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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    9.1

    Check Point 4000 Appliances

    91%

    Sophos UTM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Check Point 4000 Appliances ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 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

    Sophos UTM

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Check Point 4000 Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sophos UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Check Point 4000 Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Sophos UTM

    78%
    5 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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    Sophos

    UTM works great if you want a solid, obvious firewall. There's not a lot of second-guessing as to what you are about to do with every change you make. If you incorporate their wireless access points and RED (remote ethernet device) for remote users or small offices, it's considerably much easier to set up than other comparable solutions. If you are looking to manage your firewalls via the cloud, you are out of luck.
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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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    Sophos

    • Firewall Protection. The protection is unmatched, setup it a little daunting, but once set up it pretty much runs itself.
    • Site-to-site VPN. Super easy to deploy so we are able to network all our sites together.
    • The DHCP server function is actually really nice, I prefer using it over the traditional way of using a DC for DHCP.
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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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    Sophos

    • Navigating the portal can be tricky depending on what needs to be done
    • It would be helpful if the SSLVPN client agent had more logging capabilities
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    Pricing Details

    Check Point 4000 Appliances

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Check Point 4000 Appliances 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

      Sophos UTM

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Sophos UTM 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

        t2.small - $0.123 - Total / hr m3.medium - $0.417 - Total / hr m3.large - $0.883 - Total / hr m3.xlarge - $1.366 - Total / hr m3.2xlarge- $1.982 - Total / hr c3.large - $0.555 - Total / hr c3.xlarge - $1.11 - Total / hr c3.2xlarge - $1.72 - Total / hr c3.4xlarge - $2.59 - Total / hr c3.8xlarge - $3.68 - Total / hr c4.large - $0.55 - Total / hr c4.xlarge - $1.099 - Total / hr c4.2xlarge - $1.698 - Total / hr c4.4xlarge - $2.546 - Total / hr c4.8xlarge - $3.841 - Total / hr m4.large - $0.868 - Total / hr m4.xlarge - $1.365 - Total / hr m4.2xlarge- $1.931 - Total / hr

        Usability

        Check Point Software Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        Sophos

        The interface is no non-sense and easy to understand. No need for any consultants to help implement this solution. The performance is consistent and solid. Paired with a good amount of firmware and definitions, it's hard to find any fault in this product. It's interoperability with other Sophos products make a compelling argument to invest in more Sophos products.
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        Support Rating

        Check Point Software Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        Sophos

        The week link of Sophos UTM is the customer support. I haven't had to use it often, but when I do, the wait times can easily be an hour or two. Once I am talking to someone, the support is excellent. The support agents are knowledgeable and can quickly diagnose the issue and get you to a resolution.
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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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        Sophos

        I would rate Sophos second on this list right below Webroot. Webroot has an easier user interface and policy builder. However, Sophos would be on top of its UI would be improved. I would rank CrowStrike third and McAfee last. Sophos is great for complex environments that have multiple needs.
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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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        Sophos

        • Sophos came in right on budget for our needs - perfect ROI
        • Security is like life insurance - you can always buy more, but finding that sweet spot where you are covered just right is key.
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