AlgoSec Review

Traffic simulation allows for testing before release into production

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for managing an environment with more than five thousand registered devices across firewalls, routers, balancers, and VMware. Highly critical banking environment.

We use FireFlow as our primary ticket management tool.

How has it helped my organization?

With AlgoSec, it was able to conduct the environment so that it was possible to get more accurate and fast information about the changes that the environment went through.

It has reduced the time for firewall rule requests to be implemented in the environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is traffic simulation because, with this function, it has become more practical to know if something is released or blocked in my environment.

IPT is valuable because this function is of great help to have a more effective security policy.

What needs improvement?

I believe Active Change needs to be improved because not all products are supported, and some functions cannot be implemented by Active Change either.

Technical support needs to find solutions more quickly.

Active Change could implement routes in Firewalls, it should also be able to perform the creation of APP control and URL filter rules.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In general, it is a stable product. We have rarely had a problem that resulted in the total unavailability of the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AlgoSec requires a large amount of processing power to perform its tasks, making it a piece of equipment that always requires monitoring to be optimally optimized.

How are customer service and technical support?

Some troubleshooting took months to resolve. So, I think we have to improve this point.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Nipper and FireMon, but I started using AlgoSec due to the great recommendations I received.

How was the initial setup?

The architecture was defined with one master, four slaves, and one remote.

What about the implementation team?

Our internal team handled the deployment.

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

I do not have many details of this commercial part.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated FireMon and Nipper in addition to this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Many users have the tool but don't use it with everything it can offer. What I recommend is that you explore all of the features of the product.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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