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Likelihood to Recommend

CloudGuard Dome9

Dome9 can be used to have visibility into cloud assets and security policies across all the virtual networks, regions, and accounts on AWS, Azure and GCP. It also provides continuous enforcement of regulatory compliance standards and security best practices, with the ability to auto-remediate misconfigurations. So Dome9 is well suited for companies using cloud providers that want to take control of their resources.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef, from Progress

Our organization uses Chef to deploy new code in an automated fashion and it excels in this aspect. It is also well suited to updating existing configurations and push those changes in an automated fashion to large groups of servers. Having the ability to deploy simple or full system changes out to a large group of servers with little human interaction has cut down on time lost spinning up individual servers and allowed our teams to focus on other, operational problems and made us more efficient in dealing with problems with impact customers as opposed to building servers. Chef has enabled us to deploy at scale and helped grow our infrastructure as our company grows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CloudGuard Dome9

  • Minimal false positives if configured properly.
  • End to end visibility in real-time.
  • Multi platform monitoring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef, from Progress

  • Chef is very easy to learn. Written in ruby, Chef code is high enough level for non-ruby coders to get a general idea of what the script is doing.
  • Chef can be a one stop shop for writing code, testing infrastructure, and deployment of applications.
  • The Chef support team is very helpful in their auto manager support as well as active support in their Slack channels from development engineers & architects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CloudGuard Dome9

  • Needs to add features for an on-premise cloud.
  • Cost is a little high.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef, from Progress

  • One main concern with Chef is the maintainability of Chef master.
  • The Chef-client should be installed on every node we want to do any automation.
  • It is mostly Ruby and there's a learning curve. Need to understand the fundamentals of Chef very throughly to play around with attributes, templates etc etc.
  • The Chef-client agent needs to be run on the nodes frequently to update the details of it state to master. And also to index the nodes based on tags.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CloudGuard Dome9

CloudGuard Dome9 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Is easy to use, and the standad configuration is well prepared.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef, from Progress

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

CloudGuard Dome9

No score
No answers yet
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Chef, from Progress

Chef, from Progress 9.2
Based on 10 answers
It loads quick enough for basically all our systems. Because we have this for local dev environments, speed isn't really a big issue here. Yes, depending on the system, sometimes it does take a relatively long time, but it's not an issue for me. One thing that is annoying is that if I want to make a small change to a cookbook and re-run the Chef client, I can't just make the change in the cache and run it. I have to do the whole process of updating the server.
Christopher Maggiulli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CloudGuard Dome9

CloudGuard Dome9 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Checkpoint support is great. They provide great SLAs and they comply with service times accordingly.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef, from Progress

Chef, from Progress 6.9
Based on 5 answers
Support for Chef is easily available for fee or through the open source community as most the issues you will face will have been addressed through the Chef developer community forums. The documentation for Chef is moderate to great and easily readable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CloudGuard Dome9

Most products have their pros and cons but Dome9 does everything Evident.io and Redlock can do and more. Evident was a good tool but merging the two products into one complicated things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef, from Progress

I really found that Chef to be much friendlier and innovative than Puppet. There is an opinion in the DevOps community that says that Chef is friendlier to programmers whereas Puppet is friendlier to system administrators. This might be true, as I do come from development background and felt right at home with Chef.
Aiman Najjar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CloudGuard Dome9

  • For production environments it is worth the investment.
  • Getting to know how many assets you have helps with cost savings.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Chef, from Progress

  • Speed of deployment. If new environments are needed, Chef can speed that process up.
  • Reliability of environments. Since Chef keeps things consistent, you know you're repeating your setup properly.
  • Reduce long term devops effort. It may take an initial investment to setup, however long term it pays off in saving time once the scripts are written.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CloudGuard Dome9

General

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

Chef, from Progress

General

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

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