BMC Helix Cloud Security Reviews & Product Details

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What do you like best?

BMC Helix Cloud Security is often an eye opener to cloud environments where it's used - in less than 5 minutes it shows you what you thought you had secured, but in fact did not.

A few points of real usefulness:

1) Automated remediation. included within the ready-to-use policy libs. Easily customized. Remediation is disabled by default (good practice) and admins have complete control over who can remediate what's where. Remediation is available by a single button-click, or by self-driving remediation.

2) Integration to ITSM. When a risky configuration or compliance violation is found, integration to the ITSM solution automatically opens a ticket. Similarly, when a remediation request is attempted, you can automatically launch your change management workflow. In this way, audit trails are always available.

3) View and manage security by business services. With integration with and cross-launch to BMC Helix Discovery, developers can use dependency mapping as a vital input in prioritizing their security backlog. Really simplifies security for developers.

4) Multi-cloud. Covers IaaS and PaaS services across AWS, Azure, and GCP, while also providing container configuration security for Docker and k8s. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its a growing capability, therefore always evolving and new capabilities are showing up all the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

BMC Helix Cloud Security does not replace a viable cloud strategy or methodology for deploying a cloud-native architecture. But it provides visibility if you are doing it correctly against regulatory standards (CIS for example) or if your team is deviating from standards. It also provides proactive measurement if your titanic is heading towards the wrong direction early enough for corrective actions (manual or automated).

Consider BMC Helix Cloud Security as a means to ensure you can scale across all of your accounts and subscriptions, even if you have one or two accounts. Multi-cloud makes its value proposition even stronger as its tough to measure real-time the security posture. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolving perception versus reality of cloud configuration. The typical problem of "too many hands in the cookie jar" yields inconsistency due to human nature. It provides the ability to "Trust but verify" your cloud team, as well as provide immediate remediation ability to reduce complexity of snapping back to compliance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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BMC Helix Cloud Security Overview

What is BMC Helix Cloud Security?

BMC Helix Cloud Security automates cloud configuration security checks and remediation - no coding required! - so that the IaaS and PaaS services your stakeholders use are configured securely, consistently, and with an audit trail. Automated, ready-to-use remediation removes manpower bottlenecks to close security gaps quickly. Closed-loop integration to incident and change management keeps everything running smoothly, while enabling scrum teams to easily manage their security posture within governance guardrails. Enable agility, don't hinder it. With extensive content, you can begin securing your cloud footprint in as little as 5 minutes.

BMC Helix Cloud Security Details
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Product Description

BMC Helix Cloud Security embeds compliance and security testing into service delivery and cloud operations, and automates remediation, to improve governance and reduce risk.


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BMC
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713 918 8800
Year Founded
1980
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Houston, TX
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@BMCSoftware
53,724 Twitter followers
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6,833 employees on LinkedIn®
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BMC is a global leader in software solutions that help IT transform traditional businesses into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage.

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Unify security controls across cloud environments. Up-to-date protection vs. threats. Simplifies security for developers, so they can focus on better cloud apps Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a little bit on the expensive side. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

simplifying work flow, deployment of policies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Easy and friendly installation, simple to customize wizard Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

nothing in particular all is what is needed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

none Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

our problem was to make sure that server users were on the list of those authorized to do so Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Easy installation, simple to customize. multi-cloud security in one UI Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at this point. We are still evaluating this, have not made a decision on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Checking authorization and vulnerabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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