Streamlined Change Management procedures
- Security Manager
- Policy Planner
Overall Satisfaction with FireMon
- No hard dollar figures yet in my case (that will come later on as we collect more info), but it certainly has a positive impact in terms of 'productivity loss' (man-hours released, now dedicated to higher value initiatives).
- Additionally, it has become a key factor in terms of overall visibility into our infrastructure, which allows us to take better, informed decisions with potentially high impact.
- Also proves to be very useful if your organization is undertaking major 'house keeping' efforts in order to consolidate and rationalize network infrastructure
- A negative impact is the fact that today we are not able to automate the deployment of rules in our specific infrastructure, so analysts are in a way 'duplicating' efforts by entering the changes in PP first, yet having to resort to other tool so as to input the actual commands (e.g. CLI, proprietary tools, etc.)
PP is a great tool to keep Change Management procedures 'under control' in large network infrastructures and/or in scenarios where modifications to infrastructure are deemed critical. It is also very useful as an auditing tool.
On the other hand, it might not be that necessary for SMB type of infrastructures.