Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall vs. Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Score 9.2 out of 10
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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
Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Sophos Cloud Web Gateway has been discontinued since 30 June 2020.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
Sophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
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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 FirewallSophos Cloud Web Gateway (discontinued)
Small Businesses
pfSense
pfSense
Score 9.2 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.4 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.4 out of 10
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Score 6.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(5 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Sophos Secure Web Gateway is great for almost any business that needs an easily-manageable proxy server. We're a medium-sized enterprise, but the product would work great for much larger companies as well. The only real limitations would be hardware resources, but it isn't that intensive. The administration of it is very intuitive, and it was quick to set up. Where it might not make sense is across multiple sites, unless all internet traffic is funneled through one place. It would be a bit complicated to maintain multiple setups.
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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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  • When IT Admins need to deploy virtually.
  • When IT Admins want to have high availability without an extra cost (via the Virtual Appliance Deployment).
  • When IT Admins want to control and give the internet fair use within the organization.
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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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  • Administrator Permissions: There's not enough granularity on the administrative side. We ran into an issue where we wanted to restrict junior admins from being able to see traffic per user. But in doing so, it also prevented them from adusting some other settings they had to have access to, like setting exceptions for sites.
  • CA Database: I occasionally run into issues where the list of certificate authorities in the appliance is not up to date, and I have to manually add a CA. These aren't rare, never-heard-of authorities, either, but they are usually subsidiaries of one of the major ones.
  • Feedback: Sometimes it takes some good detective skills to track down why a legitimate site isn't working. It's often because of content hosted elsewhere (images, for example), but the reports aren't always clear as to what actually gets blocked. It takes some trial and error sometimes to unblock something that should be okay for our business.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
Sophos Secure Web Gateway has flexible pricing and deployment options. It offers a huge range of categorization options and they also pull web categorization info from other services
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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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  • We have not had a single instance of malware since installing Web Gateway. We have other ways to prevent infections and attacks, of course, so this is just one tool in the box, but we had a handful before this from people visiting sites they should not have. Web Gateway has prevented those, at least.
  • There was some pushback initially as users had to deal with some business sites not working (usually due to CA problems). After the initial growing pains, however, we've seen very few other problems.
  • The appliance updates itself, in the middle of the night, so that reduces some overhead and planned downtime.
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