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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.8

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    88%

    BIG-IP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • F5 BIG-IP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    83%
    6 Ratings
    8.8

    BIG-IP

    88%
    13 Ratings

    Usability

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    BIG-IP

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.7

    BIG-IP

    77%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    1) For huge DC environments and complex networks2) Where clients were consistent up-time like FSI and healthcare3) Application-aware client req. and preventing day 0 cyber attacks.4) Securing East-West traffic, hyper-scaling capabilities5)Some advantages - Best Security meets Ultimate Hardware and SandBlast Zero Day Protection out of the box, Modular hardware6) High Performance CPUs
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BIG-IP

    The product provides a very successful solution for both VPN and Load Balancing, especially for medium and large-sized companies. It can be preferred in small-sized companies, but due to the price and licensing model, I think this would be an unnecessary expense. This product is very successful especially if you have more than 2 servers on the Internet, DMZ side and you are going to balance the load between them. On the local side, if you are managing a large database, this solution of F5 is truly unrivaled.
    Evren BOZTEPE | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    • SSL inspection provides more effective mitigation of threat and data leakage with the ability to inspect and analyze encrypted traffic.
    • Threat emulation and extraction provides protection against zero-day threats without compromising the data of infected files.
    • 'Office mode' VPN provides a seamless connected experience for remotely connected individuals.
    • Application control features provide granular restrictions to the type of application traffic than can pass through the network.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BIG-IP

    • Easy connection: you can connect to your corporate network with two clicks.
    • IP restriction: F5 has a list of possible insecure IP numbers, if someone tries to connect using one of these numbers, F5 BIG-IP won't connect.
    • Always on feature: Very handy feature, if you install always on, you won't need to click connect.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    • HTTPS Inspection -- The firewall has troubles re-packaging the packet in a way that some websites are able to interpret correctly
    • Support -- Even getting support directly from Check Point isn't the easiest of experiences. They are more concerned about how fast they can close a ticket out, rather than fixing the problem.
    • Custom reports -- Custom reporting is extremely limited
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BIG-IP

    • The appliance had power supply problems, replaced 2 over the 5 years, $3000 each
    • The appliance as a hardware device had no support 2 years after we bought them, moved to virtual
    • Requires F5 knowledge, their terminology and way of doing things needs training
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    General

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

    Starting Price

    BIG-IP

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    BIG-IP

    BIG-IP 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Great customization and easy to use help reference menus
    Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway 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

    BIG-IP

    BIG-IP 7.7
    Based on 7 answers
    On the occasions when we've had to engage f5 support, they have been great. They have always resolved our issues quickly and been easy to work with and professional. The reason I give them a 10 out of 10, however, is because when we've had issues that have crossed over between the f5 BIG-IP, our Cisco switches, and our Microsoft IIS server the f5 support representatives have been extremely knowledgeable about every product and device involved and have been able to troubleshoot end-to-end without having to engage other vendors.
    Paul Luchini | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    In a heterogeneous environment, we wanted to keep multiple vendors for multiple purposes. CP was found very good in handling basic Next generation firewalls features along with handling of VPNs.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BIG-IP

    I can't recall the name of the previous software we used for remote intranet access, but it was much less reliable. F5 BIG-IP is consistent and easy to use--the authentication process happens quickly and reliably via my cell phone's facial recognition feature which is convenient and secure. No need to carry a key fob or enter a verification code. The previous software required email codes be sent and entered to verify access.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    • Although there are better alternatives out there, Check Point delivers results for the price we paid for the system.
    • Since implementation, we have not have any major issues with the product, minor issues were resolved in a timely fashion.
    • Check Point currently fulfills our need for an outside facing firewall, when our organization grows larger, we will be looking at higher level enterprise solutions.
    Ramesh Ramrattan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    BIG-IP

    • Load balancing is a requirement in most serious web environments, and this allows us to keep sites up and running in the event of partial server outages.
    • Keeping sites extra secured with the advanced security and routing features is a plus.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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