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FireMon Primary Use Case

JE
IT Security Admin at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use the Security Manager module. We use it to report and audit firewall changes. We also use it to track the hygiene of our firewalls in addition to the changes made to them. Since it normalizes the firewall config, we are able to do custom searches and make custom controls to build out those audits and reports, making sure that we are applying firewall rules correctly. There are a lot of built-in reports as well, which help us to identify rules and objects that are being used. 

We are an enterprise environment. We are definitely not the largest of FireMon's customers, deployment-wise. 

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JO
IT Manager for Networks and Cloud Infrastructure at a government with 10,001+ employees

We use FireMon for security management, to manage our security infrastructure. We also use it to do PCI compliance and to manage personal data and information related to the organization, and to prevent data loss. In addition, we use the admin console for firewall management, including firewall rules and to decommission firewalls when they are not in use. We use it to monitor our primary corporate DR firewalls as well.

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RN
Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

I am a contractor and I work on security. At this company, we primarily use FireMon for firewall rule analysis and as part of our firewall rule certification process.

Our environment is on-premises using VM hosts.

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MH
Network Security Analyst at a government with 10,001+ employees

There are different groups within our organization that are plugging their routers into the FireMon solution. They have central monitoring and also a central repository, which allows them to look at all of the rule sets.

Basically, there are a few core sites that we plug into and we use FireMon to clean up the firewalls and help with any troubleshooting that comes up. It helps because it provides visibility into everything.

We are only using the Security Manager and we don't have any auditing on that.

When a rule comes in, we audit whether the rule is placed in the correct order and if it matches the request that came in. We do that after the fact.

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BK
Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We use it for firewall management and security management, firewall health, and processing firewall change requests.

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MJ
Network Administrator at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

We were excited in the beginning about this solution because we have multiple firewalls in different regions, and so many rules. We wanted to find a solution that could organize our firewalls and remove the unused rules and redundant rules.

We use FireMon Security Manager. We don't use the Policy Planner or Policy Optimizer. We don't have a license for them. We started with a limited license and said, "If things go well with this, we'll go to the next step."

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MP
GISA at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

Our main use case is the monitoring of changes on our firewalls. Another of our use cases is keeping firewall rules in good shape by doing regular rule reviews, using FireMon's built-in categories for rules and even deploying our own. Additionally, we used FireMon when we did internal firewall migration, meaning we were switching to a new generation of firewalls.

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TA
Security Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees

We only have security management. 

It was deployed on-prem. It used to be on the hardware, and there used to be an appliance, but we have switched to a virtual server. We are now on a VM.

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JP
Lead Network Specialist at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have a single server and we're a small group. We use FireMon to track all of our firewall rule changes.

The security section lets you see where your unused rules are and it lets us go in there, optimize it, and make the firewall more secure.

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Alejandro Gallo - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Account Manager at Axity de Colombia

We are using FireMon Policy Planner because we have a lot of tickets every day, and we are trying to automate the resolution for each ticket. This is our primary use case.

We are not specifically using FireMon for compliance management at this point. However, we will be looking at using more of the features within the next year.

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PG
Asst. Manager Finance at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We act as a business partner for our clients. We're implementors. Each client has a different use case. 

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Joao Manso - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are resellers. All of our clients are enterprise companies. 

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