FireMon

FireMon

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FireMon

Overview

What is FireMon?

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...

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Solid and reliable

9 out of 10
December 07, 2021
FireMon is a great product that compiles information for security and networking issues and is easy to use. Support is some of the best in …
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How FireMon Differs From Its Competitors

FireMon Hybrid Cloud Security

Best practice in this case is to put FireMon in the demilitarized zone or DMZ. So that you will be able to support your hybrid cloud infrastructure. In our case, we only put this inside our network since this is only our requirement in the organization.
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FireMon Hybrid Cloud Security

We have a hybrid environment in our organization, we are using the Firemon solution for both our on-prem and cloud firewalls. The collectors have been deployed in both environments to collect from the firewalls.
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Flexible Workflows

The above statement is absolutely true. Firemon does present the ability to be customized and work with most existing ticketing solutions to incorporate the approval process and identify the in-path firewalls and push relevant policies while maintaining an audit trail.
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FireMon Compliance

Firemon does offer most PCI ISO audit compliance results as a report on the analysis for different firewalls. It tags risks based on the compliance model and offers solutions to remdiate the same. Not all of these can be achieved via the zero-touch automation though.
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Flexible Workflows

not yet, installation is quite recent (within the last 3 months) so we will need to customize workflows and is on our roadmap
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FireMon Compliance

we have used compliance reporting and so far that is the main use of FireMon initially. It has reduced our time to collect this type of information and handily reports these details. We have recently changed our compliance/monitoring tool and many hours per week are saved as a result.
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FireMon Compliance

The compliance in Security Manager is excellent. Being able to compare the firewall policy sets to industry standards provides and excellence guide on improving the environments security posture.
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FireMon Hybrid Cloud Security

We have yet to deploy FireMon into our public or hybrid cloud strategies, nor do we really need to support many vendors on premises. Our business does have another security department that finds great benefits from the vendor-agnostic support. I have seen what the product can do, and in time, as …
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Flexible Workflows

We do not currently run the modules that automate workflows but we do have a massive suite of reports created that can actually help reduce mistakes by showing us some that were made the next day (or at some interval) allowing for quick remediation of human error. As for reducing cost, FireMon has …
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FireMon Compliance

This question is asking for some concrete examples, which are hard to provide given the level of secrecy we are held to. What I will say is that our organization is a FinTech, and as such, it is regulated heavily by auditors from the Federal Reserve, other companies, internal groups, and more. I …
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Firewall Policy Risk Management

FireMon, by its very nature, will reduce risk with firewall misconfigurations by simply installing the product and feeding it configurations. The reports included without charge or customization have been enough to protect us from certain downtime due to software/hardware failure from our vendor. …
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FireMon Compliance

In today's PCI and/or SOX compliance world, having the visibility that FireMon provides is immeasurable. You can easily see which devices are causing a failed compliance control in detail. For example, FireMon will show you where there are any rules that are allowing more traffic than they should.
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Firewall Policy Risk Management

We recently had an issue where our SIEM stopped receiving all syslog data from several devices. Within minutes of using FireMon, we were able to easily pinpoint what changes were made and restore functionality. What complicated matters was that a proper change control was not submitted to document …
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FireMon Hybrid Cloud Security

No major benefits have been realized with the vendor a nice take approach however this has allowed us to choose Firemon do to ease of use,return on investment, and implementation. As a cloud software company, the designer Firemon works great!
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Flexible Workflows

Again, not something we have dipped our toe in yet, but this is coming down the pipe and should be a great addition to our toolbelt. As firewalls become more plentiful in our environment, we will need to utilize automation to keep up with the constant changes
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FireMon Compliance

This was an unexpected additional to our toolbelt that helped quiet a bit with our yearly compliance reviews. Being able to pull information quickly was of great benefit when the auditors came calling. Also being able to quickly answer their question about specific changes and issues in the …
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Firewall Policy Risk Management

One of the main reason for the purchase of FireMon was the need to cleanup and management of firewall configs. With multiple teams and people touching in and around the firewalls, having a more consistent plan to push out change became more of a necessity. It also helped with the cleanup, as we …
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FireMon Hybrid Cloud Security

FireMon has helped us consolidate our firewall configurations for similar devices. This promoted consistency and compliance. Most recently, we had upgraded our Cisco Firepower devices and FireMon was instrumental in helping us consolidate our configs.
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Flexible Workflows

We use FireMon for reporting. We do not have any automation set up to delete unused rules or create tickets to have them deleted. We view the reports manually and make the decision ourselves.
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FireMon Hybrid Cloud Security

