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Abasi WInt
Real User
Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The feature I find most valuable is Change Detection email notifications. We are able to track real-time changes made.

How has it helped my organization?

AlgoSec has improved our organization by providing us with an appliance to assist with our daily Firewall duties. AFA &amp… more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, the product is doing everything we have asked for. Its a huge component for our Firewall maintenance. One key… more»

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

I wasn't part of the setup cost. Pricing and licensing seem fair. Licensing depends on how big your organization is. We… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

No additional comments.
Nick Rose
Real User
Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 25 2019

What is most valuable?

A number of features are used more than others. We use the policy optimiser to search out unused objects in rules and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

AlgoSec has given us the confidence to remove unused rules, consolidate where appropriate, and prove reachability prior to… more»

What needs improvement?

* The maps are a little clunky and could be made easier with some automatic layout technology which assists in spacing out… more»

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

Setup is easy; we use a VM to run it. Having knowledge in Linux is not a requirement but helps when required to update the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Put it in, let it collect for up to 12 months and ensure you run regular reports. Only then can you be sure that you don't… more»
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Robert Silvia
User
Senior Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Firewall Analyzer's policy optimization reports: They provide the data needed to perform all the activities mentioned above.

How has it helped my organization?

We could not effectively manage our security policies before using the Firewall Analyzer tool. We had never performed a firewall cleanup. We could… more»

What needs improvement?

We have had challenges with technical support as mentioned earlier. However, we have a new account team and they are very responsive and addressing… more»

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

We also purchased AlgoSec's FireFlow tool. We have had challenges getting value from it, and it is because the scope of this tool is very broad… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, we evaluated AlgoSec and Tufin, and we selected AlgoSec.
Tim Wackenhuth
Real User
IT Security Engineer III at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
May 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Finding unused objects within rules has helped a lot. Most firewall vendors allow an admin to see what rules are hit, but they do not tell you what… more»

How has it helped my organization?

AlgoSec was able to take all our firewalls from four different vendors and enabled us to clean up old rules and objects which had not been used for… more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be a little more user-friendly. Other competitors have more of a dashboard look ad feel. With AlgoSec, you have to launch… more»

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

With any vendor, the more you buy, the cheaper the cost per firewall. We worked out a deal with the vendor. You can get your toes wet in the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have never used another solution in production.
Anonymous User
User
User at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Firewall Optimization is all time favorite which saves a lot of manual work and increases device performance. Compliance… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We recently moved our data center to a new location and we migrated our firewalls from one vendor to a different vendor… more»

What needs improvement?

I always wanted AlgoSec to support cloud base security firewalls such as Amazon security groups-AWS or Microsoft Azure… more»

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

I am a security engineer and from my point, I would say setup is without complications. Pricing and licensing is taken… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used Tufin beforemuch-much we faced lots of challenges and saw bugs all the time so we wanted something better.

What other advice do I have?

It's simply great, keep going.
Anonymous User
Reseller
User
Apr 19 2019

What is most valuable?

* Risk Analyzing: Short time analysis and accuracy * Policy Optimization: Removing garbage policy rules and improving the performance of network… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Policy optimization, visibility, and a faster change management process has reduced unnecessary times required for manually changing processes. The… more»

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement in the rollback process. What we would like to see in the future is related to support. For integration with newly… more»

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

The pricing is flexible with a low cost setup. There is no complexity in the licensing methods.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.
Thiago Bujnowski, PMP
Real User
Defensive Security Leader at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 22 2018

What is most valuable?

AlgoSec Firewall Analyser (AFA): Providing reports and security improvements actually added value to the services provided… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The solution greatly improved the value delivered to the customer, generating reports and providing suggestions for… more»

What needs improvement?

* Support more and more vendors, like minor ones: WatchGuard and others. * Also, it would be interesting if it could… more»

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

Setup is really straightforward, and their professional services are available for your every need. About costs, I don't… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

It's not a solution to install and forget. To bring out the best of its value you must always keep generating reports and… more»
Bruno Roulleau
Real User
Expert Tehnique securité réseau at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The Firewall Analyser feature is the most important and valuable part of this tool. This provides quick and simple visibility on the firewall's risk assessment in regards to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For a massive migration, it permits project/application owners to estimate and anticipate changes which are needed autonomously and only involve the security administrator for… more»

What needs improvement?

Improve the dashboarding capability for FireFlow which is currently very limited in terms of presentation and customisation.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have such a tool before installing AlgoSec for a firewall policy audit with reports. We had a homemade tool for change management.
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AlgoSec simplifies, automates and orchestrates security policy management to enable enterprise organizations and service providers to manage security at the speed of business. Over 1,500 of the world’s leading organizations, including 20 of the Fortune 50, rely on AlgoSec to optimize their network security policy throughout its lifecycle, to accelerate application delivery while ensuring security and compliance. AlgoSec is committed to the success of each and every customer, and provides the industry’s only money-back guarantee.
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