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The price of this solution could be improved. We pay approximately €150,000 ($166,000 USD) per year. We receive four days of support every year from our service provider before we have to contact Check Point.
Compared to Cisco Firepower Threat Defense, the solution is cheap. However, not as cheap as Fortinet or Palo Alto. If clients have smaller budgets, we would have to advise one of those instead.
Check Point pricing is high. It is a sector where there is heavy competition so it does not help when trying to sell the product. But one thing is that the sales chain is fantastic. The price is usually the most difficult thing when we discuss Check Point with customers, their feedback is that it is not a competitively inexpensive product. Clients want to know why that is and if we could scale the price. Check Point can have more presence in the market, but if they want it to compete, they have to come down in price a little more. I would say 20 to 30% lower. The product is fine.
Our licensing is yearly at a fixed cost. The solution has a very flexible pricing model. It can provide the same level of security and performance, but in parallel, can be subscription-based.
It is a very expensive program and there are additional costs despite the standard licensing fees. So I would like to see it being more affordable in the future.
The price of this solution varies from small to extremely expensive. On average, it is normally on the lower end, being less expensive than Palo Alto or Cisco.
We negotiate every deal to get a discount for a higher number of devices.