Check Point NGFW vs. Cisco ASA

As of February 2019, Check Point NGFW is ranked 16th in Firewalls with 7 reviews vs Cisco ASA which is ranked 2nd in Firewalls with 79 reviews. The top reviewer of Check Point NGFW 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 NGFW is most compared with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and OPNsense. Cisco ASA is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki MX Firewalls and Juniper SRX. See our Check Point NGFW vs. Cisco ASA report.
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Pros
We never had an outage of the appliances or the consoles. Stability is very strong. I never had a problem related to stability.It is easy to configure and it is a valuable antivirus protection. I especially like the IPS feature of this product.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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The greatest benefit for the organization is the confidence that we are secured.This solution has good security, and it's a good product. You can trust Cisco, and there's support as well, which is really good.Its VPN and ASN features are very stable.The setup was straightforward. I was happy with the configuration and deployment of the solution, as it was quick.It provides security for our company and users.It protects our network.The stability of the product is good.Cisco ASA is very strong.

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Cons
I would like for them to develop the ability to manage a cloud firewall with the same console. That would be very helpful.The presentation of the reports need to be more user-friendly.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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There may have been one or two incidences of malicious threats.The phishing emails could be improved.In terms of next-generation capabilities, Cisco is a little behind, and it is way behind the market leaders.The initial setup was complex.The pricing is a bit high.Migration with other appliances is not easy. It has to be done manually, and this takes a long time.It is not easy to configure.The scalability is a bit limiting, to be honest. In terms of when you look to changing landscape in terms of threats, I think to me, my personal it's a bit limiting.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price is high in comparison to other solutions.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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Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision.The cost is a bit high compared to other solutions in the market.Cisco recently has become very expensive.The cost is a bit higher than other competitive solutions on the market.It is considered on the "high end" of the spectrum.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.

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Ranking
16th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
294
Comparisons
89
Reviews
6
Followers
70
Avg. Rating
8.0
2nd
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
108,930
Comparisons
52,716
Reviews
76
Followers
3,995
Avg. Rating
7.9
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Check Point NG Firewall, Check Point Next Generation FirewallAdaptive Security Appliance, ASA
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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.

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.

Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW.

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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, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.
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Financial Services Firm16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise34%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point NGFW vs. Cisco ASA and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
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