30 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
21 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Firewall

8.8

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

88%
9.1

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

91%
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series ranks higher in 6/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.5
95%
7 Ratings

Visualization Tools

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.7
97%
7 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.3
83%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
7 Ratings

VPN

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
7 Ratings

High Availability

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
6 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.8
98%
7 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

83%
6 Ratings
9.5

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

95%
9 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

100%
2 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

PaloAlto VM-200 is a virtualized firewall with high processing power and network edge protection. The great advantage is being able to implement in a VMware environment without worrying about hardware, rack space, physical network connections and others. It can be easily managed via the web and remotely to create protection, access and reporting rules. The VM-200 firewall can be used by any company, small or large because it has several models available according to the real needs of each one.
Anonymous | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Decrypt internet traffic
  • daily reporting of top internet users
  • classify internet traffic in real-time to allow us to understand the organization needs.
  • Strong AI capabilities
Ronald Barrett | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • High Availability can be improved to allow active-active deployment
  • All command line documentation to provide and support automation
  • It will be nice to have link aggregation just like in the hardware firewall models.
Shephered Moyo | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

General

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

Starting Price

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Palo Alto VM series are best selling and industry's top-selling security product which customers prefer while securing their public cloud environment
Anonymous | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

The Palo Alto seemed like a more mature product, with better online documentation and support. Based on previous support cases with both companies, we felt that we could get support from Palo Alto much quicker than with Fortinet when we badly needed it. Palo Alto was also easier for our existing engineers to get to grips with, since they had prior experience
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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • ROI has been achieved quickly through lack of security incidents.
  • Inline filtering happens at line rate, unline Sourcefire from Cisco.
  • Great incentives from PAN to switch made a difference in the choice to change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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