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Tasks to Perform on Preventive Maintenance.

I have to perform a health check activity for Firemon Security manager. 

Can you please suggest which tasks I  have do to as part of this health check and audit?  What are the specific reports I need to  pull out to identify the flaws in the configuration and highlight to the client?

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44 Answers

it_user437121 - PeerSpot reviewer

Sorry, I don’t have installed Firemon on the stend wright now and can’t test this task.

But in most cases customer want to see:


1. Who change the configuration.

2. Which rules and objects was changed.

3. How changes affect on traffic flows

4. Haw changes complied to security requirements in organization

Health check

1. CPU load, temperature, HDD health, free space, RAM usage

2. Traffic drops/accepts

3. Traffic spike and outage

4. Important services drops

5. Interfaces, routing health

6. Backup status

it_user492225 - PeerSpot reviewer

For my two cents..

Health check

- Firewall CPU utilization

- Hard disk capacity

- FW rule/s often used utilized ( can be used as basis for fw policies appropriate hierarchy)

- Fw rules not used/no hits, expired policy, objects not used, shadowed rules (sort of database maintenance)


- Run compliance report on the current policy enforced based on the end-user’s industry (e.g. SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPAA etc…)

- Run report to analyse and simulate risks before change implementation

- Run report for risky and unauthorized connection

- Run policy package report that can be used as basis for a much specific rules implementation

it_user671496 - PeerSpot reviewer


Absolutely I could. How does this automation work?

Scott Wilson_Firemon - PeerSpot reviewer

Hi Raveesh! We'd be happy to help you with your health check activity. To help us get a better sense of the environment you are managing, would you mind shooting us an email at We can set up a phone conversation and help you get what you need. Thanks!

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