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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.8

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    88%

    Smoothwall SWG

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Smoothwall SWG is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    83%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    Smoothwall SWG

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    100%
    1 Rating

    Smoothwall SWG

    N/A
    0 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

    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

    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

    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

    • 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

    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

    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

    Smoothwall SWG

    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

    Smoothwall SWG

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    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

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