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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
8.2
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Identification Technologies
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
9.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Content Inspection
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
7.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
VPN
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
9.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
High Availability
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
9.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

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

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

Pricing Details

Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued

General

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

Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
8.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)
7.0

Support Rating

Check Point 2200 Appliances- Discontinued
7.0
Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

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