We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We have full control over what our employees can do with the devices we provide them, to provide a secure and reliable network infrastructure."
"The Check Point Infinity security architecture enables organizations to fully implement all of the Zero Trust Principles."
"The solution is very stable. I would estimate it's 99.9% stable, if not more."
"The most valuable aspects of this solution are that it's simple and stable. It has better security aspects compared to other similar solutions."
"The most valuable feature is the Posture Assessment."
"The most valuable feature is that you can control your traffic flowing out and coming it, allowing you to apply malware and threat protection, as well as vulnerability checks."
"The most valuable features are the User ID, URL filtering, and application filtering."
"The interface with Panorama makes it very easy to use."
"It has excellent scalability."
"The VM series has an advantage over the physical version because we are able to change the sources that the machine has, such as the amount of available RAM."
"What I like about the VM-Series is that you can launch them in a very short time."
"I think that the pricing for the Check Point products should be reconsidered, as we found it to be quite expensive to purchase and to maintain."
"Technical support is something that needs improvement."
"The licensing model for Check Point Infinity is not clear."
"It'll help if Palo Alto Networks provided better documentation."
"The command-line interface is something that some people struggle with and I think that they should have an option to go straight to the GUI."
"It would be good if the common features work consistently in physical and virtual environments. There was an integration issue in the virtual deployment where it didn't report the interface counters, and we had to upgrade to the latest version, whereas the same thing has been working in the physical deployment for ages now. It seems that it was because of Azure. We were using VMware before, and we didn't have any such issues. We do see such small issues where we expect things to work, but they don't because of some incompatibilities. There also seems to be a limitation on how to do high availability in a virtualized environment. All features should be consistently available in physical and virtual environments. It is not always easy to integrate Palo Alto in the network management system. We would like to be able to compare two network management systems. They can maybe allow monitoring an interface through the GUI to create a reference or do a baseline check about whether your network monitoring system is actually giving you the correct traffic figures. You need traffic figures to be able to recognize the trends and plan the capacity."
"The solution needs to have more easily searchable details or documentation about it online, so it's easier to Google if you have queries."
"The disadvantage with Palo Alto is that they don't have a cloud-based solution that includes a secure web gateway."
"The one issue that I didn't like is that the SNMP integration with interfaces didn't record the interface counters."
"The user interface could use some improvement."
"The product needs improvement in their Secure Access Service Edge."
"Check Point should provide an enterprise-wide license where the organization should be provided free hand of using any license or services for an agreed period of time (EULA)."
"Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall."
"Because I work for a university and the URL is for the institution, it's a free license for us."
"It is not the cheapest on the market. The total cost for two firewall instances is $75,000. This includes licenses, deployment fees, and support for two years."
"The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used."
"The VM series is licensed annually."
"Palo Alto can be as much as two times the price of competing products that have twice the capabilities."
"The price of this solution is very high for some parts of Africa, which makes it a challenge."
Check Point Infinity is the only fully consolidated cyber security architecture that provides unprecedented protection against Gen V mega-cyber attacks as well as future cyber threats across all networks, endpoint, cloud and mobile. The architecture is designed to resolve the complexities of growing connectivity and inefficient security. Learn more about Check Point Infinity
The VM-Series is a virtualized form factor of our next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of private and public cloud computing environments based on technologies from VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Citrix and KVM.
The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity. These core elements of your business can then be used as integral components of your security policy, enabling you to improve your security efficacy through a positive control model and reduce your incident response time though complete visibility into applications across all ports.
In both private and public cloud environments, the VM-Series can be deployed as a perimeter gateway, an IPsec VPN termination point, and a segmentation gateway, protecting your workloads with application enablement and threat prevention policies.
Check Point Infinity is ranked 9th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 3 reviews while Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is ranked 2nd in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 16 reviews. Check Point Infinity is rated 9.0, while Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Check Point Infinity writes "Good visibility and analytics, helpful customer support, and enables micro-segmentation across the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series writes "An excellent solution for the right situations and businesses". Check Point Infinity is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Cisco Stealthwatch and Skybox Security Suite, whereas Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is most compared with Azure Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Juniper SRX and Fortinet FortiGate-VM. See our Check Point Infinity vs. Palo Alto Networks VM-Series report.
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