Compare Check Point NGFW vs. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall

Check Point NGFW is ranked 21st in Firewalls with 11 reviews while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 25th in Firewalls with 6 reviews. Check Point NGFW is rated 7.6, while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point NGFW writes "I faced stability issues, both reboots and tunnels needing to be bounced, frequently". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall writes "Has good performance and security and offers everything in one package". Check Point NGFW is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Azure Firewall and Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, whereas Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto URL Filtering PAN-DB and Meraki MX Firewalls. See our Check Point NGFW vs. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall report.
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For us, the most valuable features are the IPX and the Sourcefire Defense Center module. That gives us visibility into the traffic coming in and going out, and gives us the heads-up if there is a potential outbreak or potential malicious user who is trying to access the site. It also helps us see traffic generated by an end device trying to reach out to the world.The information coming from Talos does a good job... I like the fact that Cisco is working with them and getting the information from them and updating the firewall.The firepower sensors have been great; they do a good job of dropping unwanted traffic.Unfortunately in Cisco, only the hardware was good.The most important point is the detection engine which is now part of the next-generation firewalls and which is supported by Cisco Talos.The most valuable feature of this solution is AMP (Advanced Malware Protection), as this is really needed to protect against cyber threats.I like the Cisco ASDM (Adaptive Security Device Manager), which is the configuration interface for the Cisco firewall.The technical team is always available when we have problems.

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The solution is easy to use. I like the monitoring the most.The initial setup was very straightforward. You can customize it and change it as you need.We use Check Point to complete the network compliance rules.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.

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The support is great. They also have very good categorization. It's very good. It captures a lot of threats.The simplicity of the solution is its most valuable asset. It's very user-friendly.When our customer needs some optimization, along with performance and security. If they want everything in one package, I recommend Forcepoint because they have everything.The central security management center and the content management center are very good.The most valuable feature is controlling the traffic and the logging. They have real-time logins for traffic logs. Troubleshooting was very easy for me.One of the most valuable features is having the ability to cluster multiple firewalls even if they are different versions.

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We were also not too thrilled when Cisco announced that in the upcoming new-gen ASA, iOS was not going to be supported, or if you install them, they will not be able to be managed through the Sourcefire. However, it seems like Cisco is moving away from the ASA iOS to the Sourcefire FireSIGHT firmware for the ASA. We haven't had a chance to test it out.Our latest experience with a code upgrade included a number of bugs and issues that we ran into. So more testing with their code, before it hits us, would help.The software was very buggy, to the point it had to be removed.In NGFW, Cisco should be aligned with the new technology and inspection intelligence because Cisco is far behind in this pipeline.Most users do not have awareness of this product's functionality and features. Cisco should do something to make them aware of them. That would be quite excellent and useful to organizations that are still using legacy data-center-security products.I have found that Cisco reporting capabilities are not as rich as other products, so the reporting could be improved.The Sandbox and the Web Censoring in this solution need to be improved.It will be nice if they had what you traditionally would use a web application scanner for. If the solution could take a deeper look into HTTP and HTTPS traffic, that would be nice.

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All the advanced features of automation, especially the first installation of tunnels, need improvement.Although they have it now, we don't have a license for it, and I think mobile device security should be a standard feature. I cannot control someone bringing their device to my network and what they do.This product has room for improvement in technical support for Africa.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.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.

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The solution's support could use improvement.The optimization is not really ready. If you want very good optimization, you have to add it to the network.This solution would be improved with the inclusion of custom reporting.They should have a GUI on the product itself, not a separate management tool to be used on the management server or on a server to be used to manage the file. It should be all in one device. The device should be controlled through its own GUI. They also have to improve the learning center and the documents as the documents don't really help.It's a complicated firewall. Until you come to know the firewall inducers, most people don't like the firewall because the components for the firewall are a little bit complex. User-friendliness is a little bit tough. It needs to be user-friendly when creating policies, and pushing policies. Committing takes more time compared to Palo Alto.

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Pricing varies on the model and the features we are using. It could be anywhere from $600 to $1000 to up to $7,000 per year, depending on what model and what feature sets are available to us.We used Check Point and the two are comparable. Cost was really what put us onto the ASAs... the price tag for Check Point was exorbitantly more than what it is for the ASA solution.Always consider what you might need to reduce your wasted time and invest it in other solutions.We are in the process of renewing our three-year license, which costs approximately $24,000 USD for the thirty-six months.The pricing for Cisco products is higher than others, but Cisco is a very good, strong, and stable technology.The program is very expensive.The cost of this solution is high.Some of our customers would be more likely to standardize on Cisco equipment if the cost was lower because a lot of people install cheap equipment.

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We pay $5,000-$6,000 a year.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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We would love to take other solution from Forcepoint, but unfortunately the price is too high. That's why we are not considering using Forcepoing for our proxy and DLB. They have a very good DLB, but the matter in the end is the cost.I believe the licensing fee is for one year, three years, and five years, or something like that. If you wants to increase the support level from a simpler level to platinum, I think that there's a cost. There are differences between every kind of support, but I don't know the numbers.The big advantage of this solution is that we can select the right model for our requirements, which is not too expensive.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire FirewallsCheck Point NG Firewall, Check Point Next Generation FirewallForcepoint NGFW, Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall, McAfee Network Security Platform, Intel Security Network Security Platform
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Overview

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.

Offered via the Check Point Infinity architecture, Check Point’s NGFW includes 23 Firewall models optimized for running all threat prevention technologies simultaneously, including full SSL traffic inspection, without compromising on security or performance. Learn More about Next Generation Firewall and What is Firewall?

Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall protects enterprise networks with high-performance "intelligence aware" security supported by real-time updates. This enables Stonesoft to deliver the industry's best defense against advanced evasions, alone with complete next-generation firewall protection when and where you need it - at remote sites, branch offices, data centers, and the network edge.
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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 Firm20%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider9%
University7%
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Retailer5%
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Retailer29%
Pharma/Biotech Company14%
Logistics Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Software R&D Company23%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Logistics Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise13%
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