Cloud Workload Security: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the cloud workload security market.


Security has become increasingly important to businesses as cybercriminals continue to find ways to infiltrate their operations. As digital transformation ushers in a new raft of technologies, the attack surface is growing and becoming more challenging for security teams to manage. One key area that businesses are starting to focus on is cloud workload security. However, choosing the right solution can be difficult with many vendors claiming their solution to be the best.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated cloud workload security vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Aqua Security

Overview: Delivers complete security across the development lifecycle on any cloud.



Average Rating: 7.8

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview: A comprehensive software platform for public cloud security and compliance orchestration.


Cisco Tetration

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: VMware NSX

Overview: Offers holistic workload protection for multicloud data centres by enabling a zero-trust model using segmentation.


Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform

Average Rating: 8.1

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview: Purpose-built to support organisations running in the cloud and the unique requirements of a cloud-based or hybrid infrastructure.


Check Point CloudGuard SaaS

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Dome9

Overview: Provides comprehensive cloud security solutions to keep enterprise data, assets, and apps free from even the most sophisticated attacks.


Guardicore Centra

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: Illumio Adaptive Security Platform

Overview: A comprehensive data centre and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply microsegmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic.


Illumio Adaptive Security Platform

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: Guardicore Centra

Overview: Helps stop cyber threats, improve understanding of risk, and simplifies security operations for applications in and across data centre and cloud environments.


BMC Helix Cloud Security

Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: Dome9

Overview: Automates cloud resource configuration security checks and remediation across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.


Azure Security Center

Average Rating: 7.7

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview: Security posture management for your cloud workloads


Symantec Cloud Workload Protection

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks

Overview:  Automates security for public cloud workloads, enabling business agility, risk reduction, and cost savings for organisations, while easing DevOps and administrative burdens.

Nutanix Acropolis and VxRail