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"The technical support is very good. They've always been helpful.""FireMon is nice and provides 360-degree user views.""The firewall assessment feature is great.""The most valuable feature is the Firewall reviews for our company compliance.""FireMon saves us a lot of time and it's nice because if you're adding a rule that's similar to another rule, it'll tell you so sometimes you can just edit the one and add another source or destination in there without creating a duplicate rule. It enables you to consolidate and have fewer, more meaningful rules. We're saving around 30% of our time."

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"It's helpful that the solution allows us to control all the firewalls from one device.""The dashboards are very good on Palo Alto. They offer a centralized dashboard for managers as well.""Using this solution means that you can store logs for longer periods, up to perhaps two years, depending on your attached storage.""What I like most about this solution is that it allows me to push multiple policies on multiple followers at the same time.""The most valuable feature is WildFire.""The interface is very easy to use. You can do most jobs from one single console.""The solution is absolutely stable.""The solution is very stable. It's reliable. We don't experience bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash. It works as expected."

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Cons
"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.""FireMon could be easier to use and flexibility regarding reporting could be improved.""The advanced features are complex in setting up the rules.""It comes as a Linux appliance on a server and we're not a Linux shop, we're more of a Windows shop. It would be great if they could automate or integrate the backups into it and other things through their GUI interface, just to make the management of Linux a little more transparent."

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"It can take a few minutes to test to see if any changes are successful or not. This needs to be improved. A commit change should take a second, not a minute or more.""Panorama needs to work on its configuration issues.""The dual WAN functionality is missing in this solution.""Customer support can improve.""There is room for improvement in the integration within endpoint detection. They need to do some integration between endpoints and the firewalls.""The general customer feedback is when saving the configuration, it takes a long time. That needs to be fixed. The troubleshooting, the debugging part is also a little bit of a pain. It's not user-friendly on the interface to do our debugging when comparing it with other firewalls, like Forcepoint.""I would like more dashboard management.""The solution should improve the speed at which they make changes on the system. Historically, they've been a bit slow in that respect. They should apply changes to the box quicker and more often."

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"FireMon is cheaper than AlgoSec.""Pricing is reasonable."

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"Initially, Palo Alto looks expensive, but if you dig deeper then you will find that it is very comparable, or even cheaper than other solutions.""You only pay for the license and there are no additional costs.""We pay approximately $3,000 a year in order to use the product.""The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions.""Palo Alto is expensive and there are many cheaper firewalls, but they do not work as well.""It is not a cheap solution.""The price of Panorama is expensive.""The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for."

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Top Answer: FireMon saves us a lot of time and it's nice because if you're adding a rule that's similar to another rule, it'll tell you so sometimes you can just edit the one and add another source or destination… more »
Top Answer: Pricing is reasonable. Licensing fees are paid every year.
Top Answer: It comes as a Linux appliance on a server and we're not a Linux shop, we're more of a Windows shop. It would be great if they could automate or integrate the backups into it and other things through… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are that it works better than a normal firewall, easy to explorer all of its features, and it has the Log Collector mode. This mode allows us to store our… more »
Top Answer: The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for.
Top Answer: There is a need to improve the upgrade process. When we are upgrading the solution we are facing some issues with Elasticsearch services. Every time we upgrade it takes a long time to become stable… more »
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Overview

FireMon, the only agile network security policy management (NSPM) platform, brings visibility, control, and automation to enterprise cloud and hybrid network infrastructures.

  • To drive agility across hybrid networks, the headless orchestration API allows customers to integrate with any existing system or process including IT Service Management platforms like ServiceNow, Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) tools like Splunk Phantom and Palo Alto Cortex SOAR, and DevOps platforms like Red Hat Ansible and HashiCorp Terraform.
  • To drive security efficiency and eliminate misconfigurations caused by complexity and manual processes, the platform addresses inefficient rule creation and change processes, delivers risk assessment of change through pre-change simulation and provides policy change recommendation.
  • To meet scale and heterogeneity requirements, FireMon normalizes policy across thousands of firewalls, devices, and cloud security groups through a single interface.

FireMon customers routinely experience up to 90% improvements in network security policy efficiency while eliminating common misconfigurations which lead to breaches and compliance violations.

Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.

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Convey, MGM Resorts International, Southwest Airlines, Alkami, Costco, Aetna, IBM, Salesforce, Verizon, Wells Fargo
University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm27%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Manufacturing Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Media Company10%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about FireMon vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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FireMon is ranked 6th in Firewall Security Management with 5 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 32 reviews. FireMon is rated 8.2, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of FireMon writes "Enables us to consolidate and have fewer, more meaningful rules". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Offers a lot of advanced functionality that is easy to deploy and the GUI is easy to use ". FireMon is most compared with Tufin, AlgoSec, Skybox Security Suite, RedSeal and ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, AlgoSec, Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Tufin and Skybox Security Suite. See our FireMon vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.

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