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You can read user reviews for the Top 5 Firewall Security Management Solutions to help you decide which solution is best for you.
Users compare and give feedback on the best Firewall Security Management Solutions that they’ve used — based on product reviews, ratings, and comparisons.
AlgoSec was ranked as the #1 Firewall Security Management Solution for 2022. PeerSpot users give AlgoSec an average rating of 10 out of 10.
Christopher W., Vice President and Head of Information Security at CorpBanca, says, "The most valuable is helping us determine where our rules are too permissive. Based on previous human review of our rules, they are very cursory. We know why we do something, but we don't get into the details of whether the rule is nice and tight. What Firewall Analyzer lets us do is understand the risks presented by our rules. The tool does a calculation of all the traffic that could be allowed and we can match that to whether it should be allowed."
Sulochana E., Senior Systems Engineer, mentions, "The features that I like are the monitoring and the alerts. It provides real-time monitoring, or at least close to real-time. I think that is important. I like its way of organizing, also. It is pretty clear. I also like their reporting structure - the way we can use AlgoSec to clear a rule base, like covering and hiding rules."
Jacob S., IT Security Analyst at a retailer, comments, "AlgoBot is a Slack chatbot that they've designed to help people identify if the firewalls are going to allow or block specific network traffic. We leveraged this to allow our staff to check themselves if the firewalls are going to be blocking traffic or not. That saves us logging into the firewalls and running the query off the host. We give them the power to use it and it saves us time."
Tufin was ranked as the #2 Firewall Security Management Solution for 2022. PeerSpot users give Tufin an average rating of 8 out of 10.
An Information Technology Graduate at a computer software company says, "Visibility is its largest and most valuable feature. You can see everything or all the devices on the network for each customer. It provides you a larger view of what might be wrong with the network and how you can improve it with firewall rules, etc. If you are talking about secure change, being able to automate the entire change process is pretty much the winner for us. It is going to really reduce the time that it takes for us to do changes, and we can just go out and get more customers."
A CyberSecurity Architecture Manager at a computer software company mentions, “The compliance aspect of the solution is its most valuable aspect. The stability is very good. You can easily scale the solution if you need to. The number of features is very robust - and there are a large number of features. That's a huge selling point, which is why its popularity is where it is.”
A Network Operations Engineer at a computer software company explains, “The solution is very straightforward to use. It makes doing our work easy. The product is very good at helping us clean up rules. We've found the stability to be quite good. The solution is quite scalable.”
FireMon was ranked as the #3 Firewall Security Management Solution for 2022. PeerSpot users give FireMon an average rating of 8 out of 10.
An IT Security Admin at a tech vendor says, "FireMon decreases errors and misconfigurations by 10% that increase risk in our environment. That has to do a lot with the change reporting that is in place, but also with the built-in controls and custom controls that we have made. Those all decrease the errors that people naturally make on a day-to-day basis for firewall administration."
Jideofor O., IT Manager for Networks and Cloud Infrastructure at a government, expresses that he likes the solution because “The FireMon interface is very helpful.
The configuration management for multiple firewalls is very easy to use. The backup facilities are very helpful as well. The troubleshooting and testing capabilities are very good. And the solution automatically warns you when new firewall rules, and changes to existing ones, violate compliance policies, before they are deployed.”
A Network Engineer at an insurance company comments, "The most valuable feature is that everything is recorded in the historical logs, including the firewall rules, headcounts, object-level usage, and the rule documentation. The rule certification details are also there, which means that someone can be held accountable for a specific firewall rule."
#4 Palo Alto Networks Panorama
Palo Alto Networks Panorama was ranked as the #4 Firewall Security Management Solution for 2022. PeerSpot users give Palo Alto Networks Panorama an average rating of 8 out of 10.
James J., IT Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company, says, “I like the user ID and the application ID as it's easy to identify the popular applications and the EZT does the security checking in regards to the user and the application ID.” He goes on to add, “The initial setup is very easy. The solution is easy to manage. It has a good interface as well. The solution is stable. The product can scale. The solution offers good integration potential.”
A Lead Program Manager at a computer software company mentions, “The underlying technology is very good, considering that we are moving to a work-from-home environment. Panorama is a straightforward tool. Palo Alto is comparative to other firewalls. Some firewall tools are more user friendly, and, from a technical perspective, it is very user friendly as well. It's not like Check Point. We use a setup for offshore development centers. For all those ODCs, we usually use a Palo Alto device. We have few perimeter firewalls which are Palo Alto but for the perimeter predominantly we use Check Point. You don't need an overly experienced workforce to handle Palo Alto. It's very easy to use. The solution is extremely flexible and scalable.”
#5 Fortinet FortiGate Cloud
Fortinet FortiGate Cloud was ranked as the #5 Firewall Security Management Solution for 2022. PeerSpot users give Fortinet FortiGate Cloud an average rating of 8 out of 10.
PeerSpot user, Greg S., Sr. Account Manager at a tech services company, says, “It's a pretty robust product. Features we've found most valuable are that it's easy to manage with the management interface, it's really simple and quick. When you've got a lot of them deployed, it's a big deal. The user experience is pretty good.”
Prasad B., Technical Head at Micrologic Networks Private Limited, explains, "The intel we get from Fortinet is its most valuable aspect."