Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall vs. SonicWall VPN Clients

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
SonicWall VPN Clients
Score 9.2 out of 10
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The SonicWall VPN Clients present a number of options for secure private access to enterprise network assets.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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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
SonicWall VPN Clients
-
Ratings
Identification Technologies7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Management Console7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and Logging8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
VPN9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
High Availability8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Proxy Server7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallSonicWall VPN Clients
Small Businesses
Sophos XG Firewall
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Sophos XG Firewall
Sophos XG Firewall
Score 9.6 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.2 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallSonicWall VPN Clients
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(5 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation FirewallSonicWall VPN Clients
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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SonicWall
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.
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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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SonicWall
  • Exceptional security
  • Relatively easy configuration
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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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SonicWall
  • Connections could be more stable
  • Difficult to use for tech-challenged end-users
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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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SonicWall
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.
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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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SonicWall
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.
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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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SonicWall
  • 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.
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