AlgoSec Primary Use Case

reviewer1098015
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've been using Algosec as our reference tool to clean our policies from old unused rules and objects and to assess rules that are categorized as risky so that we can fix those risks. Firewall Analyzer from Algosec is our main tool for Firewall auditing and it makes our external auditors very confident on the way our policies are managed. Fireflow from Algosec also helps us identifying which firewalls are on the way from source to destination when we need to open flows and it saves us a lot of time. We are still on our path to implement full automation of firewall policy creation with Algosec's Fireflow but the goal is to achieve it soon. View full review »
Sergi
Service Delivery Manager at Schneider Electric
The AlgoSec solution is really helpful for us, as we need to review all of the rules that have been implemented or we intend to implement, everywhere in our organization, independent of the country or even region. With AlgoSec, it is possible to check the risks for each rule in terms of security and it is possible to easily decide if the implementation is valid or risky. This allows us to keep only the rules that are following our internal security standards. AlgoSec helps to keep order and improve efficiency for operations teams supporting the solution. View full review »
NetAdm81724
Network Administrator at City of Calgary
We use this solution for Firewall Rule Management, to know who did what and why. We use AlgoSec FireFlow to create Rules for the Firewalls with detailed information. It is used by end-users who supply the requirements for which this rule is needed, and then it goes to Security for approval. We use AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer to get the audit reports on the firewall and to verify that change, which was approved by the Security and Network teams, is implemented in the right way. It is a great tool for audit purposes. Also it tells us if our firewall is compliance with PCI or not. We use this for Compliance purposes also. They are both integrated with each other. View full review »
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Amit Gumber
Senior Manager at HCL Technologies
We are using Firewall Analyzer (AFA) to compare configurations from multiple firewalls, such as Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, Check Point, and so on. It helps us to streamline our firewall rules, identify risks, and provide better visibility. This product has significantly saved the time and human efforts in creating and deploying firewall rules. It is now easier for our cybersecurity team to analyze firewalls rules and ACLs, using them in a more efficient manner. Other features are also very important for us. View full review »
Ricardo Fernandes
Resp. Area de Segurança at REN
Our main use cases for this solution are: * Firewall Rule optimization * Topology mapping of various firewalls * Automating the implementation of rules. * Reports warning before time based rules expire. We also implemented the AlgoBot, which is extremely useful when checking if rules already exist or finding out easily where they need to be configured. We have 20-plus firewalls from multi-vendors in several sites, both IT and OT. Therefore, an automated way to manage firewalls is a must, especially since staff is always on the short side. View full review »
Riyas Mohammed
User
Our primary use cases for this solution are: * Business Security and Automation * Faster change management solution * Network Security device analyzing and optimization View full review »
reviewer1175712
User at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We utilize this solution to manage policies for our firewalls. At first, we used it to keep a record of our policies: Who changed something, when, and whether the policy is allowed or not. We now use it to map our traffic flows and to flag a policy that is not allowed by the criteria we have set for our different types of firewalls. We used it initially to go through all of our policies on over 800 firewalls, to organize the policies and map out our policy flows to certain zones. That enabled us to know how to structure our policies. We spent a year going through our firewall policies to clean them up because before, when we were on Cisco ASA firewalls, we had a very hard time regulating what types of firewall policies were being created, and it was even harder to review them. After we moved to Palo Alto firewalls, we decided that that was the best time to load our policies into AlgoSec and review them. That way we not only converted to a more capable next-generation firewall, we could also ensure the policies were strong. View full review »
Jeffrey Cherpeski
MITP-2 at State of Nevada Department of Administration Message
I am the senior network security engineer in an environment of more than 80 firewalls ranging from ASA 5506-X to ASA 5585-X and now to FortiGate 3960E. As part of this position, I need to be able to audit firewalls and ensure that they are compliant to a number of policies. Before AlgoSec, this was done in a very long, slow manual process, and it took days to audit even the smallest firewall. With AlgoSec, I can run a compliance report and see exactly where that firewall falls short. View full review »
Nicholas Maurel
Digital Security Specialist at Derivco
The purpose of using the product was to attack and Analyse rule bases from a holistic perspective. The Firewall Analyzer has a rule base consolidator as well as a feature to make the rule base more permissive. It also helps to reduce rule base clutter, as well as legacy rules. Traffic query helps us to quickly find rules that allow outbound access. FireFlow is a useful ticketing system that integrates with many products. We would like to use FireFlow's API to automate certain tickets that come through to leverage automation in our environment. View full review »
