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Likelihood to Recommend

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

When you start to learn the software, it looks like it is so complicated and unknown, but after that, you realize that it is not actually as hard as you think. You just need to give more attention to the program and you can understand easily how to use it. At some point, vulnerabilities cannot be solved so, in this case, you may have some concern if something is happening in the system or not, but actually, there is nothing happening.
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FireMon

You might be able to get away without using a solution like this in a smaller environment, but as you grow you will find it far more difficult to go back and remediate as we did. FireMon is best suited for an environment that has strict requirements for reporting and auditing, such as the financial sector, but really wouldn't be suitable for a small office or an industry that does not have these requirements.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

Alert Logic Cloud Insight
FireMon
8.2
Policy planning and rule management
Alert Logic Cloud Insight
FireMon
8.6
Automated Policy Orchestration
Alert Logic Cloud Insight
FireMon
9.1
Device Discovery
Alert Logic Cloud Insight
FireMon
7.1
Policy Compliance Auditing
Alert Logic Cloud Insight
FireMon
8.4
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Alert Logic Cloud Insight
FireMon
7.7
Firewall Rule Cleanup
Alert Logic Cloud Insight
FireMon
8.1

Pros

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

  • It has a really intelligent system that it can realize any illegal activities from the outside.
  • It can be designed by you. Whatever you want, you can do or change anything that you made before.
  • High security 24/7. Just feeling safe.
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FireMon

  • From Cisco to Palo Alto and AWS Security Groups, we are able to pull in all of this information into a centralized location. From the list of supported vendors, we feel like we are not limited to any one firewall vendor. This is very important to us as we are always looking into the best technology to support our ongoing growth.
  • The ability to create custom reports or to use the pre-built templates was a very nice feature for us, we want to make sure that our baseline is in line with the compliance standards we are audited against and go the extra mile in some cases to make sure that we are always safe. We are always confident that we are compliant across the organization with the reporting that Firemon provides.
  • As we have matured as a company we have adopted a security first policy when it comes to firewall rules. In the past firewall rules were approved and implemented without much thought given to process and tracking. With Policy Planner we are able to track those changes pre-implementation and post implementation to ensure that no changes are made without authorization and they are correctly implemented.
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Cons

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

  • I would like to see voice assistance when I am creating new things for my environment
  • When you are creating an external ID, it has some delay at times.
  • I think the price is too expensive. I would like to have a decreased price.
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FireMon

  • Upgrades almost always require support intervention if you're going more than a few releases newer, and even then the upgrade process could use improving. Luckily it really doesn't have to be done often if you're happy with your implementation. For us, the only reason to upgrade would be to address security with the product itself.
  • It can be a little overwhelming the first time you start to get reporting, especially if the environment has been around awhile. We had difficulty at first because we were overwhelmed by the amount of information we were seeing and we needed pro services to train our staff to use Firemon effectively. We found that even with this assistance it still took time before we were able to wrap our heads around getting everything remediated.
  • Some of the built-in templates for things such as PCI remediation are locked from changes and prevented from duplicating, we had to make our own using those standards so that we could begin reporting with it. This took a little time to do and we feel that we should be able to work with it out of the box. It wasn't a big problem but something to look out for.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FireMon

FireMon 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We use the tool frequently and it is integrated into our processes.
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Usability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FireMon

FireMon 8.2
Based on 1 answer
For the most part, using the tool is straight forward. Some of the menus could use some work on usability.
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Support

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FireMon

FireMon 7.7
Based on 17 answers
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

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FireMon

FireMon 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
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Alternatives Considered

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

I was using Alert Logic Insight for myself to improve my skills and ability to it. My organization was not happy using our previous website security program so I recommended for them to use this software. It has been more than 1 year and still, they are using this program without having any problem so far.
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FireMon

We were impressed with FireMon's native cloud support and compliance reporting, in looking at other vendors we were not too impressed by their ability to support cloud-native technologies and their reporting was less than stellar. We did not want a solution that would last only a few years and FireMon was able to provide us with what we needed, and we felt comfortable that they would support the direction we were going. By far they were they were the most engaged with the vetting process.
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Scalability

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FireMon

FireMon 8.1
Based on 12 answers
You can add more data collectors to scale. One issue is that you cannot have multiple data collectors assigned to one device. For example, if you have some heavy hitting firewalls, you can't have two data collectors hooked up to them in a round robin fashion. I have been advised you can accomplish this with a load balancer in front of the data collectors, but I have not looked into it yet.
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Return on Investment

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

  • It is pretty complicated to understand for beginner levels when you start to use it.
  • The product is really secure and reliable for any organization.
  • Best side of this software is that it is not like other security programs. Unlike them, this software is stronger and has 24/7 security.
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FireMon

  • We had a couple of outages on our rule documentation due to changes in the FMOS code that caused the appliance to be down for a while which hurt our ROI.
  • Not having to manually track all of the rules has freed up engineers for better things.
  • Better auditing of firewall rules significantly decreases security risks to our environment because we are using FireMon to ensure everything is reviewed regularly.
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Pricing Details

Alert Logic Cloud Insight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FireMon

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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