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What is AlgoSec?

AlgoSec, from the company of the same name in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, is a firewall security management option. The service now includes the CMDB capabilities of Prevasio, which was acquired by AlgoSec.

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What is AlgoSec?

AlgoSec, from the company of the same name in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, is a firewall security management option. The service now includes the CMDB capabilities of Prevasio, which was acquired by AlgoSec.

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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have found AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer to be an invaluable tool for optimizing firewall rules and gaining visibility into policy usage. With its strong integration with Cisco and other vendors, the software helps improve network security by identifying and addressing weaknesses in firewall rules and configurations. This has been particularly beneficial for implementing network segmentation and zero-trust networking, enhancing network security policies, and addressing configuration problems. Additionally, AlgoSec has been widely used for compliance reporting and ensuring the cleanliness of firewall rules.

The software's automated processes and integration with existing ticketing systems have been praised by users as they streamline workflows, reduce paperwork burden, and save valuable man-hours for engineers. Algosec's granular visibility into firewall settings and network traffic has also been commended for improving overall security management. Users appreciate how AlgoSec aids in analyzing and optimizing firewall rules, reducing load on firewalls, and generating audit reports to ensure compliance.

Another key use case of AlgoSec is its ability to provide centralized management for all devices, preventing potential security breaches. Users have mentioned using the software for security policy management, unified device management, and standardizing views into different regions and applications. The product's seamless integration with major cloud providers has also been highlighted as it enables effective security rule modifications and provides better optimization.

Furthermore, AlgoSec offers helpful features such as policy tuner analysis, traffic analysis reports, change management, and network diagram creation. This assists users in cleaning up messy environments with multiple firewalls, optimizing rule sets, addressing audit requirements, conducting risk analysis, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Algosec's single pane of glass view simplifies monitoring and executing network changes while eliminating the need to access individual firewalls.

Overall, Algosec Firewall Analyzer has proven to be a reliable solution that enhances security across enterprises through its comprehensive security policy management, automation capabilities, and meticulous analysis of firewall rules. Users have expressed their satisfaction with the product's performance and effectiveness in addressing their security needs.

Easy Installation and Compatibility: Many users find Algosec extremely easy to install and appreciate its compatibility with Checkpoint, Paloalto, and FTD Firewall. They have praised the seamless integration with these firewalls, making it convenient for them to manage their security policies.

Reliable Reports and Results: The reports and results provided by Algosec are highly reliable and useful in identifying vulnerabilities in firewall configurations. Users commend the accuracy of the reports generated by Algosec, which helps them ensure compliance reporting, traffic simulation, and rendering network topology.

User-Friendly Interface: The web-based interface of Algosec is user-friendly and works seamlessly across different browsers. Users find it intuitive to use, allowing them to easily navigate through the features of Algosec without complications. This user-friendly interface enhances their overall experience with the product.

Cons:

  1. Limited Integration with Other Products: Some users suggest that Algosec should provide more integration with other products in the security stack and offer more open use cases for reference, as they find the current level of integration to be cumbersome and requiring in-depth knowledge.
  2. High Pricing: Users feel that Algosec prices are higher compared to similar tools, based on feedback from end customers. They hope for additional features and customization options to justify the cost and compete with competitors.
  3. Complexity of Setup and Usage: Users mention that the setup process in Algosec is somewhat complex, and it does not support all firewalls, which adds to the difficulty. Additionally, users find certain aspects of Algosec's GUI not very user-friendly or straightforward to administer the solution effectively.

Algosec is recommended for rule optimizing and as a good platform to manage firewalls in all environments. Users suggest reaching out to local representatives for helpful tips and tricks about utilizing Algosec effectively. They also recommend taking advantage of professional services offered by Algosec to get started with the platform. Additionally, users believe that Algosec is the best analyzer for network traffic and security audit. Overall, users find Algosec to be a valuable tool for firewall management, rule optimization, and network analysis.

