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Stormshield Network Security is #7 ranked solution in top Unified Threat Management (UTM) tools. PeerSpot users give Stormshield Network Security an average rating of 8.4 out of 10. Stormshield Network Security is most commonly compared to Fortinet FortiGate: Stormshield Network Security vs Fortinet FortiGate. Stormshield Network Security is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 42% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 34% of all views.
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What is Stormshield Network Security?
NETASQ's integrated intrusion prevention engine uses protocol conformity analysis, application filtering and antivirus analysis to inspect authorized traffic flows and strengthen application security. NETASQ enables you to establish and configure user-based security policies, giving you greater control over which network resources each user is authorized to access.

Stormshield Network Security was previously known as NETASQ Firewalls.

Stormshield Network Security Customers
ACESUR group, Ministry of Education Oman, Anios Laboratories, Zain, DLM Location
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Stormshield Network Security Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Stormshield Network Security pricing:
  • "We chose Stormshield for its price, as the Azure firewall was too expensive."
  • "I think the price is good."
  • "We bought a three-year license, and we renew it whenever it expires. The price could be better. It's always very expensive."
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    Functional Analyst, Project Manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 10
    Well-priced solution with good firewall but installation guidance is patchy
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable features are the IPS, the firewall function, and the price."
    • "With Stormshield, there are difficulties joining things, and it can be complex depending on the architecture."

    What is our primary use case?

    My primary use cases are : security through "Hub and Spoke" architecture (virtual networking), components : SFTP Container instance, data factory, Azure SQL, storage accounts, and the firewall.

    How has it helped my organization?

    The StormShield solution has enabled us to fully implement best practices from Microsoft in the cloud : the hub and spoke architecture.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are the IPS, the firewall function, and the price. 

    What needs improvement?

    The guidance for installations could be improved. But assistance finally was there and brilliantly filling in the few gaps.

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    September 2022
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    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using this solution for about two weeks.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I've only had a short experience with this solution so far, so I would not give any feedback on this aspect.

    How are customer service and support?

    Courtesy was always there. We needed to contact the StormShield support a few times, then with the help the professional services interlocutor, we have managed to get the last few tips necessary to complete the full setup.

    How would you rate customer service and support?

    Positive

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I previously used Azure Firewall but had to switch as the cost was so high. However, Azure is fully-integrated, whereas with Stormshield, there are difficulties joining things, and it can be a bit more complex depending on the architecture.

    How was the initial setup?

    The setup is quite straightforward, but the documentation does not include all the necessary information, which makes the process harder than it should be. Our setup is now complete and the Firewall uses 100% of its functionalities, thanks to a free online technical assistance for setting up the "out" (public) towards "in" (private) towards the SFTP container instance.

    What about the implementation team?

    During installation, I had a bug, so I contacted Stormshield and our provider, Tech Data, for advice.

    What was our ROI?

    To be determined

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We chose Stormshield for its price, as the Azure firewall was too expensive at 11,000 euros a year. Stormshield's pricing is much better - we have a three-year plan that includes everything except the VM at about 1500 euros i.e. 500 euros a year. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Microsoft Azure
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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    Network and Security Engineer at ONB
    Real User
    Top 5
    A stable and scalable security solution with a useful SMD filtering feature
    Pros and Cons
    • "I like how you can configure the rules. There is the task for the rules and a task for the network configuration. It also provides SMD filtering, and it can be integrated with the active directory for the users, their mission, and the VPN configuration. We are here in Sudan, and Stormshield didn't work in Sudan for more than a decade. Stormshield is a very strong firewall and very easy to configure and maintain. I am just working with the firewall solution, and we don't have any other solutions like endpoint solutions or something like that."
    • "The filtering configuration could be better. We have some difficulties with the filtering configuration and the filter extension. It's not that easy. It's not that straightforward. In the next release, I would like to see a reporting system. Stormshield doesn't have any tutorials on how to do the configuration and things like that. They just have documentation on the website. If you want to configure, for example, Cisco or Fortinet, you can find tutorials on YouTube. They show you how to configure the features, and so on. In Stormshield, there is nothing on social media or the internet on how to configure different things. The lack of documentation or the lack of material makes it difficult for others to adopt this solution."

    What is our primary use case?

    I use Stormshield Network Security for the firewall. 

    What is most valuable?

    I like how you can configure the rules. There is the task for the rules and a task for the network configuration. It also provides SMD filtering, and it can be integrated with the active directory for the users, their mission, and the VPN configuration.

    We are here in Sudan, and Stormshield didn't work in Sudan for more than a decade. Stormshield is a very strong firewall and very easy to configure and maintain. I am just working with the firewall solution, and we don't have any other solutions like endpoint solutions or something like that.

    What needs improvement?

    The filtering configuration could be better. We have some difficulties with the filtering configuration and the filter extension. It's not that easy. It's not that straightforward. In the next release, I would like to see a reporting system.

    Stormshield doesn't have any tutorials on how to do the configuration and things like that. They just have documentation on the website. If you want to configure, for example, Cisco or Fortinet, you can find tutorials on YouTube. They show you how to configure the features, and so on. In Stormshield, there is nothing on social media or the internet on how to configure different things. The lack of documentation or the lack of material makes it difficult for others to adopt this solution. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Stormshield Network Security for seven or eight years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Stormshield Network Security is stable. I think if you choose the right box, it'll work properly for you.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Stormshield Network Security is scalable, and I didn't find any limitations in the box.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup was straightforward.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I think the price is good.

    What other advice do I have?

    On a scale from one to ten, I would give Stormshield Network Security an eight.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
    PeerSpot user
    Buyer's Guide
    Unified Threat Management (UTM)
    September 2022
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    User at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    A stable multi-layer collaborative security solution that works fine
    Pros and Cons
    • "I like that it works fine. Stormshield is a very good solution."
    • "It could be better if it were more user-friendly. It's too complicated for us to use it. The price could be better as well."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use Stormshield Network Security for IPsec VPN, URL filtering, QoS and the other ones. We also use it for SSL VPN for the user and some other things.

    What is most valuable?

    I like that it works fine. Stormshield is a very good solution.

    What needs improvement?

    It could be better if it were more user-friendly for us as we dont use it very often evn if we never had problems to modify setup when needed.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Stormshield Network Security for about four years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Stormshield Network Security is a very stable solution. We haven't had any problems with it.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The solution works perfectly so we never had to contact technical support

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We used Arkoon solution during 10 years and it worked perfectly. Arkoon evolved and was replaced by Stormshield solutions

    How was the initial setup?

    Vendor team did it for us using previous Arkoon setup. It was done in a half day.

    What about the implementation team?

    vendor team : level of expertise was perfect (10/10)

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We bought a three-year license, and we renew it whenever it expires. The price could be lower but firewall licenses are always expensive.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would tell potential users that it's a very good solution although I heard Palo Alto was also a very good solution.

    On a scale from one to ten, I would give Stormshield Network Security a nine.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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    Download our free Unified Threat Management (UTM) Report and find out what your peers are saying about Stormshield, Sophos, WatchGuard, and more!