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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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 4100 Series

When we are asked by local partners which security equipment we use we always recommend our Cisco security products. The Firepower firewall is no exception and we can easily recommend this to others who need a fast, secure, and well built system that integrates well with all your existing hardware and software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.5
Identification Technologies
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
8.0
Visualization Tools
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
Content Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
5.0
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
2.0
VPN
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
High Availability
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
Proxy Server
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0

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 4100 Series

  • Lots of expansion modules available for add-ons.
  • SFP ports are fast and plentiful.
  • Well designed hardware blends in with our other modern Cisco equipment.
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 4100 Series

  • Initial install and configuration can be complex.
  • May need to learn the new interface if coming from ASA.
  • Buggy web interface can at time cause issues.
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 4100 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 4100 Series

  • Positive impact would be our increased security network wide.
  • Another positive would be the increased processing power, saving us time and [from] needing more equipment.
  • A negative impact would be the increased need for having to learn a new interface.
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 4100 Series

General

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

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 410050,000-250,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 4000 Appliances
9.0
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0

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