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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

It is a great way to manage a vast number of firewalls. It can also be used to upgrade the firewalls as well. Great for monitoring VPN users. Config. standardization is possible.
Sneha Puri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

For any customer that has a complex network environment spanning globally, skybox helps manage firewall policy compliance for many vendors quite easy. It has a variety of security and network vendors that it is compatible with in its database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

Cisco Defense Orchestrator
8.6
Skybox Security
8.1
Policy planning and rule management
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
8.0
Skybox Security
8.5
Automated Policy Orchestration
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
8.0
Skybox Security
8.0
Device Discovery
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
10.0
Skybox Security
7.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
8.0
Skybox Security
7.9
Firewall Rule Cleanup
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
9.0
Skybox Security
8.5
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Skybox Security
8.0
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Skybox Security
9.0
Vulnerability Scans
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Skybox Security
8.0

Pros

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

  • Single plane of management.
  • VPN monitoring.
  • Remote management via external IP.
  • Cost.
Sneha Puri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • Its modules like firewall assurance and threat control work efficiently.
  • We can get report related to all firewalls, that helped us in analyzing the risk of threats.
  • It is available at a highly affordable price.
Carli Espino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

  • Better templates like pushing config. when a particular firewall checks in with CDO.
  • Compliance checking for configurations would be great. For example: make sure http is shut and https is open.
Sneha Puri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • The management console could use work - move away from Java to HTML5 to something more lightweight
  • Dynamic objects are not properly identified in Skybox
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is user friendly and quite easy to use. It centralizes all info in one portal and generates good reports to help you visualize and assess your change management decision
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The support team needs to be improved especially in their response and awareness about recent bugs in their solution. For example, sometimes they are not aware about how to integrate specific vendors like Microsoft Azure and they still don't have answers to it until now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

We didn't really look at another product - don't think there is one. Cisco Prime I think was an option, but we didn't like the GUI and didn't consider it.
Sneha Puri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

We have used FireMon Security initially but were never satisfied as FireMon was less efficient than Skybox. Skybox is a good substitute for any of such software. At a very reasonable cost, it provides an Outstanding vulnerability control feature along with network mapping and reporting. All these features are less likely to be found in any other software of this kind altogether.
Carli Espino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

  • Much faster management.
  • Can access firewall without having to go on site if the VPN tunnel is down.
Sneha Puri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • Reduces cost in terms of time and money to spend in remediation activity.
  • Improve the network topology and then it's possibile to reduce cost of network/security appliances where they're not necessary.
  • The cost of the solution is not trivial when the number of network appliances is big.
Gabriele Angeli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

General

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

Skybox Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Defense Orchestrator
9.0
Skybox Security
7.6

Usability

Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Skybox Security
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Skybox Security
6.0

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