reviewer1449453
Managed Security Services Product Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use AlgoSec to just have a check on what firewall rule sets have been configured over a period of time, and if there are any redundancies within those rules, that we can eliminate without any confusion within the ruleset. It allows us to have the optimum support and effectiveness of the firewalls. View full review »
MarcelTe
IT Technical Consultant at Schneider Electric
First and mostly, as a large company, we had some issues regarding the main rating companies as they found some issues compromising our assets. There are different management systems and models with human interaction and sometimes with a different validation. This was impacting our business, so we put a lot of effort into solving problems, case by case, with manual operations. AlgoSec came into action in order to avoid this and streamline our process. AlgoSec is one security management tool with the main target to find any rule that is not in compliance with our internal standards. New rules cannot be configured in any firewall unless it has been validated from security. View full review »
reviewer1433391
Network and Security Engineer at Inmarsat
We primarily use AlgoSec for Firewall Security Management, Firewall Policy Automation, and Auditing. Our firewall estate environment is complex, multi-vendor, and across many sites, so we needed a product that would integrate seamlessly, encompassing all sites and platforms. It's an ongoing process and we are constantly learning about new features of the product that would be beneficial in terms of helping secure, consolidate, and streamline our environment. We are well on the road to achieving this with the help of their Professional Services team. View full review »
MarkG
IT Security Manager at a sports company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution for rulebase analysis. AlgoSec provides great unified visibility into all policy packages in one place. Also, the compliance feature is quite useful. It is great for checking rules/objects across numerous policies/domains, as well as generating advanced reports about risks, trends in recent changes, covered and unused rules, and if you want to go really deep in rule base optimisation - unused objects. This helps our team to keep network access up to date and secure. View full review »
Paulo Ataides
Senior Information Technology Security Analyst at a integrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Increase the visibility of CyberSec and the area of compliance (audit) of the environment, with the AFA increasing the visibility of vulnerabilities in the environment caused by extensive configurations, and with the AFF optimizing the operation, allowing to focus on improvements. We implemented in an environment with more than 280 Firewalls from different manufacturers and the AlgoSec solution enabled a more detailed analysis of the environment, ensuring greater security. It made it possible to reduce the performance of the operating team in the reactive combat of threats, making the operation more active and focused on quality. View full review »
Sahanawaz khan
Sr Platform Owner at Emirates NBD
The primary use case of this solution was to optimize and cleanup all the unused legacy firewall rules from multiple firewalls which was massive in terms of time and effort. The other user case in our environment was to automate all the manual day to day firewall changes to reduce the turnaround time for application owners. We wanted to have central visibility for our entire firewall portfolio to see the firewall flow of traffic traversing through multiple layers of firewalls. View full review »
Paltxe
Network Engineer at Schneider Electric
Our first use case is the homogenization of important rules for a large number of firewall-enabled devices in our corporate network. With one click, we have at our disposal everything we consider important and in this way we do not have to enter each device to verify the information.The AlgoSec Security Management Suite collects all of this information. The most important thing is to have all of the information in one application. At a glance, we can see security problems and possible issues in the future. In this way, we can be proactive and solve problems before they happen. View full review »
TiagoCerqueira
Network and Security Engineer at Euronext Technologies
We are currently using this solution to audit our firewall policies (both in performance and compliance), as well as automating the creation of new rules and improving application functionality delivery. We are also using AlgoSec to automate machine provisioning (creation of new rules associated with that machine) and machine decommissioning (removal of rules associated with that machine). View full review »
Srdjan
Senior Technical and Integration Designer / Center of Excellence / Europe & Indonesia at Ahold Delhaize
Firewall rule base management and FCR processing is the main reason we use AlgoSec. We also use it for troubleshooting purposes and reporting. In that sense, there are three instances that are the main consumers of it. Our infrastructure management uses reporting to get insights, our Network and Security team does all of the FCR processing and troubleshooting of network problems, and our security department that also uses reporting and is part of the approval process for FCRs that are placed in AlgoSec. View full review »
reviewer1340760
Network & Collaboration Engineer at Btg Pactual S.A.
