4 tools for managing firewall rules

Poorly managed firewall rules can lead to security disasters. Here, security managers in the IT Central Station community review the top firewall management suites: Tufin, AlgoSec, FireMon and RedSeal.


Firewall devices are only as good as the hundreds, or even thousands, rules that govern them. Misconfigurations, unused rules and conflicting rules can cause firewalls to fail in their crucial missions. Firewall security management products can help security managers monitor compliance, orchestrate device policies, optimize rules and manage firewall changes.

According to the IT Central Station user community, the most important criteria to consider when choosing firewall security management software are visibility for network devices, scalability, and ensured security and compliance.

Four of the top firewall security management suites are Tufin, AlgoSec, FireMon and RedSeal, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community.

But what do enterprise users really think about these tools? Here, users give a shout out for some of their favorite features, but also give the vendors a little tough love.

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