ESG Validation

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

ESG Lab Validation: SD-WAN Integration with Amazon Web Services - A Buyer's Guide

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Introduction

The goal of this buyer’s guide is to educate customers on the capabilities of nine SD-WAN vendors working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the guide, ESG describes each vendor’s solution and highlights the business value it can deliver to customers via its integration with AWS. Readers should use this guide as a starting point when investigating how they can leverage the combination of AWS and SD-WAN solutions for business advantage.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Enterprise-class Cloud Data Protection with the NetBackup CloudCatalyst 5240 Appliance from Veritas

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report documents hands-on validation and performance auditing of the Veritas NetBackup CloudCatalyst 5240 appliance with a focus on the value of extending an existing NetBackup infrastructure to the public cloud.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco Cloudlock Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Platform

Introduction

This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of Cisco Cloudlock, a cloud access security broker (CASB) and cloud cybersecurity solution, with a focus on the Apps Firewall, which provides visibility and protection of connected cloud applications.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Arista Any Cloud Platform with vEOS Router and CloudVision for Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Arista Any Cloud platform based on Virtual Extensible Operating System Router (vEOS Router) and CloudVision, focusing on how Arista delivers the same EOS operational and management capabilities found in data center networks in a hybrid cloud network environment. This review will also show how Arista has extended the automation and orchestration capabilities to enable “Any” cloud management and integration based on its five A principles of availability, agility, automation, analytics, and Any Cloud.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration