Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall vs. Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
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
Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
The majority of attacks and exposure to malicious content occurs during the normal course of web browsing activities, which requires the ability to allow safe, secure web access for all users. URL Filtering with PAN-DB automatically prevents attacks that leverage the web as an attack vector, including phishing links in emails, phishing sites, HTTP-based command and control, malicious sites and pages that carry exploit kits.N/A
Pricing
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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

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Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Chose Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL filtering has similar features set as compared to the other products such as from Broadcom, Check Point etc. however it stands out from other products easily due to few distinctions as mentioned below -

1. Real Time Threat Detection.
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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
Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
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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
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Small Businesses
WatchGuard Network Security
WatchGuard Network Security
Score 9.2 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Score 9.3 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.3 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallPalo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(5 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Palo Alto Networks
Because of it's complexity, Palo may not be well suited for a small organization that may not have dedicated networking staff. But for a mid to large-sized enterprise, Palo shines.
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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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Threat Detection and Prevention (Malwares, Un-Authorized Access)
  • Out of the box patterns for threat detection
  • Built in and Updated identification patterns
  • Unified Dashboard/Alerting on anomaly
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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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Steep learning curve
  • The top-down URL filtering match can sometimes be tricky and requires some expertise in setting up the desired policy
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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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Palo Alto Networks
Palo support is excellent, and I have never had to wait when contacting them for support. One of the best support teams in the business, in my opinion.
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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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Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto is a much much better product. detailed options and controls, more visibility, and usability. Better performance and durability.
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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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Palo Alto Networks
  • We stopped to looking for external content filtering after acquiring PA URL Filtering
  • The dynamic updates help us to mitigate security issues caused by BAD URLs
  • Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering is helping us to achieve the high reliability of the Network
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