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Solution Comparison for Six Threat Deception Platforms

Published: 17 June 2019

ID: G00373459

Analyst(s): Anna Belak, Augusto Barros


Deception platforms offer a “low-friction” method to detect threats, and they can be alternatives or complements to other detection technologies. Security and risk management technical professional can use this comparison to select deception platforms that best meet their needs.

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

Solution Assessments

  • Acalvio
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Attivo Networks
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Cymmetria
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Illusive Networks
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Smokescreen
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • TrapX Security
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses

Additional Guidance

  • Decide on a Role Deception Plays in Your Security Architecture
  • Start With Coarse-Grained Use Cases and Drivers
  • Compare Deception for Detection With Alternatives
  • Review Deception Prerequisites
  • Test the Product Capabilities
  • Test Product Enterprise Readiness
  • Use Environment Learning Features to Start Your Deployment

Methodology and Criteria

  • Methodology
  • Criteria

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