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How TrueFort Compares to Cisco Secure Workload

TrueFort speeds the journey to enforcement

Cisco Secure Workload (formerly Cisco Tetration) requires that users manage integrations with multiple Cisco products and install more agents to scale across a network. Integrations within the portfolio make logical sense, but many teams struggle to scale visibility beyond a few hundred servers and with years of effort. With TrueFort, users can leverage any CrowdStrike or SentinelOne agents already installed to map environments of tens of thousands of servers in a matter of hours, and initiate enforcement in weeks. 

TrueFort vs. Cisco Secure Workload

  • Rapid deployment, unmatched visibility
    With TrueFort, CrowdStrike and SentinelOne customers simply follow a few steps and the telemetry from tens of thousands of installed agents begins mapping to applications and their corresponding workloads. Within only a few hours, users can discover unexpected traffic that isn’t explained by network devices alone.
  • Continuous and real-time behavior analytics
    The TrueFort Platform applies machine learning to all aspects of observed workload behavior to provide a trusted baseline of process, account, command, and network activity – including full recording of historical actions. This clarity provides security teams and application owners with the shared understanding needed to confidently adopt the platform’s suggested segmentation policies.
  • Powerful, customizable enterprise reporting 
    With TrueFort, all analyzed behavior is available within a robust reporting platform with templated reports for a variety of audiences. From auditors to architects and threat hunters, dashboards are easy to customize to match each organization’s unique environment and use cases.  


Cisco Secure Workload


Cisco Secure Workload


Accelerated Visibility  

Simple setup process with CrowdStrike or SentinelOne configuration to ingest telemetry across thousands of servers in one day  

A Series of Complexities  

Requires configuration of multiple products and deploying new agents for workloads already protected  

Behavior Analytics  

Continuous and Unified 

Access baselines from machine learning across network, identity, process, and enterprise application  


No common view of workload activity beyond network transmissions and hostnames  

IT/OT Segmentation  


Align network telemetry and asset intelligence from Armis with application behavior mapping to expand segmentation policies  


Traditional firewall visibility and enforcement for OT only. No integrated intelligence in Cisco Secure Workload  

Kubernetes Segmentation  


Analyze container activity and enforce segmentation policy from the same console as legacy servers  

Separated and Complex 

No common data plane between Secure Workload and Kubernetes security tools  

Forensic Timeline 

Continuous and Contextual 

Dive deep into any historical activity from network connections down to the command line execution from one interactive investigation dashboard   


No visibility into a continuous chain of events tying network and server activities

Incident Response 

Real-time and Interactive 

Respond immediately incident by blocking a network connection, killing a process, or disabling a user 


No interactive response capability—only future policy definition 

Service Account Protection 

Behavioral Policy Enforcement 

Review service account historical trends and easily tailor policy for each application’s behavioral profile 


No visibility in accounts or ability to set policy based on user

File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) 


Alert security teams when any critical files are modified, including details of what changed and by whom  


No ability to view or alert on critical file changes 



Access 100+ customizable enterprise reports spanning business continuity, frameworks like CIS, threat hunting, divestitures, and more 


Very little reporting beyond proprietary scoring charts—separate Cisco products needed for customization  

TrueFort vs. Cisco Secure Workload

TrueFort redefines cybersecurity by offering rapid deployment and unmatched visibility, leveraging existing CrowdStrike or SentinelOne agents for comprehensive mapping across thousands of servers in days, enabling enforcement in weeks. Unlike Cisco Secure Workload (formerly Cisco Tetration), which is hampered by complex integrations and scalability challenges, TrueFort provides continuous, real-time behavior analytics, powerful customizable reporting, and robust file integrity monitoring, ensuring a seamless, scalable solution for advanced threat detection, incident response, and compliance across enterprise environments. 

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TrueFort Advisor and Venture Partner - West Coast at Canaan, Bob Williams

Bob Williams

Advisor | Venture Partner - West Coast, Canaan
Maha Ibrahim, Canaan

Maha Ibrahim

Observer | General Partner - West Coast, Canaan
TrueFort CFO Eileen Spellman

Eileen Spellman

Managing Director Emerald Development Ptrs. And TrueFort Board Member, Charles Collins

Charles Collins

Observer - Mng. Director, Emerald Development Ptrs.
TrueFort CMO Matt Hathaway

Matt Hathaway


Matt Hathaway serves as TrueFort’s Chief Marketing Officer, leading the global marketing strategy to get TrueFort the recognition it deserves. Matt has extensive knowledge of security users, buyers, and landscape, as well as a track record of building high-performing marketing and product teams. He has over 15 years’ experience in the security market that span fraud prevention, vulnerability management, SIEM, cloud workload protection, data security, endpoint protection, and application security.

Prior to joining TrueFort, Mr. Hathaway was VP of Product Marketing at Imperva, a leader in Application and Data Security, where he led Product, Content, and Technical Marketing, SEO, and Competitive Intelligence. He was also VP of Product Marketing at Carbon Black (acquired by VMware), served in multiple product and marketing roles at Rapid7 (including through its IPO), and held product roles at RSA Security and Uptycs.

TrueFort Board Member and Principal & Founder of Bess Ventures & Adv., Lane Bess

Lane Bess

Member - Principal & Founder, Bess Ventures & Adv.
TrueFort Advisor and Chief Information Officer at Intel Corporation, Motti Finkelstein

Motti Finkelstein

Advisor - Chief Information Officer, Intel Corporation
TrueFort Advisor and Founder & President of Security Risk Solutions, Steve Katz

Steve Katz

Advisor - Founder & President, Security Risk Solutions
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