AlgoSec Review

The traffic simulation query helps to understand which rules match or don't match for a specific traffic pattern, helping troubleshoot application issues.


What is our primary use case?

  • To change management of the rules
  • History of changes
  • Risk analysis and evolution of the risk factors over time.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Transparency over the actions made in the rulebase by the different firewall operators
  • Documentation of the rules.

What is most valuable?

The traffic simulation query helps to understand which rules match or don't match for a specific traffic pattern, helping troubleshoot application issues.

What needs improvement?

We use the "rules change notification" feature to inform the different firewall managers when someone made a change. The actual change comes in a PDF file attached to the e-mail, while it would be faster to have it directly embedded in the notification mail.

Depending on your network topology, the traffic simulator might have some hard time tracing the traffic path between your devices correctly. This has already been improved in the past but could still be enhanced.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. Some caution is required when you do major upgrades on your firewalls to ensure that AlgoSec can still work with the new software release of the firewall.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is very easy, as it comes as a virtual appliance you deploy in your own virtual environment. The setup is straightforward, and you can very quickly add your firewalls and start tracking changes, query the traffic simulator, and so on.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

v2018.1.0-b342
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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