Cloudflare Zero Trust Services vs. VMware AppDefense (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudflare Zero Trust Services
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Cloudflare's Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) technologies create secure boundaries around applications. When resources are protected with ZTNA, users are only allowed to access resources after verifying the identity, context, and policy adherence of each specific request. Cloudflare's Zero-Trust-as-a-Service model enables users to deploy access controls on the company's instant-on cloud platform, backed by Cloudflare's global network.N/A
VMware AppDefense (discontinued)
Score 5.7 out of 10
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VMware AppDefense was a hypervisor-native workload protection platform for enterprise virtualization and security teams, used to deliver a secure virtual infrastructure and simplify micro-segmentation planning by providing application visibility, reputation scoring, and security. The product is discontinued, and no longer available.N/A
Pricing
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesVMware AppDefense (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesVMware AppDefense (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesVMware AppDefense (discontinued)
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Score 8.7 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Score 8.7 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesVMware AppDefense (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(4 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesVMware AppDefense (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudflare
For example, Cloudflare is a very good solution for ZTNA implementation. Cloudflare has Warp for propagating Gateway rules and checking device posture. Browser Isolation gives you more abilities to use internet resources without any restrictions and at the same time not put the company at risk. For example, if there is no DLP solution in place blocking the printing function can partly protect the company's sensitive data from intentional or intentional leakage through the online forms. A similar approach protects the end-user device from Zero-day threats and malicious software code. Moreover, Remote Browser Isolation technology protects not only the user's device but also the user himself from possible phishing attacks - for example, even if the user enters his username and password on the phishing website, bank card issuers, or other personal or confidential data, data will not go beyond the isolated cloud environment. Cloudflare Access gives company administrators a great opportunity to implement role-based access policies and make effect segmentation and diversification of company network groups.
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Discontinued Products
Being a VMware product, AppDefense has the advantage of compatibility with all of the VMware product feature updates and patches ( ESXi, NSX, vCenter, etc.). Paired with Carbon Black, it's resource overhead is well-tuned compared to traditional antivirus products.
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Pros
Cloudflare
  • Block access to known bad, risky, or unwanted destinations at the DNS or HTTP level.
  • Excellent protection for remote users.
  • Best in class browser isolation techniques.
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  • I think that the AppDefense approach is clever and sets it apart from other products. Having a baseline of normal behavior that I can see is something I haven't seen in another product before.
  • AppDefense doesn't overload my systems with performance draining agents.
  • AppDefense integrates with VMWare products I have or plan to purchase.
  • Access to AppDefense support has been better than any other VMWare products.
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Cons
Cloudflare
  • Very API [oriented] which is fine, but the GUI is sometimes inconsistent
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  • PowerShell functionality.
  • Sorting results in some areas are not applicable.
  • Email alerting through AppDefense Manager does not exist, but support has said it is a feature to come.
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Support Rating
Cloudflare
Good chat support from the portal for basic questions and minor issues. The enterprise support line is provided as well.
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Discontinued Products
The product is still quite new, and there seems to be a lack of technical information available for both the E.U. and support staff. That being said, the support staff that I have worked with have always been very knowledgeable and ensure that they see a ticket through to completion.
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Alternatives Considered
Cloudflare
As long as all Cloudflare products and services rely on anycast technology, in a complex approach Cloudflare is faster and more relevant for cloud applications. The balance between security and performance is fully established. Also, Cloudflare has quite a good stack for API connection protection, like the API Shield example, which makes it more effective compared to F5 for example. Warp as a ZTNA agent gives better visibility and device posture information than FortiClient does.
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We have several security applications, but none exactly like VMware AppDefense. That is one of the reasons I like it, as it seems to take a different angle on monitoring and protection. The other apps monitor different things, but one thing AppDefense seems to have over them is a streamlined interface and not a lot of false positives.
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Return on Investment
Cloudflare
  • Complete solution in case of using with Cloudflare Access.
  • No need of maintenance.
  • No skilled staff and trainings required.
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  • As with everything now, automation is key. AppDefense effectively monitors the activity on all our VMs, freeing administrators to work on more projects
  • Makes it much easier to diagnose issues when system are not running as intended
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