FireMon is excellent, but review my comments
Updated January 24, 2019

FireMon is excellent, but review my comments

Mohamad CHAABAN | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Security Manager

Overall Satisfaction with FireMon

Well, we are using FireMon in our IT department only. I would like to share my latest concern about it. Since the last major upgrade of FireMon, I am facing a major problem where all my devices are showing the Critical button. While some are having serious issues, others are not but it keeps showing up as Critical. In the last versions, we had three icons and we could directly identify and prioritize the criticality of each. This is my major concern with the update. FireMon also does not recognize Source Object group difference and thus makes my reports unreliable and I have to double check! Otherwise, I love working with FireMon.

  • Redundancy checks
  • Cleaning rules
  • Keep consistency on your firewalls
  • Tracking problems
  • Compliance check
  • For redundant rules, adding source object group check
Scalability is well done.
  • Positive impact on decreasing our firewall performance while keeping unwanted rules away.
We use FireMon in our private environment so I cannot say about different cloud behavior.
I did not try this feature yet
Well suited to review the health check page of devices.

FireMon Feature Ratings

Using FireMon

10 - IT department. Security and SOC teams
1 - Network basics (CCNA is a minimum)
  • Clean up rules
  • Flow tracking
  • Policy planner
  • Risk management
We are planning to implement the whole features this year where we only had Security Manager last year
Business Process Monitor (formerly HP Business Process Monitor), Real User Monitoring (formerly HP Real User Monitoring), Micro Focus Service Manager, Network Node Manager i (formerly HP Network Node Manager)