If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Stormshield Network Security, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
This is a solution that is stable and not expensive, but it is not a next-generation firewall. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
I would advise others to buy an extended license for this solution. They will benefit from Kasperky Antivirus, the extended control option, and the vulnerability manager. It's a great tool for IT. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
I will definitely recommend this solution to others. It is a good firewall and it has a good reputation. We do not have many choices but for the time-being this is one of the most successful deployed firewalls in Sudan. My rating for this solution is eight out of ten.
If more videos on YouTube, as well as other media, were created then this product would be used more widely. For anybody who is implementing this solution, my advice is that if you have a complex network of more than five hundred, then you should have the Management Control Center and the Livebox software for reporting. The stability of this product is why we are making it our main solution. My only headache is web filtering functionality. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product a seven because from time to time there are some little issues. You don't know what is going on.
The product is continuously being used every day. I use quite an old interface for this, and I don't know what the current version is like. I would rate this solution a 7 out of 10 because from time to time there are some little issues that I don't understand.
I don't have many positive things to say about this firewall because we keep bumping into issues. Now, we are looking to leave Stormshield. Search for a vendor based on a checklist. The checklist should consist of all functional features and benefits you're looking for. Talk to colleagues in the field who have knowledge in that specific specialty. Ask for references regarding their experiences. Go to websites to gain more knowledge on specific vendors and the performance and functionalities that they offer. See about the how the support and licensing are setup. Start rating the guidelines and features you're looking for with a number. Take the 12 features or guidelines, like SSL inspection and VPN throughput. Rate those features on a scale from one to five, and the system with the highest score overall is the winning vendor. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: It has to be a full-blown next-generation firewall when it comes features, throughputs, and the correct security level. It has to offer good, solid support. The pricing should be corresponding with the features and quality. The performance versus price and features should be aligned.