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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.8 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

It is well suited for a hybrid network model where you would like to extend your existing infrastructure and security policies to the public cloud. With security up to layer 7, it helps you deploy all the security policies on the public cloud
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.2
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
8.0
Identification Technologies
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
8.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
9.0
Visualization Tools
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
6.0
Content Inspection
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
Policy-based Controls
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
2.0
Reporting and Logging
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
VPN
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
High Availability
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
Stateful Inspection
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
9.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
8.0
Proxy Server
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
8.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
7.0

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Easy deployment.
  • Backups, snapshotting, etc. make returning to pre-change state a snap.
  • Threat management, data leak protection, etc. can be done in-line with ease.
Anonymous | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Sometimes the configuration gets out of sync between HA peers, it won't sync, and it also won't say why.
  • Every time I log in I get warned that the logfile partition is almost full. Yes, I know that, you're deleting the oldest ones, I know: stop telling me about it with a giant pop-up at login.
  • I like green, but I wish I could choose mauve as a background color for the web interface.
Bear Golightly | 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

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

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

PAN was a much more solid choice, with less infrastructure needs required than Checkpoint. Cost was also a factor, with PAN being cheaper, even without the discounts given by our rep. VPN's are much easier to configure with non-heterogeneous products where the checkpoint is an absolute mess to configure a VPN with.
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

  • Reduced firewall management tasks by an order of magnitude
  • Reduced needed VPN client support to nearly zero
  • Allowed reporting/monitoring of bandwidth usage, increasing overall productivity (big brother is watching you.....)
Bear Golightly | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

General

Free Trial
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
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0

Support Rating

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0

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