FireMon Competitors and Alternatives

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Michael Utech
Real User
Network Security Engineer at Customer Worldpay
Jul 31 2019

What is most valuable?

In our current environment, the most valuable feature from Tufin is their Network Map because our network team can't give us a network map. Tufin has given me more than what the network team have ever… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The plan is to integrate it into things, like ServiceNow, then use the automation. That was one of the strengths in the decision to stay with Tufin and invest more resources into it. My hope is to use… more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest area where I see a need for improvement is some of the documentation and training stuff. It does a really good job of hitting the big concepts, but it needs like another layer deeper of… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I've used Tufin, Firemon, AlgoSec, and all the other solutions at other companies before, and seen what we've been able to do with them. So, when I came to this company, it was just like, "Okay what's… more»

What other advice do I have?

If someone was looking for this type of solution, I would tell them, "Here are the top four solutions that I know of and the places that I worked on each of them. Here are the benefits, gossip, and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I wasn't part of the bake-off. I think the company went in the right direction, and I am glad that they didn't even look at FireMon. While our UK side has Skybox, which I have never even seen, the… more»
Real User
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 14 2019

What is most valuable?

The rule usage is a nice feature. The ability to see the uptimes on the different VPNs that we have configured for site-to-site. The overarching policy as far as the rules go and the assessment that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It hasn't really improved our organization. It has been more like a PoC which was spun up and played with for a little while, and we haven't gotten back to it. I saw that it could simplify security… more»

What needs improvement?

When logging into the device, we sort of had problems with it staying in sync. If somebody made a change onsite, it wouldn't do an automatic sync. It would have to wait, as you would have to do a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is covered under the CIsco Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). So, it is licensed and ours, but we didn't spin it up with the intent to permanently move over to it. It was just something our… more»

What other advice do I have?

It was just something for us to spin up and look through, then see if it was something that could benefit us from a policy perspective by pushing policy out. It might have been able to, but it was a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are still using FireMon as our firewall manager right now. FireMon is definitely a little more feature-rich. It definitely could get further into the rule base of it. We didn't use FireMon to… more»
Mohamed Sharaf
Consultant
Security Consultant
Aug 27 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like most about this solution is that it allows me to push multiple policies on multiple followers at the same time. For instance, I can work on a policy and it gets submitted on more than one file. It is a good feature for me to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The solution improves my management abilities by simplifying the implementation of policies for all my branches.

What needs improvement?

I have had some leakage issues before, but it was solved. I would, however like to see better integration with other products.

What other advice do I have?

I will recommend this solution to others because it is a good solution, but only if you are using multiple files and not only two or three files. You should have at least five files for this solution to be right for you. I rate this product… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at FireMon, but FireMon was more expensive, and the main requirement for FireMon is to manage more than one file from different vendors. We didn't need it.
Real User
Information Security Architect with 201-500 employees
Apr 23 2018

What is most valuable?

It's the firewall change audit every week. Also, being able to track firewall ACL usage, so that we can produce semiannual reports on ACL usage and on shadowed and redundant rules on the firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

It has automated things. What was a manual process is now just running a report and delivering it to the people who have to mitigate the issues. A better workflow.

What needs improvement?

It's tough to say, because the areas of improvement, I understand the difficulty. For example, they pull configs from thousands of types of devices, and it's difficult for them to stay on top of when… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product's pricing is excellent value. In terms of licensing, make sure you understand your network components, all your hops through your network, thoroughly, before you decide on the total cost… more»

What other advice do I have?

Other than what I said - ensuring that you have a really good understanding of all the network components that you have to ingest configurations from - definitely take it out for a proof of concept… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated FireMon versus Skybox when we selected Skybox - they were really the two that were best at doing automated reporting for PCI. It was a compliance issue. We thought Skybox really fit our… more»
Real User
User at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 10 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the auto-mapping features and configuration overview. We use this for many things, but primarily for quick reactions to security events, audit, project management, and quick operational efficiencies. * Firewall rule optimization *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our company environment used old fashioned firewall devices for a long time and we hardly touched on old firewall rules. With this product, we were able to clean up our firewall rules and organize them neatly. It actually gave us a very… more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting portion is weaker than other competitors, although this is good enough to utilize in our environments. Enhanced integration via API (typically, this is only known by few AlgoSec users). The user interface could be a little… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our company was using old fashioned firewall devices.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did POC on FireMon and AlgoSec. We chose AlgoSec for our company environment.
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