Acalvio ShadowPlex vs. FireMon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acalvio ShadowPlex
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Acalvio, headquartered in Santa Clara, invented breakthrough Deception Technology, based on 25+ issued patents, and integrated it with advanced AI to provide an autonomous deception solution, Acalvio ShadowPlex, designed to reduce attacker dwell time by early detection of advanced threats and increases SOC efficiency by sophisticated investigation and active threat-hunting capabilities. Partner integrations allow ShadowPlex to leverage customer's security ecosystem for rapid and comprehensive…N/A
FireMon
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
FireMon is a real-time security policy management solution built for today’s complex multi-vendor, enterprise environments. Supporting the latest firewall and policy enforcement technologies spanning on-premises networks to the cloud, FireMon delivers visibility and control across the entire IT landscape to automate policy changes, meet compliance standards, to minimize policy-related risk. Since creating their policy management solution in 2004, FireMon states they've helped…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
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User Ratings
Acalvio ShadowPlexFireMon
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(3 ratings)
7.5
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
6.6
(7 ratings)
Usability
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7.3
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
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7.3
(1 ratings)
Performance
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9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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7.7
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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7.2
(48 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acalvio ShadowPlexFireMon
Likelihood to Recommend
Acalvio Technologies
Acalvio shadowplex is a program with the benefit of having a totally innovative new technology for the protection of the network its users, once this program is executed it will manifest an artificial intelligence that will allow it to detect and rule out all threats to my work, I I recommend it for the effectiveness it has given us for a long time.
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FireMon
FireMon is best used in a large environment (for example, I have >100
firewalls in my environment). It's best used when trying to improve
security posture and showing changes in firewall security over time. It
might not be the best choice for smaller environments or those that aren't concerned about security management.
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Pros
Acalvio Technologies
  • One of the best things that I like about acalvio shadowplex is the most innovative solutions that it offers to have in our possession, there are few programs of this style that are capable of offering fully automated security.
  • This program increases the credibility of our work, this software protects one hundred percent of our most important information and the assets of my work and is not affected by any kind of virus on the web.
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FireMon
  • Give good real time reporting for anyone making a change to any of our firewalls
  • Provides good reporting tools that are out of box
  • Provide good customization tools that is specific to our needs
  • Upgrades are a simple process and support does relatively well with assisting us.
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Cons
Acalvio Technologies
  • One of the negative points that we have found in this program is, by far, its cost and payment plans that it offers to each of its new users, the truth is that the rate seems somewhat high to us.
  • It should be mentioned that the weight and size of this program can be very high, this is a problem because it compromises the space on my system and with other equally important programs.
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FireMon
  • Some features could be added to the existing functionality which include NAT rules usage
  • Rule expiration normalization from firewalls rather than entering them in rule documentation
  • .csv exports of the files from the firewall pane only gives usage for 30 days by default and that should be increased
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Likelihood to Renew
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
The shell is locked out and we can't run any general centos commands. The implementation and maintainence of the arch is very complex. Even with the right identifiers on log messages the log collection keeps failing. The warning messages on the device are ambiguous. The log messages on firemon are a bit confusing and don't show the exact issue.
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Usability
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
It save me time and I'm able to have the review - review the rule independently with using my time.
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Reliability and Availability
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
FireMon has been relatively stable overall. However, there have been a handful of times where we had issues with the console. For example, we couldn't update which devices to include in a security assessment. The initial suggestion from support was to just reboot it. It seems like there weren't many other options available such as to restart services before going to the extreme of a complete reboot.
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Performance
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
I'm not sure we have the largest implementation of FireMon out there but we do have a few 1000 devices being probed by FireMon. Overall, the system's performance has been rock solid. The console refreshes quickly and reports are generated within an expected timeframe.
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Support Rating
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
FireMon technical support is awesome! They respond quickly to our requests and they are well trained and very knowledgeable about the tool. Some issues have to be referred to the development team, but technical support largely provides solutions for any issues that we may have.
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Implementation Rating
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
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Alternatives Considered
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
I has worked with AlgoSec and while they are very similar product, I find the FireMon is easier to understand and get rolling with. While both require some learning, FireMon is by far the easier one. Once you have an understanding of how things are arranged and labeled you can easily import firewalls and begin to work on them to improve them
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Scalability
Acalvio Technologies
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FireMon
Firemon Is easily scalable and maintainable with any size team. Although it requires some tech debt, it is well worth the time to invest to ensure compliance is visible and reports are accurate. Although our environment is very large we do not fully utilize the scalability of the Firemon product.
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Return on Investment
Acalvio Technologies
  • This program was designed to provide multiple autonomous solutions to each of its users immediately, in our case we are satisfied with the security that this program provides us every time we work.
  • We have the knowledge of working at least with different programs with the same shadowplex acalvio function, but none has been as effective as this one, since the level of technology allows it to be much more effective in ruling out any type of threat.
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FireMon
  • FireMon's Compliance Reporting provided an immediate and tangible benefit
  • FireMon helps identify egregious or erroneous rules quickly across multiple platforms
  • FireMon took our audit process from an Excel spreadsheet into a far more advanced process with readily available context for reviewers
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