We use it daily to check existing rules created on all our firewalls and existing flows that are allowed, and if we can improve the performance of our firewalls by just doing the rearrangement of rules, etc. We got more productive and agile using the product since the most time consuming job of our team is the creation of firewall rules, analyzing what is already created based on the requests of our users and internal costumers. The solution provides us an in-depth detail of what we have already in production and what we can do to resolve tickets/requests in the most effective way. View full review »
reviewer1432929
Network Security Engineer III at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
We use AlgoSec to see where our firewalls stand, configuration-wise, and where we can make the policies safer for the environment. We are a large Government organization that provides critical services to the community. We have a mix of ASA and Firepower that we use in the environment. The tempo is pretty high and there is a large amount of opportunity for error due to the size of the team and sometimes lacking in technical experience with configuring the firewall platforms. This tool allows us to check the config really easily. View full review »
reviewer1126863
User with 10,001+ employees
We have deployed the first brick of AlgoSec solution suite, Algosec Firewall Analyzer (AFA). We wanted to get a live Network Mapping and to directly be able to check if a flow is allowed or not, without needing to test and then check the logs. We also need to check for compliance, baselines, and risks over our network. View full review »
NetworkAdmin
Network Engineer at Ti Automotive
AlgoSec is a global tool that has been purchased to get a centralized view of our infrastructure. This enables us to review our security posture and implement a compliance strategy. AlgoSec is also used for in-depth firewall analysis and intelligent policy tuning and optimization. It helps in regulatory compliance metrics and overall firewall security optimization. It is currently used by the network security, audit, and internal control departments of organizations, giving overall insight/visibility and enhancing improved security across the enterprise. It has been really helpful in automating changes. This helps us to reduce operational work drastically. The product has centralized visibility, unified management, and reporting across an entire hybrid environment. It can be deployed on-premises, in a private cloud, public cloud, and in SDN platforms. It automatically discovers applications and their connectivity flows, then associates connectivity with their underlying firewall rules. AlgoSec's solutions are incredibly powerful, providing us with intelligent process improvement that has directly translated into the highest level of security and compliance for our internal network. View full review »
Tim Wackenhuth
IT Security Engineer III at Paychex, Inc.
We use it to find unused objects and rule cleanup. However, we also found a use case by letting developers read access so they can see rules and open ports so they can request firewall changes as needed. This opened up time for our firewall engineers because they did not have to answer questions anymore to developers. View full review »
Nick Rose
Network Manager at iPSL
We use the AFA to accurately determine rule use and where we can make improvements across our checkpoint estate. We have around 17 clusters of firewalls that are in constant use and frequently change rules. View full review »
Sergio Vieira
Security Architect, InfoSec at Euronext
Our primary uses for this solution are for risk and compliance, policy optimization, and change management automation. For instance, with AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer Policy Optimization we can easily find unused rules, shadowed rules, unattached objects, and much more. This allows us to clean-up and thus improve performance. View full review »
reviewer1114632
User at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The solution helps us to accurately determine rule use and where we can make improvements across our checkpoint firewall products. We had originally designed a few dozen clusters of firewalls that experience a heavy network flow with a multitude of rules, and it has been a doddle to harness the power of AFA to get the ball rolling. View full review »
Sunil Kumar.
