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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

Check Point Next Generation Firewall is a great solution for larger companies that have the ability to dedicate a large budget towards information security controls. In order to get the best return on investment, however, the company should have a highly functioning information security maturity level and the ability to invest in dedicated training so that all features are utilized effectively. The SmartEvent dashboards are able to provide ongoing data that can track this effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

Dell EMC VxBlock System is well suited for well-defined on-premise processing requirements. Dell EMC VxBlock System's scalability allows it to grow it along to accommodate growing project requirements. High initial investment makes Dell EMC VxBlock System less appropriate for unknown growth prospects projects. It is also important to remember that there are no scale down capabilities provided, just as in any other on-premise solution.
Paul Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point Next Generation Firewall
9.2
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Identification Technologies
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
8.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Visualization Tools
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
10.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Content Inspection
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
10.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Policy-based Controls
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
9.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
9.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Firewall Management Console
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
9.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Reporting and Logging
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
10.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
VPN
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
10.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
High Availability
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
9.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Stateful Inspection
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
9.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
Proxy Server
Check Point Next Generation Firewall
8.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

Pros

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

  • Logging -- Logs are clearly displayed with all information about the packet
  • Canned reports -- The reports "out of the box" are pretty nice and give you a lot of detail
  • Rule Configuration -- Defining (basic) rules is easy to do, and understandable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

  • Speed - unparalleled processing speed and responsiveness. VBlock design eliminates bottlenecks in data transfer between components.
  • Reliability - Built with leading industry components VBLock ensures low hardware incident rate.
  • Resiliency by design. VBlock is designed, built, and setup in a way that no single component failure will cause loss of functionality or management capabilities.
  • Integration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

  • Pricing is not as competitive as the alternatives.
  • Perimeter antivirus is not as effective as its competitors
  • Steep learning curve and expensive certification paths may impair training paths
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

  • Tech Support.
  • Documentation.
  • Management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

Check Point Next Generation Firewall 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Check Point has a variety of support options that can be used to optimize your investment in the product. Companies with a larger information security and certified checkpoint engineer employee base can benefit from a standard SLA, while companies with a smaller security engineering footprint or more critical implementations can opt for premium, elite or diamond packages that even include the ability to provide on-site engineers for major security incidents. Check Point PRO support also provides the ability to outsource maintenance concerns by automating case creation and follow up when application components fail.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Dell EMC stands by Dell EMC VxBlock System. It provides a single point of contact regardless of a support request nature - whether it's a storage, networking, compute, or software issue one can reach Dell EMC VxBlock System support with a single phone number. Dell EMC VxBlock System support technicians are instilled with appropriate sense of urgency.
Paul Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

At the time when we were evaluating Fortinet, it was not a layer 7, while Check Point did offer this. It appears that since then they have created next-gen firewalls as well. The interface of Check Point is a little easier to use (although the interface tends to use a lot of bright pink colors)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

NutanixSmiplivityHPE
Kunal Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

  • Since it is Layer 7 we are able to get down to the application level and block certain applications from even running.
  • Since it has an IPS in place we are able to see possible attacks that have been prevented by the firewall
  • This helps justify the security department and their metrics since we are able to see things that are prevented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

  • Reduce Foot print
  • Optimize Resource
  • Ease of operation
Iqbal Shahzad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

General

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

Dell EMC VxBlock 1000

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point Next Generation Firewall
8.7
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
9.0

Support Rating

Check Point Next Generation Firewall
10.0
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000
9.0

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