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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

Juniper SRX

SRXs seem to be well suited at the enterprise level for plain routers, firewalls, and IDP/IDS. They work well on MPLS and Ethernet, including Internet. I have 3 SRXs also performing edge duty, with 2 in a high availability (HA) cluster. The Juniper line of SRXs provides a good range of scaling from small business to extremely large enterprise. Wire speed is a common comparison factor and Juniper shines in that area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
9.4
Identification Technologies
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
9.0
Visualization Tools
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
8.0
Content Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
10.0
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
8.6
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
9.0
VPN
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
10.0
High Availability
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
9.4
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
9.4
Proxy Server
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
10.0

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

Juniper SRX

  • The ease of use for the CLI is a huge benefit. Unlike the Cisco platform, all changes are implemented in a commit statement vs. live on the box.
  • The devices hit a price point that is very competitive.
  • Dynamic routing support is a huge win.
Eric Stephenson | 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

Juniper SRX

  • My only real criticism of the product is that it's hard to figure out how to upgrade the firmware from the CLI via TFTP via the docs, but it works great once you get it sorted.
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
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Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX 6.0
Based on 4 answers
This is the one area where I have a beef with Juniper. When I called into Cisco TAC, 90% of the time, the first person I spoke with was able to resolve my issue. With Juniper TAC, 90% of the time, the first person I speak with is not able to resolve my issue, seems to almost be reading from a script, and must escalate my ticket. All of which takes time.
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

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX is significantly better in every category.Cisco ASA was terrible. The config is unintuitive and not easy to manage. Cisco left the ASA abandoned from any kind of meaningful software updates for around a decade.
Randy Carpenter | 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

Juniper SRX

  • Although I'm not a part of the budgeting process, I do know that by using Juniper SRXs, we were able to get the products we needed with much less issues and justifications as other product we've purchased in the past.
Robert Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

General

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

Juniper SRX

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
Juniper SRX
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
9.1

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Juniper SRX
6.0

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