Check Point VSX vs. FireEye Network Security

As of February 2019, Check Point VSX is ranked 21st in Firewalls with 4 reviews vs FireEye Network Security which is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Check Point VSX writes "Valuable features include centralized management using the MDM solution and the log management module". The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "Alert Dashboard is easy to navigate, but detection, reporting, policy management need improvement". Check Point VSX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and pfSense. FireEye Network Security is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise. See our Check Point VSX vs. FireEye Network Security report.
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The most valuable feature is the monitoring. We can easily monitor what kind of stuff comes over to our network and we can then check the dashboard and work accordingly.We consolidated from three management consoles and three clusters to only one, which is a big improvement.Its blades and VSLS (Virtual System Load Sharing) work fine.Monitoring using SmartConsole and all its features is extremely easy, and I find SmartEvent an excellent monitoring tool for spotting threats and user behaviour.The multiple virtual firewalls on one box are extremely useful and the interconnection with virtual switches is simple and easy to understand.

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The features that I find most valuable are the MIR (Mandiant Incident Response) for checks on our inbound security.Improved our systems and our customers' by providing better malware protection, defense against zero-day threats, and improved network security.The MVX Engine seems to be very capable against threats and the way it handles APTs is impressive.

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The initial setup was a bit complex.Having a web UI in the VSX (or something similar) would be nice.We have Microsoft CASB cloud app security and it's one of the least compatible firewalls. They really need to look at this, as both Check Point and Microsoft are major players. Why aren't they compatible? If we had Palo Alto then we wouldn't have this problem.

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The world is currently shifting to AI, but FIreEye is not following suit.There is a lot of room for Improvement in the offering, from cost to functionality. It is pretty straightforward to implement which is an advantage. However, it falls short in pricing, detection capabilities, and, most importantly, reporting and policy management.It would be great if we could create granular reports based on the protocols, types of attacks, regions of attack, etc. Also we would like to easily be able to add exceptions to rules in cases of false positives.Stability issues manifested in terms of throughput maximization.Management of the appliance could be greatly improved.

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Check Point
VSX (Virtual System Extension) is a security and VPN solution for large-scale environments based on the proven security of Check Point Security Gateway. VSX provides comprehensive protection for multiple networks or VLANs within complex infrastructures. It securely connects them to shared resources such as the Internet and/or a DMZ, and allows them to safely interact with each other.

FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.

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Sample Customers
Bentley Systems, Almaviva TSF S.p.A, Yankuang Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.FFRDC, Finansbank, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Investis, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Bank of Thailand, City of Miramar, Citizens National Bank, D-Wave Systems
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Financial Services Firm36%
Healthcare Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point VSX vs. FireEye Network Security and other solutions. Updated: September 2015.
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