Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall vs. Smoothwall UTM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
The Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall is a tiered firewall product. The base model includes the core firewall services, and can be upgraded to include anti-bot/virus/spam and sandboxing capabilities.N/A
Smoothwall UTM
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Smoothwall UTM is a firewall security suite for educational environments. It includes the standard firewall services, as well as load balancing, and has hardware and software deployment options.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
8.1
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Smoothwall UTM
9.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Identification Technologies7.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Content Inspection7.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP6.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Firewall Management Console7.53 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting and Logging8.53 Ratings9.01 Ratings
VPN9.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
High Availability8.53 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Proxy Server7.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallSmoothwall UTM
Small Businesses
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Score 9.2 out of 10
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallSmoothwall UTM
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallSmoothwall UTM
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
1) For huge DC environments and complex networks 2) Where clients were consistent up-time like FSI and healthcare 3) Application-aware client req. and preventing day 0 cyber attacks. 4) Securing East-West traffic, hyper-scaling capabilities 5)Some advantages - Best Security meets Ultimate Hardware and SandBlast Zero Day Protection out of the box, Modular hardware 6) High Performance CPUs
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Smoothwall
After a year of using the Smoothwall UTM Firewall solution, we can say that it is a secure solution, it offers a graphical interface for configuration and access with easy understanding and usability, the security features and blocking of url and applications work very well and also protects against malware and ransomware. For small and even intermediate scenarios I recommend it, but not for very large scenarios. Licenses can be renewed and are priced very well compared to competitors.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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.
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Smoothwall
  • easy to manage by its web platform that allows quick access to system functions
  • allows the administration of the company's network by creating IP navigation permissions to prevent access to unprotected pages
  • this system can be installed on computers with very few resources and even with old equipment just by adapting an additional network card. This is helpful for companies that are starting and do not have much capital to invest but need to protect their systems
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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
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Smoothwall
  • Rare problems have been noticed when there are many connections at the same time.
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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.
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Smoothwall
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
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.
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Smoothwall
Smoothwall is a system that is cheaper than just a free license due to being a Linux distribution. Simplewall is a bit more for robust equipment or large networks.
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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.
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Smoothwall
  • Internal network security and intruder protection for a cost-effective solution.
  • The solution contributed and greatly reduced malware attacks and ddos ​​attacks.
  • Reports allowed more accurate analysis.
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