9 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 7.8 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Since we have only ever used the SG firewall appliances that is really all I have ever known. So if I was approached by a colleague about network security then I would suggest the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances hands down. We have never had to look for any other type of replacement or upgrade as these are very well built, super easy to deploy and go above and beyond to keep your network secure.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Identification Technologies
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Visualization Tools
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Content Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
7.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
VPN
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
6.0
High Availability
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Easy to use and understand.
  • The ability to expand beyond it's base specs is amazing.
  • The sense of protection you get from looking at the logs just makes you feel more secure.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • The user interface could use a refresh. It's been a few years.
  • Not having the ability to use an Open VPN configuration is a little disappointing.
  • Home license is too restrictive with only 50 IPs.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive. We are able to expand our network by using the Flexi Port Modules that are available.
  • Positive. We are able to boast that our network is more secure than other businesses of the same model.
  • Negative. The VPN needs to be updated to use OVPN configs and then it would be perfect.
  • Negative. The home license needs to have the IP restriction removed for folks who work from home and need to access on-site terminals.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

General

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

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