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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 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

Smoothwall SWG

Smoothwall SWG is very suitable in companies where there is a lot of staff and power to distribute the bandwidth by areas and give priority to the staff that requires better service. It's also well suited for business that require protection of their data and services as it is constantly monitoring the network and does not let them enter dangerous sites.
germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

Smoothwall SWG

  • Real-time IP filtering is very favorable. That helps limit and restrict prohibited content.
  • Elaboration of personalized reports of the activities or pages that users visit to make new blocking rules to the pages most visited by users that may damage the functioning of the servers.
germary zambrano | 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

Smoothwall SWG

  • It is necessary for them to have more material or a community that can help expand knowledge about this software so users can use 100% of their tools.
germary zambrano | 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

Smoothwall SWG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Smoothwall SWG

Smoothwall SWG has many tools similar to pfSense but in my opinion I like the graphical environment of smoothwall swg more. It is more didactic and simple to use for new users. Also pfSense lacks the tools for monitoring in real time and the elaboration of reports that helps to perform statistics on sites visited.
germary zambrano | 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

Smoothwall SWG

  • This software helps a lot and is very economical, since it is free and it can be installed in equipment with low performance. That is of importance to companies with little budget or who are just starting out in the market.
germary zambrano | 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

Smoothwall SWG

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
Smoothwall SWG
9.0

Support Rating

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
Smoothwall SWG

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