Check Point Next Generation Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiGate

Check Point Next Generation Firewall is ranked 23rd in Firewalls with 4 reviews vs Fortinet FortiGate which is ranked 1st in Firewalls with 41 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 Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and OPNsense. Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM and pfSense. See our Check Point Next Generation Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiGate 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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It is a good source for firewall protection.It has improved our security capabilities.I am "headache free" that I don't have to categorize all the websites and that security has been pre categorized by the people, and that the services are getting updated. At least one part of my problem is over.It performs very well.It has very easy management and an amazing ETM configuration.It enables our organization to become more productive. Also, it protects our NEtWare from viruses and malware.The response is very quick and they can visually resolve our problems in a short period.The technical support is great.

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Cons
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 UTM filtering needs improvement.There were quite a few problems with the stability of the system.A couple of things I've seen that need improvement, especially in terms of a hard coding. The driver-level active moment really is out-of-the-box and we have to have contact the customer support and sometimes it is difficult to resolve.I would like to see more advanced developments of a wireless controller in the future.I think the only issue that needs improvement is the interface.The room for improvement is about the global delivery time period. Usually I need to wait for almost one month to deliver it overseas. So if you can shorten the deliver time it'd be great.I think the UA could be improved. In comparison, SonicWall is a better UA solution.It does not have key authentication for admin access.

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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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It is an inexpensive solution.We find the most valuable aspect of this solution is the price. It is affordable, and cheaper than other firewalls.The pricing is perfect.The price, in comparison to other products is very cheap.The beauty is the price performance ratio is great with FortiGate. It provides all the features we needed and the price is comparable with others' firewalls. The price is quite competitive with the firewalls with similar features.I do not have personal experience with the pricing of the solution because my boss has been taking care of that aspect of the relationship with the solution.No comment.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.

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Ranking
23rd
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
250
Comparisons
72
Reviews
4
Followers
61
Avg. Rating
7.8
1st
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
216,146
Comparisons
106,802
Reviews
37
Followers
4,262
Avg. Rating
8.4
Top Comparisons
Compared 17% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
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Also Known As
Check Point NGFWFortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
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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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Sample Customers
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Pittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co. Whitepaper and case studies here
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REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Media Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise26%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise28%
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