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Likelihood to Recommend

FireMon

I would strongly recommend FireMon for any IT/Security department that must maintain and support multiple firewall platforms. FireMon's ability to create a unified interface to view, audit, and even implement rules in a vendor-agnostic manner is excellent.If PCI audits are an issue, and providing firewall reports for PCI is difficult, this is something FireMon solves immediately out of the box.If a business is entirely using a single firewall platform, FireMon still provides benefits, but the recommendation would not be quite as strong depending on the capabilities of the native management platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

Provides accurate report results in an environment that requires user auditing. The program is appropriate for those that are strong query writers and know what they need.
Ross Isbrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

FireMon

  • FireMon provides a live view in to firewalls across the enterprise in a single tool.
  • Policy Planner is customizable, and can be fit to your company's workflow requirements, to include API for Service Now.
  • FireMon provides policy testing capability, and traffic flow analysis, which is critical for timely troubleshooting.
Ken Sharp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

  • Clear field and data selection
  • Customizable queries
  • Efficient response time to commands
Ross Isbrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

  • The interface requires some patience as navigation takes some getting used to
  • Some better report creation wizards would help greately
Ross Isbrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

FireMon

FireMon 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It improves documentation, save time and easy to use
Jeff Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

FireMon

FireMon 7.3
Based on 3 answers
For the most part, using the tool is straight forward. Some of the menus could use some work on usability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Support Rating

FireMon

FireMon 7.7
Based on 34 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.
Eric Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Implementation Rating

FireMon

FireMon 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

No score
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Alternatives Considered

FireMon

We were impressed with FireMon's native cloud support and compliance reporting, in looking at other vendors we were not too impressed by their ability to support cloud-native technologies and their reporting was less than stellar. We did not want a solution that would last only a few years and FireMon was able to provide us with what we needed, and we felt comfortable that they would support the direction we were going. By far they were they were the most engaged with the vetting process.
Howard Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Scalability

FireMon

FireMon 7.5
Based on 28 answers
As a security professional let me first acknowledge that I know better than to say or document much in a public forum. That being said I have recently had reasons to sit down and future proof our current implementation. We're as virtual as virtual can be - if we acquired 300% of our current device load tomorrow responding to that need (aside from licensing) would just be a matter of spinning up more VM's in house, and cutting the appropriate tickets for where syslog info gets sent.
Daniel James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

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Return on Investment

FireMon

  • The tool provides consistent, measurable compliance reports that help keep our business safe.
  • There was no migration path from version 7 to version 8. An audit requires seven years of records, so the old system needed to stay active despite support ending. There was no easy way to export the ticket information for storage and reference.
  • There have been some licensing challenges and confusion over how devices need to be licensed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

  • On multiple occasions helped us catch human error
  • Has shown where better risk management policies can be implemented
  • Has increased response times
Ross Isbrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FireMon

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Symantec Control Compliance Suite

General

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

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