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Pros
"The complete and end-to-end visibility and analysis it provides of the policy rule base is invaluable and saves countless time and effort.""Optimizing the operation making it possible to focus on other improvements.""Rather than logging in on separate firewalls, AlgoSec enables you to make changes on all firewalls from one pane of glass.""AlgoSec Firewall Analyser improves the firewall rules dramatically by identifying rules and objects that are not needed and consolidates rules and rule re-ordering.""Firewall Analyzer is valuable because it makes searching our existing policies so simple.""In my opinion, the most valuable features are the network map, unused rules reports (IPT), and active change.""This is something that increases business efficiency and helps avoid bottlenecks in our NOC team.""It helps us to streamline our firewall rules, identify risks, and provide better visibility. This product has significantly saved the time and human efforts in creating and deploying firewall rules. It is now easier for our cybersecurity team to analyze firewalls rules and ACLs, using them in a more efficient manner."

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"Overall the solution does a good job."

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Cons
"The license rekeying needed for when you need to change a firewall usually takes a bit of time.""One important thing they should improve is their support level. We have a lot of trouble with the basic enterprise support level. They are very slow to respond and solve problems.""The blacklisting and whitelisting of IP addresses should be improved. There are many false positives.""The reports are lacking information when they come out. They will not pull the URL or application information from Cisco FTDs. I know this works for Palo Alto Firewalls, which we currently do not have. If they could improve the integration with Cisco FTDs as a whole, that would be immensely helpful.""The risky rules reporting should have more information available in the risky rules report - especially when you export the data into a .CSV format. .CSV format being a text-based visualization, some information and formatting cause the reports to lose meaning and only become just another character in the file since it cannot port over some properties (like severity represented by colors).""The Firewall Analyzer module can be improved to implement a vulnerability management solution, or they can link Firewall Analyzer with a vulnerability management solution in order to get a better overview of what's going on in our network in terms of vulnerabilities.""The GUI has not been upgraded for a long time and could use updating.""Algosec should also be exploring the integration with the open source firewalls as well."

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"The solution lacks a lot of features that other products have in the marketplace."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The initial cost was high for us.""It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent.""The pricing for this solution seems to be reasonable for the functionality.""Licensing is very easy to set up. The pricing is relative to how you want to expand and harden your network security.""I would suggest that you start with a VM, get a PoC with a temp license, and try it out. You will love it.""The pricing for this solution is not cheap, but we get good value for what we pay.""The cost of the tool can be recovered with AlgoSec automations.""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."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the automation that can be accomplished by using scripts. If we didn't have AlgoSec, I would have to do everything manually.
Top Answer: Licensing AlgoSec is easy. To license AlgoSec, you must get a MAC address on the AlgoSec server, then you can deploy the AlgoSec server in your environment. And if you get a MAC address, you must… more »
Top Answer: When we send multiple requests across at once, sometimes it causes errors and FireFlow gets stuck. In cases like this, we have to go back in and fix it.
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Overview

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.

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is an agent less log analytics and configuration management software that helps network administrators to centrally collect, archive, analyze their security device logs and generate forensic reports out of it.

Real-time event response system and Integrated Compliance Management module of Firewall Analyzer automates your end point security monitoring, network bandwidth monitoring and security & compliance auditing. Firewall Analyzer eases your Device Configuration Management by providing out-of-the-box reports and alerts for configuration changes. Firewall Analyzer is vendor-agnostic and supports almost all open source and commercial network firewalls like Check Point, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Snort, Squid Project, SonicWALL, Palo Alto and more, IDS/IPS, VPNs, Proxies and other related security devices.

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Maersk, Delta Airlines, Chevron, General Motors, T-Mobile, Chevron, AT&T, BP, Bell Canada, HCA Healthcare, Morgan Stanley, Unilever, Nationwide Insurance Enterprise, US Bank, Microsoft 
WFP, NYC.gov, Sony Pictures, Franklin Security Bank, ITC INFOTECH
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Financial Services Firm27%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government4%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise74%
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Midsize Enterprise61%
Large Enterprise32%
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Find out what your peers are saying about AlgoSec, Tufin, Palo Alto Networks and others in Firewall Security Management. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 55 reviews while ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is ranked 12th in Firewall Security Management with 1 review. AlgoSec is rated 9.4, while ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of AlgoSec writes "Gives us the ability to dig down into details and work at a level above the skills that we already have". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer writes "Simple and easy to use but needs better graphical visualization". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon, Skybox Security Suite, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and RedSeal, whereas ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is most compared with FireMon, Tufin, Skybox Security Suite, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and RedSeal.

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