Compare Check Point NGFW vs. Stormshield Network Security

Check Point NGFW is ranked 23rd in Firewalls with 11 reviews while Stormshield Network Security is ranked 28th in Firewalls with 7 reviews. Check Point NGFW is rated 7.6, while Stormshield Network Security is rated 7.2. 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 Stormshield Network Security writes "It's an easy, straightforward management platform to use. Their support needs improvement, as they could not help us and everything stopped working". Check Point NGFW is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and Azure Firewall, whereas Stormshield Network Security is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and Sophos UTM. See our Check Point NGFW vs. Stormshield Network Security 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 features are the flexibility and level of security that this solution provides.Integration with all the other Cisco tools is valuable.We moved from a legacy firewall to the ASA with FirePOWER, increasing our Internet Edge defense dramatically.

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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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This solution is quick and easy to configure.The scalability of the solution is good.I can see what traffic is going on. I can easily block any programs from attacks.Our organization's main concern is stability, and this is a stable solution.The solution has improved my organization because I can see what traffic is happening and I can use it to block and prevent attacks.It's an easy, straightforward management platform to use.

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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.There was an error in the configuration, related to our uplink switches, that caused us to contact technical support, and it took a very long time to resolve the issue.With regards to stability, we had a critical bug come out during our evaluation... not good.The product would be improved if the GUI could be brought into the 21st Century.

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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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This is not a next-generation firewall.Not all the fields are activated yet and we were informed that it will take at least one month.Stormshield Network Security is quite expensive.This solution has a big problem with web filtering and it needs to be improved.A more user-friendly interface would be helpful.The biggest issue was their support department was not able to help us, then everything stops. This is a no-go area for me.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs.We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement.The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market.Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions.Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision.

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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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The price of this solution and the price of support are ok.The pricing could be better.The SN200 series costs between $500 USD and $600 USD per year, whereas the SN700 series costs approximately $1,000 annually.For mid-sized companies, they sell their appliances for good prices.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASACheck Point NG Firewall, Check Point Next Generation FirewallNETASQ Firewalls
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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?

NETASQ's integrated intrusion prevention engine uses protocol conformity analysis, application filtering and antivirus analysis to inspect authorized traffic flows and strengthen application security. NETASQ enables you to establish and configure user-based security policies, giving you greater control over which network resources each user is authorized to access.
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Sample Customers
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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ACESUR group, Ministry of Education Oman, Anios Laboratories, Zain, DLM Location
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
University8%
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Retailer5%
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Retailer29%
University14%
Printing Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company14%
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Software R&D Company22%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Logistics Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise13%
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