Compare Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] vs. Kerio Control

Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] is ranked unranked in Firewalls with 7 reviews while Kerio Control is ranked 15th in Firewalls with 11 reviews. Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] is rated 8.2, while Kerio Control is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] writes "We can create a domain to separate and segregate functions and services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kerio Control writes "Provides users with the ability to log in to the portal page, keep track of their data usage and perform bandwidth management". Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM and pfSense, whereas Kerio Control is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos UTM.
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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 filtering was very good.The UTM platform has been the most valuable.The solution is very robust.The most valuable feature for us was to implement negligent functionality, to direct functionality to viewer control and application control so we could disconnect, and at the same time, we installed checkpoints. We disconnected our proxy.We can create a domain to separate and segregate some functions, some services.The databases and its signatures are its most important features.It provides visibility and drives organizational security.It safeguards against cyber attacks.

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It prevents people from visiting undesirable sites and ensures that they use the internet for their designated jobs.What I like the most about Kerio is that I can use the software appliance as a solution, so if the hardware fails for any reason then I can quickly replace it with hardware that I have in stock.All of the features of Kerio Control are equally good. Most valuable to us are the firewall rules, the intrusion detection system, and IP address features.The most valuable feature is to provide users with the ability to log in to the portal page, keep track of their data usage and perform bandwidth management.The flexibility of the system, the capacity to provide the right level of security, and the ability to be integrated into different kinds of infrastructures are the most valuable features.The statistic feature enables us to better use bandwidth management. We monitored the use by mobile, type of application, department, and by users. The bandwidth was solid. Our internet speed is optimized for our research.Kerio has improved my organization's security.Technical support is good. They respond right away.

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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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Technical support was very bad because the supplier who sold it to us, wasn't very supportive, and he wouldn't giving us direct links to the OEM.Specifically on the user experience, sometimes the set up of things, such as the VPN SSL, takes a lot of time to load and a lot of time to get up and running on every session.The solution should be more user-friendly.The solution could be improved if there was a better way to report. The reporting functionality is not really good. Even though it's not the major function. Maybe adding a way to make a custom report.As we don't have a representative of Check Point in Mozambique, this makes it very difficult when we have some issues to resolve.While the technical support is good, the Indian level technical support could use an upgrade.I am not able to see a demo.The interface needs improvement.

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Improvements are needed to the Next Generation Firewall Protection, specifically with user-level protection.Their support is getting better but still needs improvement.Kerio Control has just improved on their biggest problem, which was to introduce better support for high-availability requirements in production.I would like to be able to inspect https packets for the purpose of virus scanning.The improvement that we are looking for is for when decide to move some part of our application to the cloud.I would like for them to add more security features.They should add wireless features.I would like to see them develop a bit more flexibility creating VLANs.

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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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This cost is between 3,000 and 5,000 euros per year, so some other solutions are cheaper and the pricing should be improved.The pricing is too high.

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My advice is to use your own hardware, and do not use theirs.There is a yearly upkeep fee.The pricing is in-line with our expectations in terms of the quality that we get for it.It's very affordable.The price is inexpensive.Pricing is good, but the licensing took a lot of time.Search and compare.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA
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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.

Check Point UTM-1 delivers proven, best-in-class security ideal for use in industrial Ethernet and SCADA environments. Robust performance and central management provide unmatched value in a simple, all-in-one solution.

Kerio Control brings together next-generation firewall capabilities -- including a network firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention (IPS), gateway anti-virus, VPN, and web content and application filtering. These comprehensive capabilities and unmatched deployment flexibility make Kerio Control the ideal choice for small and mid-sized businesses.

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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.AccessIT Group Inc., Accuvant, Cadre Computer Resources Inc., Compuquip Technologies Inc, Dimension Data North America Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group, Gotham Technology Group LLC, GuidePoint Security LLC, Iovations, IPSTriton Technical, McDonald's
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company11%
University8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Retailer5%
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Legal Firm13%
Insurance Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Software R&D Company16%
Healthcare Company15%
Media Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise39%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business80%
Midsize Enterprise20%
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