Compare AlgoSec vs. Cisco Defense Orchestrator

AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 77 reviews while Cisco Defense Orchestrator is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 11 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.2, while Cisco Defense Orchestrator is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AlgoSec writes "Reduces our workload and generates reports that facilitate auditing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Defense Orchestrator writes "Provides visibility into entire infrastructure and bulk changes save time and resources". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon and Skybox Security Suite, whereas Cisco Defense Orchestrator is most compared with Tufin, FireMon and AlgoSec. See our AlgoSec vs. Cisco Defense Orchestrator report.
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We now process FCRs much faster, which helps us to deliver faster and implement reworks at a quicker rate.This is something that increases business efficiency and helps avoid bottlenecks in our NOC team.We can easily and quickly identify all of the rules on the firewall and avoid the individual review and analysis of each rule.It has reduced our audit preparation efforts and costs drastically and maintains continuous compliance.The most valuable feature is the ability to deploy new rules in all of the firewalls included in the environment at one time.We have all of the information about the firewall devices that we have at risk, either because there is a firewall policy with some open protocol that can give us security problems later, or because long-unused rules present a security hole.Firewall Analyzer is valuable because it makes searching our existing policies so simple.The most valuable feature is the unused rule optimization, where it clears the policy when appropriate.

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We use a lot of image upgrades. We take some 20 devices and then we update everything at once, including the policies. We apply policies for groups. For certain groups, like anti-viruses, we send out policies and apply them to every single device. It's really easy and simple.If our server is blocked, this solution shows us why it is blocked and allows us to update the network routing.The bulk changes feature is definitely the most valuable.The initial setup was straightforward. We spun up the VM onsite. We generated the key that it needed to talk to the Cloud Orchestrator. After that, as I started adding devices, it was relatively quick and easy.The ability to see the uptimes on the different VPNs that we have configured for site-to-site.If we have a firewall go down, I can hop into CDO, pull the latest configuration off and apply it. That's really good. It helps save time.We have quite a few Active Stone by pairs. If they fail over... I'll see that there's a change on it and I'll have a look. The only change on it is that now this one is the standby, it took over the active role. I can go into that firewall and find out what happened... and troubleshoot based on that. That's pretty cool too.I like the upgrade feature. That is pretty valuable to me because I have dual ASAs and when I go through CDO it does it for me pretty well. It's all done in the back-end and I don't really have to be involved. I just initiate, pick the image, and I pick when I want it done and it just does it, whether I have a single ASA or have a dual ASA.

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Creating more intuitive menus could be helpful, especially for first-time users.To secure SaaS traffic there are a few vendors such as Palo Alto and Zscaler, but AlgoSec is not yet able to push rules onto these clouds.It would be easier if the network maps could be updated using the GUI portal instead of from the OS.The GUI has not been upgraded for a long time and could use updating.The UX control panel is in need of improvement.It would be very helpful to have a direct link to the relevant firewall policy embedded within reports when there are warnings or risks indicated.They can make some improvements to the user interface because it can be slow at times.The pricing for smaller installations should be lowered because sometimes there is just no ROI to add AlgoSec to the small branch offices with only 10 rules.

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CDO doesn't have a report, an official report that I can check daily. It has another module called FTD, but it doesn't have that specifically for ASA. In the reporting, there are a lot of things that aren't there. There is also room for improvement in the daily monitoring.The dashboard needs to be more customizable to provide better reporting for our network.It should have more features to manage FirePOWER appliances.When logging into the device, we sort of had problems with it staying in sync. If somebody made a change onsite, it wouldn't do an automatic sync. It would have to wait, as you would have to do a manual sync up.I'd like CDO to be the one-stop-shop where we could do all the configurations easily. It would be nice, for ASA upgrades, if we could do them from a central repository and not have to reach out to Cisco. That would be a definite plus.The main thing that would useful for us would the logging and monitoring. I have to check it out, to get the beta, because I don't have access to them... I wanted CDO to be a central place so where I could do everything but right now I don't think that's possible. I really don't want to go back and forth between this and FMC. Maybe the logging portion, when I look at it, will give me some similarities.I've found dozens of bugs over the year we've been using it. The more I use it for different things, the more problems I find... Most of the problems have to do with the user interface. A lot of thought and work has gone into the back-end component to make the product do what it's intended to do, but the way it is presented for use hasn't gotten nearly as much thought to make it smart and bug-free.There could be some slight improvements to navigation. In some of the navigation you've got to go back to be able to get into where you need to be once you've made a change. If I make a change, I've then got to go back to submit and send the change.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price is within the standard of security products.Pricing is great if you have a small number of large firewalls, otherwise, it does not bring ROI.I propose to purchase licenses for all of the networking devices in the network, because if not all of the devices are integrated then the query of particular access cannot be discovered entirely.It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent.The pricing of AlgoSec is fair.The pricing for this solution seems to be reasonable for the functionality.AlgoSec is not much more expensive compared to other products available in the market.The price is high but the support is extremely poor, so keep that in mind before choosing this product.

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It is covered under the CIsco Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). So, it is licensed and ours.After our free trial was done we got a subscription for three years and it was under $3,000 or so. It's part of the EA we already paid for, so I don't know what it would be if it was a la carte.It's around £500 per unit for a three-year license.It is about a $100 per year for an ASA 5506 firewall, and from there it keeps going up if you have a bigger box. For example, the 5516 is $200 to $300 per year.

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Overview
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.

Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a cloud based policy management solution to drive simple and consistent security policy across multiple Cisco security platforms.

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NASDAQ, Oracle, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Intel, Skype, Microsoft, VolkswagenInsurance Company of British Columbia, Shawmut
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Financial Services Firm28%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise81%
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Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business36%
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