Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Pricing and License Cost

Alex Tremblay
Cyber Security Manager at H2O Power
The pricing is pretty high, not just for your capital, for what you have to pay upfront, but for what you pay for your annual software renewals as well, compared to a lot of other vendors. Check Point is near the top, as far as how much it's going to cost you. Years ago they used to piecemeal and you could pick whatever you wanted. But now they have two basic options. You can go with this level or the higher level and that's it. It makes it simple. View full review »
M Poczobut
CISO and Senior Director Technical Operations at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
The pricing and licensing of this is much more digestible than that of its hardware equivalent. I've found, in times past, especially on the hardware side of things, that the licensing support and maintenance could be very daunting to understand. If that has scared folks away in the past, CloudGuard is much simpler. Licensing is simply by the number of hosts that you are looking to protect within your environment. It makes it much easier to ensure that you are covering your environment. If you are not already a Check Point customer for the UTM and the SmartEvent, there likely would be an additional cost, beyond the standard CloudGuard licensing, if you wanted the reporting. It's a unique instance where we already had an established infrastructure of Check Point devices on our network, and then we added CloudGuard to it. Had we started with CloudGuard, and only had virtual assets to protect, it is possible that there would be additional cost. I would urge folks to look into what it would cost to add the reporting capabilities and log event management. View full review »
MarkG
IT Security Manager at a sports company with 10,001+ employees
Licensing is easy since this is a virtual instance which does not require RMA. View full review »
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reviewer1098015
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing for these kinds of products is always expensive but I would say that it's in line with the competition. View full review »
Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
There is flexibility in the different licensing models that are offered. For testing/evaluation/PoC projects, you could go with the Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) license without wasting a lot of money in case the solution somehow doesn't suit you. On the other hand, for production, you could use the Bring-your-own-license (BYOL) way, applying the license bought earlier. This is a flexible approach and we like that. View full review »
RajivT
Senior System Engineer at Gas South
If you are a Microsoft Azure customer the setup is very simple. There is already a great template there ready for deployment. Read the deployment guide fully before attempting it. Licensing is built into the deployment but you will get billed separately as a market place deployment and does not get charged to your subscription. This is a bit frustrating but they are working on fixing this View full review »
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