What is our primary use case?
We primarily use AlgoSec for Firewall Security Management, Firewall Policy Automation, and Auditing. Our firewall estate environment is complex, multi-vendor, and across many sites, so we needed a product that would integrate seamlessly, encompassing all sites and platforms.
It's an ongoing process and we are constantly learning about new features of the product that would be beneficial in terms of helping secure, consolidate, and streamline our environment.
We are well on the road to achieving this with the help of their Professional Services team.
How has it helped my organization?
It has saved us much time, helping us work smarter and more efficiently with regards to policy/ruleset management, automation, and consolidation. This product has saved us numerous person-hours in terms of automation and consolidation.
The various elements of the product have allowed us to cover all aspects of Firewall Security Management, Firewall Policy Automation, and Auditing, which all help to leverage the product's full potential.
Having learned more about the product, going forward we believe it will allow us to benefit in additional areas of Firewall security management.
What is most valuable?
We have found the Firewall analyzer to be most valuable in terms of policy ruleset management. However, policy ruleset management, automation, and auditing are all good features.
The complete and end-to-end visibility and analysis it provides of the policy rule base is invaluable and saves countless time and effort.
The automation possibilities the FireFlow product provides will also be very useful going forward in terms of time and effort saved, as well as reliability and efficiency.
Overall, the Firewall Analyzer is hugely beneficial in terms of policy ruleset management.
What needs improvement?
Nothing comes to mind in terms of things that need to be improved.
In terms of additional features in the next release, more integration with SD-WAN would be valuable.
I would also like to see more integration with Cloud security products and services but overall, the product compatibility and integration with multi-vendor and differing platforms/environments is pretty comprehensive. That said, with the fast-moving nature of SD-wan and Cloud Security, product features and enhancements will need to keep pace because clearly, Cloud Security is where the industry will be focusing.
For how long have I used the solution?
We have been using AlgoSec for nearly a year.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
AlgoSec is as stable as can be expected.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
It is highly scalable and more than meets the requirements for our environment.
How are customer service and technical support?
They were very good, responsive, knowledgeable, and usually resolved issues quickly.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
We did not use another product prior to AlgoSec for the same purpose.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup was fairly straightforward; however, with the usual initial setup niggles and teething issues.
What about the implementation team?
The Professional Services team assisted us and had a very good level of expertise.
What was our ROI?
ROI is very well leveraged.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
Setup cost and pricing were reasonable and the licensing was straightforward.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We didn't evaluate other products as we had a previous, much smaller deployment of AlgoSec that we were happy with.
What other advice do I have?
Overall, I am happy with the product; it meets and even exceeds our expectations and ticks all the boxes in terms of reasons for purchasing it.
Which deployment model are you using for this solution?