Compare AlgoSec vs. FireMon

AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 70 reviews while FireMon is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 7 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.2, while FireMon 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 FireMon writes "Reporting features help us close visibility gaps and decrease auditing time". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon and Skybox Security Suite, whereas FireMon is most compared with Tufin, AlgoSec and Skybox Security Suite. See our AlgoSec vs. FireMon report.
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I found that for policy optimization it does a great job.We are moving towards an automated environment so the ability to work with Ansible, ServiceNow, and Palo Alto gives us the ability to automate our firewall policy creation. And it does so in a manner where we do not have to worry about a policy being created that may put our organization at risk.The Firewall Analyzer helps us achieve our various IT compliance requirements, like ISO-27001.It detects if the requested network and ports are getting blocked by the network or firewalls by a simple query, which helps to identify the network blocking firewalls in the topology.The most valuable feature is that the tool is capable of simplifying firewall management and configuration in an automated fashion.This Appliance gives you the full Network MAP, which is obtainable from the Routing table.With the solution, we can uncover bottlenecks, streamline, and clean up our firewall rules.It assists us in network security reviews and audits.

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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.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.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,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 most valuable features are Policy Optimizer and Firewall Manager for different brands of firewall.Vendor agnostic when it comes to integrating with other product.

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I would like an intelligent tuner where it could help update rules with the application ID.The process to replace a decommissioned device with a new device is not straightforward.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 specifically because we believe it changes the riskiness of the rule if it is only set for a specific user or a group of users.There is huge scope for improvement in the level of support, especially around the issue of resolution time. That is the only negative point I find in the solution.The FireFlow template does not allow the user to perform external actions like sending an email or triggering a specific action.In a complex landscape, with several nodes/equipment, it can be somewhat more difficult to properly visualize the network map.It seems that AlgoSec created a VSYS (Virtual system) for each virtual router name, even though our firewall has only a single VSYS.We would like to have a kind of "Time Capsule" to be able to restore to a certain state from a backup.

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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.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.We're working on implementing FireMon with our ticketing system service now. Having that would be an improvement.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 are looking for more integration with SIEM and other tools.A phone app would be nice. This is the reason why it is not perfect yet.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent.The price is adapted to the product's utilization for each company.My advice is that you must do a POC and show value.The pricing for this solution is not cheap, but we get good value for what we pay.The licensing is very easy to set up, with flexible licensing methods such as subscription and perpetual.

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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.Regarding additional costs, if you want things like Policy Optimizer, extra features, that's extra.The pricing is very good, very straightforward. It also came in cheaper than AlgoSec and Tufin.Relative to what it offers, the price is fair.

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8.3
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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.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. For more information or a free 30-day trial, visit www.firemon.com.
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Sample Customers
NASDAQ, Oracle, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Intel, Skype, Microsoft, Volkswagen
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Software R&D Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
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Financial Services Firm31%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Company Size
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise75%
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