Reviews

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Ankur Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I worked with AlgoSec supporting and helping other customers with issues on AlgoSec as a Technical support Eng and later as a Escalation engg.
  • Firewall policy overview and optimisation by rule reordering and suggestions to delete unused rules
  • Network map overview and implement topology changes based on source destination and port
  • Pci audit results and recommendations for a better score
  • Discover application based flows through auto-discovery and make changes to those flow.
  • The patching in AlgoSec is not that great. Many a times when they fix a issue, another one is created.
  • Traffic Simulation and Fireflow can use some improvement. User defined flow customisation needs a good amount of training.
As far as policy management goes, AlgoSec is the best one available in the market and no competing vendors like tufin and FireMon are any close.
Firewall Security Management (8)
71.25%
7.1
Policy planning and rule management
90%
9.0
Automated Policy Orchestration
70%
7.0
Device Discovery
70%
7.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
90%
9.0
Attack Path Simulation Testing
70%
7.0
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
N/A
N/A
Vulnerability Scans
90%
9.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
90%
9.0
  • Algosec has helped customers across the globe optimize their firewall policies and bring the best performance off their devices
  • AlgoSec supports a wide range of devices and is constantly working to include support for many others
  • The support and professional services team at AlgoSec is very knowledgeable and supportive.
Algosec has multi vendor support including cisco aci, nsx, aws and azure security groups. While most other vendors are lacking in the spectrum of the vendors. The ROI is best on this product.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Algosec Firewall Analyzer provides complete visibility for network security policy management. We do not need to go to different firewalls and access those to make any changes or configure the policy. Using AlgoSec AFA, we can see where the particular traffic is blocked and configure the policies accordingly from a single management point.
  • Complete network policy visibility.
  • Firewalls rule optimization.
  • Automatically generate the reports for all leading industry regulations.
  • AlgoSec need to work on their support in India.
  • Insufficient documentation.
  • It should support other platforms like GCP, Alibaba, etc.
Algosec is best suited for those organizations that have a large number of firewalls from different vendors. In such a scenario, if you want to allow or deny something so you need to go on and login on to each firewall and make the changes. But with AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer, all the policies can be created from a single pane of management. If some traffic is getting blocked, even you can simulate the query from AFA to see where it's getting blocked. And policy creation can be automated.
Firewall Security Management (7)
92.85714285714286%
9.3
Policy planning and rule management
100%
10.0
Automated Policy Orchestration
100%
10.0
Device Discovery
90%
9.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
100%
10.0
Attack Path Simulation Testing
80%
8.0
Vulnerability Scans
80%
8.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
100%
10.0
  • By generating automatic reports based upon regulatory industries, AlgoSec reduces the audit preparation efforts and costs.
  • Simulate the traffic query to see where traffic is blocked and automate the policy creation.
  • Firewall rules optimization and cleanup.
  • Identify and Mitigate risks and associate them to business applications.
Algosec is user-friendly and easy to implement and manage. The best part is it can be installed on-premises as well as on the cloud. It visualizes the complex networks and creates a dynamic network topology map. Using Firewall Analyzer, security and operations teams can optimize the configuration of firewalls, routers, web proxies, and related network infrastructure to ensure security and compliance.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Algosec is used for in-depth firewall analysis and intelligent policy tuning and optimization. It helps in regulatory compliance metrics and overall firewall security optimization. It is currently used by the network security, audit and internal control departments of organizations where I have deployed the application, giving overall insight/visibility and enhancing improved security across the enterprise.
  • Firewall rule optimization
  • Regulatory and baseline compliance analysis/mapping
  • Policy tuning
  • Application discovery
  • Automated Change management
  • Enhanced integration via API (typically, this is only known by few Algosec users)
It is well suited for firewall security optimisation, tuning, change management and application discovery.
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Application auto-mapping
  • Enhanced change control management
  • Skybox
User friendliness of Algosec is great!
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