Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall vs. F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
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The Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall is a tiered firewall product. The base model includes the core firewall services, and can be upgraded to include anti-bot/virus/spam and sandboxing capabilities.N/A
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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F5 Networks provides BIG-IP Access Policy Manager as an identity and access solution which can be deployed as a standalone solution or as an add-on to F5 Networks' flagship BIG-IP TLM or F5 Advanced WAF applications.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
8.1
3 Ratings
5% below category average
F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
-
Ratings
Identification Technologies7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Management Console7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and Logging8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
VPN9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
High Availability8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Proxy Server7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallF5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
Small Businesses
Sophos XG Firewall
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Sophos XG Firewall
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.2 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallF5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(5 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallF5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM)
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
1) For huge DC environments and complex networks 2) Where clients were consistent up-time like FSI and healthcare 3) Application-aware client req. and preventing day 0 cyber attacks. 4) Securing East-West traffic, hyper-scaling capabilities 5)Some advantages - Best Security meets Ultimate Hardware and SandBlast Zero Day Protection out of the box, Modular hardware 6) High Performance CPUs
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F5
I think that the platform is well suited to many Remote Access VPN solutions, but I also think there is a lot of room for improvement on the backend. If you are hoping to deploy your APM solution across many different datacenters or colos, it may not be the best choice for the final solution.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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.
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F5
  • SAML 2.0 identity federation support.
  • Integrates with third-party SSO solutions.
  • Bridging modern authentication and authorization (SAML, OAuth/OIDC) and classic authentication and authorization methods.
  • Policy routing
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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
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F5
  • UI/UX can be quick and modern.
  • The application hosting is not one-click.
  • You cannot observer the changes done for external users internally.
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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.
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F5
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
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.
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F5
It is open platform so support is not good and than F5 and features visibility as not good as F5. F5 Set up and easy to use to admin console. Also have more feature visibility for load balancing, web server accelerator, application server ddos protection and WAF. F5 more efficient to handle concurrent request.
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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.
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F5
  • Great VPN Solution during Covid
  • Excellent for remote access related service control and management
  • Reasonable ROI, since it is slightly expensive
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