About Runecast

Runecast Solutions Ltd. is a leading global provider of a patented solution for proactive risk management and mitigation, security compliance, operational efficiency, and mission-critical stability for IT Security and Operations teams. With its agentless scanning capabilities, Runecast offers vulnerability management, security hardening guidelines, best practices, configuration management, container security, security compliance, and hardware compatibility. It provides a simple-to-use method to validate your hardware, BIOS, driver and firmware against the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and can even validate against an upstream release of ESXI – perfect for when you need to plan a vSphere upgrade! It automates your vulnerability management and security standards compliance audits for AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and VMware, as well as for Windows and Linux OS.

In a matter of minutes, it scans your configurations and provides you with fit-gap analysis and remediation scripts. Our automated processes remove all the manual work and you can easily filter and sort issues and compare historical configurations at your convenience. Furthermore, Runecast proactively assists with Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM), and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC).

In addition, it provides continuous audits against vendor best practices and common security standards and frameworks such as BSI IT-Grundschutz, CIS, Cyber Essentials, DISA STIG, DORA, Essential 8, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, KVKK, In a matter of minutes it scans your configurations and provides you with fit-gap analysis and remediation scripts. Our automated processes remove all the manual work and you can easily filter and sort issues and compare historical configurations at your convenience. Furthermore, Runecast proactively assists with Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM), and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC).
In addition, it provides continuous audits against other common security standards such as: NIST, HIPAA, PCI DSS, DISA STIG, BSI IT-Grundschutz, ISO 27001, GDPR, KVKK, Cyber Essentials (UK), Essential 8 (Australia), and the CISA KEVs catalog.
Our AI knowledge parser, known as Runecast AI Knowledge Automation (RAIKA), does the heavy lifting providing your teams with regular knowledge definition updates. It’s built with the hybrid and multi-cloud in mind, enabling your security and operations teams to save time and money while they secure every workload.

Designed to provide organizations with insights on risks that will disrupt mission-critical systems and result in anything from performance issues to system outages, Runecast has fully customizable reporting capabilities. For example, reporting based on specific patterns in VMware logs, audit reports for security standards and much more. Each finding highlights both where the exposure lies and comes with step-by-step remediation guidance.

Users can also manage audits and perform automated security checks to ensure legal compliance. Enterprises can scan their infrastructure to discover potential risks and receive ways to mitigate issues through the system’s knowledge base.

The Runecast platform operates fully on-premises to analyze your AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and VMware, as well as for Windows and Linux OS, with no data ever leaving your control. It features a fully customizable, transparent rules engine. The patented Runecast engine has full offline capabilities and can even upgrade offline, for when an internet connection to the update repository is not an option.

Runecast is certified by VMware for VMware Cloud on AWS, and CIS certified for VMware, AWS and Windows Server. Runecast was designated a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner in its 2020 Performance Analysis for Cloud-Native Architectures report.

SUPPORTED SERVICES: AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes, VMware, Windows and Linux OS.


Key benefits of Runecast

Ensure compliance with BSI IT-Grundschutz, CIS, Cyber Essentials, DISA STIG, DORA, Essential 8, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, KVKK, NIST, PCI DSS, TISAX, VMware Security Hardening Guidelines, and the CISA KEVs catalog.

Simulate ESXi upgrades to see your future compatibility with the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).

Get real-time actionable insights straight from your logs – securely on-premises, from a single dashboard.

Be aware of any critical issues before they cause an outage (immediate value and ROI for your team).

Align your infrastructure to AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and VMware, as well as for Windows and Linux OS best practices for optimal data center performance.

Simulate ESXi upgrades to see your future compatibility with VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).

Get real-time actionable insights straight from your logs – securely on-premises, from a single dashboard.

Be aware of any critical issues before they cause an outage (immediate value and ROI for your team).

Align your infrastructure to AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and VMware, as well as for Windows and Linux OS best practices for optimal data center performance.


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Paolo
Paolo
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

System Engineer, I design and manage IT services. Author of Nolabnoparty.com tech blog.

Reviewed on 2018/05/30

I can have the situation of my virtual environment always under control from a centralized console...

I can have the situation of my virtual environment always under control from a centralized console knowing if anything bad is occurring to the infrastructure.

It allows me to save time and plan appropriate maintenance windows avoiding services disruption.

