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Guardicore Centra Security Platform vs. Palto Alto Prisma

Guardicore Advantages over Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud

WE PROVIDE COMPLETE VISIBILITY

Guardicore builds and displays an end-to-end map with both real-time and historical information. Prisma Cloud’s mapping capabilities are limited and do not assist with segmentation policy creation.

WE PROVIDE FLEXIBLE LABELING

Guardicore’s integration with orchestration tools streamlines labeling based on your specific needs, supporting innovation and aligning seamlessly with modern DevOps processes.

WE REDUCE RISK FASTER

Prisma Cloud features a whitelist-only model Guardicore supports a flexible whitelist and blacklist model. This means faster risk reduction with fewer required rules.

WE DESIGNED FOR ENTERPRISE SCALE

Prisma Cloud’s two-tier architecture is 100% reliant on agents for visibility and is limited in its deployment flexibility and ability to collect, store, and analyze data at scale than Guardicore’s three-tier architecture.

WE OFFER ALL-IN-ONE PROTECTION

Breach detection is an integral component of the Guardicore solution, including deception, reputation, and a threat intelligence firewall. Prisma Cloud’s feature set is limited in scope.

WE SIMPLIFY AND ACCELERATE SEGMENTATION

Guardicores templates and AI-based segmentation allows customers to create and manage effective policies in just a few clicks. Prisma Cloud’s time-to-policy is significantly slower.
VISIBILITY DEPTH & BREADTH
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Agent-based activity discovery
Agentless activity discovery
Real-time & historical visualization of all communication
Granular, live view of app components & communications
Automatic application dependency map generation
Visibility insights to aid policy development
Built-in tag synchronization with orchestration tools
POLICY CREATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Whitelist “Zero Trust” policy model
Blacklist policy model
Hybrid policy model
Automatic policy generation
Build and test policies before enforcement
Policy template library (e.g., Domain Controller, SharePoint, etc.)
Enforcement independent OS firewall
New workloads automatically inherit policies
Incorporates user identity in the security policy
Role-based views with policies scoped to application and location
SEGMENTATION GRANULARITY
Basic segmentation (geo, environment, zone)
Micro-segmentation (application by port, application tier, workload)
Container-level segmentation
BREACH DETECTION AND RESPONSE
Built-in reputation analysis for files, IP addresses, domains, and DNS
Deception/Honeypot capabilities
Incident response integration
Built-in threat intelligence firewall
Asset security history
ENVIRONMENT/OS SUPPORT
Support for legacy OSs (e.g. Win2003, CentOS 6, RHEL5)
Support for systems where agents cannot be deployed
Support for Windows XP, 7, 10

Why Guardicore

Expanding Firewall Capabilities for Simpler Enforcement & Segmentation

Easily Build a Good Segmentation Policy with Full Visibility

How to Make Segmentation Fast & Simple with a Single Policy

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Learn More About Guardicore Centra

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