Check Point NGFW Pricing and License Cost

Pushkin Sawhney
Principle Network and Security Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It can be expensive, but it's value for money. What you pay for is what you get. You can go down in price and buy some cheap firewalls, but you're not going to get great support and you're not going to get the level of protection you need. With Check Point you get all of that. View full review »
Steve Vandegaer
Senior Engineer Security at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Make sure you get the correct license. For instance, I did an audit for one of our clients recently and I saw that they always were buying the most expensive license and not using the features that were included in it. That's one thing to look at: If you're not going to use some features, don't buy the license related to those and go for a cheaper license. Also, negotiate. There's always room for discounts. You get licensing bundles, so depending on which features you want to activate, your license is going to be more expensive. Some things, like Threat Extraction and Threat Emulation, require subscriptions. They don't come with a standard firewall. I'm not a licensing expert, but as far as I know there's the standard firewall, the Next Generation Firewall, and then the Next Generation Threat Prevention license. The price goes up in those bundles. View full review »
Senior IT Manager at a mining and metals company with 501-1,000 employees
Strongly consider augmenting standard support with Check Point's premium option or by purchasing ATAM/professional services time blocks, especially during deployment. Standard support is decent, though occasionally frustrating from a turnaround perspective. While we sometimes wait a while for resolution on some cases, the information we receive is usually quality; that's been our experience. View full review »
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Network and Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There are three types of licensing: Threat Prevention, NGTP, and Next Generation Threat Extraction. Before, it used to be you would just enable the license of whatever blade you wanted to buy. Nowadays, Threat Prevention would be sufficient for most clients, so I would think people would go for the NGTP, license which includes all the blades. View full review »
Ifeanyi Onyiaodike
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Check Point offers good solutions, but it won't kill your budget. Going into Next-Generation firewalls, you should know what the different blades are for, and when you want to buy a solution, know what you want to use that solution for. If it's for your normal IP rule set, for identity awareness, content awareness, for VPN, or for NAT, know the blades you want. Every solution or every feature of the firewall has license blades. If you want to activate a feature to see how that feature handles the kind of work you give, and it handles it pretty well, you can then move to other features. View full review »
Technical Support Engineer at AlgoSec
Pricing is fine. We had to get separate licenses for the different blades. It would be nice to have a feature where we can get the multiple licenses all-in-one instead. The licensing feature is good for the Check Point. It attaches to the management IP address of the central management server. So, you can remove that particular IP and then use that license on another device on some other firewall, if you want. View full review »
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the past, when Fortinet was a young company, the price point of Fortinet was very low compared to Check Point. But at this stage, our experience is that the pricing is almost the same. The pricing of Check Point is fair when compared to others. The only additional cost we have with Check Point is when we need to do a big migration. Sometimes we need a third-party company, but this is not usual. It's only for big migrations that we sometimes have support from an external company. The last time we needed something like that was two years ago. View full review »
Matt Millen
Network & Systems Administrator I at DMH
One of the main reasons that we went with Check Point is that they provide a good solution for a firewall but at an affordable price. As a state agency, we can't afford a Cisco FirePOWER. It's just out of our budget to be able to pay for something where licensing and hardware are so expensive. Check Point has really met our needs for a budget-friendly solution. We pay a yearly support fee in addition to the standard licensing fees with Check Point. View full review »
Security Team Leader at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Use the basic sizing tool to do the correct sizing so you don't waste too much money, because it's not a very cheap solution when compared to other vendors. There are other vendors that are more affordable. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, except maintenance. View full review »
Security and Platforms Engineer at a educational organization with 201-500 employees
The pricing and licensing are expensive. If you compare it with Fortinet, then it is cheaper on a yearly basis. However, Check Point is the most expensive firewall right now in terms of licenses and its appliance. My recommendation is if you want a long-term investment, then you should use an open server. If you use an open server, then the latency is really low. If you pay for a full appliance, it's more expensive. View full review »
IT Infrastructure & Cyber Security Manager at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing in this category is a jungle, but Check Point was very competitive. They were very forthcoming and agile for our budget needs. View full review »
System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing and licensing are pretty steep. They know that they are good, so they are pricey. View full review »
Oswaldo Gimeno
Network Engineer at Getronics
The pricing and licensing are the worst part of Check Point. I usually don't know what I really am buying. When I have to do an inventory of the license, I don't know what it is being used for. Sometimes I feel I am being cheated, and the others times, I feel it is a bargain. Nobody knows! Even the Check Point representatives, they aren't clear on somethings, such as, what is the right license for what I need. There is a possibility to have diamond support. You can have a technical engineer who is there just for you. When you have that type of feature, it's more expensive. View full review »
Rachit Malhotra
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price could be decreased, because the competitors of Check Point Firewall are giving lower prices in comparison. The licensing part is something that is very easy to do in Check Point Firewall. We just need to purchase the license, then we have to write the keys in while installing it. The good thing is that it is an easy process to update the license. View full review »
Sunil Redekar
Security Engineer at Hitachi Systems
For the firewall, there is a limitation on the license. We are facing some problems with mobile access. We have a license for 450 licenses of VPN users. We would like Check Point to have more than that, e.g., if the organization gets bigger and there are more users, then that will be a problem. I have done licensing and contracts for multiple firewalls. The license and contract configuration is completely fine, but if it is possible to make them cost a bit less, then this would be better. View full review »
