Cloud Security Punch-Out!

Orca Security vs Check Point CloudGuard

Watch Check Point CloudGuard and Orca Security bob and weave through several rounds of hands-on head-to-head comparison. We found many CSPM checks within CloudGuard, but which platform told us the most about the critical risks in our standardized lab?

Top reasons to choose Orca over Check Point CloudGuard

Be Cautious of ‘Agentless’ Claims

Check Point CloudGuard claims to be agentless, however, it only pulls the cloud service provider configuration and doesn't have any visibility into:

  • Virtual machines
  • Containers
  • The contents of storage buckets

Nobody Wins When Vendors Favor Alert Volume Over Accuracy

Cloud security consumers are more sophisticated than ever and can no longer be fooled into the ‘more alerts is better’ strategy. Yet CloudGuard does not:

  • Separate real risks from theoretical ones
  • Measure both deep (workloads, data) and wide (cloud config)
  • Prioritize alerts based on context but rather only looks at the vulnerability score (CVSS).

Does CloudGuard Support Containers Or Not?

CloudGuard supports what cloud providers’ APIs can tell them about risks within containers, which is very rudimentary. It does not include support for the detection of:

  • Malware
  • Old unsupported operating environments
  • Data risks, including credentials, easy to guess passwords, and PII

Compare Orca Security to Check Point CloudGuard

  • Feature
  • Complete CWPP + CSPM capabilities
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  • Comprehensive Cloud Security

    Orca identifies risks in virtual machines, containers, and in your cloud configuration and leverages observations in each of these to inform of overall risk.

  • Limited Coverage

    Although CloudGuard claims to be a CWPP it can only inform of risks covered by cloud service provider APIs, which is very limited in the case of workloads.

  • Context-aware Prioritization
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  • Priortized Critical Alerts

    Orca evaluates alerts using context, which reduces the many down to the few of importance.

  • Alert Quantity over Quality

    CloudGuard ranks rather benign alerts as critical and other more seemingly important observations with less severity.

  • Malware Detection
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  • Multi-pronged Approach

    Orca leverages signature-based, heuristic, and dynamic malware scanning to detect known and unknown malware.

  • Missing Key Risks

    CloudGuard cannot identify malware in hosts and containers, and many other risks at the workload level.

  • Compliance
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  • Built-in Compliance

    Orca supports many cloud compliance standards at the application, host, and cloud levels.

  • Limited Compliance

    CloudGuard only addresses compliance at the cloud level and customers would have to purchase an additional solution for hosts and containers.


North America


Financial Services

cloud environment

AWS, Azure

“Orca is a great solution for us because we want to give developers the power to be innovative, but need to scan close to real-time without impacting their operations.”

Thomas HillCISO
Live Oak Bank

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North America



cloud environment

AWS, GCP, Azure

“Anything that impacts development is going to be met with resistance. But with Orca SideScanning there is zero impact on systems. It’s also easy to use.”

Jonathan JaffeCISO

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