Check Point Next Generation Firewall vs. Cisco ASA

Check Point Next Generation Firewall is ranked 23rd in Firewalls with 4 reviews vs Cisco ASA which is ranked 2nd in Firewalls with 68 reviews. The top reviewer of Check Point Next Generation Firewall writes "I faced stability issues, both reboots and tunnels needing to be bounced, frequently". The top reviewer of Cisco ASA writes "Syslog generation and forwarding are good but it lacks many UTM features". Check Point Next Generation Firewall is most compared with . Cisco ASA is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Juniper SRX. See our Check Point Next Generation Firewall vs. Cisco ASA report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the IPsec VPN.The Smart Dashboard and other user interfaces are very easy to use and can be handled without any significant IT skills.After introducing this NGFW, we have improved our security posture, and now, have peace of mind.It filters unwanted traffic.

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Beats sophisticated cyber attacks with a superior security appliance.It allowed us to consolidating multiple security devices into a single appliance.Valuable features include AnyConnect, double translations, and an independent IPS module.ASA 5505 and ASA 5506 are very powerful tools to use in a business environment, and provide a lot of security.It joins all branches and permits employees to work outside their offices, but everything is based on high securities standards (PCI compliance).Once configured to suit your needs, these firewalls are rock solid appliances.Cisco ASA has an okay CLI with a nice GUI.My confidence continues to build upon using Cisco firewalls.

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Check Point Smart Dashboard does not support my Apple MacBook Air. It only supports Windows versions.Check Point Smart Dashboard does not support my Apple MacBook Air.We looked very closely at ArcSight's solution because it's a multi-vendor solution. With ArcSight we could have Check Point, we could have RSA, we could have any brand and integrate several brands, from a security point of view. With Check Point, you cannot do so, you can integrate with Check Point products.There are some issues compared to other products. Ease of use is one.Stability issues. I built out this firewall in a cluster, and I had stability issues day one. Needs to be rebooted frequently. Tunnels need to be bounced frequently. Their hardware compatibility guide, when I built out the servers to host them on, was not accurate.

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The only con that I have really seen with it is the reporting structure. FirePOWER is good. It has been a great help because, before that, it was not good at all.The Cisco ASA device needs overall improvement, as configurations alone do not completely secure my network.We are looking for software taxi capabilities.The product crashes. We have a cluster of firewalls and we regularly get failovers.The licensing needs simplification.The IPS module is combined with the main operating system.Intrusion prevention, we currently need to apply deep bracket inspection manually to use web filtering.Multiple WAN connections: Even though you can implement more than one interface to outside connections, it is lacking on load balances, etc.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Check Point solutions are very expensive here. They're good, but they're expensive... Check Point is only useful for customers that have a big IT budget.I don't think the product's pricing is a good value. I feel it's very overpriced. I feel a lot of the features for a next gen firewall are there. But I feel it's overpriced, because of the stability issues. As far as support goes, I really can't speak to direct Check Point support, but the third-party was pretty terrible... As far as the licensing goes, it's pretty complex. If anybody was to purchase the Check Point product, definitely make sure they have an account rep come on site, and explain it line by line, what each thing is. It's not straightforward. It's very convoluted. There's no way you could just figure it out by looking at it.

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The cost of keeping the licensing up on the ASA is very expensive. It has a lot of positives, but the cost of going with it is really starting to be a major negative right now.Commercial leasing is the best option.ASA pricing seems high compared to other firewalls, such as the Sophos XG models.The licensing features are getting more complicated. These should be simplified.It was initially heavy on my pocket, but it soon actualised its worth.​It is worth every penny that we have invested in it.​We looking for a possible new solution because of the licensing and VPN.​Be sure of what features you are ​going to utilize to add/remove some from new bundles.

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Also Known AsCheck Point NGFWAdaptive Security Appliance, ASA
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Overview
Overview

Your network is under constant threat. To secure it, you need the most advanced firewall protection. Check Point Next Generation Firewall identifies and controls applications by user and scans content to stop threats.

Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco's end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades, standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.

Adaptive Security Appliance is also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security solution.

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There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, and City of Tomorrow.
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Retailer
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
7%
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Small Business
36%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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