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Daniel James
Real User
Security Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Any organization will have a best practice of looking at their firewalls at least once a year, going line-by-line. But whenever we have something… more»

What needs improvement?

The current health and monitoring of the devices is atrocious. I know of several engineers within the company to whom I've mentioned this to and… more»

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

For this type of use, we did not have a previous solution. Another team already owned this product in our company and we assumed ownership of the… more»

What other advice do I have?

The best advice that I could give, honestly, would be not to look at a product for a short-term goal. Speak with the vendor about the maturity… more»
Orlando Paulino
Real User
Information Security Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
May 15 2019

What is most valuable?

I'm working mostly with the Security Manager part of FireMon. It gives me an eye on everything that's out there, everything that I cannot see… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We want to eliminate all firewall rules that have FTP access on them. We don't want to use FTP any longer. With the help of FireMon, we were able… more»

What needs improvement?

We're working on implementing FireMon with our ticketing system service now. Having that would be an improvement. I believe they said that they are… more»

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

We pay on a yearly basis but my manager takes care of it. Regarding additional costs, if you want things like Policy Optimizer, extra features… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of what I've used so far in my career, FireMon is one of the best. Try it out, it won't hurt. Give it a shot. It's the best, for me. It… more»
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Real User
Network Security Engineer- Advanced at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 02 2019

What is most valuable?

I have found the reporting on unused rules and redundant rules to be the most useful to me. We run those reports and then… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have some really complex firewalls out there, a lot of rules - too many rules. It's to the point where the firewalls… more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the core functionality in our environment doesn't seem to work. We will get buggy code releases. They need to work… more»

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

Our licensing is done yearly. There are different levels of support to pay for, but there are no hidden fees. The pricing… more»

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

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you get the correct hardware for whatever size environment you have. End-to-end change automation for the… more»
Consultant
IT Security Consultant and Platform Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 02 2017

What is most valuable?

Policy test, access path analysis, and change reports. Policy test and access path analysis tools in Security Manager… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It streamlined the firewall policy change management process by having all firewalls managed in one tool, and a workflow… more»

What needs improvement?

Policy Planner requirements section is good, but could use some improvement to allow flexibility to enter different types… more»

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

Pricing model seems fair. Make sure to separate active versus inactive devices, and primary versus standby in HA pairs, as… more»

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

We previously used separate database applications to route change requests for approval, and did not have a tool… more»

What other advice do I have?

Review your current operational requirements and processes well, and determine what can change, internally, to take full… more»
Real User
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It was used for firewall change review. For our company, it became an invaluable tool for auditing purposes.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to track every change made to the firewall. We were able to see who made the changes, when the changes were made, and exactly what… more»

What needs improvement?

We monitored multiple firewalls. In the version we used, we had to check the changes made on each firewall individually. We didn’t see a condensed… more»

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

We used another product (Tufin). For us, we needed to make a change because they lacked the ability to support Palo Alto (at that time). FireMon… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are very few products that can do what FireMon can. I would definitely recommend it if there is a need to review firewall changes.
Real User
Clinical Systems Engineer So Cal Regional Office at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 30 2017

What do you think of FireMon?

What is most valuable?

Vendor agnostic when it comes to integrating with other product. Reliable Excellent customer support

How has it helped my organization?

This product has enabled Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology technicians with proactive/remote monitoring of highly critical systems.

What needs improvement?

A phone app would be nice. This is the reason why it is not perfect yet.

For how long have I used the solution?

12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No problems.

How is customer service and technical support?

A 10 out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No previous solutions were used.

How was the initial setup?

Since a non-IT person like…
Shabeer Chundaparambil
User
Manager Security Solutions with 10,001+ employees
Jun 07 2018

What do you think of FireMon?

What is our primary use case?

Optimizing and cleaning firewall rules and objects to maintain the security of the firewall and other devices.

How has it helped my organization?

Not experienced yet with the product. We are still doing our evaluations and having other discussions with different vendors to understand product capabilities.

What is most valuable?

The Policy Optimizer and Firewall Manager for different brands of firewall. 

What needs improvement?

Continuous firewall policy improvement should available out-of-the-box for firewall operation. We are also looking for more integration with SIEM and other tools.

For how long have I used the solution?

Trial/evaluations only.

What other advice do I have?

The version is an important choice for the product.

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