30 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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145 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.8

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

88%
9.7

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

97%
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
21 Ratings

Visualization Tools

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
21 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.9
99%
21 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
21 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.8
98%
20 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.3
83%
4 Ratings
9.8
98%
21 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.4
94%
21 Ratings

VPN

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.5
95%
21 Ratings

High Availability

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

83%
6 Ratings
9.7

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

97%
37 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

100%
1 Rating
8.4

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

84%
18 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Palo Alto firewall only affords by Large level infrastructure having a budget for Security Prospect. I will recommend it for the Card information industry & Confidential data solutions. Because it provides a bucket of security features that are not easily vulnerable.
Vinit Sharma | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • The PA handles VPN connectivity without missing a beat. We have multiple VPN tunnels in use for redundancy to cloud-based services.
  • The PA has great functionality in supporting failover internet connections, again with the ability to have multiple paths out to our cloud-based services.
  • The PA is updated on the regular with various security updates, we are not concerned with the firewall's ability to see what packets are really flowing across the network. Being able to see beyond just IP and port requests lets you know things are locked down better than traditional firewalls.
  • It is a great overall kit, with URL filtering and other services that fill in the gaps between other solutions without breaking the bank.
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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • Our specific model is a bit slow and outdated and takes up to 10 minutes to commit a configuration change.
  • Nested security rules would be helpful instead of a linear approach. But rule creation in general is very simple.
  • Documentation gives a very straight forward answer to some items but is very vague in others.
  • Support could be a little better. An issue we had a tech was insistent it was the "other guy" and it ended up being the very latest PAN OS upgrade.
Christopher St.Amand | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The PA5220s have far exceeded what we have expected out of them. It was a bit of a learning curve coming from another vendor, but everything falls into place now with ease. The capabilities of the solution still surprise us, allowing us to remove other costly hardware and providing a single point of management needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In my opinion, the Palo Alto Firewall is the simplest firewall in terms of management interfaces; though it has more advanced options that apply to more advanced use cases. Configuring basic features on the firewall is nearly self-explanatory; configuring more advanced features can be met with very thorough vendor documentation.
Anonymous | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 8.4
Based on 18 answers
We've run into a couple undocumented bugs, but that seems to happen with every brand and technology. Any time we've had to engage Palo Alto support they've always been professional, knowledgeable and prompt. In almost all cases we've been able to resolve our issues without having to escalate our tickets.
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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

No one can say any other companies in this time is better than Palo Alto Networks Next-Generatoin Firewalls. Palo Alto offers very advanced features which protect you[r] organization. Advanced malware protection, anti spam, lots of other threats.
Basant Gupta | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • Overall, even though the device is very expensive (both hardware and licensing), the product does produce a decent ROI, given that one (or HA pair) of devices can do so many things, such as anti-virus, anti-malware, URL filtering, SSL decryption, SSL VPN, routing, etc.
  • There will definitely be sticker shock when you're renewal comes up annually (or after 3 years), so be sure to look very carefully at the recurring costs of this product, with respect to licensing and hardware/software maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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