Manjit Aggarwal
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is good. It is less than Palo Alto's firewalls. Check Point has the same features as Palo Alto, but the licensing and cost of these firewalls are not too expensive. It is one of the best firewalls in the market in this range. View full review »
Sr. Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Comparatively, Check Point pricing is a little high. However, if you have that budget, I would recommend anybody to go with Check Point. View full review »
Shivani Jethy
Network Security Administrator at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The pricing is good. It's not so expensive. You can deploy it and it will do a lot of jobs in one package. It's a good choice compared to the other firewalls. View full review »
Amit Kuhar
Network Security Consultant at Atos Syntel
We have had some vulnerabilities when we upgraded the R80.30 Management Server. We have some gateways right now in our R77.30 version, and this means if we go without license in R80.30, then it will prompt a bad connection and terminate. We have had some license difficulties with the connection going from R70 to R80. However, these don't largely impact performance. View full review »
Rakesh Gupta
Solutions Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have to consider things, cost-wise, when we are expanding into other locations. We don't have the budget to use it in other platforms. We have some servers that we deploy in AWS and other locations. But instead of going with Check Point, we go with other vendors to fit into the budget. Check Point is really costly. When it comes to the Indian market, where we are located, we always consider budget solutions. So this is an area where Check Point could use some improvement. In addition to the standard fees, support is an added expense. View full review »
Rohit Gambhir
Sr. Network Engineer at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Check Point Firewall costs more compared to the other firewalls in the markets, as pricing is little high. However, it is easy to take the license and use it in the firewall. View full review »
Vighnesh Rege
Lead Solution Advisor at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Cisco pushes clients to purchase their hardware, and this is not the case with Check Point. This helps to easily manage costs. View full review »
Firewall Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The licensing part is easy for Check Point firewalls. You just purchase the license and install it on the firewall. The pricing is a bit high, but obviously it gives you advanced features. If you want to buy the best thing on the market, you have to pay extra money. View full review »
Oleg P.
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Use the Check Point Performance Sizing Utility to measure and estimate the hardware needed to purchase for your environment. View full review »
Sr. Network Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Pricing is a little high compared to competitive firewalls, but it is easy to go through the licensing steps. View full review »
Deputy Manager (Systems) at State Bank of India
They should first understand their organization's needs and accordingly choose the product. In case if someone is not sure especially about sizing then they should use the Check Point maestro platform as it gives you the flexibility to augment the capacity on the fly without disrupting the existing running operation. View full review »
Arun Jethy
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing and licensing part is something that could be improved. Check Point license and pricing are a bit higher compared to competing firewalls. I think they can work on that. View full review »
Network Security Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If you use the features then it's cost-effective. Otherwise, it's expensive. View full review »
Swapnil T
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Cost is on the higher side, but we cannot ignore that Check Point is one of the leaders in the firewall category. View full review »
IT Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The prices are good for its features. The benefit of its license is we get timely security prevention updates. The price is good for the technology that we get. View full review »
Security Analyst at HOST
NGTP is easy and strong. If you need the best security - use SanbBlast in addition. View full review »
Security and Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Maybe the pricing is a bit high but you get the durability and the duration. View full review »
Dan Huang
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
This solution is way too expensive for what it is worth, especially when it doesn't work. It's just pointless. It's time wasted. View full review »
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Junior Network Specialist - Cloud Operations Engineer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
In terms of quality versus price, Check Point is very balanced. View full review »
IT-Infrastruktur at Synthesa Chemie Ges.m.b.H
The pricing for Check Point depends on your environment. View full review »
Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
Setup is easy, in my short tenure I have done multiple migrations and have set up our new organization. For cost and pricing, I don't have an idea. View full review »
Sadiq Abdulwahab
Network Administrator at Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Plc
We pay a license fee on a three year basis. We have a three-year license. We pay $5,000-$6,000 a year. View full review »
Network Security Engineer at Türkiye İş Bankası
Licensing issues may be confusing at times. View full review »
Presales Solutions Architect at Paladion Networks
The pricing is really negotiable based on other competitor solutions. View full review »
Yamini Kapoor
Network Security Engineer at R Systems
The pricing of Check Point's firewalls is good. It is not that expensive. View full review »
Manager for Operations, Security and Management at REN - Rede Energeticas Nacionais, S.A.
This product is not cheap and there are additional costs that depend on what model or package that you buy. If you need more features then you may have to buy additional modules. In our case, we knew what we wanted in advance so there were no additional costs. View full review »
Viplav Patil
Senior Manager, Information Technology at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Cost is negotiable always & matches the expectations and licences are flexible and are added advantage. View full review »
Sales Engineer at Unistar
It is quite an expensive product, although security is a top priority. For people who want security, the price is not a problem, and everything is included in the price of the license. View full review »
Security Engineer at Tenece Professional Services
Licensing costs for this solution are on a yearly basis. View full review »
Network Security Assurance Specialist at Visa Inc.
I think that the pricing is different for every organization. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Check Point NGFW. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
456,495 professionals have used our research since 2012.