AlgoSec Archived Reviews (More than two years old)
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Feb 06 2018
What is most valuable?AFA and FireFlow modules are the one that we use. * AFA provides project teams with a simplified way to obtain the status on their current rule set. * Fireflow is used for our change management process and is linked to our CP FW.
How has it helped my organization?It has streamlined our processes for access and firewall management. It is used by all the IT user community internally and by our service provider who is in charge of our IT run activities.
What needs improvement?Integration to cloud ITSM tools, such ServiceNow. Be able to automatically analyze application traffic with machine learning capabilities and propose simplification for rule set optimization.
Aug 24 2017
What do you think of AlgoSec?
What is most valuable?Templates For baselines PCI-DSS
How has it helped my organization?We now have baseline and rules checking.
What needs improvement?It would be nice if it was more variable when checking virtual domain baseline in the same way as Fortigate's firewalls do.
For how long have I used the solution?I've used it for one and a half years.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?We had issues with the clusters.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?It's slow to synchronize a database that is not synchronized.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?No issues encountered.
How are customer service and technical support?Customer Service: It's good. Technical Support: It's good.
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Feb 18 2017
Traffic simulation queries identify all firewalls involved in the path between a source and a destination on a given service.
What is most valuable?* Traffic simulation queries allow an engineer to simply find all firewalls involved in the path between a source and a destination on a given service. AlgoSec allows an engineer to issue their own… more»
How has it helped my organization?We can optimize and produce reports for 744 firewalls from different vendors (Check Point, Juniper, FortiGate, and Cisco) with one application.
What needs improvement?We have requested improvement to VRF functionality on Cisco IOS and Nexus L3 devices and to support Juniper routers. We have discovered that AlgoSec doesn’t work with loopback interfaces. We use OSPF… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I did not previously use a different solution; we have been using this solution since 2012.
What other advice do I have?This product only supports L3 devices such as Cisco IOS and Cisco Nexus, so if your primary network is based on a different technology, AFA wouldn’t be the best choice.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I don’t know if they evaluated other options before choosing this product.
Feb 01 2017
What is most valuable?FireFlow, because you cannot override policies.
How has it helped my organization?We have been able to add more vendors to support.
What needs improvement?Validation: Many times I have to generate a report to validate tickets. When I try to verify an AlgoSec ticket that has been implemented, I have an option to validate the work I did. Many times, it has not worked immediately. I have to generate a report based on which I can check my work. After… more»
What other advice do I have?It is a good product to use.
Dec 08 2016
What is most valuable?* Granular visibility * Risk rules evaluation * Saves with manual processes and dependencies
How has it helped my organization?* Saves person-hours * Security tightening and optimization in minutes * Loophole identification which helps with compliance * Effective tracking and automation of change management
What needs improvement?Automated policy push for the Fortinet product family. The Active Change/Automated Policy push feature is already there for all other leading devices such as Cisco, Check Point, Juniper, and Palo… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?AlgoSec is a best of class solution with unique value proposition. Licensing has flexibility perpetual and subscription models, and by identifying your own real needs can achieve savings.
What other advice do I have?AlgoSec is a business-driven security management solution, a comprehensive and visionary solution which covers what needs to be covered in firewall security visibility, security change management, and… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?As a fair evaluation, other solutions are available in the security policy cleanup area. However, AlgoSec stands apart with a visionary business centric approach – not limiting itself to a mere… more»
Nov 22 2016
By leveraging BusinessFlow/FireFlow/ActiveChange we have been able to reduce the time from initial requirements gathering to implementation of complex firewall designs.
What do you think of AlgoSec?
What is most valuable?We were immediately able to leverage the workflow tools in FireFlow with ActiveChange to speed up our deployment of firewall policies.
How has it helped my organization?By leveraging BusinessFlow/FireFlow/ActiveChange we have been able to reduce the time from initial requirements gathering to implementation of complex firewall designs by approximately 80% without compromising our security posture.
What needs improvement?Additional understanding of complex routing in multiple systems.
For how long have I used the solution?We have had this working in our production environment for about 6 months.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?The initial deployment was unsuccessful as the product had not initially support our use of…
Nov 13 2016
What do you think of AlgoSec?Good and bad experience - A case study of the use of AlgoSec FireFlow. The Good: · Cut turnaround time on firewall rule changes from weeks to days. · Improved network visibility via policy discovery, map and traffic simulations. · Increased accuracy of firewall changes with improved network security. · Highly improved traceability and accountability in the firewall change process. · It is easy to customise AlgoSec FireFlow to a quality system. The Bad: · Lots…
Nov 02 2016
What do you think of AlgoSec?
What is most valuable?Rule optimization Risk analysis
How has it helped my organization?Saves time and labor cost in optimizing and operating our firewall system.
What needs improvement?Find duplicate objects in different firewalls.
For how long have I used the solution?3 years
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?Mainly with log collection.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?No issues.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?None.
How are customer service and technical support?Customer Service: Good. Technical Support: Good.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?No.
How was the initial setup?Simple to setup.
What about the implementation team?Via a vendor team. They…
Dec 22 2015
What is most valuable?* It can identify the policy rules in the firewall that have a high risk and could have an impact on network infrastructure. * It suggests solutions to these issues, and… more»
How has it helped my organization?We have improved the performance of the firewall to handle requests and responses to/from clients as reduces the number of policies that are needed when the network is… more»
What needs improvement?They need to improve auditing of IP tables, as only monitoring them does not reduce their vulnerabilities.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?If you want to conduct an audit of firewall and want to optimize the configuration, you can try and use AlgoSec.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I have not used a different solution previously.
What other advice do I have?Be patient and careful when doing the initial configuration of the firewall with AFA, but after the process is completed, everything has to run smoothly. An example… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I didn't evaluate other options.
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.
AlgoSec customersNASDAQ, Oracle, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Intel, Skype, Microsoft, Volkswagen