25 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 8.4 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

SonicWall VPN Clients

If your organization has a full-time IT department or support staff, SonicWall VPN Clients might be a good fit. Configuration can be challenging if you're a small business office manager who HAPPENS to take care of IT (as in my case). Still, once the SonicWall VPN Clients is configured, it works pretty well and at minimal ongoing cost. We opted for extended support from the manufacturer just in case we run into issues that we can't address internally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Exceptional security
  • Relatively easy configuration
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Connections could be more stable
  • Difficult to use for tech-challenged end-users
Anonymous | 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

SonicWall VPN Clients

SonicWall VPN Clients 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Phone support has been very reliable and useful, but there have been times when better support documentation would have made that call unnecessary. I like to tackle problems internally if I can, as it tends to save time and usually money. The SonicWall VPN Clients system seems to be pretty locked down as far as being accessible to self-manage.
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

We started the process of vetting Norton VPN, but since it wasn't available from our preferred vendor, we ended up going with SonicWall VPN Clients by default.
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • ROI is difficult to determine because of the minimal initial cost; that said, now that we've experienced the benefits of having secure VPN access, we couldn't imagine not having it.
  • Users have much greater flexibility now that specific legacy systems are accessible from places other than the office.
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

SonicWall VPN Clients

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
SonicWall VPN Clients
7.0

Support Rating

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
10.0
SonicWall VPN Clients
7.0

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