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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

If you can control the rollout of the client the Pulse Connect Secure is user-friendly. We often have a federation of endpoints that we do not control and those endpoints invariably cause pain during major upgrade cycles. It’s also not obvious that some of the default choices (like what type of VPN to use) actually degrades the service.
John Keenan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

  • Very stable, it's not one of those products that require restarting from time to time.
  • Policies are easy to build.
  • Can be deployed on many platforms, cloud/on-prem, physical/virtual appliances.
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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

  • Noisy SIEM integration.
  • Major upgrades are tough to implement.
John Keenan | 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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
There’s a lot of Google searches for knowledge base articles as opposed to just calling an expert and getting a specific quick answer.
John Keenan | 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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

The F5 product was more complicated to manage and requires more time to get used to. Juniper VPN is simpler. F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager may be better if you need other side solutions like load balancing and GSLB. So, it really depends on your requirements.
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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

  • The deployment was very quick.
  • It improved security by using compliance checks.
  • Access to resources by external parties was improved.
Anonymous | 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

Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)

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
Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)
7.3

Support Rating

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)
7.0

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