Chris GoodrichIT Security Architect at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The technical support is very good. They've always been helpful."
"FireMon is nice and provides 360-degree user views."
"Overall the solution does a good job."
"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."
"The cost of the solution is pretty expensive. It would be ideal if they could work on their pricing."
"I don't like that it comes with bugs, constant issues, and limited functionality."
"The solution lacks a lot of features that other products have in the marketplace."
"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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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.
FireMon is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 7 reviews while ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is ranked 10th in Firewall Security Management with 1 review. FireMon is rated 8.0, while ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of FireMon writes "Reporting features help us close visibility gaps and decrease auditing time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer writes "Simple and easy to use but needs better graphical visualization". FireMon is most compared with Tufin, AlgoSec, Skybox Security Suite, RedSeal and Palo Alto Networks Panorama, whereas ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, Skybox Security Suite and RedSeal.
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