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"The solution is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is the unused rule optimization, where it clears the policy when appropriate.""The firewall policy summarization is the most valuable feature. It helps us to cross-check the firewall ruleset. That's the main purpose of it. And of course, it monitors changes of the firewall policy. It provides full visibility into the risk involved in firewall change requests. It helps us to check for any integrity issues and conflicts with other rulesets, and of course the compliance.""Traffic queries are a great help when troubleshooting a problem, especially if the traffic is going through two or more firewalls.""AlgoSec gives us a high level of confidence that our ACLs and our risk components are actually in line with our expectations. Because we run a lot of our firewalls as an internal change control boundary, we rely on them heavily to segregate vendor networks. It gives us a high level of confidence that those third-party networks that ride on the backbone are segregated and appropriately defined.""It is Linux-based and we have no problem with stability so far.""The product gave us more agility on the process to analyze and resolve tickets by requesting permissions to access services not enabled by default.""AlgoSec has good tools to manage policies and devices. Many administrators like how it helps you monitor and clean up the policy for the on-premise firewall."

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"It's very supportive and very user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is firewall management.""The features that I have found most valuable with Skybox Security Suite, and this is because I work on the security side, are the firewall assurance, the change manager and the vulnerability control. These three features are the most impressive from Skybox Security.""The solution's simplicity of use is its most valuable feature.""It can be integrated with a vulnerability management solution. When a client comes, apart from pitching network and firewall change management, we are recommending having vulnerability management. So, rather than just having the audit of the firewall, they can integrate it with their vulnerability management solution, which could be Rapid7, Qualys, or any other solution. This provides them the most value out of the platform. That is the way we are approaching our customer base.""Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.""It has a good policy management feature and can provide customers with good quality outputs.""It shows me a client's or an organization's entire network. I can see everything."

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"The initial setup can be complex for beginners.""This solution would be improved if it were able to compare configurations and provide recommendations.""The license rekeying needed for when you need to change a firewall usually takes a bit of time.""They can make some improvements to the user interface because it can be slow at times.""We would like to see more features in the GUI so that we don't have to work with the API as extensively.""There is a little bit of scope for improvement in the risk profiles that come with the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer module. Currently, AlgoSec provides only three standard zones within a risk profile. These standard zones are external, internal, and DMZ. Everybody's network is divided into different zones within a data center, but AlgoSec only provides three zones. This is a limitation that I see for the risk profile analysis. If there was an option to customize these zones, it would be great.""Lacking in support of other platforms.""The UX control panel is in need of improvement."

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"The price could be cheaper.""Change Manager can be improved. If they can improve Change Manager so that whatever we want to do on a firewall, we are able to do it through Change Manager, it will be helpful for us. Whenever we are doing a change, it only does them at an L3 and L4 level, but all the firewalls are at the application layer. So, whatever needs to be done on the firewall, we aren't able to get it done through Change Manager. Currently, this functionality is not there because of which we are sometimes losing customers. I can create a role on Layer 3, Layer 4, but when it comes to the application layer, such as configuring and defining URLs or other things at the application level, it can't be done through Change Manager. Customers demand that they should be able to do everything through Change Manager. They don't want to do it through some other mechanism to accomplish their complete change management policy. They don't want to use a firewall manager because sometimes, they don't have any manager. They ask if they can use our solution so that a manager is not required. If Change Manager can do all the management automatically without involving any other manager, it will be great. They can also provide better integration with other managers so that everything can be done through a central point.""The support could be improved.""The price is costly, and I hope they can reduce the cost.""The initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team.""The solution was quite technical. It would be easier to manage if the solution was more specific about aspects of the solution and provided more advisory around how to use it effectively. It would help users a lot if they were more clear about everything.""The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich.""The most recent update was not tested with all of the vendors before it was released, so some of the features are misbehaving."

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  • "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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  • "The price is not expensive."
  • "Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "When compared with other companies, the license is more costly."
  • "I think the price is fair."
  • "Licensing is normally on a yearly basis. There may also be a perpetual license. Normally, the customers ask for a lower price. If you want to sell more, you have to think about it."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.
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    The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.
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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.

    The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

    Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

    Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

    For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

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    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 
    ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BT, USAID, Delta Dental, EDF Energy, EMC, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company18%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise62%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 58 reviews while Skybox Security Suite is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 11 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.2, while Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.6. 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 Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer and RedSeal, whereas Skybox Security Suite is most compared with Tufin, FireMon, RedSeal, Tenable Nessus and Palo Alto Networks Panorama. See our AlgoSec vs. Skybox Security Suite report.

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