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Attribute Ratings

  • VMware Carbon Black App Control is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Salt Security API Protection Platform

85%
6 Ratings
9.8

Carbon Black App Control

98%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Salt Security

Salt is highly recommended for anyone who wants to discover, monitor and protect their APIs against various types of attacks. Salt should not be used as a SIEM.
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VMware

Cb Protect is best suited somewhere where you want to maximize the lockdown of workstations. So moving past no local admin rights to blocking specific applications and peripherals. The idea would be to have a list of applications you want to run, and then anything else is not able to be used. As stated prior, if you have a very fluid environment where you are having all sorts of new applications installed frequently (I feel for you!!) this is still do-able, but it misses the general idea. I think especially in environments that are more sensitive to new applications, like banks, healthcare systems etc, this is a good fit. The ability to look at application levels, drift, unapproved software etc is very useful.
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Pros

Salt Security

  • PII identification in API traffic.
  • Divergence between API traffic and documentation (swagger files).
  • Potential attacks with information to take counter measures.
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VMware

  • Controls file writes, executions of the scripts
  • Defends from process injections, memory protection
  • Visibility and lock down posibilities
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Cons

Salt Security

  • The platform could have more options for exporting detailed data from attackers' dashboards.
  • The Attackers dashboard could also have more options of filters in order to support the investigations of the attack.
  • The OAS analysis could present a more detailed view of the found issues.
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VMware

  • Perhaps more specific training.
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Pricing Details

Salt Security API Protection Platform

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Salt Security API Protection Platform editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Carbon Black App Control

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Carbon Black App Control editions and modules pricing
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Alternatives Considered

      Salt Security

      We tried controls offered by the IaaS providers but these were hard to manage and did not provide the visibility we wanted. We also protected APIs with a normal WAF but this was only helpful for assets we knew about and API attacks were not caught by the WAF.
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      VMware

      The big difference between Protect and Barkly/AMP is how exactly it goes about what it's doing. Protect is application whitelisting and program reputation. So the way it's protecting you is using a proprietary reputation service, and hash values to identify applications, and then hitting a list of whitelisted programs to decide if you are able to run that or not, based on the policy you are in. There is a LOT of value in that. We actually are working on transitioning to Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). The main reason is cost (about the same cost as Cb Protect, but with (most of) the featureset of all 3 Carbon Black products for less than 1/3 of the total spend. AMP works differently, looking at a reputation service powered by Cisco's Talos cloud. You don't really have application whitelisting, but that also reduces how many "requests" you get for applications. So I'll have to find a different way to do whitelisting and USB blocking and the like, but I'm getting more visibility across my network and also built in antivirus (TETRA engine - ClamAV with some work). Barkly is an add that we are looking to put in as it looks at behavior of programs. So specifically it watches for privilege elevation and the like. Thus far all the big name problem children (WannaCry, other ransomware problems) have been caught natively in Barkly day 0.
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      Return on Investment

      Salt Security

      • Salt Security API Protection Platform has provided detailed information that is helping us to identify and investigate attacks in our environment
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      VMware

      • App Control can ensure Continuous Compliance.
      • Solution can reduce expenses on different security software.
      • Nowadays Zero Trust approach is very important for any organization and Application control is one of the main parts of it.
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