"Cisco" Strengths: - Sales and Marketing - Cisco Shops - Global footprint/Reputation - Talos research group - Stable VPN tunnels - Integration and automation of cisco products Weakness: - Product overlap - Technical performance for price - 3rd party EDR - Decline in cost service quality over time - Real-time logging Opportunity: - Consolidate existing clients to single-vendor - Develop integrated mgmt. tools - Leverage Talos for new talent acquisition - Seek new partners Threats: - International market competitors - IaaA and Cloud competitors - Lagging behind on management systems and API integration
"Palo Alto" Strengths: - Easier to budget for due to subscription-based offerings vs hardware - Easy renewel improves retention - Superior SSL decryption performance - Excellent Presale service comapred to most vendors Weakness: - High prices, especially for Chassis Firewalls - Tends to release immautre products with poor integration of new tech - No SaaS mgmt. portal - Decline in tech support quality Opportunity: - Expansion to cloud and IoT markets leverages SSL advantage - Support for some Cisco products may allow inroads to cisco shops - Frequently evaluated by clients - capture their business Threats: - Aggressive acquisition of early stage tech may be harmful - Reliance on 3rd party SD-WAN - Continued lack of integration and customer losses to more polished offerings
"Juniper" Strengths: - Extensive product line across all security areas with cloud integration - Mature MSSP admin capabilities - Hugely scalable - Threats response and identification along with quarantine Weakness: - Subpar application controls lack granular settings - Hardware focus - Buggy firmware in hardware with no bug bounty system - No failover during upgrade process Opportunity: - Continue to build robust partner system - Implement bug bounties - Market product line on pricing and variety of application scenarios Threats: - Increasing trends towards FWaaS - Improved management integration form competitors - High reported rate of replacement among existing users
No lines are longer than 80 characters, TYVM. Other specified properties aren't being scored automatically at this time so this is not necessarily good news...