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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 6.8 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Identification Technologies

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Visualization Tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
4 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
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
7.7

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

77%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

100%
1 Rating

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

It is a great fit for small to medium enterprises who are low on budget. The pricing is very competitive when compared with other major players like Palo Alto and the features match any NGFW Firewall in the market. However, in my opinion when it comes to massive performance requirements, I would say the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances lacks the sheer power that other devices in the market have.
Anonymous | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Sophos' support is actually pretty decent compared to Fortinet. We as a customer who uses both have first-hand experience in that. Sophos' way of support is much more hands-on. For instance, if you raise a ticket, they will contact you via chat, email, or phone in a timely manner and based on your SLA.
  • Sophos antivirus can speak with your firewall natively so that when a threat happens it can be blocked on a network level. We had first-hand experience of this where there was a potential outbreak on the network but the machines were getting isolated and prevented the spreading of malware.
  • Sophos comes with a whole suite of products like Intercept X, MDM, Antivirus, On-premise, and a virtual firewall. So they are like a one shop stop for all your security needs. We liked Sophos compared to our other firewall, which only had on-premise and virtual firewall boxes.
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

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

Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

General

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

Starting Price

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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
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Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The biggest selling point for sophos is their vendor support. Those guys put a smile on our faces. There are multiple ways you can contact their support like chat, or telephone or email. They are very responsive and they do have very knowledgable and patient support staff. We have raised tickets at all odd hours and they have been addressed correctly
Anonymous | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Both are equally good when comparing the features, FortiGate has a better dashboard while Sophos SG Firewall Appliances has good vpn texhniques.Overall price was better for Sophos SG Firewall Appliances,So we considered this for our Remote Branch Location .
Sachin Vinay | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive ROI due to the competitiveness of the product.
  • Positive impact as the device is fully functional and easy to operate.
  • Negative impact when it comes to log integration as it does not support industry logging standards.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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