FireMon Review

efficient way to clean the firewall from unused, redundant, shadowed rules that create unnecessary risks and impacts performance.


What is most valuable?

  • Firewall cleanup - the best and most efficient way to clean the firewall from unused, redundant, shadowed rules that create unnecessary risks and impacts the firewalls performance overtime. Also, it helps with the PCI compliance.
  • Rule use analysis.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Improved change workflow
  • Optimized my firewalls
  • Meet PCI compliance
  • Enhanced security

What needs improvement?

Needs more functional basic workflow for the Policy Planner for those who do not need a fully customized workflow.

For how long have I used the solution?

One year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How is customer service and technical support?

I've found technical support to be a 9/10.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

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

Add infrastructure devices to the firewalls and negotiate an overall discount that way. Needed to get insight into configurations.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Tufin and AlgoSec were evaluated as well.

What other advice do I have?

The customized workflow is worth it. If you are considering to migrate to new firewalls, implement FireMon because it will make your migration much easier. Also, cleaning up some slow firewalls will help you extend its life.

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2 Comments
author avatarLea Goldberger
TOP 5Consultant

What is Firemon's advantage over Tufin and Algosec, based on your evaluation?

author avatarNick Senatore
Vendor

Gus, thank you for taking the time to write a review of FireMon. I am glad to see you are finding overall satisfaction with the product. Please feel free to drop us a note at customersuccess@firemon.com with any future questions or concerns.

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