SenITCOn45IT Senior Consultant at a manufacturing company
Paulo Janeiro LJTInformation Technology System Administrator / Director at Legault Joly Thiffault
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The product has helped improve our organization by being easy to use and integrate. This saves time, trouble and money."
"If we are receiving spam emails, or other types of malicious email coming from a particular email ID, then we are able to block them using this solution."
"The most valuable feature is MVX, which tests all of the files that have been received in an email."
"The server appliance is good."
"The most valuable feature is the network security module."
"It is stable and quite protective. It has a lot of features to scan a lot of malicious things and vulnerabilities."
"This solution has helped our organization by protecting our network from attacks."
"This solution has increased the level of security, given us more control, provided a deep insight into network traffic, and is a great VPN solution."
"The scalability is very good, where you can do an HA configuration and then bring in another box, if necessary."
"The most valuable features are the VPN and the capture photo."
"The solution is very robust."
"Good basic firewall features."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The initial setup was simple and fast."
"As far as future inclusions, it would be useful to display more threat intelligence, such as the actual area of the threat and the origin of the web crawling (Tor and Dark Web)."
"It would be a good idea if we could get an option to block based upon the content of an email, or the content of a file attachment."
"It would be very helpful if there were better integration with other solutions from other vendors, such as Fortinet and Palo Alto."
"Technical packaging could be improved."
"It is very expensive, the price could be better."
"I heard that FireEye recently was hacked, and a lot of things were revealed. We would like FireEye to be more secure as an organization. FireEye has to be more protective because it is one of the most critical devices that we are using in our environment. They have a concept called SSL decryption, but that is only the packet address. We would like FireEye to also do a lot of decryption inside the packet. Currently, FireEye only does encryption and decryption of the header, but we would like them to do encryption and decryption of the entire packet."
"This product needs improvements with respect to reporting and auditing."
"We would like to see ready-made profiles to cover most users' needs."
"I would like to see different graphs available in the reporting."
"If a user doesn't have a large amount of experience in Linux systems, they will have problems using this solution. Users need to be highly skilled in troubleshooting competency. Users who do not have such skills will find the product difficult to use."
"The solution requires a lot of administration."
"Layer 7 advanced firewall features are not included in the solution."
"As an open-source solution, there are so many loopholes happening within the product. By design, no one is taking ownership of it, and that is worrisome to me."
"ClamAV AntiVirus can cause some crashes. That service should be improved."
"FireEye is comparable to other products, such as HX, but seems expensive. It may cause us to look at other products in the market."
"When I compare this solution to its competitors in the market, I find that it is a little expensive."
"The user fee is not as high but the maintenance fee is expensive."
"It's an expensive solution."
"This solution provides enterprise-level features at a fraction of the cost of an enterprise firewall."
"It is an open source firewall."
"We are using the open-source version, not the commercial one."
"It has almost zero cost, and it is open to us. It runs on a small appliance just for a couple of 100 bucks, and I've never had an appliance burn out on me yet."
"It is open source."
"I spent a couple of $1,000 on hardware, and the OS was free. A comparable firewall would cost me probably 20 grand. It saved a lot of money."
"I like the fact that it is open-source."
"pfSense is open-source, but the support is something that the customer pays for."
FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.
FireEye Network Security is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection with 6 reviews while pfSense is ranked 2nd in Firewalls with 33 reviews. FireEye Network Security is rated 7.8, while pfSense is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "Stable, protective, easy to set up, and has a lot of features to scan vulnerabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of pfSense writes "Feature-rich, well documented, and there is good support available online". FireEye Network Security is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Stealthwatch, Check Point SandBlast Network and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense, whereas pfSense is most compared with OPNsense, Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM, Untangle NG Firewall and Sophos XG.
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