FireMon vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama

As of June 2019, FireMon is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 6 reviews vs Palo Alto Networks Panorama which is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of FireMon writes "Reporting features help us close visibility gaps and decrease auditing time". The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Provides a quicker response time to vulnerabilities and more visibility into traffic flows". FireMon is most compared with Tufin, AlgoSec and Skybox Security Suite. Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with FireMon, AlgoSec and Tufin. See our FireMon vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.
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Pros
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.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,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 most valuable features are Policy Optimizer and Firewall Manager for different brands of firewall.Vendor agnostic when it comes to integrating with other product.Policy test, access path analysis, and change reports.

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It has made our ROIs easier, but consolidating the correlation of data into one single point, which is pretty great.It provides a quicker response time to vulnerabilities and more visibility into traffic flows.

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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.We're working on implementing FireMon with our ticketing system service now. Having that would be an improvement.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 are looking for more integration with SIEM and other tools.A phone app would be nice. This is the reason why it is not perfect yet.Policy Planner requirements section is good, but could use some improvement to allow flexibility to enter different types of requests (modifying an existing policy, object or service group, for example) in a structured task format that can be auto-verified.

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We had some challenges with the initial setup, but it was more on a learning curve basis.My pain point is the automation process is not well-documented. There are some things that they could improve on there.

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Regarding additional costs, if you want things like Policy Optimizer, extra features, that's extra.The pricing is very good, very straightforward. It also came in cheaper than AlgoSec and Tufin.Relative to what it offers, the price is fair.Pricing model seems fair.

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It has freed up staff time, which is where we are seeing ROI.With the URL filtering, we probably went down from around four hours in response time to about five minutes.The licensing is not cheap. There are always hidden costs. You have support costs, or maybe you need to buy more optics on how the solution fits into the rest of your environment. It is possible some of the rest of your environment will need to change too.

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Overview
FireMon is the No.1 provider of Intelligent Security Management solutions worldwide, combining advanced benchmarking, simulation, and analysis to deliver next generation security intelligence. Since creating the first-ever network security management solution 15 years ago, FireMon solutions have continued to deliver visibility into and control over complex network security infrastructure, policies, and risk to over 1,500 customers around the world. Using the FireMon Intelligent Security Management platform, today’s leading enterprise organizations, government agencies and managed security providers have dramatically improved effectiveness of network defenses, accelerating business agility optimizing return on investment. For more information or a free 30-day trial, visit www.firemon.com.

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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University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm28%
Comms Service Provider8%
Insurance Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm24%
Manufacturing Company18%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise54%
Large Enterprise45%
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