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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.0

    Azure Firewall

    80%

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Firewall ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Azure Firewall

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    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.
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    Forcepoint

    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
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
    • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
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    Forcepoint

    • 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).
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
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    Forcepoint

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Firewall

    Starting Price

    $1.25 Per Deployment Hour

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Firewall editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Deployment$1.251
    Data Processing$.0162

    Footnotes

    1. Per Deployment Hour
    2. Per GB Processed

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      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.
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      Forcepoint

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
      • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
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      Forcepoint

      • 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.
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