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"If you go through that compliance report, it will give you whether your firewall is in compliance or not. It will also give you a recommendation whether you need to change it. The compliance has helped us with customers, e.g., internal audit from the quality team and external auditors.""We need less time to identify any risks in our firewalls, as we can detect changes in real-time.""AlgoBot is a brilliantly, simple idea that lets us give our IT internal customers a way to check if rules are already in place before asking for more.""We have all of the information about the firewall devices that we have at risk, either because there is a firewall policy with some open protocol that can give us security problems later, or because long-unused rules present a security hole.""There are some legacy customers still using AlgoSec. The benefit is the ease in management of firewalls and rules.""Reporting helps us with deliverables, areas of focus for improvement, and much more.""We have Check Point, Palo Alto, and FortiGate firewalls, and it integrates pretty seamlessly with these firewalls. We have had no issues so far.""Because we get about 60 to 70 rules to deploy a week during the firewall maintenance window, we might create some duplicate rules or open duplicate ports. AlgoSec has become very helpful whenever we need to find out the nodes or subnets that have already been created, then we don't need to create the duplicate subnet of that particular IP address."

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"The most valuable feature is the Intrusion prevention.""With Cisco Defense Orchestrator, we can manage the complete Cisco Security solution. It provides a simple and centralized way to manage all products."

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"Some of the auditing functionality needs improvement. Our major focus is the firewall validation process and tracking and verifying that changes are implemented correctly. We are actually doing parts of the auditing process manually. And getting any one of the vendors to bring out a good auditing process has been very difficult.""We are running multiple hybrid cloud solutions, working with cloud providers, and looking for API integrations with cloud and related interoperability. Sometimes, when we are trying to delete or disable any rule, it takes more time than expected.""Now that we've moved to the VM it is more stable and independent of hardware.""I would like to be able to see what objects have the same IP, but different names in different firewalls.""We work with multiple security vendors. It's rather difficult to integrate the vendors. AlgoSec is a platform that hasn't really been developed as much as we would like to just because of its complexity to set up. If it was easy to set up and easy to get integrations with other companies, then we would be doing it. But the thought is that we are relatively stretched thin in our team as it is and the complexity of configuring AlgoSec doesn't make it any easier.""It gives you the capability to make changes to hundreds of your firewalls at the same time, but big enterprises have change management policies. Change managers will never allow you to make changes to more than 10 devices at the same time, which is a feature in AlgoSec. Because, what if something goes wrong, then you have to roll back and figure out what caused the impact, e.g., which firewall did not work well. Doing that post-mortem becomes a difficult thing. So, change automation on a firewall is actually defeating the purpose of the change management policies in any organization. If you run a bank, you will not allow anyone to make changes at the same time from a single click for 10 firewalls. The bank will never allow this.""In the new version H32, there are many, many bugs.""I mostly have problems with the integration process."

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"They can centralize all products and provide a correlation about an incident and the response. They can also provide an on-premises solution. Currently, Cisco Defense Orchestrator is just for cloud deployments, not for on-premises deployments. Customers have to manage it on the cloud. We are based in Vietnam, and most of the customers here prefer to have on-premises deployments. Customers, especially from banking and government sectors, do not prefer to do anything on the cloud. Some of the small enterprises use the cloud.""They need to work on the user interface. It needs to be improved to make it more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I propose to purchase licenses for all of the networking devices in the network, because if not all of the devices are integrated then the query of particular access cannot be discovered entirely."
  • "Pricing is great if you have a small number of large firewalls, otherwise, it does not bring ROI."
  • "The price is within the standard of security products."
  • "Licensing is very easy to set up. The pricing is relative to how you want to expand and harden your network security."
  • "The initial cost was high for us."
  • "Cost is based on firewall. There are bundles, e.g., virtual firewalls might make the solution cheaper."
  • "The licensing scheme should be done in a simpler way. For example, if we delete a firewall and want to add a new one, then the license doesn't get freed up automatically. You have to request a new license to customer support and install it. If you are testing new implementations, this can be cumbersome."
  • "When it comes to the cost of support and licensing, it is much cheaper than other competing products."
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  • "If you compare to what is available on the market, they are in the same range with respect to pricing."
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    The most valuable feature is the automation that can be accomplished by using scripts. If we didn't have AlgoSec, I would have to do everything manually.
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    Price is not my concern. If a tool does its job, it is not my concern to obtain a good price for it. If a tool is needed, we are going to buy it.
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    When we send multiple requests across at once, sometimes it causes errors and FireFlow gets stuck. In cases like this, we have to go back in and fix it.
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    The leading provider of business-driven network security management solutions, AlgoSec helps the world’s largest organizations align security with their mission-critical business processes. With AlgoSec, users can discover, map and migrate business application connectivity, proactively analyze risk from the business perspective, tie cyber-attacks to business processes and intelligently automate network security changes with zero touch – across their cloud, SDN and on-premise networks. Over 1,800 enterprises, including 20 of the Fortune 50, utilize AlgoSec’s solutions to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant – all the time. Since 2005, AlgoSec has shown its commitment to customer satisfaction with the industry’s only money-back guarantee.

    Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a cloud based policy management solution to drive simple and consistent security policy across multiple Cisco security platforms.

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    Sample Customers
    Maersk, Delta Airlines, Chevron, General Motors, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Bell Canada, HCA Healthcare, Morgan Stanley, Unilever, Nationwide Insurance Enterprise, US Bank, Microsoft 
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider42%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise63%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Find out what your peers are saying about AlgoSec vs. Cisco Defense Orchestrator and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 58 reviews while Cisco Defense Orchestrator is ranked 9th in Firewall Security Management with 2 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.2, while Cisco Defense Orchestrator is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AlgoSec writes "Gives us the ability to dig down into details and work at a level above the skills that we already have". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Defense Orchestrator writes "A simple and centralized way to manage all products". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon, Skybox Security Suite and Palo Alto Networks Panorama, whereas Cisco Defense Orchestrator is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Panorama, Tufin, FireMon and Skybox Security Suite. See our AlgoSec vs. Cisco Defense Orchestrator report.

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