Check Point Next Generation Firewall vs Fortinet FortiGate

Check Point Next Generation Firewall is ranked 24th in Firewalls with 3 reviews vs Fortinet FortiGate which is ranked 1st in Firewalls with 33 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 Fortinet FortiGate writes "The IPsec tunnels are very easily created, and quite interoperable with devices from other vendors". Check Point Next Generation Firewall is most compared with . Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM and Palo Alto Networks WildFire.
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It filters unwanted traffic.

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Valuable features include the Web Application Firewall, and it even has DLP (data leak prevention).The CLI is robust and powerful, enabling rapid, consistent changes via SSH.The IPsec tunnels are very easily created, and quite interoperable with devices from other vendors.With FortiClient, you can easily connect when you are home, check out what you want to do, and connect to your network when you are not at work. You can switch on servers and you can check what is wrong.Our security improved from being able to put in rules and close off unwanted traffic.There is an easy process for configuring it, and it is straightforward to implement the device from scratch.Centralized monitoring, policy management, and virtualized appliances allow us to take control over our public and private infrastructure.The product is very stable, easy to troubleshoot, and configure, so it has reduced the time it takes for support.

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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 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.WAN load-balancing could be a lot better at detecting when a link is poor or inconsistent, and not just flat out dead.Some configuration elements cannot be easily altered once created.It should come integrated or have its own type of network monitor tool in a module. There should just be one package, and you are good to go.At first glance, the interface for the device is very confusing.Cisco Meraki products are rising very quickly in the cloud and the connected era. Meraki products offer much better ROI, upgradability, and manageability.It needs more available central management.

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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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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.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.​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
Also Known AsCheck Point NGFWFortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
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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.

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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Energy/Utilities Company
15%
Comms Service Provider
10%
Real Estate/Law Firm
10%
Healthcare Company
10%
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
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Government
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Manufacturing Company
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Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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