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We performed a comparison between AWS Firewall Manager and FireMon based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"AWS Firewall Manager isn't a separate solution when you create the virtual private cloud (VPC), so you can control the traffic through that security group."

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"The SQL language is convenient to use. It allows us to process a bunch of criteria very quickly and narrows things down if there is an issue with the firewall. It's easy to do that with SQL queries.""Compared to other applications, it is user-friendly. The appearance of the menus and titles is clear and they are easy to follow. Of course, it requires some experience through using it, to go through everything, but it is not very difficult. It is an easy application to use.""The most valuable features are the security assessments and the ability to identify unused rules or objects.""It is a good product. Previously, we were using only spreadsheets to compare the usage, but now with FireMon, we are able to clean up or review the policies to some extent. It is still a work in progress, but we are at a good stage now.""FireMon saves us a lot of time and it's nice because if you're adding a rule that's similar to another rule, it'll tell you so sometimes you can just edit the one and add another source or destination in there without creating a duplicate rule. It enables you to consolidate and have fewer, more meaningful rules. We're saving around 30% of our time.""We also use the solution’s SASE integration capabilities to extend security policy management for cloud firewall management. It helps in creating one consistent rule across multiple platforms and it improves accuracy.""The ease of use is the most valuable feature. There are a lot of products out there, but the ability to navigate through and use Firemon is very good.""The technical support is very good. They've always been helpful."

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Cons
"I would like to see AWS add some UTM features to the firewall. It would also be great if AWS Firewall had native IPS/IDS. They have the separate IPS/IDS, GuardDuty."

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"While I like the reporting, I think that has the biggest room for improvement. Right now, as a user of FireMon, if I create a report, I am the only one who can see it inside FireMon. If someone on my team creates a report, they are the only person who can see that report on FireMon. It doesn't matter if you're admin in FireMon or not. The way we have to do it now is that we have created a service account user and that service account user runs all the reports. This way, all the reports, which are running, are just run under a single user so we can always access them. This definitely needs to change so users can see other users' reports or we can share reports within FireMon.""Our firewalls have multiple paths through them and FireMon falls short a little bit because it's not Palo Alto-centric. I don't think FireMon has kept up with where Palo Alto is at. They started out being Check Point-centric for years and they've never really fully embraced the nuances others, like Palo Alto or Fortinet, have. They don't handle a lot of the capabilities and attributes that Palo Alto does yet. They're working on it. They're getting there.""I don't like that it comes with bugs, constant issues, and limited functionality.""We have not used the Policy Planner but even so, we have identified areas of improvement with it during our testing. For example, it could be better when it comes to ease of integration or ease of policy automation. Another problem is that there is a console where it has too many options and is not very straightforward. Essentially, controlling it could be made more seamless.""It comes as a Linux appliance on a server and we're not a Linux shop, we're more of a Windows shop. It would be great if they could automate or integrate the backups into it and other things through their GUI interface, just to make the management of Linux a little more transparent.""The initial setup can take some time, including connecting it and configuring it. It's not something that is easy for anybody to do. There is time and energy required because of the number of systems you have to configure to get it to work properly.""FireMon could be easier to use and flexibility regarding reporting could be improved.""FireMon could improve its end-user practices. As an end user, I am just trying to catch up on all the alerts. There are so many, and you still have to go through them and document what was found."

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  • "FireMon is cheaper than AlgoSec."
  • "Pricing is reasonable."
  • "FireMon is very expensive. I think that they charge a premium. In general, they are very pricey. Compared to their competitors, they cost a little more than the other solutions that we evaluated."
  • "This is an expensive solution. The cost of three modules for three years was approximately one million."
  • "The pricing was very good during our initial year, but they increased it this year a little bit. The price is okay. It is not cheap, but it is still average."
  • "It's a good value. From a licensing standpoint... it's very simple to understand, and gives us a good bang for the buck."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Once this solution is set up, we hardly have to touch it.
    Top Answer:The licensing is on a pay-as-you-go basis and we are billed monthly. I think that the pricing is okay, given that we are saving on bandwidth and also protecting our servers against threats. Support… more »
    Top Answer:My experience has been with small-scale infrastructure and it works very well.
    Top Answer:The unused objects is another nice feature, where it digs a little bit deeper into comparing the logs that it sees versus the configurations that it sees... The unused objects feature will go through… more »
    Top Answer:It's a good value. From a licensing standpoint, our only limitation is the number of devices that we manage. Our environment is small. We have fewer than 20 enterprise firewalls, meaning it's hard to… more »
    Top Answer:To my knowledge, there's no cloud component to FireMon whatsoever. We're on the hook for any updates to versioning of the operating system or the application that runs on the operating system. It… more »
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    Overview

    AWS Firewall Manager is a security management service which allows you to centrally configure and manage firewall rules across your accounts and applications in AWS Organization. As new applications are created, Firewall Manager makes it easy to bring new applications and resources into compliance by enforcing a common set of security rules. Now you have a single service to build firewall rules, create security policies, and enforce them in a consistent, hierarchical manner across your entire infrastructure.

    Using AWS Firewall Manager, you can easily roll out AWS WAF rules for your Application Load Balancers, API Gateways, and Amazon CloudFront distributions. Similarly, you can create AWS Shield Advanced protections for your Application Load Balancers, ELB Classic Load Balancers, Elastic IP Addresses and CloudFront distributions. Finally, with AWS Firewall Manager, you can enable security groups for your Amazon EC2 and ENI resource types in Amazon VPCs.

    FireMon’s mission is to improve security operations that will in turn lead to better security outcomes. 

    FireMon delivers industry-leading security policy management, cloud security operations, and cybersecurity asset management solutions to over 1,700 enterprises in nearly 70 countries.

    Our security policy management platform is the only real-time solution that reduces firewall and cloud security policy-related risks, manages policy changes, and enforces compliance.

    FireMon’s DisruptOps offering is the only distributed cloud security operations offering that detects and responds to issues in the fast-paced public cloud environments such as AWS and Azure. Our cloud-based Lumeta cybersecurity asset management solution can scan an entire enterprise infrastructure, from on-premises networks to the cloud, to identify everything in the environment and provide valuable insights into how it’s all connected together.

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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Media Company10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Insurance Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
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    AWS Firewall Manager is ranked 7th in Firewall Security Management with 1 review while FireMon is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 18 reviews. AWS Firewall Manager is rated 7.0, while FireMon is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Firewall Manager writes "It's built into the virtual private network so you can control all the traffic, but it lacks UTM features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FireMon writes "We have made massive improvements to firewall management and firewall hygiene". AWS Firewall Manager is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Panorama, Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Azure Firewall Manager, Skybox Security Suite and Fortinet FortiPortal, whereas FireMon is most compared with Tufin, AlgoSec, Skybox Security Suite, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and Cisco Defense Orchestrator.

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