FireMon - Great tool for a clean environment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated May 18, 2020

FireMon - Great tool for a clean environment

Score 7 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Security Manager

Overall Satisfaction with FireMon

Currently, FireMon is used as an auditing tool to track all changes. Also, we use it for quarterly reviews to do rule cleanup on firewall rules. It is only being used by our IT Security Team for our firewall assets. This tool is required for record retention.
  • Tracking all changes that occur on assets.
  • Able to quickly identify duplicate or unused rules.
  • Automation and workflow.
  • Network maps have a lot of room for improvement
  • How FireMon is updated; not able to pull updates directly from the system.
It seems the scalability is pretty simple in a VM environment. However, if you have hardware appliances, you want to make sure it is futureproofed for any acquisitions or additional hardware that may come up.
  • Lowers the time that we are trying to determine what rules are being overly used.
  • Able to quickly compile rule-based review across the enterprise.
FireMon has not come out with fully supported compliance regulations for CIP requirements.
Part of our compliance is we review unused rules and rules that are too permissive
FireMon does its core components very well.
FireMon is great when used with IT Security and Risk Management. It is a great tool to help quickly identify duplicate rules, rules that allow too much access, and rules that are rarely used.

FireMon Feature Ratings

Policy planning and rule management
Automated Policy Orchestration
Not Rated
Device Discovery
Policy Compliance Auditing
Firewall Rule Cleanup

Using FireMon

5 - IT Security
3 - The overall support doesn’t require too much of a skill set. However, once something is not working correctly that is when it’s difficult figure out what went wrong.