Pros

An easy to use solution, very useful to prevent potential issues on your virtual infrastructure. The well designed Dashboard allows you to have the overall status of your infrastructure from a single pane of glass. Being constantly under development, Runecast releases updates as soon as new issues or new KB are released by VMware saving the administrators from potential services disruption.

Despite daily checks of the virtual infrastructure, not all issues can be detected on time. If the system has a problem, the users will have a problem. Runecast gives you the information you need to prevent potential and dangerous issues saving lot of time and keeping the environment healthy. Just think about Meltdown and Spectre issue... in large environments to identify hosts affected by this problem takes ages. With Runecast you can have the exact overview of hosts that need to be patched in a matter of seconds.

Cons

No much to say about cons... for SMBs the application price perhaps can influence the purchase decision but the provided benefits are valuable. Anyway preventing issues surely cost less than fixing.

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thank you, Paolo!

We love your blog and your kind reviews!

Basim
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  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best in its league

Reviewed on 2020/06/26

Pros

RuneCast made our life so easy. It look a job of days and turned it into minutes. Not only that, we had to ready each and every best practice document for each release and product (vSphere, vCenter, Horizon), RuneCase made it all in one. It also helped us to verify the compliance of our drivers with the release we use of ESXi as this use to be a manual process too.
so easy to deploy... its OVF, assign IP and you are ready to go... so so so simple
What I also love about it is that they keep on adding features without asking the customers to pay more or bring up a new license... The best value for money you will ever see in todays products.

Cons

What I would like to see in RuneCast is that... Customers should be able to define their own baselines and it should compare your installation against it... currently it has built-in (vmware best practices, CIS, etc...), where what I see it should allow us to customize and run the analysis against our settings and then print it in a report format ... this will help us to showcase our compliance to audit team

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thank you for your review and ideas!

Antonin
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  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Tried last year

Reviewed on 2020/07/08

Pros

Easy integration and installation, everything OK.

Cons

Well hard to say, its almost 2 years, but maybe price?

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thanks for your review of an older version of Runecast Analyzer. Try our latest release, as we've introduced way more capabilities in the last two years!

Georgi
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Runesact usage in pharma company

Reviewed on 2023/10/20

Pros

It is easy to implement and use by all IT teams. what is impressive is how deep and detailed the information RuneCast provides. It helps us to quckly identify and mitigate issues.

Cons

As we're working in a heavily regulated industry, compliance is critical to us Keeping our systems compliant with the regulatory standards is crucial for our IT department. It also helps us to quickly identify and fix any configuration or security parameters of our virtual infrastructures before they become a major problem. Integration of the product into our business was very easy.

Response from Runecast Solutions

Thank you for your review of Runecast, Georgi!

Chad
Chad
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Runecast simplifies IT Security/Vulnerability Management

Reviewed on 2022/09/01

Runecast took me less than 15 minutes to deploy on my own and needs little to no maintenance. It...

Runecast took me less than 15 minutes to deploy on my own and needs little to no maintenance. It just works every single time. I never have any problems with it and support is always friendly and prompt when I do need help with a license issue or something. I cannot rate this product highly enough.

Pros

The thing I like most about this software is its ease of use. I simply pull up the dashboard and I can visually see based on colors how severe a vulnerability is. I can then very easily drill into any of the vulnerabilities Runecast detected and get valuable information on how to mitigate the vulnerability in question.

Cons

The only thing I would improve about this software is creating more "push button" compliance assessments (NIST, CMMC, etc.).

Response from Runecast Solutions

Chad, thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it!

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Runecast FAQs

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Runecast offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$500,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

For VMware technologies, the licensing model is based on the number of CPU sockets in the licensed ESXi hosts (neither number of cores nor VMs matter). Licensing/Pricing is available with 1-year and 3-year subscription options. For operating systems, a BA is a Windows or Linux asset/agent. For Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud (formerly Google Cloud Platform or GCP) technologies, licensing/pricing is based per BAs, per month, with a 1-year license. For Kubernetes technologies, licensing is based on BAs, with Nodes (containing at least one pod) considered BAs. Contact Runecast Solutions for custom quote.

Runecast has the following typical customers:

51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Runecast supports the following languages:

English

Runecast supports the following devices:

Runecast integrates with the following applications:

Jira, ServiceNow, vSphere

Runecast offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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