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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlgoSec

It is well suited for firewall security optimisation, tuning, change management and application discovery.
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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

AlgoSec
FireMon
8.3
Policy planning and rule management
AlgoSec
FireMon
8.7
Automated Policy Orchestration
AlgoSec
FireMon
9.1
Device Discovery
AlgoSec
FireMon
7.1
Policy Compliance Auditing
AlgoSec
FireMon
8.5
Attack Path Simulation Testing
AlgoSec
FireMon
7.7
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
AlgoSec
FireMon
9.1
Firewall Rule Cleanup
AlgoSec
FireMon
8.2

Pros

AlgoSec

  • Firewall rule optimization
  • Regulatory and baseline compliance analysis/mapping
  • Policy tuning
  • Application discovery
  • Automated Change management
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FireMon

  • Built-in compliance and security reporting - By scheduling reports, we automate the information gathered and get it to the correct department for remediation, freeing up resources for other tasks.
  • Ping Path Analysts - this plays a big help in our environment. With over 300 IT personnel, communication is sometimes lost. Changes to architecture happen frequently with our dynamic and worldwide presence, including cloud. It is important to get it right the first time, in a secure and efficient manner.
  • Security Manager - Organization, optimization, and metrics that can easily be tracked and help make future decisions on the appropriate coarse of action. For example, I've taken multiple firewalls which had high CPU and memory utilization, reprioritized the policies, and cut those metrics in half.
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Cons

AlgoSec

  • Enhanced integration via API (typically, this is only known by few Algosec users)
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FireMon

  • More granular documentation - A flexible tool is great, but with flexibility comes gaps in documentation. Nothing serious, but I have found myself asking questions to support on more than one occasion because I couldn't independently find the solution in the default documentation. "How can I generate a query that uses this argument rather than this one..." kinda stuff.
  • More granular ability to "whitelist" specific rules - If security teams had perfect security, the business wouldn't be allowed to operate. That being the case there will always be compromises. Although I may care about a specific control as far as my environment is concerned, I will find myself with a laundry list of rules that will take an extended effort to clean up, or there is no good way around. Being able to acknowledge these and then circle back to them at regular intervals for review would be good - as opposed to having to make sure I filter those specific rules out of larger exports that I may dump into a ticket for remediation.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlgoSec

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

AlgoSec

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

AlgoSec

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

AlgoSec

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

AlgoSec

User friendliness of Algosec is great!
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FireMon

Once I learned how to properly query within FireMon, I found FireMon to be an easier application to use and provided more detailed information than that of the other security products used. My organization invested in FireMon and moved away from using the other two security applications, therefore I was required to begin using FireMon but am glad that this change occurred
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Scalability

AlgoSec

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FireMon

FireMon 8.2
Based on 13 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

AlgoSec

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Application auto-mapping
  • Enhanced change control management
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FireMon

  • We are managing larger number of client's security devices using FireMon and it reduced our backlog for routine changes.
  • By using FireMon's well-designed UI and great features like traffic analysis, removable rules report and compliance auditing etc, we are able to archive our goals in one central console, it saved manpower and reduced human errors.
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Pricing Details

AlgoSec

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlgoSec
9.0
FireMon
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

AlgoSec
FireMon
9.1

Usability

AlgoSec
FireMon
8.2

Support

AlgoSec
FireMon
7.7

Implementation

AlgoSec
FireMon
9.1

Scalability

AlgoSec
FireMon
8.2

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