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Pros
"The solution is very stable. I would estimate it's 99.9% stable, if not more.""We have full control over what our employees can do with the devices we provide them, to provide a secure and reliable network infrastructure."

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"It has the ability to create Palo Alto VM-series using software.""It is nice to have a rock solid security platform that we can count on.""AWS has improved our agility to apply firewall rules. It has reduced the amount of time that it takes to apply firewall rules because everything is based in the cloud.""It offers a single pane of glass for all the different types of installations.""It gives us the ease that we are secure. We have set up the proper things that help make our data safe.""It allows us to see all our traffic to properly secure it and only allow what is needed through the firewall.""You already can scale it if you put it in Auto Scaling groups. If you put it in a load balancer, it should already be able to scale.""It provides complete security posture from end-to-end. This has given us better visibility into what our security aspects are."

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Cons
"Technical support is something that needs improvement.""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."

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"In the next release, I would like to see better integration of multi-factor authentication vendors.""We have run into some issues with scaling and limitations associated with some of the configurations.""We don't know how it will scale once we start putting more load on it.""I would like a way to do everything programmatically, or be able to copy the configs from different prices at different levels.""AWS doesn't integrate well with third-party firewalls.""On the cloud side, they need to come up with more HA solutions to support the multi-region.""The product could provide protection above Layer 3, which gets into the application layer and provides better visibility into those aspects of application security.""It can definitely improve on the performance."

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"Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall."

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"Some parts of purchasing through AWS Marketplace are good, such as this product was easy to find and launch. Some of the other parts could be clearer in the AWS Marketplace, e.g., how to properly do an annual subscription.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable.""We found purchasing process the product on the AWS Marketplace to be very good.""The price is not bad. They have a yearly renewal fee, and the pricing is exactly where we expect it to be.""Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was simple, effective, and easy.""AWS is available as a AMI that you can purchase from the AWS Marketplace. Therefore, you need to purchase the licensing, since it is per AMI. Then, you deploy it on a regular EC2. Then, for on-premise, you can use both Palo Alto's software and hardware.""Because the solution was getting deployed on AWS, it was the best place to go and it was available there.""One of the factors for selecting Palo Alto was they had flexible pricing. They had a pay-as-you-go model. Comparable to other products, such as Check Point, the price point was definitely a plus."

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Top Answer: The solution is very stable. I would estimate it's 99.9% stable, if not more.
Top Answer: We recently upgraded to the latest release of the new version, IP40. Since it is new, whatever features that were not there in the IP30 version, have been added to IP40. Right now, we are gradually… more »
Top Answer: We primarily implement the solution for our clients.
Top Answer: I have been working with Palo Alto for more than 5 years now and I think I have worked with almost every other firewall platform out there. Palo Alto is my go to firewall for several reasons: Always a… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are web control and IPS/IDS.
Top Answer: The price of this solution is very high for some parts of Africa, which makes it a challenge. If it were lowered then it would be more popular.
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Overview

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.

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Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company18%
Healthcare Company9%
Retailer9%
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Comms Service Provider17%
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Government5%
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Midsize Enterprise33%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Infinity vs. Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Check Point Infinity is ranked 9th in Advanced Threat Protection with 2 reviews while Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is ranked 2nd in Advanced Threat Protection with 20 reviews. Check Point Infinity is rated 9.6, while Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Check Point Infinity writes "Offers a unified security approach that provides full control over users and what they can do". 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 Cisco Stealthwatch, CyberArk PAS and Skybox Security Suite, whereas Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is most compared with Azure Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate-VM and Kerio Control. See our Check Point Infinity vs. Palo Alto Networks VM-Series report.

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