A Life with FireMon.
January 23, 2019

A Life with FireMon.

Johnson Ditching | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Modules Used

  • Security Manager

Overall Satisfaction with FireMon

We are a product distributor of Firemon, we were able to sell Firemon to some of our customers, from telecoms, banks and call centers. I am the one providing the walkthrough and guide the customers on how to integrate the FireMon security manager to the Firewall devices. FireMon addresses a lot of difficulties that the firewall administrator faces, a lot of firewall devices are not optimized. FireMon can help a lot on this department. Though FireMon has other add on modules from the security manager. I did not see an aggressive positioning of the other modules.

Pros

  • Configuration changes, it can monitor and alerts any change on the firewall through email alerts.
  • Optimised firewall rules , FireMon easily identify the unused firewall rules, duplicate rules, shadowed rules.
  • Traffic Flow Analysis help a lot to further discover, tightening rules such as ANY rules configured on the firewall.

Cons

  • Needs more supported devices and firewall supported vendors.
  • Needs to push other add on modules to show the full capability of the FireMon Security Manager. eg policy planner, policy optimiser, risk analysis.
  • Needs aggressive marketing in the Philippine Market. A lot of customers are not aware that there is a solution for firewall optimization and management.
  • A lot of add on features are not introduced or not being used by the customer.
I already gave a high rating the deployment for multiple firewall monitoring/ clean up can be easily setup.
  • As a product distributor, we would like to introduce the add on module to the customers. In return it will help the customer a lot on optimising firewall rules and creating firewall rules to harden the firewall perimeter.
We only distribute FireMon and I have no other vendor comparison.
Firewall rules clean up and optimisation.

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