We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
If you already have Check Point NGFW and it's underutilized and sized properly, there is a benefit both in terms of commercial/security and operation. This is because everything is available from a Single OEM on a Single Security gateway and Dashboard. The cost is not significantly high and it can be negotiated during any purchase of NGFW.
I think the overall cost for introducing Check Point with SandBlast was reasonable and competitive in the market.
Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall.
Cost is on the higher side though ill suggest buying a bigger box than required.
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Check Point SandBlast Network, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
What steps should businesses take to assess and improve their security posture? What tools would you recommend for this purpose?