8 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 100
20 Ratings
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Score 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 NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

Excellent enterprise grade solution with full features to perform any security scenario. Available licenses that can be customized to suit the security needs. Backed by Cisco Talos security centre that provides IPS and security signatures to keep the business protected at all times. Backed by manufacturer support and excellent help desk resources.
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
8.5
Identification Technologies
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
7.9
Visualization Tools
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
7.6
Content Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
9.4
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
8.3
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
7.1
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
8.6
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
8.6
VPN
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
9.0
High Availability
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
9.7
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
9.5
Proxy Server
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
7.8

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 NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

  • Its very fast
  • Cisco products are generally very stable.
  • Cisco is on top of bug fixes.
  • You get well built hardware at this price point.
  • Compatibility with most 3rd party 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 NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

  • The integration between ASA/Firewall functions and SourceFire functions could use some work.
  • Some little glitches in the interface which require refreshes or additional clicks.
  • Cost is high but it is likely because you're now buying two products in one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's overall very great, however the Management Console needs updating to fix the slowness of policy and rule deployments.
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) 7.8
Based on 5 answers
Cisco support is not at all suitable for this product, at least. It takes a long for them to help us with our server issues. A lot of the time, the customer support person keeps on redirecting calls to another person. They need to be well versed with the terminologies of the product they are supporting us with. Support needs a lot of improvement. Cisco Fire Linux OS, the operating system behind Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire), also doesn't receive regular patches. In short, average customer service.
Kuntal Das | 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 NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

We selected Firepower after evaluating all features in nonproduction environment and validated against other similar vendors such as Fortinet, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Sophos and Watchguard. NGFW provides flexibility in selecting the licensing model and is very cost-effective, easy to integrate with third-party tools and applications and offers user-friendly control.
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 NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

  • Not having security levels on the Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) negatively impacted when we cutover.
  • It has been rock solid in the running, has not been any downtime.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

General

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

Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 4000 Appliances
9.0
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
8.9

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
8.0

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)
7.8

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