Cisco Defense Orchestrator vs. Skybox Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Cisco Defense Orchestrator helps the user consistently manage policies across Cisco security products. It is a cloud-based application that cuts through complexity to save time and keep your organization protected against the latest threats.N/A
Skybox Security
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Skybox Security offers vulnerability and threat management solutions.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Defense OrchestratorSkybox Security
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Defense OrchestratorSkybox Security
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Cisco Defense OrchestratorSkybox Security
Firewall Security Management
Comparison of Firewall Security Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
7.6
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Skybox Security
7.4
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Policy planning and rule management9.13 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Automated Policy Orchestration7.63 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Device Discovery7.43 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Policy Compliance Auditing7.63 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Attack Path Simulation Testing5.32 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation6.92 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Vulnerability Scans9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Firewall Rule Cleanup7.63 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Defense OrchestratorSkybox Security
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Defense OrchestratorSkybox Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Defense Orchestrator is an ideal software to easily manage firewalls at the enterprise level, as well as to implement security policies that allow the corporate infrastructure to remain free of threats that can put at risk all the devices that are handled on a daily basis. For example, it is ideal for preventing network intrusions, since it has the ability to block malware and any suspicious activity. In addition, the fact that it is based on a single console provides the benefit of keeping all devices under view and thus preventing any threat in the simplest way.
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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.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Upgrade OS
  • Manage changes at scale
  • Group like configurations
  • Clone configs for other firewalls
  • Migrate from on prem to cloud
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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.
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Cons
Cisco
  • 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.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
I give this score because I believe that Cisco Defense Orchestrator helps our company to be resilient, this is because this software is also focused on offering security resilience at the enterprise level, that is, through its features such as high visibility, acceleration of threat detection and response, simple management, and end-to-end protection. By having it, it is more feasible to avoid disasters or risks in the devices that are handled daily and of course avoid data loss and, given this, be able to recover quickly if something happens.
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Skybox Security
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Usability
Cisco
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Skybox Security
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
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
I believe that Cisco Defense Orchestrator is available when needed, this solution has allowed the security team to have better productivity thanks to the fact that their workflow is less intense because they can carry out their tasks with the help of this software, in addition to the presence If there is an error, they can be overcome quickly because their support team is efficient.
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Skybox Security
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Skybox Security
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.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a software that is easy to implement, although knowledge is required for it, but if you do not have it, going to its valuable support team is very helpful. If done knowingly, this process can take less than two hours. Having a simple implementation is a valuable feature because it saves time and expense.
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Skybox Security
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We used the on box management platform. This required API usage for automating things. It was not scalable and a lot of features are not there. There are platforms like manage engine, but they are not Cisco FP native and had limitations as well.
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Skybox Security
CloudGuard Dome9 does not have a suite for an on-premise datacenter.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Much faster management.
  • Can access firewall without having to go on site if the VPN tunnel is down.
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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.
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