Firemon is great too for the overworked Firewall admin
May 10, 2021

Firemon is great too for the overworked Firewall admin

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Modules Used

  • Security Manager
  • Policy Optimizer
  • Policy Planner
  • Risk Analyzer

Overall Satisfaction with FireMon

We are currently using FireMon to monitor our primary corporate and DR firewalls. Also we use them to monitor our eCommerce environment firewalls. We are slowly expanding, as we have a number of retail locations, also with firewalls, and need to monitor them. We use this to push update and config changes, as well as backups and restores (when needed). We also use this to troubleshoot and test new policy implementations

Pros

  • Configure management - multiple firewalls made easy
  • Backups - a number of times this has come in handy
  • Troubleshooting - being able to chase down a path issue
  • Rule testing - planning before implementing

Cons

  • Initial setup requires quick a bit of legwork if you want to do it right
  • Definitely takes some learning if you are new to the system
  • Making sure everything is tagged and tagged correctly is important and time consuming
Easily done scaling, ability to add devices quickly without too much hassle. Growing the products footprint is not difficult at all, and that allows for quick deployment in the case of need. While our setup has been static for about a year, we should be growing it as we add our retail stores to the pot, which will need additional resources to process all the additional data. This is easily done with FireMon
  • Reducing complexity is a huge ROI
  • Ability for new team members to quickly understand the environment
  • Backups and restore have saved us on multiple occasions
I has worked with AlgoSec and while they are very similar product, I find the FireMon is easier to understand and get rolling with. While both require some learning, FireMon is by far the easier one. Once you have an understanding of how things are arranged and labeled you can easily import firewalls and begin to work on them to improve them
We have multiple firewalls in our corporate environment that are from the same vendor, and while this vendor does provide a single console for management, it falls short of being able to do the proper kind of management that you'd need to a large, complex network. FireMon allows for the firewall team to management and monitor the firewall, including rules, paths, and issues in a single environment. Along with the ability to test and troubleshoot route and path issues, which makes life much easy and makes fixing problem much quicker

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