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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.8

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    88%

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    • Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    83%
    6 Ratings
    7.0

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    100%
    1 Rating

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Any scenario where a dedicated firewall administrator is on staff and a secure firewall solution that requires high availability is needed will be a good solution for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product. The McAfee Firewall Enterprise however comes with some of its own parlance that is different from other vendors and does require some comfort on the administrators side when it comes to working in the command line. Added knowledge of protocols and how they interact is a must for any firewall admin but particularly for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product due to its flexible nature. If the environment is to be mostly hands off where a very limited rule set is to be configured and not likely to change often, I would defer to a different product
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • Based on the SecureComputing Sidewinder firewalls, the McAfee Firewall Enterprise does similar backend containerization of each service which provides for added security in the unlikely event of failures or breeches.
    • Tie in reporting services (if used by the admin) provide very granular details on rules accessed and the firewalls response to the requests.
    • Configurable options are plentiful. Unbound DNS can be configured on each "burb" (SecureComputing/McAfee parlance for interface), similar options for sendmail while rulesets can be configured at the application level down to simple IP-filter making options for enhancing security as well as troubleshooting equally as useful.
    • Full control over shell for scripting and/or scheduling (cron) purposes.
    • Solid HA and patching architecture.
    • Support was always helpful, knowledgeable and insightful (especially the staff that migrated from SecureComputing).
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • For an application-layer firewall the applications supported (at the time I managed them) were too few and would need to be expanded and the application ruleset needed to be expanded as well.
    • The remote access VPN client configuration was overly complex for the average user and would need to be supplemented with a configuration file that had already been generated. Other solutions from CheckPoint or Cisco ASA are not as complex for end user remote access.
    • Enhancing the GUI with a builtin "packet capture" feature would be useful for administrators not familiar with tcpdump.
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Compared to other firewalls I've managed (Palo Alto, Cisco ASA & CheckPoint) I would say that McAfee Firewall Enterprise was probably at the time not the leader in its field however it is a product that proved its reliability and flexibility over the other vendors. The addition of many new features usually comes as a detriment to some other area (restricted CLI, decreased logging etc.). In my experience this product gave the flexibility and options that the organization needed.
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • In its highly available configuration the impact on any business objective has been positive given the fact that any downtime of the firewall would negatively impact all business objectives.
    Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

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