FireMon vs. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FireMon
Score 8.1 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
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Prisma Cloud, from Palo Alto Networks (based on technology acquired with Evident.io, or the Evident Security Platform) is presented as a comprehensive Cloud Native Security Platform (CNSP) that delivers full lifecycle security and full stack protection for multi- and hybrid-cloud environments. The solution is dedicated to reducing attack surface and checking for vulnerabilities against known or custom signatures of threats and provides daily risk reports, and also detects what users were…N/A
Pricing
FireMonPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FireMonPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FireMonPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Considered Both Products
FireMon
Chose FireMon
I was not involved on the decision but having multiple brands in the company make sense to use a tool such as Firemon because it integrates easily with multiple vendors.
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud

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Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
FireMonPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(62 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(34 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.9
(41 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FireMonPalo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
FireMon
The networking team needed insight into traffic for a particular application and had reached out to see if FireMon could provide insight into the traffic flow to help with troubleshooting. It simply made a traffic report that was auto emailed to the team about the issue, and it gave great insight on how often it was being used.
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Palo Alto Networks
Finding specific Cloud Vendor specific Cloud resource configuration, tags, network information and etc. is fairly easy to do. Cloud alert capabilities are pretty good and with proper knowledge top notch alerts can be created. Only downside I can think of is ease of use.
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Pros
FireMon
  • PCI Reporting - After identifying which firewalls and rulesets are in scope, producing a report artifact to satisfy PCI requirements on Firewall reviews is literally a two-click operation.
  • Storing Rule Metadata - FireMon stores metadata (prefilled fields, standard fields, and custom fields) for each rule in each policy which is valuable for context during firewall reviews in particular
  • API - FireMon exposes most if not all of its functionality via REST API
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Palo Alto Networks
  • Vulnerability assessment using Twistlock
  • Enhancing Security by scanning workload based on different Security standards and provide a compliance report
  • CF template integration with CI/CD pipeline to identify any security issue before workload are deployed
  • IAM/UEBA features additional to enchaining security posture
  • Auto remediation
  • Integration is simple and solution is supported on multiple cloud
  • Customized dashboard/queries
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Cons
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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Real-time supports would be much appreciated. At the moment they have a third-party ticketing support tool, which can be replaced with real-time support, which can be provided to the user at the time of the issue.
  • The user should be provided with all the learning material by the Palo Alto team at the time of license purchase. This would save a lot of users' time, which is taken up by research and finding the correct documents from the website.
  • Themes can be introduced in the feature set, which would help the user customize the software as per their needs.
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Likelihood to Renew
FireMon
I would give a 10 but if for some crazy reason Firemon does not add support for Firepower (without using FMC) before renewal then we'd have a major problem but I have absolute confidence this will not be an issue
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Palo Alto Networks
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Usability
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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Palo Alto Networks
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Support Rating
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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Palo Alto Networks
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Implementation Rating
FireMon
Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
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Palo Alto Networks
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Alternatives Considered
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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Palo Alto Networks
Our organization didn't consider any other tool, and so far we are pretty much satisfied with Prisma Cloud.
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Scalability
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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Palo Alto Networks
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Return on Investment
FireMon
  • The use of FireMon has eliminated the backlog in firewall policy changes, approval, and implementation.
  • FireMon has greatly increased the accuracy of changes, and reduced the risk of planned changes (3 incidents in over 27000 change tickets--most with multiple policy changes in each, is a stellar record)
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Palo Alto Networks
  • Investigation time is severely reduced
  • Has potential to identify misconfigurations
  • Hard to setup
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