AlgoSec Review

ALGOSEC - Automate Firewall Security Policy Orchestration

What is most valuable?

  • Granular visibility
  • Risk rules evaluation
  • Saves with manual processes and dependencies

How has it helped my organization?

  • Saves person-hours
  • Security tightening and optimization in minutes
  • Loophole identification which helps with compliance
  • Effective tracking and automation of change management

What needs improvement?

Automated policy push for the Fortinet product family. The Active Change/Automated Policy push feature is already there for all other leading devices such as Cisco, Check Point, Juniper, and Palo Alto, etc.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

It's not hard to deploy, and can be run on a virtual environment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a robust easy to use platform.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has highly scalable architecture.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

The customer service team is reliable.

Technical Support:

They have time-zone matched technical/SLA support and local response team available.

How was the initial setup?

It is pretty straightforward and a piece of cake for the network engineers.

What about the implementation team?

Initial implementation is highly recommended to be done through a vendor and/or subject matter expert so you can leverage the best of the features.

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

AlgoSec is a best of class solution with unique value proposition. Licensing has flexibility perpetual and subscription models, and by identifying your own real needs can achieve savings.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As a fair evaluation, other solutions are available in the security policy cleanup area. However, AlgoSec stands apart with a visionary business centric approach – not limiting itself to a mere firewall security cleanup tool. With AlgoSec, we also get an automated security change management/compliance solution. It has the unique and powerful application connectivity auto-discovery and then translates these to firewall rules. This is useful to achieve automation during datacenter migration, etc.

What other advice do I have?

AlgoSec is a business-driven security management solution, a comprehensive and visionary solution which covers what needs to be covered in firewall security visibility, security change management, and application-security connectivity. AlgoSec as a platform fills the gaps between the otherwise disconnected teams - Security, Network and Applications - within an organization.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are value added distributors of the solution and are confident that we have the best choice in helping customers manage security at the speed of business.

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