AlgoSec Reviews

AlgoSec is the #1 ranked solution of our top Firewall Security Management tools. It's rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Tufin - AlgoSec vs Tufin

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Real User
Network Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature we find the most valuable is the Firewall Analyzer for the firewall policy audits and to show external auditors we have a process to identify risks and to… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Since we deployed Algosec our Firewall policies which didn't have much maintenance over more than 15 years had their policies reduced to less than half the rules by using… more »

What needs improvement?

In our case it would be very important to improve support to Dell switches and also some Juniper switches, which we have a lot of in our company network. This has been our… more »

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

The price for the solution is not cheap but if you use it fully it will compensate in terms of securitization and in terms of time gained on the daily operations. It is… more »

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

Not in our case.

What other advice do I have?

We recommend trying fully automation in a controlled environment before widely deploying it to the production firewalls. It's important to gain confidence on the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We heard about Tufin and Algosec, and after going trough the specs we decided to go on a POC with Algosec and ended up buying it as it fitted our needs. We followed our… more »
Sergi
Real User
Service Delivery Manager at Schneider Electric
Feb 06 2020

What is most valuable?

I think that perhaps FireFlow could be the most valuable feature, according to the feedback from our technical teams. This allows them to easily add, modify, and remove rules from the firewalls… 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… 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 I were involved… more »
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NetAdm81724
User
Network Administrator at City of Calgary
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.
Amit Gumber
Real User
Senior Manager at HCL Technologies
Apr 30 2020

What is most valuable?

It’s capability to build and present entire network topology via map makes team members to easily investigate the entire domain. Whenever new applications and services get… more »

How has it helped my organization?

With the help of this product, we can manage all the network security equipment in a centralized way. We are also able to make requests to our security team about quick… more »

What needs improvement?

We are running multiple hybrid cloud solutions, working with cloud providers, and looking for API integrations with cloud and related interoperability. Sometimes, when we… more »

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

When it comes to the cost of support and licensing, it is much cheaper than other competing products.

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

Earlier we are not using any solution but always planning to procure solution that have ability to integrate multi vendor firewalls into single platform and after… more »

What other advice do I have?

Excellent product to use and has tremendous support from OEM. We have not faced many problems or issues using this product. We also have not tested AI or ML capabilities… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have tried FireMon and Tufin under a non-production environment, but the overall features of AlgoSec were best. Therefore, we choose this product for our production… more »
Ricardo Fernandes
Real User
Resp. Area de Segurança at REN
Apr 22 2020

What is most valuable?

Most valuable features are the firewall rule optimization, topology mapping, and automating the deployment of new rules in several multi-vendor devices. AlgoBot is a brilliantly, simple idea that lets… more »

How has it helped my organization?

AlgoSec has saved us a lot of time in managing our rule base which has become increasingly large. With 20-plus multi-vendor firewalls, it gets really hard to manage without a solution like AlgoSec… more »

What needs improvement?

AlgoBot should be more developed by adding more features to the chat. We will be integrating with Cisco ACI soon. Hopefully, new features with this integration will be developed as well in terms of… more »

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

Cost is based on firewall. There are bundles, e.g., virtual firewalls might make the solution cheaper. The licensing scheme should be done in a simpler way. For example, if we delete a firewall and… more »

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

We did use a different solution for several years. The features and usability made us switch.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated the main competitor, Tufin, because we were using it!
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.
Jeffrey Cherpeski
Real User
MITP-2 at State of Nevada Department of Administration Message
Apr 22 2020

What is most valuable?

Policy optimization, compliance, and change reports are the most valuable. I can clean up firewall rules quickly, optimizing the rule set and moving on in hours. Before, I… more »

How has it helped my organization?

AlgoSec has freed up my time to look into new solutions and complete other jobs that I have to get done. I have been able to shepherd the migration from Cisco ASA to… more »

What needs improvement?

I can't think of specific improvements. If anything, the product has been improving in usefulness constantly.

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

The initial cost was high for us, but we have always been behind the tech curve and cost has always been the limiting factor. That attitude has changed. Now, we look for… more »

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

Not really. We used a homegrown VBScript that would parse the configurations on our firewalls for auditing. This didn't help at all with compliance.

What other advice do I have?

It has saved my bacon a number of times and is a great arrow to have in your quiver of tools.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at a couple of other solutions. FireMon and Qualsys are the only two I remember.
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What is AlgoSec?

The leading provider of business-driven network security management solutions, AlgoSec helps the world’s largest organizations align security with their mission-critical business processes. With AlgoSec, users can discover, map and migrate business application connectivity, proactively analyze risk from the business perspective, tie cyber-attacks to business processes and intelligently automate network security changes with zero touch – across their cloud, SDN and on-premise networks. Over 1,800 enterprises, including 20 of the Fortune 50, utilize AlgoSec’s solutions to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant – all the time. Since 2005, AlgoSec has shown its commitment to customer satisfaction with the industry’s only money-back guarantee.

AlgoSec customers

NASDAQ, Oracle, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Intel, Skype, Microsoft, Volkswagen

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