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"It saves time by allowing administrators to test network traffic and pinpoint which rules are being triggered for a particular traffic flow.""We have not seen many faults reported from our customers.""The features that are most valuable are the interactive topology map and the traffic simulation queries.""It assists in provisioning the application rapidly, which increases the organization's revenue.""We are currently in a rule base performance improvement process and AlgoSec is an invaluable tool to accomplish this.""One of the quick wins is to view our device status easily, with out-of-the-box dashboards and charts.""AlgoSec has reduced the need for additional manpower and we can now use the time to tackle other security-related issues.""The most valuable features are the FW report, traffic simulation, and the FireFlow system to help manage requests."

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"It provides us with a single pane of glass for our on-prem environment, to see configuration. We have not implemented into the cloud yet. We can search for an object group and see where it lives on any firewall in the enterprise or find security rules, no matter what firewall they're on.""The Security Manager part of FireMon... gives me an eye on everything that's out there, everything that I cannot see. Because I'm not a network admin, I cannot go to a firewall itself, but at least I have FireMon so that I can go in and view everything that I want to view. And I can eliminate whatever I see that is wrong,""The most valuable feature is the reporting capability because everything that we do is a result of our being able to query a report, based on our environment and our PCI compliance efforts.""It gives us the ability to go to one place to look for potential firewall rules that are inappropriate, or which don't meet compliance. Instead of manually searching hundreds of firewalls for a policy, we can go to this one location and find the rules which are now out of compliance.""It is the single place where we go to review all of our firewall changes. The solution makes it easier for us to track all the changes made. It is a central place where we can look at all the firewall rules, because we have three different firewall vendors. It save us time and creates efficiencies by looking at the general picture."

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"I would like the reporting to be more customizable, as per user and auditing needs.""There is room for improvement in the rollback process.""The MAP has a persistent issue with a firewall that is using a double BVI (Bridge virtual interface).""This product could be improved in several ways including more device support, an automated rollback process and options in active push, software-defined WAN integration and support, and application-aware policy identification and optimization.""The product is severely lacking in vendor support.""A more granular approach and the possibility to separate data and show relevant data to specific key roles or key users would be a great achievement in future releases.""We would like to see them utilize the cloud to help with performance improvement, and with various processes needed on a daily basis.""We have a complaint about the compliance check, in that sometimes we want to keep rules rather than merge them."

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"Some of the core functionality in our environment doesn't seem to work. We will get buggy code releases. They need to work on their Q&A of every code release.""We're working on implementing FireMon with our ticketing system service now. Having that would be an improvement.""The current health and monitoring of the devices is atrocious... Imagine you have a list of 200 devices, and you can grade each of those devices as either green, yellow, or red. However, there might be three different reasons for you to go to red, or eight different reasons to go to yellow, and all of those things could be combined... Out of all those categories, I only find one or two of them that are, perhaps, pertinent.""The AWS integration is still not mature for us to use. It is just not ready for our use case for AWS connectivity. Therefore, it does not provide us with a single pane of glass for our cloud environments, because we can't manage our cloud environment with the tool.""The stability has been fairly decent, but there have been a few issues. My coworker has had some issues in the past where he has had to work with support."

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"The pricing is flexible with a low cost setup.""The licensing is very easy to set up, with flexible licensing methods such as subscription and perpetual.""My advice is that you must do a POC and show value.""The price is adapted to the product's utilization for each company.""The price is high but the support is extremely poor, so keep that in mind before choosing this product.""AlgoSec is not much more expensive compared to other products available in the market.""The pricing of AlgoSec is fair.""It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent."

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"The pricing is very good, very straightforward. It also came in cheaper than AlgoSec and Tufin.""Regarding additional costs, if you want things like Policy Optimizer, extra features, that's extra.""We don't license all of the devices in our network, so it does not provide us with a comprehensive visibility of all devices in a hybrid network at this time.""We pay for it yearly."

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author avatarSunil Kumar.
Real User

Well before both the products have their own pros and cons. But the criteria you mention, I would say you can go with AlgoSec with the following reasons:

1. It's less expensive compared to FireMon.
2. Need very less amount of resources as compare to FireMon who need a huge amount of resources with their basic level VM as well.
3. Easy to manage and configure.
4. I found AlgoSec better than FireMon in terms of reporting.

But the biggest drawback with AlgoSec is their tech support which takes a huge amount of time to respond and investigate the issue. And in the end, they will always provide you one solution which is a known bug in the product and they will release an HA for that.

author avatarNetworkSad34 (Network Security Engineer- Senior at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees)
Real User

It’s been too long since I evaluated AlgoSec to give some solid feedback here. I can say that mapping in FireMon is terrible if you have a complicated network, otherwise, it works pretty well.

FireMon performance- make sure you get the best server, you can break them out and put certain roles on different boxes to get a lot of expansion possibilities though it might not be necessary this depends heavily on the size of your configs. If you have 1,000 firewalls with 100 rules each no problem but a handful of firewalls with 900k+ rules can become problematic.

We have not pulled MPLS configs into the system but their protocol support (FireMon) seems top notch.

DR, well you can distribute the environment all over the place so it’s really up to you with Firemon how robust your DR is. I’ve never had a failure requiring a massive restore, even our older servers running their pre-web UI version is still running fine.

author avatarCarlo Gardener
Real User

Unfortunately we chose Tufin over both those products, sorry I cannot give you a comparison on either. For us, Tufin simplifies the needs we have for Risks/Cleanup/Violations in our FW policies.

We also leverage compliance policy for best practices. You can also take advantage of the reporting functionally which suites your environment or infrastructure such as:
- New Revision
- Advance Change
- FW Modul Change
- Object Change
- Expired Rules
- Rule and Object Usage
- Policy Analysis
- Security Risk
- Rule Documentation.

author avatarJohnMartinez (Deloitte)

Thank you, Sunil and Carlo, for your insightful responses.

I really appreciate that and will investigate further.

Best regards,


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Top Answer: AlgoSec has many key differentiators, including the unique business-driven approach to network security. In order to fully cover these unique advantages, I would recommend reaching out to the AlgoSec… more »
Top Answer: Thank you, Sunil and Carlo, for your insightful responses. I really appreciate that and will investigate further. Best regards, John
Top Answer: The product gave us more agility on the process to analyze and resolve tickets by requesting permissions to access services not enabled by default.
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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.

FireMon is the No.1 provider of Intelligent Security Management solutions worldwide, combining advanced benchmarking, simulation, and analysis to deliver next generation security intelligence. Since creating the first-ever network security management solution 15 years ago, FireMon solutions have continued to deliver visibility into and control over complex network security infrastructure, policies, and risk to over 1,500 customers around the world.

Using the FireMon Intelligent Security Management platform, today’s leading enterprise organizations, government agencies and managed security providers have dramatically improved effectiveness of network defenses, accelerating business agility optimizing return on investment.

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Find out what your peers are saying about AlgoSec vs. FireMon and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,290 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 69 reviews while FireMon is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 5 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.4, while FireMon is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AlgoSec writes "Excellent for firewall policy auditing and firewall policy automation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FireMon writes "Reporting features help us close visibility gaps and decrease auditing time". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, Skybox Security Suite, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and RedSeal, whereas FireMon is most compared with Tufin, Skybox Security Suite, RedSeal, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer and Palo Alto Networks Panorama. See our AlgoSec vs. FireMon report.

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