User at Maple Leaf Foods
We are using AlogSec mainly for firewall compliance reporting as well analyzing and evaluating firewall policy. That, in turn, means we can actively work on firewall policy optimization and elimination of unused and risky rules. We also using it for compliance reporting. View full review »
reviewer1275342
IP network expert at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1173033
DevOps Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We are using this product mainly for firewall and network management. It detects any firewall and network changes that are done manually and not within the change control time window. Finding out the traffic is blocked or not using BusinessFlow is really good. View full review »
Julian Santos
User at a wireless company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1278546
Senior Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use of this solution is to extract Risky Rules reports obtained from our Firewalls, check the rules, and proceed with changes on the Firewall as needed. In these reports, we also see the traffic being applied for different rules. The traffic used for different Firewall rules can be obtained and then, we have a clear idea of the use for different rules. If some service or protocol is more often used or not, we can see. We use the FireFlow tool to create the rule to be validated and applied in the appropriate Firewall. FireFlow can install the rule automatically. View full review »
reviewer1068567
User
As a value-added distributor, we sell the AlgoSec solution primarily to financial institutions and Telcos. This is done through our partner network. The main use case we see is process automation. Customers can manage several firewalls or network devices with a single pane of glass. View full review »
Alberto Selma Tamarit
Senior Networking Engineer at Schneider Electric
Our primary use for AlgoSec is to automate our firewall configuration. We use the AlgoSec system to remotely configure the firewalls, making our life easier. We are in a multisite environment with plenty of firewalls for perimeter security and LAN segregation for specific proposes. This solution helped us to make the process more dynamic. View full review »
Mustafa Karanfil
Network Security Engineer at Türkiye İş Bankası
We primarily use the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer. We have more than ten cluster firewalls and we have deployed the AlgoSec solution suite. We want to check compliance status of our devices. We also need to reduce the number of rules in each of the policies. In our new data center, we want to automate the firewall policies. View full review »
reviewer1028451
User
* Firewall management, configuration, and risk management functions to ensure the highest security posture * Automated change notification is a must and is critical in maintaining a safe environment and compliance. * Need the ability to review the policy and NAT rule bases * Lastly, logs from a firewall can be overwhelming and difficult to maintain, so every security department needs the ability to review logs with accuracy. View full review »
reviewer1242069
User at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use for AlgoSec is to automate our firewall configuration. We use the AlgoSec system to remotely configure the firewalls, making our life easier. We are in a multisite environment with plenty of firewalls for perimeter security and LAN segregation for specific proposes. This solution helped us to make the process more dynamic. View full review »
Arieh Shalem
Director of Information Security Operations at First Quality Enterprises
AlgoSec is used on a daily basis by both our IT and IS groups to manage BAU and FW change requests. It integrates with ServiceNow, PaloAlto, and our SIEM tool. It helps to perform FW cleanup, regulations requirement, FW migration projects, etc. View full review »
Idan Malei
Global Network and Security Team Leader at Ormat Technologies, Inc.
The primary use case is for firewall rule optimization and rule tracking for changes in 80 Palo Alto firewalls. There are 30 clustered and 20 standalone in the environment. Formerly, it was Check Point with almost the same quantity. View full review »
Security-Architect-Lux
User at POST Luxembourg
The primary use case was the firewall policy cleaning and optimisation, plus compliance control and some change auditing. View full review »
reviewer1109571
User at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We use AlgoSec to provide compliance and for the ease of automating everyday security tasks. We have more than five hundred firewalls and automation is a must. This was the best product in terms of the flexibility and visibility that we needed to manage them across different regions. We can modify policy according to our maintenance schedule and time zones. View full review »
MarcelKocybik
Key-Account-Manager at DATAKOM Gesellschaft für Datenkommunikation mbH
AlgoSec helps us by giving an overview of our Layer 3 network devices. With the solution, we can uncover bottlenecks, streamline, and clean up our firewall rules. View full review »
reviewer1000023
User with 10,001+ employees
* The flagship feature used is its correlation of filtering rules (ACL/firewall). * The audit of changes made in our environment is also very useful in the investigation of failure. In an environment where onion layer security is strongly implemented, the filter elements can be configured in various places, and the traffic simulator proves, in this case, to be life-saving, whether in diagnostic time or in efficiency. View full review »
reviewer1113381
User at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is currently used by the network security, audit, and internal control departments of organizations where I have deployed the application. It gives overall insight/visibility and enhances security across the enterprise. View full review »
Andre Santiago
Senior Consultant at Deloitte Portugal
We use this solution for the management of firewalls on a client with a multi-vendor landscape and a low maturity level in terms of security operations and mechanisms. The AlgoSec tool supported the necessary transformation we were helping the client with, centralizing and simplifying the management of all firewalls in several sites across the globe. View full review »
reviewer1017186
User
I use AlgoSec for my firewall rule optimisation, compliance baseline auditing, firewall change reviews, etc. View full review »
reviewer1120656
Information Security Specialist with 10,001+ employees
Our company has a very large technical estate, with over 90,000 staff and 80,000 computing devices, it was imperative that we found a firewall security management tool that allowed us to speed up the process of change requests when it comes to our firewall IPS team, as they were becoming overwhelmed with the volume of requests. View full review »
reviewer1112223
User at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case for this solution is FW analysis and compliance. We have hundreds of FWs to manage and check. It is normal that similar rules, and perhaps not so good ones, can be set up. AlgoSec helps to make our network security better and improves our internal customer relationships by using FireFlow. View full review »
reviewer1003116
User
Our primary use case is to clean up firewall rules of migration from Cisco ASA to another firewall vendor. We try to get rid of old rules and get these converted into new rules which apply better to our environment. View full review »
Joby George Cherian
User
The AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer was greatly used for firewall analysis, policy tuning, and optimization. The automated change management feature was very useful and integrates seamlessly into the change management process. View full review »
Noel Noguera
Technical Director at Keystone Solutions, Inc.
