Check Point CloudGuard Network Security Competitors and Alternatives

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Manuel Gellida
Owner at Dinamica en Microsistemas de Informatica, S.A. de C.V.
Reseller
Top 5
Easy to use and deploy with an improved pricing structure in place

What is our primary use case?

My clients are mostly based in the government. They are my core clients. I install the solution for my clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is pretty easy."
  • "They need to allow their solution to integrate with other products and not just other Sophos solutions."

What other advice do I have?

I'm a Sophos reseller. We use multiple versions. We have worked with XG 460 and XG 135 and some others -such as XG 230. In those cases, sometimes it has been Rev 1 and in other cases Rev 2 in terms of the hardware versions. I mostly work with on-premise deployments. The only item I have installed in the cloud is an email solution by Sophos. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. Overall, I would rate it at a nine out of ten.
Amith Rao
Senior Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Get great visibility into vulnerabilities through micro-segmentation

What is our primary use case?

We are a partner, not a customer. We would like to be in a position of trying to provide consultation for this solution and delivery of the product to clients. So, we have partnered with Guardicore in India and we are trying to sell this product and that is our primary use case. The primary use case that we are implementing this product for with clients is micro-segmentation.

Pros and Cons

  • "This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks."
  • "The interface and dashboard are amazing."
  • "The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."

What other advice do I have?

Right now, I would definitely recommend Guardicore for someone who is looking into the micro-segmentation space or probably an internal firewall for the organization. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Guardicore Centra as probably an eight-out-of-ten. The interface and dashboard are amazing. I would rate the user interface as a ten-out-of-ten. For other reasons having to do with features and functionality, I have to mark them down a few points.
RF
Data Analyst at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
User-friendly, provides good access, and is fairly easy to implement

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution in order to create access rules. That's what I use it for mostly. Sometimes, if I need to do some mapping, I may also leverage this product.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is a very user-friendly product."
  • "I don't have to see all the object groups that have been created on that firewall. That's just something that I would really appreciate on the CLA, even though it already exists on the GUI."

What other advice do I have?

Our company has a partnership with Cisco. We have different clients and therefore use different versions of the solution. Nobody wants to use an out-of-date version, and therefore, we work to keep everything updated. Overall, I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten.
JA
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Good pricing, good technical support, and fairly user-friendly

What is our primary use case?

I'm primarily using the solution for security purposes, and also for managing the network for various companies. I am deploying it for uniting management statuses, in order to be able to manage everything inside and to control security policies. It can fight against attacks to the system or for email searches. It is basically a central management security appliance.

Pros and Cons

  • "The pricing is excellent. It's much less expensive than Cisco."
  • "The initial setup is complex."

What other advice do I have?

We are using the 200E in our environment. We had 200D before. We're not using the latest version of the solution, which is 6.4. I like to wait on new versions to see if it is stable before deploying it. I like to take my time and avoid headaches where possible. I would recommend the product to other organizations. It's got great bundle options which make it a very good choice - and it's much cheaper than Cisco.
PF
IT Specialist at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Reliable, easy to use, and offers strong security feaures

What is our primary use case?

The solution was a firewall that bridged the internal systems with their DMC equipment and/or restricted systems access that wasn't generally available to anyone outside of the organization.

Pros and Cons

  • "Palo Alto has better and finer controls than, say, Cisco or Check Point."
  • "The solution needs a series of OS changes."

What other advice do I have?

I'd advise companies considering setting up the solution to make sure they have a trained team. If the team doesn't have any expertise with this type of firewall, then they've got to take some training. The training's pretty good and once you understand the concepts, it's pretty quick to put together. At the time we implemented it, it was easier than Check Point and the Check Point had a lot of similar capabilities. It also offered finer filtering on what was going to be allowed through various parts of the firewall ports. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten due to its reliability and easeā€¦
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