Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management vs. FireMon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management
Score 6.3 out of 10
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CloudGuard Posture Management provides cloud security and compliance posture management for cloud-native environments, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes. CloudGuard automates security, governance and compliance, with customized policies, delivering high-fidelity visibility and control. It is based on technology acquired with Dome9 by Check Point Software Technologies in late 2018. Their product CloudGuard Dome9 was a cloud security and cloud security operations visualization…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
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
Check Point CloudGuard Posture ManagementFireMon
Considered Both Products
Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management
Chose Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management
First and foremost reason of our client selecting CheckPoint CloudGuard Posture Management / Dome9 was because they already had CheckPoint Firewalls which are in active use e.g. R75.40 and R82.x products.
Customization Vs these other Vendors is another great asset
Reporting is …
FireMon

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User Ratings
Check Point CloudGuard Posture ManagementFireMon
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
7.5
(69 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
7.7
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(48 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point CloudGuard Posture ManagementFireMon
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
Scenarios most suited - 1) All the Cyber Security focused development environments 2) Definitely a must for Financial Clients since it deals with live money transactions - Hence it is imperative to keep the Network and tech asset environment secure, and compliant to standards 3) IAM is another area where it plays an IMP part - For eg one of our healthcare clients where they wanted to restrict access 4) Dashboards are also great, we can share the results to GISO/CISO level folks - Custom dashboard feature
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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
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Integration with public cloud providers.
  • Rich UI with great dashboards.
  • Great assets inventory.
  • Clarity module.
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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
Check Point Software Technologies
  • There is not a comprehensive amount of documentation on how to set up best practices.
  • Our initial set up assistance from Proofpoint approved vendor did not go smoothly.
  • The ability to add more customized widgets in the main overview screen would be helpful.
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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
Check Point Software 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
Check Point Software Technologies
Is easy to use, and the standad configuration is well prepared.
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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
Check Point Software 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
Check Point Software 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
Check Point Software Technologies
I haven't dealt so much with support but we are enjoying the tool!
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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
Check Point Software Technologies
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FireMon
Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
First and foremost reason of our client selecting CheckPoint CloudGuard Posture Management / Dome9 was because they already had CheckPoint Firewalls which are in active use e.g. R75.40 and R82.x products. Customization Vs these other Vendors is another great asset Reporting is one more standout feature, + Multi-cloud capabilities Centralized dashboarding is smooth to navigate as compared to other Vendors Syslog handling is much better as compared to some other vendors , Memory and space issues if planned well are less
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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
Check Point Software 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
Check Point Software Technologies
  • For production environments it is worth the investment.
  • Getting to know how many assets you have helps with cost savings.
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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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