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Firewall Security Management
June 2022
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"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.""For the cleanup of firewall rules, it performs really well for us. We utilize it in our regular rule cleanup tasks, several times a year. FireMon is our primary tool when doing that, either by going through its out-of-the-box compliance rules or using it to search for certain things in our rules that we want to prune from our firewalls.""The most valuable features are the security assessments and the ability to identify unused rules or objects.""FireMon is nice and provides 360-degree user views.""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.""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 technical support is very good. They've always been helpful.""The most valuable feature is the Firewall reviews for our company compliance."

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"Firewall Analyzer is easy to work with."

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"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.""Its reporting can be improved. I am the only one who works a lot with it, and I am having problems in terms of reporting. In the case of Palo Alto, I'm okay with it, but with some of the Cisco devices, such as routers, when I provide the reports to other teams for review, they always say that the hit count is incorrect. So, I was struggling for a long time to work with them. When working with other teams, they have a lot of questions about reporting, such as how it reports, and we are still struggling with that.""I think that having a more open system and providing documentation for it would be helpful for users like us. We are pretty adept and can navigate through the Linux software that the on-premises FireMon is based on. It would help us in the long run.""We have had some stability issues that are affecting operations. We rely heavily on this solution and if it isn't working then we have to create rules manually.""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.""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.""I don't like that it comes with bugs, constant issues, and limited functionality.""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."

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"The stability is so-so. There are always memory issues, but the solution is working great apart from that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:Its reporting can be improved. I am the only one who works a lot with it, and I am having problems in terms of reporting. In the case of Palo Alto, I'm okay with it, but with some of the Cisco… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    Learn more at FireMon.com.

    ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is an agent less log analytics and configuration management software that helps network administrators to centrally collect, archive, analyze their security device logs and generate forensic reports out of it.

    Real-time event response system and Integrated Compliance Management module of Firewall Analyzer automates your end point security monitoring, network bandwidth monitoring and security & compliance auditing. Firewall Analyzer eases your Device Configuration Management by providing out-of-the-box reports and alerts for configuration changes. Firewall Analyzer is vendor-agnostic and supports almost all open source and commercial network firewalls like Check Point, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Snort, Squid Project, SonicWALL, Palo Alto and more, IDS/IPS, VPNs, Proxies and other related security devices.

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    Sample Customers
    Convey, MGM Resorts International, Southwest Airlines, Alkami, Costco, Aetna, IBM, Salesforce, Verizon, Wells Fargo
    WFP, NYC.gov, Sony Pictures, Franklin Security Bank, ITC INFOTECH
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Insurance Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise90%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    Firewall Security Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon and others in Firewall Security Management. Updated: June 2022.
    608,713 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    FireMon is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 14 reviews while ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is ranked 12th in Firewall Security Management with 1 review. FireMon is rated 7.6, while ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of FireMon writes "We have made massive improvements to firewall management and firewall hygiene". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer writes "It's an easy and affordable solution for auditing and rule management". FireMon is most compared with Tufin, AlgoSec, Skybox Security Suite, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and Azure Firewall Manager, whereas ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, Skybox Security Suite and RedSeal.

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