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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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%
7.8

SonicWall NSA Series

78%
Check Point 4000 Appliances ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Visualization Tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 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
8.0

SonicWall NSA Series

80%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SonicWall NSA Series

90%
4 Ratings

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

SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA is best suited for small to mid-size companies or small to medium K-12 school districts. It's less appropriate for larger businesses and schools. This is due to their ease of use and well-rounded feature set but lacks in advanced configuration, performance, and reliability.
Geoff Johnson | 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

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Relatively inexpensive compared to some of the higher-end products, like Palo Alto Networks.
  • Easy to set up, as the SonicWall NSA interface is consistent across all models.
Kenny McGarrity | 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

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Ideal with smaller businesses. Would have to examine for more complex needs of larger businesses.
  • Scalability might be an issue for super large organizations.
Mike Narumiya | 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

SonicWall NSA Series

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
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SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA Series 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Most of the time, calling SonicWall NSA Support, you get an expert who can help resolve your issues. RMAs are pretty easy once they determine there is an issue with the hardware. Support is available 24x7, which makes emergency calls easy. The only downside is the support engineers may have thick accents; however, their expertise more than makes up for any language barriers.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SonicWall NSA Series

We compared the FortiGate to Sonicwall and continued with Sonicwall as we were a mid-size school where the Sonicwall was performing adequately, and the learning curve was steep to switch platforms. The Sonicwall offered everything the FortiGate did, and was not as costly, both in the appliance and in licensing.
Geoff Johnson | 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

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Saved money on implementation and administration staff.
  • Covered the sophisticated needs of many organizations.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

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