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332 Ratings
13 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100

WatchGuard Network Security

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Score 9.3 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%
8.8

WatchGuard Network Security

88%
Check Point 4000 Appliances ranks higher in 8/11 features

Identification Technologies

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
188 Ratings

Visualization Tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
193 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
204 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
210 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
181 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
208 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
204 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
202 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
184 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
191 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
140 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

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
224 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

WatchGuard Network Security

96%
18 Ratings

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
107 Ratings

Availability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Performance

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

WatchGuard Network Security

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

WatchGuard Network Security

94%
21 Ratings

In-Person Training

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

WatchGuard Network Security

96%
3 Ratings

Online Training

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

WatchGuard Network Security

93%
289 Ratings

Product Scalability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

WatchGuard Network Security

91%
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

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard has excellent features for enterprise network security, but some are only available in higher-cost versions that deliver high security, such as IPS, BOTNET, APT Blocker, SpamBlocker, etc. However, due to its rather high cost, it ends up being more interesting for medium-large companies, and lower-cost solutions for small companies do not have all these security functions, so in many cases, it ends up not being interesting for small companies.
GILIAN HASS | 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

WatchGuard Network Security

  • Great combination of easy to configure but still maintaining a lot of in-depth features and control available if desired
  • WatchGuard Cloud [is ]included on basic and total security packages to provide [a] valuable look into [an] activity that passes through the firewall. (A lot of other platforms such as Meraki you need to simply use Syslog and third-party tools to get insights and look for issues that need remediation)
  • Cohesive integration with other products such as AuthPoint for MFA adds value you can't get from traditional RADIUS only integrations of other platforms.
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

WatchGuard Network Security

  • It would be nice to have a fully functional web interface [for the] server manager. The server manager is often very slow over remote connections.
  • Better support for OpenVPN server, or at least an easier way of creating tunnels using OpenVPN.
  • user VPN user management is a little confusing until you understand that all users need to be created under SSL users, regardless of VPN type.
  • Would be nice to have traffic statistics on traffic management objects.
Anonymous | 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

Check Point 4000 Appliances Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

WatchGuard Network Security

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Contact sales team

WatchGuard Network Security Editions & Modules

Edition
SupportContact sales team1
Basic SecurityContact sales team1
Total SecurityContact sales team1
  1. Contact sales team
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.6
Based on 18 answers
Ever since 2007, WatchGuard Fireboxes and WatchGuard network layer security solutions have been the most security effective with the lowest TCO of any solution on the market when properly implemented and properly maintained. As with any network layer security solution, the underlying network must first be architected correctly in order to facilitate network layer security, but then an extremely highly skilled network security architect must device, implement, and maintain a network layer security solution in order to achieve efficacy. This is true of any network layer security solution. Few people worldwide have that skill. However, WatchGuard technologies when implemented and supported by a qualified partner are able to deliver that solution very cost-effectively to the SMB space. No other solution can achieve that.
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.3
Based on 107 answers
The WatchGuard Network Security provide a web interface or a client interface, no matter what you approach is but you have two full powerful instrument to manage the firewall with easy interface (web) or with strong security (client). We prefer the usage with client but in fast change can be done in the web interface in a zip

Giovanni Derosas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Applications errors should always be expected in any kind of technology. What matters most is the way you find to resolve it.
Rodrigo Henrique | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Compared to another platform (not NGFW native), WatchGuard's performance runs fine and do not slow down user browsing experience
Rodrigo Henrique | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.4
Based on 21 answers
I give this rating as a result of almost 20 years of interfacing with WatchGuard technical support. Of all my vendors that I have to deal with WatchGuard is one of the best I have ever dealt with bar none. I have seldom finished a call to them without a solution. If they by chance don't have the solution, they will figure it out and get back to you ASAP as well as update the casefile online. Technical support is available via phone and web portal. It takes a few minutes to create a case online, assign a priority and submit. They get back to you depending on the critical nature of the issue, but you can expect urgent attention for critical and catastrophic issues.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.6
Based on 3 answers
We participate to a in person training and the three days of learning was really useful and complete to gain skill to solve the major part of the problem we encounter during our life. And more the in person training give us the opportunity to create a network with other WatchGuard partner.
Giovanni Derosas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Online training is good for learning how to use the product. It does not teach security strategy because that is not its intent.
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.3
Based on 289 answers
We are very satisfied with the implementation. The deployment tools are easy to use and managing is a breeze. Training onsite IT contacts is easy to keep total investment of time low. We are happy with the management tool suite and find it easier to use especially policy center. It allows to see all rules and details from a single pane rather than fumbling through different configs
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

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security has the same features as some of the above, yet they will cost you far less than some of the mentioned firewalls. The deployment process is very easy compared to the above. I mentored and trained a few engineers, and in no time, they were able to scope, deploy and support WatchGuard Network Security without asking for help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The entire organization didn't face any trouble to integrate the technology into our workforce.
Rodrigo Henrique | 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

WatchGuard Network Security

  • VPN has meant my users are secure even when they are not in the office, this has reduced risk when they are using public networks and home networks that IT cannot regulate.
  • The increased security provided by the firewalls has enabled us to positively answer questions on customers' RFI assessments to their potential customers.
  • Central Management in Dimension saves our engineers time by not having to jump onto every firewall one by one.
Benjamin Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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