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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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 2100 Series

The Cisco [Firepower] 2100 [Series] is an easy sell for anyone looking. You already know Cisco excels in the security department, but now that firepower lives right on the box and inline with the rest of the firewall data flow you can save yourself a lot of time and headaches. Unless you cant quite afford Cisco's 2100 line, there's not much reason to go with the competition.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.4
Identification Technologies
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
7.0
Content Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
6.0
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
VPN
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
High Availability
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.0
Proxy Server
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
6.0

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 2100 Series

  • Nice HTML5 web interface instead of the old java client
  • Many added features over the ASA
  • Firepower built in and faster than before
Anonymous | 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 2100 Series

  • Cisco patches bugs quickly but patches are slow to install and reboot
  • Smart licensing is getting better but still can be troublesome
  • Some weird visual interface glitches that require clicking the same options a few extra times
Anonymous | 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 2100 Series

No answers on this topic

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 2100 Series

  • Simplifying our lives by reducing our time spent in a console
  • Being comfortable knowing the full might of Cisco is safeguarding your network
  • A good excuse to bump up the IT budget in the next fiscal year!
Anonymous | 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 2100 Series

General

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

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 21003,000-20,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 4000 Appliances
9.0
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0

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