6 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.2

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    82%

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Identification Technologies

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    80%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    70%
    1 Rating

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    I would say you need someone experienced in Check Point Appliances. You must know the Linux command line as there are a lot of commands that aren't in the guild. I would say 2200 is for a medium-sized company. The appliance we have can't handle a big company and it would be too expensive for a small company.
    Randy MacFarland | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Any scenario where a dedicated firewall administrator is on staff and a secure firewall solution that requires high availability is needed will be a good solution for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product. The McAfee Firewall Enterprise however comes with some of its own parlance that is different from other vendors and does require some comfort on the administrators side when it comes to working in the command line. Added knowledge of protocols and how they interact is a must for any firewall admin but particularly for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product due to its flexible nature. If the environment is to be mostly hands off where a very limited rule set is to be configured and not likely to change often, I would defer to a different product
    Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    • Performance
    • Ease of management
    • Functionality
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • Based on the SecureComputing Sidewinder firewalls, the McAfee Firewall Enterprise does similar backend containerization of each service which provides for added security in the unlikely event of failures or breeches.
    • Tie in reporting services (if used by the admin) provide very granular details on rules accessed and the firewalls response to the requests.
    • Configurable options are plentiful. Unbound DNS can be configured on each "burb" (SecureComputing/McAfee parlance for interface), similar options for sendmail while rulesets can be configured at the application level down to simple IP-filter making options for enhancing security as well as troubleshooting equally as useful.
    • Full control over shell for scripting and/or scheduling (cron) purposes.
    • Solid HA and patching architecture.
    • Support was always helpful, knowledgeable and insightful (especially the staff that migrated from SecureComputing).
    Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    • Cost: very expensive to purchase and maintain.
    • Lack of disk space and memory are the biggest issues we have.
    • Hard/impossible to migrate from physical to virtual appliance.
    Randy MacFarland | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • For an application-layer firewall the applications supported (at the time I managed them) were too few and would need to be expanded and the application ruleset needed to be expanded as well.
    • The remote access VPN client configuration was overly complex for the average user and would need to be supplemented with a configuration file that had already been generated. Other solutions from CheckPoint or Cisco ASA are not as complex for end user remote access.
    • Enhancing the GUI with a builtin "packet capture" feature would be useful for administrators not familiar with tcpdump.
    Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It all depends on who you get for support. There are a few that know the hardware/software well and some that don't. You can ask for a second level if you can't get your answer or issues resolved. But overall it's good. I would give it a higher score but we have waited for 4-6 hours for a call back on certain issues.
    Randy MacFarland | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    Both were great products but Check Points seemed to be easier to manage and more stable. While cost was also comparable we chose Check Point because of our enterprise investment with them
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Compared to other firewalls I've managed (Palo Alto, Cisco ASA & CheckPoint) I would say that McAfee Firewall Enterprise was probably at the time not the leader in its field however it is a product that proved its reliability and flexibility over the other vendors. The addition of many new features usually comes as a detriment to some other area (restricted CLI, decreased logging etc.). In my experience this product gave the flexibility and options that the organization needed.
    Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

    • Stability
    • Consistent Rule application
    • Easy to Manage and maintain
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • In its highly available configuration the impact on any business objective has been positive given the fact that any downtime of the firewall would negatively impact all business objectives.
    Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

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