* A systems integrator to implement for clients * To help them manage their firewalls that were bought from us as well. View full review »
reviewer1006992
User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I mainly use this application to check the flows. I work for a big company in the network team which needs to check the flows every day. View full review »
Olivier Beytrison
System Architect at HES-SO//Fribourg
* To change management of the rules * History of changes * Risk analysis and evolution of the risk factors over time. View full review »
Bogi Wicaksono
System Engineer at Dimension Data
The AlgoSec Firewall analyzer has helped us to analyze and optimize our firewall by evaluating the rules and services. These include routing, access rules, and restricting both applications and servers. View full review »
reviewer1112214
User with 10,001+ employees
I use this solution to have full visibility of the network, to simulate traffic queries, and to generate security reports according to the security policies of my company. We also use AlgoSec to perform audits concerning Firewalls and Network compliance. View full review »
reviewer1115961
User
The automation and orchestration of security-related change requests on our selected firewall (in our case Checkpoint) to decrease the time it takes to raise, manipulate, and execute change requests. This is all done with minimal interaction from our Firewall and IPS team, allowing them to more effectively use their time. View full review »
AndyWodzien
Network Engineer at WPPI Energy
We used AlgoSec during a migration between firewall vendors. We needed a tool that could help evaluate the effectiveness of our existing rule base and inventory network objects. View full review »
reviewer989748
Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
AlgoSec helps us audit and track changes made to firewall rule configuration. We are able to see network administrator's activities on the firewall. The feature of backup firewall configurations as scheduled is very useful to restore firewall configurations. View full review »
Ketan Khambe
Technical Presales Engineer at Exclusive Networks
* Overly permissive rules need more visibility, and we have given the "any to any" access in some cases. * Looking for the solution which will provide details and description of the policy, like providing the source and destination addresses that are used from particular rules. View full review »
Florian_1276251
Network Expert at a integrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use AlgoSec for automating and management of security changes to our firewall policies. View full review »
reviewer1019766
User at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* To manage the various network security equipment deployed * Be able to detect unauthorized changes in those equipment. View full review »
Mark Grady
Lead - Security Infrastructure Consultant at TSYS
We use AlgoSec to manage our firewalls and to manage our firewall ACL change workflow. We also use AlgoSec to get better visibility into our traffic flows, to optimize our firewalls rules, and to analyze risks. View full review »
reviewer1278324
Cyber Security PreSales Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We recommend the AlgoSec Firewall Security Management solution to our customers in order to help them with firewall policy application and optimization. View full review »
Mahmoud Hashem
Technical Manager at Global Technologies for Trading and Contracting
The primary use for this solution is to clean-up and fine-tune firewall rules. View full review »
Henrique F. Caires Clemente
Software Developer at Vivo (Telefônica Brasil)
We use this solution for managing risks, device compliance, a ticket system, and active change. View full review »
Damien GEANTY
Senior Cyber Security Specialist at Richemont
Our primary uses for AlgoSec are to gain visibility and automate rule creation. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about AlgoSec. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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