SolarWinds supports migrating from one firewall to another, whether its across different platforms or different versions. It is the only solution to show how NATs and routes are handled differently for each policy translation to ensure the migration effort will not disrupt any critical business services or introduce any new security holes.
See why over 300 network and security engineers incorporate SolarWinds into the firewall change process to eliminate unintended side effects.
Most migration projects include the use of vendor-provided free conversion tools. While these tools are helpful in translating the old constructs to the new model, it does not ensure a successful conversion. SolarWinds provides the only post-migration validation tool that can be used to automatically identify any gaps or problems that are introduced because the firewall features of one vendor are not fully supported by the other, or because of fundamental differences in device models.
These differences affect how the firewall is managed, and how changes are deployed to the firewall. But the most significant difference is the way policies are grouped or partitioned and applied on packets entering and exiting the firewall. By using SolarWinds, the risk of incorrectly configuring NAT rules or causing lost/dropped packets because of incorrect routing are easily identified because SolarWinds understands everything about how traffic flows through the firewall.
SolarWinds verifies the policy equivalence between the original and converted configurations. It identifies the policies added or removed as a result of the conversion, and the specific rules that were responsible on both the sides for the differences. This solution can check the policy equivalence between Cisco, Check Point and Netscreen configurations. SolarWinds' Rule/Object Cleanup solution is also an extremely helpful step that is included as part of the standard migration package. Then, once you have translated the polices, SolarWinds' Firewall Migration solution can be used to determine the changes that were not applied correctly.