FireMon Firewall Analyzer Review
March 01, 2022

FireMon Firewall Analyzer Review

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

Modules Used

  • Security Manager

Overall Satisfaction with FireMon

We used FireMon as a firewall analyzer of internal and external perimeters. We were able to gather relevant tcpdumps instead of looking directly in the firewall. This is very useful for executive managements, we can just provide them read only access and if someone in our organization asked them they can directly check for any network traffic on their own.
  • Straightforward firewall analyzer, executive management people can understand what's going on.
  • Provides risk rating for any allowed firewall policies
  • Easy dashboard management
  • Can connect to our SIEM
  • Had an issue integrating Checkpoint firewall, need to improve integration with it.
FireMon is able to do what is expected and has improved our productivity. The reason that I gave 9 and not a perfect score is because of how costly it is, and how we had an issue when we were integrating Checkpoint firewall. Other than that I think this firewall analyzer should be on the top of the list.
  • Reduced overall complexity of our internal firewall
  • Improved our GDPR and NIST compliance rating requirement
  • Overall SOC monitoring has improved
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.
We haven't implemented automation since our organization prefers manual administrative use cases.
We were able to improve our GDPR and NIST compliance rating because of FireMon.
We were able to reduce risk of misconfiguration because FireMon also recommends what rule should be removed.

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1. We used FireMon mainly on reviewing firewall policies that are high risk or that are not being used in the network anymore. We are able to configure several thresholds wherein once there are no hit counts for atleast 60 days (2 months) there will be an alert to us administrators. 2. We also use several dashboards that are shared to executive personnel for them to see what is going on in our internal and external perimeters.