Check Point 4000 Appliances vs. Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Check Point’s 4000-series appliances is a legacy firewall offering. It also provides IPsec VPN access and intrusion prevention within the offering.N/A
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Score 9.2 out of 10
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The Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall is a tiered firewall product. The base model includes the core firewall services, and can be upgraded to include anti-bot/virus/spam and sandboxing capabilities.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Check Point 4000 Appliances
9.1
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
8.1
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Identification Technologies9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Visualization Tools8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Content Inspection9.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings8.53 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Proxy Server8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Check Point 4000 AppliancesCheck Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point 4000 AppliancesCheck Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
Well suited for small to medium business with less than 1000 users. Good edge device, NAT is easy to work with. The anti-malware, anti-spyware are worthwhile paid add-ons. Anti-spoofing is built in, and required to be put in. The split of management between Gaia and secure platform applications is painful, but nothing that can't be gotten around.
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Check Point Software Technologies
1) For huge DC environments and complex networks 2) Where clients were consistent up-time like FSI and healthcare 3) Application-aware client req. and preventing day 0 cyber attacks. 4) Securing East-West traffic, hyper-scaling capabilities 5)Some advantages - Best Security meets Ultimate Hardware and SandBlast Zero Day Protection out of the box, Modular hardware 6) High Performance CPUs
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • If you have critical data then you can use this firewall for secure your organization
  • You can also use for cloud security
  • If you want the deep packet inspection then this is one of the best firewall for you.
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  • SSL inspection provides more effective mitigation of threat and data leakage with the ability to inspect and analyze encrypted traffic.
  • Threat emulation and extraction provides protection against zero-day threats without compromising the data of infected files.
  • 'Office mode' VPN provides a seamless connected experience for remotely connected individuals.
  • Application control features provide granular restrictions to the type of application traffic than can pass through the network.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Steep learning curve for admins
  • No packet tracer application like the ASA to test flows prior to putting in new rules, etc.
  • Policy packages are all or nothing. I cannot uninstall or turn off a piece of the overall policy, it's all or nothing.
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  • HTTPS Inspection -- The firewall has troubles re-packaging the packet in a way that some websites are able to interpret correctly
  • Support -- Even getting support directly from Check Point isn't the easiest of experiences. They are more concerned about how fast they can close a ticket out, rather than fixing the problem.
  • Custom reports -- Custom reporting is extremely limited
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point has a variety of support options that can be used to optimize your investment in the product. Companies with a larger information security and certified checkpoint engineer employee base can benefit from a standard SLA, while companies with a smaller security engineering footprint or more critical implementations can opt for premium, elite or diamond packages that even include the ability to provide on-site engineers for major security incidents. Check Point PRO support also provides the ability to outsource maintenance concerns by automating case creation and follow up when application components fail.
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
We were using the Cisco ASA 5525 but this firewall was not fully secure. Lots of advanced features were missing so we installed the Check Point 4000 Appliances and we are really happy with the features, advanced IPS and web filtering help us to protect our organization and also more control our user traffic.
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Check Point Software Technologies
In a heterogeneous environment, we wanted to keep multiple vendors for multiple purposes. CP was found very good in handling basic Next generation firewalls features along with handling of VPNs.
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • We have not seen a zero-day exploit since implementing the anti-spyware, anti-malware, and URL filtering functionality
  • We have not seen a successful intrusion into our systems since the implementation of our checkpoint 4000
  • We have had this firewall for 5+ years, and it still has much life left in it.
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  • Although there are better alternatives out there, Check Point delivers results for the price we paid for the system.
  • Since implementation, we have not have any major issues with the product, minor issues were resolved in a timely fashion.
  • Check Point currently fulfills our need for an outside facing firewall, when our organization grows larger, we will be looking at higher level enterprise solutions.
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