ESG Validation

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 Services & Orchestration

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: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: BMC’s TrueSight Server Automation (Formerly, BladeLogic Server Automation)

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents remote testing of BMC’s TrueSight Server Automation (TSSA), formerly BladeLogic Server Automation solution, with a focus on configuration, patching, and compliance features.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

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 Services & Orchestration

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: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

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: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

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: Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

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: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

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: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Bitglass Cloud Access Security Broker

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review examines how the Bitglass cloud access security broker (CASB) solution provides access control, data loss prevention, and threat prevention for data that has moved outside the firewall via public cloud applications and bring your own device (BYOD) policies.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration