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Feature Set Ratings

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

Firewall

9.1

Check Point 4000 Appliances

91%
7.6

Juniper SRX

76%
Check Point 4000 Appliances ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
3 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

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
9.3

Juniper SRX

93%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Juniper SRX

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Juniper SRX

64%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point Software Technologies

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.
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Juniper Networks

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.
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Pros

Check Point Software Technologies

  • 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.
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Juniper Networks

  • Edge Device (Tunneling & Routing)
  • Routing Instances
  • Zone Based Firewall
  • L3 Gateway/Vlan termination
  • DHCP Server & DHCP Relay
  • Good support community & Good available documentation
  • Good support by the Vendor
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Cons

Check Point Software Technologies

  • 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.
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Juniper Networks

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Check Point 4000 Appliances editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Juniper SRX

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Juniper SRX editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Check Point Software Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Juniper Networks

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Check Point Software Technologies

      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.
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      Juniper Networks

      The comparison between the different firewalls is really down to preference and price at this point. The SRX is a solid device, and we have not seen a hardware failure to date. The Juniper support I have had is stellar and has helped me out with larger more complex scenario development.
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      Return on Investment

      Check Point Software Technologies

      • 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.
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      Juniper Networks

      • 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.
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