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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 enable me to find existing firewall policies quickly… 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 customized to our needs.

What needs improvement?

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… 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 there is a significant cost savings for… 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 likeSecurity Managerwith visibility into all the firewall… more»

What other advice do I have?

Review your current operational requirements and processes well, and determine what can change, internally, to take full advantage of the standard FireMon processes.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Customer evaluated other products, but chose FireMon due to its features and rating on Gartner.
Real User
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* Firewall cleanup - the best and most efficient way to clean the firewall from unused, redundant, shadowed rules that create unnecessary risks and impacts the firewalls performance overtime. Also, it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Improved change workflow * Optimized my firewalls * Meet PCI compliance * Enhanced security

What needs improvement?

Needs more functional basic workflow for the Policy Planner for those who do not need a fully customized workflow.

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

Add infrastructure devices to the firewalls and negotiate an overall discount that way. Needed to get insight into configurations.

What other advice do I have?

The customized workflow is worth it. If you are considering to migrate to new firewalls, implement FireMon because it will make your migration much easier. Also, cleaning up some slow firewalls will… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Tufin and AlgoSec were evaluated as well.

What is FireMon?

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.
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