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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.
Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network.
Easy to use support and licensing portal as well as activation process.
The CLI and GUI do a good job of putting a lot at your fingertips.
Their proxy-based inspection is responsive and secure.
We can detect any attack of viruses or malware at the first point of contact.
Whenever we raise a complaint with FortiGate, their response and resolution times are minimal.
It has improved our organization with control data.
Valuable features include the Web Application Firewall, and it even has DLP (data leak prevention).
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.
I think there could be more QoS features
I would like to see improvements made to the dashboard and UI, as well as to the reporting.
It could use more templates for third-party site-to-site VPN setups other than FortiGate and Cisco.
There are problems with the custom reporting of the unique traffic. The data is there, but it is too difficult for us to extract.
They need faster serviceability and more security features.
The reports are very basic.
The firewall engine is not so strong as of now, in my opinion... My second concern is that, while they have Zero-day vulnerability and anti-malware features, the threat engine needs to be strengthened, its efficiency can be increased.
I need user-behavior analytics, to find threat scenarios from inside the organization, insider attacks. That would be very helpful for us. In addition, I would like next-generation features for small and medium businesses. These businesses require UTM, all in one product. Fortinet must include it.
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.
Setup cost may be not so low, as you expect, because it depends on different factors, but TCO for 5 years may pleasantly surprise you.
Compared to other firewall products, it's a little cheaper in terms of pricing.
It scales well if you know what to buy from a physical box standpoint. They seem to offer something for every level.
Pricing is good. They offer a lot of things, the most important is the support. Every time you upgrade your license, you also get insurance for the equipment. If you have any problem with equipment, they send in new equipment.
The cost is too high... They have to focus on more features with less cost for the customer. If you see the market, where it's going, there are a lot of players offering more features for less cost.
We saved a bundle by not needing all the past appliances from an NGFW.
Easy to understand licensing requirements.
The value is the capability of having multiple services with one unique license, not having the limitation per user licensing schema, like other vendors.
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|Also Known As||Check Point NGFW||FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate|
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.
The FortiGate family of NG firewalls provides proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal segments, to data centers, to cloud environments. FortiGates are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats throughout the entire network.
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