AlgoSec Review

Improves efficiency and network visibility, scalable, and has good technical support


What is our primary use case?

The primary use for AlgoSec is managing firewalls and to introduce a workflow system for requesting access through firewalls, which is fully integrated with them.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides faster go to market with fewer resources. In one system, users are able to request access through the firewall for business services, which can be approved by the appropriate team and can be implemented automatically by the system itself. Furthermore, users are able to track whether one particular access is blocked on any of firewalls or not, etc.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable modules are Firewall Analyzer and FireFlow. FireFlow is the workflow system, whereas Analyzer is the module responsible for tracking the configuration of firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, etc.

There are many more useful features that cannot be listed here in a detailed manner.

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to see what objects have the same IP, but different names in different firewalls. Since the system is able to show all of the objects for the integrated devices, it can be confusing if one particular object (eg. IP address/host) has different names in different firewalls.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AlgoSec for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not experienced any problem with the system.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The system can be run on virtual machines, so we don't have any issue with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support with five stars. :-)

We always received the necessary help quite fast, and the answers were valuable.

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

We didn't have a similar system before this solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was not so complex and didn't take more than several days until we integrated all of the important networking devices.

What about the implementation team?

It was implemented by a vendor, they had the necessary expertise.

What was our ROI?

Actually, I cannot really estimate because I am responsible for the operation of the system. I can say that we have saved some resources with the automatic implementation feature.

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

I propose to purchase licenses for all of the networking devices in the network, because if not all of the devices are integrated then the query of particular access cannot be discovered entirely.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have chosen this system after evaluation (RFQ). The other competitor was Tufin.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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