We only use FireMon for on-premise purposes at the moment. I'm not aware of any initiative to take it to another level, but if there's an opportunity we're aware the solution is well suited for all our needs, regardless of the environment where it is implemented and in which it is operating.
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Flexible Workflows

We actually use FireMon between the Network and Security team to facilitate creation, deletion, review of our firewalls rules, but the whole workflow process is done and followed in our ticketing system instead of FireMon for centralization purposes. We're not looking to change this for now, but …
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FireMon Compliance

We actually tried to use it for benchmarking purposes, but unfortunately CIS isn't supported right now, we are looking forward to it. Other compliance regulations are supported, but we don't use the tool in the regulated environments we have since they are managed differently by different teams …
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Firewall Policy Risk Management

We use the tool to benchmark our firewalls based on the best practices of the industry when it comes to the configurations in place. Knowing that we consider the tool helped us establish recommendations faster and easier, as well as clear solutions presented by the solution itself inside the …
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Flexible Workflows

We have daily reports (change reports delivered each morning and the color coding reduces the read time of these reports). We have weekly compliance and monthly unused reports that deduce staff time and in some cases show us information we would never have had the time to find without this tool.
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FireMon Compliance

Change control is the key to every security audit, and FireMon allows us and auditors to research all changes done. We created a company best practices compliance report and deliver it weekly to security and management.
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Flexible Workflows

Using FireMon's REST API we have integrated the platform into several workflows (Firewall Request Workflow, Audit Team Process) that benefit from the rule metadata stored in the platform.
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FireMon Compliance

Compliance reporting is an area where FireMon provided immediate benefit upon implementation. In addition to having on-demand reports that satisfy PCI requirements, we created a tailored assessment that aligned with the company's firewall standards to measure compliance against this internal …
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Flexible Workflows

Automation of rule auditing with Policy Optimizer to meet PCI requirements and a culture of constantly monitoring Firewall rules for configuration mistakes and weak security.
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FireMon Compliance

There was a multi-week process of reviewing firewall rules multiple times per year in the past, and FireMon has eliminated that. It is also easier to provide documentation to auditors because it is a matter of logging into FireMon and doing a PDF export.
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Product Demos

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Product Details

What is FireMon?

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 more than 1,700 enterprises in nearly 70 countries secure their networks.

FireMon provides solutions that extend and integrate policy management with today’s latest technologies including SD-WAN, SASE, XDR, and SOAR.

The vendor states FireMon customers experience up to 90% improvements in network security policy efficiency while eliminating common misconfigurations which lead to breaches and compliance violations.

FireMon Features

  • Supported: KPI Dashboards: See the network at a glance with analysis, trending and key performance indicator widgets on a customizable dashboard.
  • Supported: Traffic Flow Analysis: Monitor network traffic behavior – down to the application level – to isolate overly permissive configurations.
  • Supported: Access Path Analysis: Trace every available access path across the network and visualize relationships between network devices to identify risk access points.
  • Supported: Network Mapping: Visualize and interact with highly complex network security environments or segmentations.
  • Supported: Change Detection & Reporting: Isolate, document and alert on every ongoing change implemented throughout an existing firewall policies.
  • Supported: Assessments & Controls: Define and employ unique security controls for customized, repeatable analysis and reporting on firewall policies.

FireMon Videos

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FireMon Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWeb based browser UI
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAll countries except North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria and Cuba
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Tufin Orchestration Suite, AlgoSec, and RedSeal are common alternatives for FireMon.

Reviewers rate Product Scalability highest, with a score of 7.9.

The most common users of FireMon are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).

FireMon Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)8%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)15%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)77%
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Reviews

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • We are using this as a migration our our legacy policy manager solution.
  • The support with our in house ticketing solution and approval process has made it easier.
  • The admins have to do many sessions with support to resolve the issues. Most break cannot be fixed by users themselves.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Reduced complexity from fewer unneeded or inactive firewall rules
  • Increased efficiency in compliance reporting
  • Increased security through reporting of things that would be hard to put together with the human eye in large networks
  • An amazing leap forward in rule documentation and reports to help make sure that rules that are created in the organization are done correctly. You could identify possible inside threat rules being deployed within minutes. My focus is on accidental exposure so I check the rules daily that are "high risk".
July 28, 2020

A Review of FireMon

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Positive - ability to add rule owners has been a big deal
  • Clean-Up of unused firewall rules has been helpful
  • Global architecture searching - i.e. I'm looking for a single server and all of its touchpoints in our environment. Where do I search? FireMon, of course.
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