ESG Validation

ESG Technical Review: Simplify Data Protection Deployments with NetBackup Virtual Appliances from Veritas

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Lab report documents hands-on validation and performance auditing of Veritas Virtual Appliances. The report focuses on deployment of the appliance into existing virtual infrastructure, which is easy and flexible while still delivering the performance required to meet today’s modern data protection workload challenges.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Technical Review: Huawei FusionStorage Cloud Storage

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Abscract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing of Huawei FusionStorage Cloud Storage. Testing focused on ease of deployment and management; consistent, high performance for real world workloads; availability and fault tolerance; and non-disruptive, online scalability.

Topics: Storage Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Technical Review: Optimizing the End-user Experience with Applications Using CloudGenix AppFabric SD-WAN

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing of the CloudGenix AppFabric SD-WAN solution. Testing focused on how the solution helps organizations to optimize application performance over their virtual network connections, monitor that performance continuously with application- and network-focused metrics, and simplify and automate workflows when deploying, configuring, and managing multiple sites.

Topics: Networking Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC XtremIO X2 - Delivering High Performance and Advanced Functionality for Virtualized Environments

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents testing of the Dell EMC XtremIO X2 array with a focus on high performance and advanced features for today’s modern, virtualized environments.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Storage

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco HyperFlex

Introduction

This report documents a 2017 ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Cisco HyperFlex hybrid and all-flash solutions with anonymous competitive HCI solutions.

Note for 2018 updates made to this report: Test results remain unchanged from the original 2017 report, but some features described in the HyperFlex section have been updated to reflect the current feature set included in the HX 3.0 release.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Lab Validation: Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla

Introduction

ESG Lab evaluated the Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) to validate how it secures the use of any cloud applications across an organization’s users and endpoints. We tested how the Forcepoint CASB provides visibility into an organization’s cloud applications and its users, identifies and assesses the potential risks associated with the cloud applications, and automates threat prevention and policy enforcement.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Cybersecurity

ESG Lab Validation: Advanced Cloud Security with Check Point CloudGuard IaaS

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla

Executive Summary

ESG Lab evaluated Check Point CloudGuard IaaS to validate that it provides adaptive security in cloud environments via agile and automated deployment methods, while enabling unified management and control across different cloud platforms, specifically those leveraging VMWare NSX, VMWare ESXi, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Cybersecurity

ESG Lab Review: Pivot3 Acuity - A High-performance Hyperconverged Platform with Advanced QoS

Abstract

If organizations can maintain predictable high performance that is prioritized by workload, they can deploy mixed applications on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and simplify management. This ESG Lab Review documents validation of Pivot3 Acuity HCI, with NVMe PCIe flash-enabled high-performance and policy-based quality of service (QoS) to maintain predictable, workload-prioritized high performance to support mixed application workloads.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Converged Infrastructure

ESG Lab Review: ForeScout Extended Modules for Palo Alto Networks

 

Abstract

This report provides a first look at the key benefits of ForeScout CounterACT’s integration with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall (NGFW) and Palo Alto Networks WildFire threat analysis service. ESG Lab focused on how the ForeScout Extended Modules can combine ForeScout’s endpoint insight, classification, and control capabilities with Palo Alto Networks’ NGFW traffic classification, fine-grained security policies, and WildFire multilayered, cloud-delivered, advanced threat analysis security service. This integration is designed to provide more than just visibility into and classification of users and devices; it shares endpoint properties and labels to enhance dynamic segmentation, provides real-time user identity and context information in support of Palo Alto Networks’ fine-grained security policies and enforcements, and detects known and unknown advanced threats and prevents them from laterally spreading.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Cybersecurity

ESG Lab Review: ShieldX APEIRO - Agentless Multi-cloud Security

Abstract

The report documents hands-on testing of APEIRO, a microservices-based platform designed for agentless, multi-cloud security. Testing focused on ease of use, terabit-scale threat inspection, and centralized management across multi-cloud environments.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Cybersecurity