Check Point VSX Competitors and Alternatives

The top Check Point VSX competitors are
  • Fortinet FortiGate
  • pfSense
  • Cisco ASA
  • Palo Alto Networks WildFire
  • Sophos XG
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW
  • Barracuda NextGen Firewall
  • Sophos Cyberoam UTM
Read reviews of Check Point VSX competitors and alternatives
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Sophos
SherifFouad
Real User
IT Manager-Africa/Technical Services Manager at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
Jul 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The web and application filters, as well as the quality of service. It has a very friendly interface like the Cyberoam iNG units, it has customizable policies, it has proper... more»

What needs improvement?

The major problem that I am facing, and I know that others are facing as well, is with the HTTPS classic, in general, or any classic that works on Secure Socket Layers. Let's say I... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I've used heaps of them through the years. I've used Fortigate, which is now Fortinet. I've used Websense, they issued something like that years ago. ISS issued something like that... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would vary based on your requirements. If you have a dedicated edge firewall, like Cisco ASA, you should get Cyberoam iNG and Sophos XG. They will do the job brilliantly.... more»
Juan_Martinez
User
Senior Product Manager with 11-50 employees
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

We appreciate the ISP features: AMP, Antivirus, applications control, and traffic shaping. The dashboard is very intuitive and easy to understand.

How has it helped my organization?

In a week, we can make new policy and view what all our users did.

What needs improvement?

I think for now, it is good. However, we could have more reporting options and the ability to send alarms to the administrator.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our organization had a traditional WAN. We had routers to connect our branches, which was a very complex solution. Now, with Cisco Meraki MX84, we have a SD-WAN, and we only need... more»
Fabrizio Volpe
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Dec 11 2017

What is most valuable?

ASA is stable and with a low level of work required on the maintenance side. It is a dedicated firewall, so you do not... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cisco ASA have been the main security device for many years, slowly replaced with Check Point on the main datacentre.

What needs improvement?

You have to know the ASA command line very well because not all operations are available in the graphical interface (or... more»

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

Cisco devices are for sure costly and budget could be an important constrain on selecting them as our security solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The previous solution was based on software firewalls that where not able to perform as the Cisco ASA

What other advice do I have?

ASA is one of the the state-of-the-art firewall devices for security. It is affordable and not too complicated to use... more»

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