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Guardicore Centra Security Platform vs. Illumio ASP

Guardicore Advantages over Illumio

WE ENFORCE SECURITY POLICY CONSISTENTLY

Guardicore enables the same level of granular, process-level rules across different operating environments like Windows and Linux. Illumio makes you live with increased risk on Linux servers by not enforcing process-level rules.

WE LET YOU CLASSIFY YOUR ASSETS IN YOUR LANGUAGE

Guardicore provides rich, accurate labels from multiple data sources including vSphere, Azure and AWS out of the box. Illumio forces you to use their four predefined labels for all data sources.

WE DON’T LEAVE YOUR LEGACY SYSTEMS AT RISK

Guardicore supports more legacy operating systems than Illumio such as Windows 2003, CentOS 6, and RHEL5, including systems where agents cannot be deployed. Illumio ends OS support concurrent with OS vendor.

WE PROVIDE FASTER AND SIMPLER SEGMENTATION

Guardicore supports a flexible allowlist/denylist model for fast risk reduction with a few rules. Illumio only supports allowlist which makes you write hundreds of rules before you can apply simple hygiene like allow access to prod only from a jumpbox.

WE GIVE YOU THE FULL PICTURE IN A SINGLE UI

Guardicore Reveal provides intuitive views into workloads and flows with both real-time and historical views. Illumio forces you to do complex searches in a different UI to see historical data.

WE DON’T JUST SAY WE ARE BUILT FOR SECURITY. WE ARE.

Threat detection and threat intelligence – backed by our world renowned Guardicore Labs research team – are integral features of the Guardicore Centra platform. Illumio thinks that vulnerability scans alone are enough security.

Comparing Guardicore Centra and Illumio ASP

Guardicore Centra offers numerous security advantages over Illumio ASP.
VISIBILITY DEPTH & BREADTH
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Agent-based activity discovery
MAgentless 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
Comprehensive list of filter options
MICRO-SEGMENTATION GRANULARITY
Basic segmentation (geo, environment, zone)
Micro-segmentation (application by port, application tier, workload)
Process-level micro segmentation (including dynamic ports) on-premises and in the cloud
Segmentation at the container level
Prevents and contains unauthorized devices on the network
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

See a Live Guardicore Centra Demo

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Learn More About Guardicore Centra

Securing Assets Using Micro-Segmentation: A SANS Review of Guardicore Centra

SANS analyst, Dave Shackleford, puts Guardicore Centra’s fast & easy-to-use microsegmentation policies through their paces. Read the full report here.

Guardicore Presents at Security Field Day 2 – Part 3

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