Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] Competitors and Alternatives

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KrishnaInfosec
Real User
Manager - Network & Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 20 2020

What is most valuable?

The Layer four features are okay and meet my business needs. Security is playing a vital role these days, and the layer seven features such as IPS and malware protection are helpful in that regard. The interface is fair and has not given us any challenges.

What needs improvement?

This solution is not mature when it comes to handling perimeter traffic like internet browsing. It is lacking in some of the security features. Palo Alto and Fortinet are better for this. In the next release, I would like to see the inclusion of more next-generation firewall features.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have experience with Palo Alto, Check Point, FortiGate, and Cisco firewalls. Azure Firewall is more scalable than these other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend for internet-facing network traffic. When it comes to rating this solution, there are two components here. For layer four traffic, I would rate it an eight out of ten. For layer seven traffic, however, I would rate it less. Overall, I would rate this solution a… more»
Adil Cullychurn
Real User
Tech Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Aug 21 2019

What is most valuable?

We've found the threat detection very valuable. The entire platform is user-friendly. It's easier compared to Check Point or Juniper firewalls.

How has it helped my organization?

For my organization, it has become much easier to scan the firewalls because the solution is more user-friendly than its competitors.

What needs improvement?

The signature discs, compared to Palo Alto, aren't as good. It takes more time to get the signature updates. The solution should be on the cloud a bit more. There should be a cookie eater.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is renewed on a yearly basis.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We ended up choosing the solution because of its ease of use and it troubleshooting steps were easy to control.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution. As a co-firewall, it does a good job. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.
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