Check Point 4000 Appliances vs. WatchGuard Network Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Check Point’s 4000-series appliances is a legacy firewall offering. It also provides IPsec VPN access and intrusion prevention within the offering.N/A
WatchGuard Network Security
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard includes secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services designed for SMB’s.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Support
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Basic Security
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Total Security
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Check Point 4000 AppliancesWatchGuard Network Security
Considered Both Products
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Chose 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 …
WatchGuard Network Security

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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Check Point 4000 Appliances
9.1
1 Ratings
7% above category average
WatchGuard Network Security
8.6
421 Ratings
1% above category average
Identification Technologies9.01 Ratings8.6386 Ratings
Visualization Tools8.01 Ratings7.6382 Ratings
Content Inspection9.01 Ratings8.6406 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings8.7418 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.01 Ratings8.5352 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings8.6412 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings8.0409 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings8.9402 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings8.7362 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.01 Ratings9.1379 Ratings
Proxy Server8.01 Ratings9.0272 Ratings
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User Ratings
Check Point 4000 AppliancesWatchGuard Network Security
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(436 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(32 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(114 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.2
(26 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(263 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point 4000 AppliancesWatchGuard Network Security
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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WatchGuard Technologies
Generally speaking, our customers have standard requirements and the WatchGuard Network Security Firebox is there to ensure they stay protected. We've never had a successful breach on a customer's on-premise setup with a WatchGuard Network Security Firebox installed. 3rd parties (like CCTV, Printers, Login Systems, etc.) do not know which port their devices work over, so we have to identify that with them and there are often delays when this occurs.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Incoming Torrent attempts were blocked, but outgoing (by a user) were permitted. Similarly, other direct attempts were summarily blocked.
  • provides full administrative support for analysis of usage and scope.
  • strong Wi-Fi support and security - area wi-fi maps
  • They think of all the things secure and I don't have to worry about it.
  • I have not identified anything else that needs improvement - I am well satisfied.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Bridging ports, after the firewall is setup, isn't as easy as it could be.
  • Cloud integration for management requires recreating the entire device. It should just convert the current config.
  • Adding a Proxy policy should be on a different page from the other policy creation page.
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Likelihood to Renew
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
I'm giving this note to WatchGuard Network Security due to its ease of daily support (after acquiring necessary knowledge in the solution), which allows agility in configuration changes, its integration of several reliable security features (such as SSL VPN, VPN Virtual Interfaces between companies, and others) and functional and stability in operation, with no downtime in the equipment due to problems or malfunctions
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Usability
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
Although it might take some time to figure out, we have been able to use WatchGuard's online reference library and tech support to create/implement/modify all of our filtering rules and exceptions needed. There really has not been a shortcoming other than perhaps a learning curve.
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Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
Applications errors should always be expected in any kind of technology. What matters most is the way you find to resolve it.
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Performance
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard works seemlessly and so in the background you don't realize it's there until you need it!
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
We have only had to contact them once during the initial set up to help bring the internet back on line. After that for the most part our systems have been automated, and could easily be checked form their online FAQ and Knowledge base that they provide. Everything else is easily handled from their browser based interface
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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
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.
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Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
Online training is good for learning how to use the product. It does not teach security strategy because that is not its intent.
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Implementation Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
I had my key information for setting up the firewall, and they assisted me in finding the settings and appropriate places to enter data. They also helped troubleshoot when I didn't understand some of their feature concepts, and we got it running.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
At 3 of my locations I use both a Sonic Wall and a watch guard. In my experience, the sonic wall has a much better interface. I feel it was much easier for someone that has never accessed a fire wall to be able to make changes and learn very quickly. I feel the Watchguard has better built in applications and the VPN was easier to use and access.
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
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WatchGuard Technologies
We scaled it exactly as we needed it to be! Easy, money-saving, and we didn't end up with features or options that we'd never use or worry about.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
  • The VPNs are very easy to configure, less time to loose at new implementation.
  • The traffic monitor can be improved, I can't see the ISO layers to do a faster diagnosis.
  • Having an ADDS authentication is a plus, can use it with rules and vpn for remote access. Very useful.
  • The dimension feature can be developed as a website + database for NGINX, Apache2, IIS, etc., I feel traped on that linux vm only.
  • Most of the customers doesn't like to pay for a solution like this. They will accept only after beign attacked. WatchGuard can improve the sales with a demo (hacking, active security, etc.).
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