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Score 8.9 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 5.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

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

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

Lightspeed web filtering using the Chromebook Relay agent is amazing and does a great job for a cloud filtering solution. The reports that are available are great and can be customized and retains data for 90 days. Reports are easily shared with staff and/or parents for transparency and disciplinary reasons. The agent for Lightspeed (Relay) does not work well with OSX and works okay in Windows, but doesn't allow you to access local IP addresses in the web browser. There needs to be a way to bypass filtering for local network access. This can make it unusable in some cases.
Jonathan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.2
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Identification Technologies
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
8.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Visualization Tools
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Content Inspection
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Policy-based Controls
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Firewall Management Console
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Reporting and Logging
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
VPN
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
High Availability
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Stateful Inspection
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
Proxy Server
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
8.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

Pros

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

  • 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

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

  • Traffic Logging
  • Alerts
  • Filtering by groups
  • Reporting
Jonathan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

  • Check Point has a complex range of reporting tools, some of which can take time to learn and be comfortable with.
  • The firewall is solid and needs to have someone with training to manage it which means any little mistake can bring down the network and have you on the phone with Check Point support.
  • They are pricey for some of the hardware and reporting tools.
Ramesh Ramrattan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

  • MAC OSX Client Compatibility and reliability.
  • Windows Client Compatibility and reliability.
  • Contract and Terms
  • Pricing
Jonathan Butler | 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

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

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

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

Lightspeed has a long solid reputation in the EDU market for web filtering. That being said, they have the largest database of the categorized websites at the administrator's disposal during the configuration and operation. Safety Check is AI-based and Securely uses a live in-person safety monitoring system. Securely can send local authorities to do a welfare check on students because of self-harm-related emergencies. Securly is priced a little cheaper but not too much. Linewiz will be our new system to test.
Jonathan Butler | 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

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

  • Very costly per year
  • Does a great job with 1:1 filtering on Chromebooks
  • Safety Check checks student for possible self harm and alerts staff
Jonathan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

Pricing Details

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

General

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

Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
8.9
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)
5.0

Support Rating

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Lightspeed Filter (formerly Relay)

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