Check Point Quantum Smart-1 Security Management vs. Logstash

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point Quantum Smart-1
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Check Point offers security management architecture delivered from the Cloud designed to manage security across on-premise Firewalls, Networks, Cloud, Mobile and IoT. The Smart-1 security management solution is available in cloud and appliance-based editions.N/A
Logstash
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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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 Security Management
Comparison of Firewall Security Management features of Product A and Product B
Check Point Quantum Smart-1 Security Management
8.5
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Logstash
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Ratings
Policy planning and rule management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Policy Orchestration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Device Discovery8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy Compliance Auditing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Attack Path Simulation Testing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Scans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Rule Cleanup9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
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7.0
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Likelihood to Renew
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
It is very suitable to manage and monitor a large amount of network security information. It is not recommended to use the network information security management of a single firewall device in terms of cost.
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Elastic
Perfect for projects where Elasticsearch makes sense: if you decide to employ ES in a project, then you will almost inevitably use LogStash, and you should anyways. Such projects would include: 1. Data Science (reading, recording or measure web-based Analytics, Metrics) 2. Web Scraping (which was one of our earlier projects involving LogStash) 3. Syslog-ng Management: While I did point out that it can be a bit of an electric boo-ga-loo in finding an errant configuration item, it is still worth it to implement Syslog-ng management via LogStash: being able to fine-tune your log messages and then pipe them to other sources, depending on the data being read in, is incredibly powerful, and I would say is exemplar of what modern Computer Science looks like: Less Specialization in mathematics, and more specialization in storing and recording data (i.e. Less Engineering, and more Design).
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Centralized Database
  • Detailed and indexed logging
  • Securely connects to each device
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Elastic
  • Logstash design is definitely perfect for the use case of ELK. Logstash has "drivers" using which it can inject from virtually any source. This takes the headache from source to implement those "drivers" to store data to ES.
  • Logstash is fast, very fast. As per my observance, you don't need more than 1 or 2 servers for even big size projects.
  • Data in different shape, size, and formats? No worries, Logstash can handle it. It lets you write simple rules to programmatically take decisions real-time on data.
  • You can change your data on the fly! This is the CORE power of Logstash. The concept is similar to Kafka streams, the difference being the source and destination are application and ES respectively.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • The user interface is very convenient to use. To say what is missing. It is only not supported in the language system that displays Chinese.
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Elastic
  • Since it's a Java product, JVM tuning must be done for handling high-load.
  • The persistent queue feature is nice, but I feel like most companies would want to use Kafka as a general storage location for persistent messages for all consumers to use. Using some pipeline of "Kafka input -> filter plugins -> Kafka output" seems like a good solution for data enrichment without needing to maintain a custom Kafka consumer to accomplish a similar feature.
  • I would like to see more documentation around creating a distributed Logstash cluster because I imagine for high ingestion use cases, that would be necessary.
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
Far exceeds any testing we were able to think of when testing.
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Elastic
MongoDB and Azure SQL Database are just that: Databases, and they allow you to pipe data into a database, which means that alot of the log filtering becomes a simple exercise of querying information from a DBMS. However, LogStash was chosen for it's ease of integration into our choice of using ELK Elasticsearch is an obvious inclusion: Using Logstash with it's native DevOps stack its really rational
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Reduce personnel management costs
  • The elastic expansion capability solves the rapidly changing environment that needs to be changed.
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Elastic
  • Positive: Learning curve was relatively easy for our team. We were up and running within a sprint.
  • Positive: Managing Logstash has generally been easy. We configure it, and usually, don't have to worry about misbehavior.
  • Negative: Updating/Rehydrating Logstash servers have been little challenging. We sometimes even loose data while Logstash is down. It requires more in-depth research and experiments to figure the fine-grained details.
  • Negative: This is now one more application/skill/server to manage. Like any other servers, it requires proper grooming or else you will get in trouble. This is also a single point of failure which can have the ability to make other servers useless if it is not running.
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