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josemendes
Real User
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
May 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature we find the most valuable is the Firewall Analyzer. This helps us know which devices are between the source and destination on the flows that we need to open for the business. The audit… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since we deployed AlgoSec, we have been able to assign more of our time to what really matters. It now takes less than half of the time it took before we had this tool to deploy the flows requested by… more»

What needs improvement?

One important area for improvement is the support for Dell switches, which we have a lot of in our company network. At a minimum, we would like to get information about the routing table to complete… more»

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

The pricing for this solution is not cheap, but we get a good value for what we pay. We get free time to work on other projects and it facilitates our daily operations.

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

We did not use a solution previously. This is the first one.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had been told that AlgoSec would be the right fit for us from our Firewall vendor, and we followed their advice. We haven't really evaluated other options, but until now we are very satisfied and… more»
Sergi Triguero
Real User
Service Delivery manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 04 2019

What is most valuable?

I think maybe FireFlow could be the most valuable feature according to to the feedback of our technical teams. This allows them to easily add, modify, and remove rules from the firewalls. Another good… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In short, this solution makes possible to increase efficiency by simplifying the life of our engineers. They support the daily interactions with the Firewalls through the implementation of the… more»

What needs improvement?

What the technical teams report to me is that the network maps are a concern and should be improved. It would be easier if the network maps could be updated using the GUI portal instead of from the… more»

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

Before knowing and using the AlgoSec tool we were managing daily activities with Firewalls the standard way. It was done rule by rule, creating, modifying, removing, analyzing, and finally compiling… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is clear that it is difficult to have the perfect tool with all that you need. As we expect, it is not an ideal world. AlgoSec is, in general, doing fine. Today this tool is very stable and permits… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My team was not involved in testing or pilots of any other solution prior to making a decision. Another global team was part of the negotiations, study, and comparison. My team and me were involved… more»
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NetAdm81724
User
Network Administrator at a government with 10,001+ employees
Jan 16 2020

What is most valuable?

This appliance has a lot of great features to offer. You can buy the physical appliance or VM depending on your company requirements. Features we like are: *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution is helping us in the long term for managing the firewall configurations. AlgoSec FireFlow Network Security solution is an end-to-end solution that ensures… more»

What needs improvement?

We love all the features of this device. It can be a bit expensive for small companies but they also have a VM model for that. It seems that AlgoSec created a VSYS… more»

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

Initial setup was not that hard. Vendor did this for us. Licensing depends on how many firewalls your company has. They have license options for small to big customers… more»

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

We used a different solution prior to this one and we had issues integrating with our new firewall vendor which was Palo Alto

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to go with this product. It is easy to set up and use. It has great features and very good technical support to back it. So far, we find ourselves below… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a few other options, including Tufin, before choosing this solution.
Riyas Mohammed
Reseller
User
May 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that we have found to be most valuable are: * Risk Analyzing: Has helped to identify the risks in security network devices in a very short time, which… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* AlgoSec helps to analyze the risk, optimize the rules and policies, and improve performance in network security devices such as firewalls. * It helps to perform the… more»

What needs improvement?

This product could be improved in several ways, including: * More device support - such as barracuda devices * An automated rollback process and options in active push… more»

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

The setup for this solution is not very costly. The licensing is very easy to set up, with flexible licensing methods such as subscription and perpetual. The pricing… more»

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

We did not use another solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

This solution is very useful for any type of organization with multiple network security devices such as firewalls, routers, etc, and have the goal of achieving business… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before selecting this product, we evaluated Tufin.
Real User
User at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

We like that we have been able to identify risky rules, based on the criteria we have set. We also like the ability to push policies from AlgoSec to the firewalls to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

AlgoSec has helped significantly with our firewall compliance. Before AlgoSec it was a very manual job to go through firewalls and look for risky rules. Now, we get alerts… more»

What needs improvement?

Support for Layer 7 policies, including User-ID and threat profiles with Palo Alto firewalls, has been a pain point from us. We would like to include the additional info… more»

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

Be sure to scale properly.

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

We used Tufin.

What other advice do I have?

This solution will help you significantly with compliance, the part of your job that may not be your favorite.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Tufin.
mervemetin
Real User
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 25 2019

What do you think of AlgoSec?

Hi all, As many users do , we are using algosec for policy optimization and violation detection, too. There are some important and really nice to use features that I want to mention about Algosec. Firstly, one of the most useful feature is instantaneous afa report, that you do not have to wait some time to analyze the firewall traffic. When working with some other vendors, someone has to wait at least one week or even more for an accurate analyze and optimization recommendations. You do not have to wait for it when using Algosec. Secondly, web user interface is really user-friendly and easy to use. I can find all the items I look for easily. Soon, we will also use network simulator feature. That will be useful to see the end-to-end traffic, and will increase the visibility in a…
TiagoCerqueira
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is AlgoSec's ability to analyze rules for risks and for performance while allowing the user to submit a change request immediately based on that assessment. Additionally, the fact that it integrates seamlessly with Ansible, as well as providing an API for the users to extend based on their own needs, is a great plus for us.

How has it helped my organization?

With AlgoSec, we are now able to automate several time-consuming tasks. We are currently in a rule base performance improvement process and AlgoSec is an invaluable tool to accomplish this. Furthermore, we are starting rule creation automation, which will also provide some relief on our workload.

What needs improvement?

The product is severely lacking in vendor support. They claim to support some devices, but when you dig deeper, it is only basic support, with enterprise-grade features for those devices being unsupported. This is a big deal for us, as several sections of our network are not fully supported which, in turn, does not allow us to fully automate rule creation. Moreover, we cannot perform end to end… more»
Real User
User with 10,001+ employees
Jul 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The What-if analysis allows us to check the security rating under hypothetical rules that may be implemented on our firewalls. Baseline compliance allows you to run and check the results of commands… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution provides visibility and comprehension of the network in our organization. It assists us in network security reviews and audits. In the end, a lot of time, we add context and build a… more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface is better than some competitors, but it is starting to get old. Space is not always fully used, especially for the risk and compliance part. As example today, Excel file should be… more»

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

Licenses are provided by firewall and routers. Do not underestimate the number of routers because the price can be significantly reduced as you buy more licenses. Same if you go for more than one… more»

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

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we evaluated FireMon and Tufin.
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What is AlgoSec?

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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