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Nightfall vs. Prisma Cloud: Looking for a Prisma Cloud Alternative?

by Emily Heaslip Published Jul 22, 2022

Cloud DLP or a Cloud Native Security Platform: Which Solution is Right for You?

There are many types of solutions available to organizations that seek to secure their data in the cloud. From cloud DLP to Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) to Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPPs). But, how can you tell which approach to cloud security is right for your business? 

In this guide, we’ll compare two popular cloud security solutions: Prisma Cloud, a CNSP, to Nightfall, a cloud DLP solution, to help shed some light on the differences between these two approaches. 

First: some background. A Cloud Native Security Platform (CNSP) is a different term for what Gartner refers to as Cloud Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP). The approach of a CNAPP is to integrate and centralize disparate security functions into a single user interface. CNAPPs essentially make cloud security proactive, rather than reactive, holistically addressing cloud security with a complete solution. 

Whereas many organizations adopt different tools to manage cloud security, a CNAPP integrates the aforementioned tools, like Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP), Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) and CI/CD security into one solution

With this background, here are the differences and similarities between the two providers at a glance:

NightfallPrisma Cloud
ProductCloud DLPCNAPP
ImplementationVia API across all integrationsVia API
RemediationMachine learning detection, can be fully automated with workflowsRegex and machine learning based scans
SupportUnique developer platform, plus online supportSupport for web application and API security
ComplianceGDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS and more Prisma Cloud supports many compliance standards, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC2, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, ISO 27002, CCPA
Application CoverageSlack, GitHub, Google Drive, Jira, Confluence, Salesforce, Gmail, Fluent Bit, Cribl, Hanzo E-discovery, and any custom app via the Nightfall Developer PlatformSupport for AWS®, Azure®, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
DetectorsPII, PHI, PCI, Secrets, Keys, Credentials, and more within text, messages, images (via OCR), and dozens of file typesPII, PHI, customer records, financial data and intellectual property

What is Prisma Cloud?

Prisma Cloud is a Cloud Native Security Platform (CNSP), providing broad security and compliance coverage for cloud-based applications, data, and the entire cloud-native technology stack. This comprehensive product offers support throughout the development lifecycle and across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Prisma Cloud organizes its product across five “pillars”: 

  1. Cloud Code Security
  2. Cloud Security Posture Management
  3. Cloud Workload Protection
  4. Cloud Security Network
  5. Cloud Identity Security

Prisma Cloud’s holistic approach is favored by organizations that may have some cloud security, but not enough to meet their growing rate of cloud adoption. CNSP solutions are ideal for end-to-end native security; they can address and remediate vulnerabilities in cloud environments in build time

Nightfall: The easy way to secure your data

Comparatively, Nightfall is cloud-native data loss prevention that integrates with common, popular cloud programs such as Slack and AWS using APIs. The simplicity and flexibility of Nightfall makes it an elegant, powerful solution for adding data security across popular cloud platforms. 

Nightfall is the industry’s first and only cloud DLP solution that deploys machine learning-trained detectors to automatically scan 150+ types of PII, PHI, PCI, credentials, secrets and more. 

Through APIs, Nightfall integrates deeply into cloud applications including Confluence, GitHub, Jira, Slack, Salesforce, Google Drive, and more. Our platform’s interface makes it easy to customize and configure detections for the data you wish to protect. Nightfall customers are typically up and running within a few minutes. For SaaS apps there’s no additional configuration or setup required beyond installation — though developers also gain the ability to build their own integrations as needed.

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Nightfall is built to help large enterprises not only protect valuable information, but also stay compliant with regimes like HIPAA, GDPR, and CCPA. Perhaps most critically, we provide tools to help coach users on safe and compliant behavior. 

Block the sharing of a PDF file in Slack, alert on the download of PII from Salesforce, protect IP in Github, Confluent, or Jira, and the list goes on. For example, set up Nightfall to alert users, “You are uploading a sensitive document to Slack. We have a corporate account with Box, and here is the URL to sign in.”

Nightfall has significant funding, operating history, and backing by leadership from Atlassian, Okta, and more; and executive leadership from Uber, Salesforce, Carta, Microsoft, Box, Slack. We provide a dedicated customer success manager, solutions architect, help center, and support.
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Nightfall is the industry’s first cloud-native DLP platform that discovers, classifies, and protects data via machine learning. Nightfall is designed to work with popular SaaS applications like Slack, Google Drive, GitHub, Confluence, Jira, and many more via our Developer Platform. You can schedule a demo with us below to see the Nightfall platform in action.

 

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