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Score 9.4 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cisco Defense Orchestrator ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall Security Management

Firewall Security Management

8.6

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

86%
7.4

Skybox Security

74%
Cisco Defense Orchestrator ranks higher in 5/8 features

Policy planning and rule management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Automated Policy Orchestration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Device Discovery

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Policy Compliance Auditing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Firewall Rule Cleanup

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attack Path Simulation Testing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Vulnerability Scans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

90%
1 Rating
7.0

Skybox Security

70%
5 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Skybox Security

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Skybox Security

60%
1 Rating

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

Pros

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

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

Skybox Security

  • Skybox manages compliance for firewalls better than we have seen with other tools.
  • Skybox integrates into standard change management tools so change control can flow through Skybox and assist with all decisions to implement a change.
  • The Skybox network map is more detailed than other management tools showing us paths other tools didn't find.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

  • User experience. On the first approach, it's not the simplest tool that I have ever used.
  • Web-based console. In my honest opinion it's very important [to have] this type of functionality to extend the use of Skybox.
  • Too many updates of the product.
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

Starting Price

Skybox Security

General

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

Starting Price

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

CloudGuard Dome9 does not have a suite for an on-premise datacenter.
Anonymous | 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

  • Overall ROI is good as this product is an augmentation for us but we already have a mature security program with an experienced security team so the ROI is high.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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