McAfee StoneGate Review

It's not so complicated to set up but the hard drive has some issues.

What is most valuable?

  • High availability is very consistent
  • Good firewalling
  • Stability

How has it helped my organization?

Before the installation of the firewall, the network was divided into less zones and the administration was more difficult to manage.

What needs improvement?

The hardware needs improving as we had a lot of problems with the hard drive reliability, both with the firewall and the intrusion protection system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None in particular.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nothing except for a few hard drive fails.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did need to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10 when they needed to help us.

Technical Support:


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

Previously the solution was Netasq. The new architecture and the product was chosen by the customer.

How was the initial setup?

Not so complicated. You just need to understand the solution with an external management console instead of an HTTP one.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house with the support of the internal IT team.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Palo Alto but it was more expensive.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a reseller.

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