Check Point Infinity Competitors and Alternatives

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Bálint Kamarás
Lead IT Security Consultant at Compliance Data Systems Kft.
Consultant
Top 5
Good incident management and great integrations but needs to improve its on-premises appliances

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for its integration capabilities.

Pros and Cons

  • "The incident management on the solution is very good. You get a lot of detailed information about an incident. You also get a lot of documentation in connection with the CVI or integration."
  • "Symantec appliances need improvement. The whole appliance environment is a robust system and it needs a massive amount of storage space. If you have to increase or speed up the background storage it's a pretty complicated process. The scalability and sizing is critical, and if you do it wrong you run into issues pretty quickly."

What other advice do I have?

We have been platinum partners with Symantec. The solution is at a bit of a crossroads due to its acquisition by Broadcom and they changed their EDI solution because Broadcom had an EDI network solution too. There were EDI scanners in the network, but it's on the side. Now they have a new direction in this area, due to the fact that they want to solve these processes only from the endpoint side. Frankly, I am still waiting for the restart of this new direction. I do not think it's enough. While most deployments are using on-premises, we have some hybrid and cloud solutions too. It depends on…
SF
Network Manager at 3C Information Solutions Inc
Real User
Top 10
Simple to set up, offers malware protection and web filtering, and the VPN works well

What is our primary use case?

We had two 800-Series Palo Alto Firewalls, but as they reached end-of-life, we began researching alternatives. Ultimately, we chose to switch to Cisco Firepower, so we no longer use WildFire.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature for us is the VPN."
  • "When you contact support, there is no guarantee that they will be available to help you tackle the issue that you are facing."

What other advice do I have?

The Palo Alto models that we were using are the PA800-500 and PA830. I have seen people in different organizations and different industries set their firewall solutions up in different ways. It depends on the level of support, in terms of who will be maintaining the network. It also includes the level of knowledge they have, as well as their management preference. Some people choose Palo Alto because they don't care about the costs, and it is an easy solution to use, especially if they are already familiar with it. I would say that if they have the budget then this is a good choice and I…
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