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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Check Point 4000 Appliances ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

9.1

Check Point 4000 Appliances

91%
8.4

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

84%
Check Point 4000 Appliances ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Visualization Tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Stateful Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Proxy Server

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Check Point 4000 Appliances is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Check Point 4000 Appliances

100%
2 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

90%
1 Rating

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

Pros

Check Point 4000 Appliances

  • 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.
Vinit Sharma | 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

Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

General

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

Starting Price

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

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series Editions & Modules

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

Alternatives Considered

Check Point 4000 Appliances

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.
Vinit Sharma | 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

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