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2018-06-06T04:14:00Z

What do you like most about FireMon?


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What do you like most about FireMon?

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Real User

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.

2021-10-28T00:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-08-26T11:40:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-08-04T18:34:00Z
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Real User

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.

2021-06-30T18:02:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the Firewall reviews for our company compliance.

2021-04-21T21:02:42Z
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Top 5Reseller

The firewall assessment feature is great.

2021-04-15T15:36:01Z
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Real User

FireMon is nice and provides 360-degree user views.

2021-02-04T16:29:12Z
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Top 5Real User

The technical support is very good. They've always been helpful.

2021-01-28T14:38:25Z
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Real User

It is the single place where we go to review all of our firewall changes. The solution makes it easier for us to track all the changes made. It is a central place where we can look at all the firewall rules, because we have three different firewall vendors. It save us time and creates efficiencies by looking at the general picture.

2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
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Real User

It gives us the ability to go to one place to look for potential firewall rules that are inappropriate, or which don't meet compliance. Instead of manually searching hundreds of firewalls for a policy, we can go to this one location and find the rules which are now out of compliance.

2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the reporting capability because everything that we do is a result of our being able to query a report, based on our environment and our PCI compliance efforts.

2019-05-13T08:56:00Z
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Real User

The Security Manager part of FireMon... gives me an eye on everything that's out there, everything that I cannot see. Because I'm not a network admin, I cannot go to a firewall itself, but at least I have FireMon so that I can go in and view everything that I want to view. And I can eliminate whatever I see that is wrong,

2019-05-09T13:13:00Z
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Real User

It provides us with a single pane of glass for our on-prem environment, to see configuration. We have not implemented into the cloud yet. We can search for an object group and see where it lives on any firewall in the enterprise or find security rules, no matter what firewall they're on.

2019-04-30T08:57:00Z
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User

The most valuable features are Policy Optimizer and Firewall Manager for different brands of firewall.

2018-06-06T04:14:00Z
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