Cisco IOS Security Competitors and Alternatives

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Anatolii Kachanovskyi
Real User
Head of Cyber Security Department at NGT Group
Aug 27 2019

What is most valuable?

We find Check Point valuable because they are 100% focused on security. It totally closes the potential vulnerability channel. We can check our mail and our attachments and we can scan everything easily. We get an immediate report about the situation of the attachments. We can discover if the… more»

What needs improvement?

The stability of the solution could be improved, but this is the problem of all the solutions in the market. This isn't just a problem specific to Check Point.

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

Our licensing is yearly at a fixed cost. The solution has a very flexible pricing model. It can provide the same level of security and performance, but in parallel, can be subscription-based.

What other advice do I have?

The solution is the on-premises deployment model which we use in our server environment. We are an integration company, and although we deal with other solutions, we mainly focus on Check Point. The solution is a great mix of user experience, flexibility, security features, and cost. After five… more»
Consultant
Consultant at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 03 2019

What needs improvement?

It's not so easy to set up a test environment because it's not so easy to get the test license. The vendor only gives you 90 days for a test license; it's a tough license to get.

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

The pricing is a bit higher than the competition, but it's okay. The cost seems cheaper than Cisco's Firepower.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We do have other solutions that we run in parallel, but it isn't like we had one solution and then we switched to Palo Alto.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. The solution is very good, especially compared to other solutions. I would rate it nine out of ten. It also offers re-instruction detection and prevention software, which we also use in conjunction with the Threat Prevention solution.
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