST, SC, SecureApp etc 3) Where customer focuses on ruleset compliance - USP violations, and other featuresLess suited -1) Agnostic/distributed environment - Tough with integrate with 3rd party like CyberArk2) FW recertification processes / exception process when complex process is included
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco ACI

    • The REST API allows your to programmatically interact with the network and make massive changes very quickly when needed.
    • The API allows you to tie together Server Provisioning tools, storage provisioning tools, into an orchestration platform such as Ansible to streamline new deployments and builds.
    • New Deployments are extremely simple once you've worked out your programatic deployment process. We can deploy new clients/tenants in seconds rather than days or weeks like it used to take.
    • Replacing failed switches/apics/etc is also extremely easy.
    • Tightly couple the underlying Network Infrastructure to VMWare Deployments to allow VMs to move anywhere in the datacenter at the drop of a hat.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    • Firewall management
    • Compliance reports
    • Unused rules and optimization
    • Policy Automation
    Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco ACI

    • Cost is always a challenge and ACI is no different.
    • The linkage between ACI and Tetration has been rebranded since the initial marketeering of it and this has caused confusion and in some cases diminished the business case as a result.
    • The fact that Cisco has developed multiple Orchestrators of their differing network stacks causes issues when trying to pull together a singular approach to orchestration across a Cisco e-2-e network in an Enterprise.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    • Palo Alto Networks Integration
    • Better/more user friendly api for integration with ticketing systems
    • Web UI structure is not user-friendly
    Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco ACI

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    Cisco ACI is doing exactly what was intended for it to do, that is support our next generation data centre, improve security, and increase resiliency. Migrating to another platform would be a waste of time, resource and energy, which could be better spent migrating more legacy applications into the Cisco ACI fabric.
    📎Mark Healey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 7.8
    Based on 4 answers
    Cisco ACI has changed the traditional data center model into a new era of automation and agility. The product was considerably easy to deploy met all the expectations. In terms of usability, ACI provides a unified interface for managing the whole infrastructure in one place which is the main benefit for users (admins)
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 9.3
    Based on 9 answers
    I do not give it 10 because the platform evolves more and more every day in the data traffic of the datacenter.But the implementations that they carry out for different clients of the platform are very happy with the result of the same over time.Another point that you notice about the platform, despite its good performance, is the low use of energy used by this 24x7 on, it is a good fact to take into account for our environment.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 8.1
    Based on 9 answers
    Application and service support, in times where we needed consulation, were superb. Issues were mainly due to familiarity of our Senior Engineers with this new tool or application, and the uncertainties were clearly explained by the Support Team. All the while, an "unofficial" training, so to speak, was also provided during the implementation phase - but it's most likely due to the technical person that was assigned to us and how his approach was in terms of assisting.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    The Cisco ACI training provided by Cisco was in depth, covered all of our requirements, and allowed us to implement and maintain the platform without issues.
    📎Mark Healey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    The following are extremely important when implementing Cisco ACI:
    • Design phase
    • Naming scheme
    • Documentation
    Joacim Wicander | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco ACI

    ACI and DNA are all very tightly integrated as it stands today. So using one with another only increases the overall benefits, when you are using the overall Cisco Stack of NGFW, ISE, ACI, Assurance engine, and Tetration (which is another product, we plan to evaluate)
    Mahesh Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    1) Fairly okay overall but definitely needs improvement overall Vs the other products available in the market like Palo Alto XSOAR2) Cost wise okay at the beginning but when client demands add-ons/ more features/customization tailored to their needs, Tufin Orchestration Suite recommends RFE / custom costs/development costs3) USP feature is cool to use overall Vs FireMon4) Tufin ProServ needs to buckle-up/Support compared to other competitors in the market
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cisco ACI

    Cisco ACI 8.7
    Based on 9 answers
    Cisco ACI scales well and is suited in scenarios such as multi-cloud or large data centre implementations. It is not suited to smaller deployments as the efficiencies that it provides are not fully realised. It is well suited in large environments that contain both virtual and bare-metal machines allowing a great deal of flexibility. It is also perfect to support multi-tenancy platforms.
    Daniel Hosking | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Cisco ACI

    • We typically don't have to touch ACI. It does what we need it to do without having to "baby" it.
    • It's constantly running so the amount of downtime we have (if any) is very minimal.
    • It was pricey in the beginning but with is reliability it was well worth it.
    Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tufin Orchestration Suite

    • I think if you correctly configure your SIEM, you don't need Tufin. You can correlate a lot of things for firewalls.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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