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Ease of navigation and a comprehensive view as to what is in place so that the changes we make are justified in terms of the security policy that has been laid out.
The most important aspect for us now is automation to reduce management overhead. Also the change management recording all the changes is pretty important too.
The Firewall Security Management need to be user friendly.
Customizability to conform to the company's needs
Central management is important so that the different technologies it supports. Easy of use is extremely important otherwise, the tool may be useless if anyone can not understand how to use without spending too much time on it.
I look to see if there is one central management or not. I look for reporting functionality, and I look for configuration and image audit and backup capabilities.
How important is it to have a firewall security management solution in place? How does it contribute to one's firewall security? What are the potential issues that could arise without a firewall security management solution?