4 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is well suited for most mid sized and large sized companies that deal with thousands of users within multiple environments. Azure Firewall allows you to protect business assets by preventing malicious attacks from entering the network. Azure Firewall would be less suited for a small company that does not use a vpn or have users outside of the office as something smaller would be more appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

Any scenario where a dedicated firewall administrator is on staff and a secure firewall solution that requires high availability is needed will be a good solution for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product. The McAfee Firewall Enterprise however comes with some of its own parlance that is different from other vendors and does require some comfort on the administrators side when it comes to working in the command line. Added knowledge of protocols and how they interact is a must for any firewall admin but particularly for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product due to its flexible nature. If the environment is to be mostly hands off where a very limited rule set is to be configured and not likely to change often, I would defer to a different product
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Azure Firewall
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Identification Technologies
Azure Firewall
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Visualization Tools
Azure Firewall
7.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Content Inspection
Azure Firewall
7.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Policy-based Controls
Azure Firewall
9.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Active Directory and LDAP
Azure Firewall
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Firewall Management Console
Azure Firewall
9.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Reporting and Logging
Azure Firewall
7.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
VPN
Azure Firewall
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
High Availability
Azure Firewall
9.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Stateful Inspection
Azure Firewall
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

Pros

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

  • Based on the SecureComputing Sidewinder firewalls, the McAfee Firewall Enterprise does similar backend containerization of each service which provides for added security in the unlikely event of failures or breeches.
  • Tie in reporting services (if used by the admin) provide very granular details on rules accessed and the firewalls response to the requests.
  • Configurable options are plentiful. Unbound DNS can be configured on each "burb" (SecureComputing/McAfee parlance for interface), similar options for sendmail while rulesets can be configured at the application level down to simple IP-filter making options for enhancing security as well as troubleshooting equally as useful.
  • Full control over shell for scripting and/or scheduling (cron) purposes.
  • Solid HA and patching architecture.
  • Support was always helpful, knowledgeable and insightful (especially the staff that migrated from SecureComputing).
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

  • For an application-layer firewall the applications supported (at the time I managed them) were too few and would need to be expanded and the application ruleset needed to be expanded as well.
  • The remote access VPN client configuration was overly complex for the average user and would need to be supplemented with a configuration file that had already been generated. Other solutions from CheckPoint or Cisco ASA are not as complex for end user remote access.
  • Enhancing the GUI with a builtin "packet capture" feature would be useful for administrators not familiar with tcpdump.
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a very competitive product that exceeds or meets the competitions offerings and is able to effectively manage a company network and securely lock down the domain environment with seamless integration and easy to use tools while offering great support assistance. We selected Azure Firewall because the customer service that comes with the product is second to none and allows us to keep maximum uptime to protect our assets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

Compared to other firewalls I've managed (Palo Alto, Cisco ASA & CheckPoint) I would say that McAfee Firewall Enterprise was probably at the time not the leader in its field however it is a product that proved its reliability and flexibility over the other vendors. The addition of many new features usually comes as a detriment to some other area (restricted CLI, decreased logging etc.). In my experience this product gave the flexibility and options that the organization needed.
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
  • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

  • In its highly available configuration the impact on any business objective has been positive given the fact that any downtime of the firewall would negatively impact all business objectives.
Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Firewall

General

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

Azure Firewall Editions & Modules

Edition
Deployment$1.251
Data Processing$.0162
  1. Per Deployment Hour
  2. Per GB Processed
Additional Pricing Details

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

General

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

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
7.0

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