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36 Ratings
8 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 4000 Appliances

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Getting Cisco into your network is never a bad proposition. If I was asked by a friend, then Cisco's name would always be in the top 5. Now if you're needing something that is going to cover more than just a small site, or handling your main internet connection, [then] going up a rung to the 2000 series would be my next recommendation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3
Identification Technologies
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.1
Visualization Tools
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
5.9
Content Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.2
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.5
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.6
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.8
VPN
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.2
High Availability
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.9
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.1

Pros

Check Point 4000 Appliances

  • Management access is difficult to get to and requires a specific client, plus sourcing from a permitted IP address.
  • Anti-malware, anti-spyware, and anti-bot engines do a great job at protecting from malicious content.
  • Anti-spoofing makes certain exploits like the LAND attack vector as null and void.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • Network segmentation by zones--allows trusted traffic to pass inspected or uninspected while non-trusted traffic is always inspected.
  • Scalable management--many different types of policies are available within Cisco Firepower 1000 Series management to ensure proper access, authorization, inspection, and threat response.
  • Redundancy--Cisco Firepower 1000 Series devices can be set up in High Availability in the event there are issues with one member.
  • Compatibility--Cisco Firepower 1000 Series devices can be used in tandem easily with other Cisco products or in a vendor-arbitrary environment.
Kyle Bohnstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Check Point 4000 Appliances

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • License model is a nightmare
  • For time to time is too complex to configure
  • Needs other tools to get the result you are looking
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Firepowers are secure, reliable, central management and configuration is easy and they fit in well with our existing Cisco infrastructure. Good feature set and support. Good management and control with chassis manager and central control with additional Firepower Management Centre.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 8.0
Based on 11 answers
We have a small set of use cases that we use the Cisco Firepower 1000 Series within our organization. The performance that the Cisco Firepower 1000 Series provides for these functions is consistent with what we expect and have experienced with previous Cisco Firewalls. We are happy with the performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 7.3
Based on 16 answers
Support is quite good. Cisco Smartnet and TAC are the best in the industry. Any calls into TAC are handled quickly with good resolution. I’ve not had to utilize Smartnet for any hardware issues but would expect a superior experience as this is a critical piece of the company’s network. Any calls are typically handled with urgency.
Yetinayet Bitew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Check Point 4000 Appliances

WatchGuard was a little more like a Sonicwall, and we felt the Soho-type interface wasn't what we wanted out of a security product. The anti-malware and spyware products were not nearly as good or pronounced as the checkpoint products. Secondly, we have to have the checkpoint for access to our parent company's networks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

The Cisco Firepower 1140 hit the sweet spot between performance and price. Also, I am more familiar with Cisco products so I wanted to stay on that side. We looked at the Firepower 2110, but thought the 1140 was a better fit for our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Check Point 4000 Appliances

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • Secure high-end solution, protects the business
  • Updates threat licensing, constant updates allow ease of management
  • Higher cost of ongoing maintenance
  • Higher cost of licensing features
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

General

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

Check Point 4000 Appliances Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

General

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

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 10001,000-5,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 4000 Appliances
9.0
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.5

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0

Performance

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3

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