Security teams are weary of unsupported marketing claims and lack of technical specifics. Cloud Security Punch-Out puts cloud security solutions to the test with a practical demonstration so you can see the pros and cons for yourself. In this Punch-Out we go head-to-head with Prisma Cloud and Prisma Cloud Compute. Let’s go.
The two sides of Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud are acquisitions from 2018 of Redlock (Cloud) and 2019 of Twistlock (Compute).
Our industry has built a whole security tool category in SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) to help add context and prioritize alerts that lack enough detail on their own.
Having to install software on each resource before understanding the risks associated with them is fraught with challenges right from the start.
Orca’s platform is deployed in minutes with no agents to install. From that point on, all assets are covered.
Prisma Cloud is deployed at the cloud level like Orca, but for workload coverage requires agents to be installed.
Orca evaluates alerts using context, allowing the truly critical alerts to be effectively prioritized.
Prisma Cloud tries to “win by volume” in terms of alerts, contributing to alert fatigue.
Orca leverages signature-based, heuristic, and dynamic malware scanning to detect known and unknown malware.
Prisma Cloud’s agents spend valuable workload processing resources to detect malware, and still often miss the mark.
Orca automatically covers 100% of your entire cloud estate, including new assets as they are added.
Prisma Cloud can only detect risks on workloads that have an agent installed, which inevitably leads to many blind spots.
“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 the operations.”
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.”