Check Point Harmony SASE vs. Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Harmony SASE
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Check Point Harmony SASE, based on Perimeter 81 which was acquired by Check Point in late 2023, is designed to simplify secure network, cloud and application access for the modern and distributed workforce.
$10
per month per user
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
The VM-Series is a virtualized form of Palo Alto next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of cloud environments. The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Essentials
$10
per month per user
Premium
$15
per month per user
Premium Plus
$20
per month per user
Enterprise
Custom
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Harmony SASEPalo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details+$50 per month per gateway. Discounts available for annual pricing.
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Top Pros
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Features
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Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
Check Point Harmony SASE
10.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
-
Ratings
Multi-Factor Authentication10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Zero Trust Security
Comparison of Zero Trust Security features of Product A and Product B
Check Point Harmony SASE
9.8
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
-
Ratings
Continuous Verification10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Secure Web Gateways10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Segmentation Leveraging9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin Access Control10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Check Point Harmony SASE
-
Ratings
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
9.5
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings9.44 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(2 ratings)
9.5
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
I'd suggest that Perimeter81 is recommended when you want something that is easy to administrate, with little maintenance, unlike a VPN/secure network that you host and manage internally. We've had incidents when there has been downtime at Perimeter81, which has effectively locked us out of some of our secure services (anything locked down via IP). They have made improvements to their infrastructure and it seems to have improved in recent months, but this is something to keep in mind for critical connections
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Palo Alto Networks
PaloAlto VM-200 is a virtualized firewall with high processing power and network edge protection. The great advantage is being able to implement in a VMware environment without worrying about hardware, rack space, physical network connections and others. It can be easily managed via the web and remotely to create protection, access and reporting rules. The VM-200 firewall can be used by any company, small or large because it has several models available according to the real needs of each one.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Simple easy to read icon.
  • You can hover over and see if you are logged in via the systems tray on your computer.
  • Easy to switch between regions around the world.
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Palo Alto Networks
  • Decrypt internet traffic
  • daily reporting of top internet users
  • classify internet traffic in real-time to allow us to understand the organization needs.
  • Strong AI capabilities
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Customer support was lacking before, now seems better.
  • Had much difficulty using Chrome as my browser to install the app.
  • Increase the throughput speeds at time would be nicer.
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Palo Alto Networks
  • High Availability can be improved to allow active-active deployment
  • All command line documentation to provide and support automation
  • It will be nice to have link aggregation just like in the hardware firewall models.
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto VM series are best selling and industry's top-selling security product which customers prefer while securing their public cloud environment
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
In the beginning, it was a bit rough getting it to work and getting any kind of quality support from customer service. But recently they really improved their service and customer service. I believe they raise 100M in new funding which provides them the resources to make a better product with better tools and a better help desk.
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Palo Alto Networks
palo alto firewalls are application-oriented systems. They can beat other product which are based on layer 3/4 inspection. Vm series are also quickly available and could be useful in urgent deployment needs . other vendors like Fortinet and cisco could take much more time to provide the VM and in some cases installation and license validation are complicated
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • I think it is just a cost of doing business.
  • I don't think the cost is too prohibitive.
  • We also use it as an example of what a small cost can provide big protection for your security.
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Palo Alto Networks
  • ROI has been achieved quickly through lack of security incidents.
  • Inline filtering happens at line rate, unline Sourcefire from Cisco.
  • Great incentives from PAN to switch made a difference in the choice to change.
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