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"We met our goal by gaining visibility and automating rule creation.""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.""AlgoSec gives us a high level of confidence that our ACLs and our risk components are actually in line with our expectations. Because we run a lot of our firewalls as an internal change control boundary, we rely on them heavily to segregate vendor networks. It gives us a high level of confidence that those third-party networks that ride on the backbone are segregated and appropriately defined.""It provides faster go to market with fewer resources.""We are in the process of implementing FireFlow in our daily operation, which will make our lives even easier. The idea is to search the Firewall Analyzer for the equipment between the source and destination, and then automatically jump off to FireFlow and open a ticket. This will then automatically implement what is needed without the need to go into the Firewall itself. This will save us a lot of time and will help us to onboard junior engineers very quickly, getting them up to speed on our network and daily operation in record time.""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.""Traffic queries are a great help when troubleshooting a problem, especially if the traffic is going through two or more firewalls.""The firewall policy summarization is the most valuable feature. It helps us to cross-check the firewall ruleset. That's the main purpose of it. And of course, it monitors changes of the firewall policy. It provides full visibility into the risk involved in firewall change requests. It helps us to check for any integrity issues and conflicts with other rulesets, and of course the compliance."

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"RedSeal integrates the network and gives us a visual or graphical overview of our network. If an organization is geographically dispersed, for instance, with one office in Canada and one office in the Philippines, the whole network, including all devices, is integrated into RedSeal, and you can see from where the traffic is going in and out.""The most valuable features are network mapping and configuration.""This is the only solution in the world that gives you a digital resilience score."

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"It gives you the capability to make changes to hundreds of your firewalls at the same time, but big enterprises have change management policies. Change managers will never allow you to make changes to more than 10 devices at the same time, which is a feature in AlgoSec. Because, what if something goes wrong, then you have to roll back and figure out what caused the impact, e.g., which firewall did not work well. Doing that post-mortem becomes a difficult thing. So, change automation on a firewall is actually defeating the purpose of the change management policies in any organization. If you run a bank, you will not allow anyone to make changes at the same time from a single click for 10 firewalls. The bank will never allow this.""In an environment that is very large, with many firewalls and routers, it is sometimes impossible to buy all of the licenses.""I like the training available as it is very informative, but, I wish it was just available from YouTube and I could easily play it from my cell phone without additional logins.""We have a fairly complex routing environment that AlgoSec struggled with having dual routers and first hop routing protocols. The initial period when we were doing an installation with their support desk was fairly challenging.""We see a very high demand for using containers and Dockers and therefore there is a need for managing access control to these platforms. I checked AlgoSec’s roadmap and, for now, there are no plans for developing these features.""I would like more documents and support for the cloud firewall.""Creating more intuitive menus could be helpful, especially for first-time users.""The license rekeying needed for when you need to change a firewall usually takes a bit of time."

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"One of the areas of concern is the GUI. It is important to our customers that the GUI looks beautiful. It's a Java Client, so you have a Java dependency.""The dashboard should be improved to make correlating data easier to do.""Sometimes, it required us to refresh the configuration. When we integrated any of the configurations into the device, sometimes, it could not detect the exact picture of that device. So, we had to reset the device to see that if it was giving true-positive results or false-positive results. In some cases, we were not able to get true-positive results. There was some kind of bug in that version. Its interface is not user-friendly and needs to be improved. It takes time to understand the interface and various options. Skybox has quite a user-friendly interface. They could provide a feature for compliance audit policy if it is already not there. A compliance audit policy ensures that all configurations are based on the best practices standards, such as CIS benchmarks standard or other similar standards. It provides visibility about whether your device configuration is based on best practices or not. Usually, such a feature is provided by other solutions such as Meteor or Tenable Nessus."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"When it comes to the cost of support and licensing, it is much cheaper than other competing products.""Cost is based on firewall. There are bundles, e.g., virtual firewalls might make the solution cheaper.""It seems we have recovered our money on this appliance, so it is money well spent.""The price is within the standard of security products.""The price came in where we really didn't even need to have much of a discussion. That was very good. There are also options regarding what you want to pay for. It wasn't really pushed on me that I have to get all of it or else I can't be an AlgoSec customer.""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.""The initial cost was high for us.""The pricing is good. Though, I would like if pricing could better support small businesses."

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"The pricing is based on the number of endpoints and devices, and we have seen it range from mid-five figures to low six figures."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: RedSeal integrates the network and gives us a visual or graphical overview of our network. If an organization is geographically dispersed, for instance, with one office in Canada and one office in the… more »
Top Answer: Sometimes, it required us to refresh the configuration. When we integrated any of the configurations into the device, sometimes, it could not detect the exact picture of that device. So, we had to… more »
Top Answer: We had a distributing environment, and we used RedSeal to look into the gaps in existing network connectivities. We looked into if any of the forbidden accesses are open. We also looked at the points… more »
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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.

RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform builds an accurate, up-to-date model of an organization’s entire, as-built network to visualize access paths, prioritize what to fix, so you can target existing cybersecurity resources to protect your most valuable assets. With RedSeal’s Digital Resilience Score, decision makers can see the security status and benchmark progress toward digital resilience.

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Sample Customers
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 
United States Postal Service, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Interval International
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm27%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise74%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise61%
Large Enterprise32%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
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AlgoSec is ranked 1st in Firewall Security Management with 55 reviews while RedSeal is ranked 3rd in Network Modeling with 3 reviews. AlgoSec is rated 9.4, while RedSeal is rated 8.0. 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 RedSeal writes "Improves visibility, helps determine risk and compliance, and reliably enhances security". AlgoSec is most compared with Tufin, FireMon, Skybox Security Suite, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and Cisco Defense Orchestrator, whereas RedSeal is most compared with Skybox Security Suite, FireMon, Tufin, Darktrace and Riverbed Modeler.

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