Anonymous UserInfo Assurance Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm
Anonymous UserBusiness Consultant. at a tech services company
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."
"The solution's simplicity of use is its most valuable feature."
"The port division management was the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization."
"The most valuable features are Firewall Assurance and Vulnerability Control."
"The most valuable feature is firewall management."
"The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface."
"The features that I have found most valuable with Skybox Security Suite, and this is because I work on the security side, are the firewall assurance, the change manager and the vulnerability control. These three features are the most impressive from Skybox Security."
"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 needs to add more automation and orchestration capabilities. Those features would make the solution much stronger."
"The solution was quite technical. It would be easier to manage if the solution was more specific about aspects of the solution and provided more advisory around how to use it effectively. It would help users a lot if they were more clear about everything."
"The most recent update was not tested with all of the vendors before it was released, so some of the features are misbehaving."
"The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich."
"The support could be improved."
"The initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team."
"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."
"The price is not expensive."
"Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."
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.
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The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.
Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk.
Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.
For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.
FireMon is ranked 3rd in Firewall Security Management with 7 reviews while Skybox Security Suite is ranked 6th in Firewall Security Management with 6 reviews. FireMon is rated 8.0, while Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.6. 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 Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". FireMon is most compared with Tufin, AlgoSec, RedSeal, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer and Palo Alto Networks Panorama, whereas Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, RedSeal, Tenable Nessus and Qualys VM. See our FireMon vs. Skybox Security Suite report.
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