Check Point NGFW Questions

Yunus Yavuz - PeerSpot reviewer
Yunus Yavuz
Product Manager at Neteks
Nov 10 2022
Hi peers,  I am a Product Manager at a small computer networking company. At the moment, I am researching Check Point's products. Is Check Point's software compatible with other products (including firewall products, servers, and more)? If so, which products? Are there products that are not co...
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
How does Check Point NGFW compare with Fortinet Fortigate? Which is better and why?
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Manuel Briones - PeerSpot reviewer
Manuel BrionesI have worked for several years with the Check Point platform (NGFW) and it is… more »
5 Answers
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 30 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Check Point NGFW?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 19 2022

Hi,

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.

it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 30 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Check Point NGFW.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 30 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 25 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Check Point NGFW, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Check Point NGFW?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Basil DangeCentralised dashboard for all checkpoints gateway with options of copying policy… more »
75 Answers
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Hi,

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.

it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Check Point NGFW.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

reviewer1281831 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1281831One of the main features that need improvement is the rule filter export. All of… more »
Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Basil DangeNeed to have some options for configuring firewall policy based on Zone. As it… more »
Manegnet677 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manegnet677All the advanced features of automation, especially the first installation of… more »
78 Answers
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Check Point NGFW, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Firewalls Questions
Pramod Yadav - PeerSpot reviewer
Pramod Yadav
User at rvunl
Nov 14 2022

Hello community, 

I am researching firewalls for my company. I am currently interested in Fortinet's firewall. Which Fortinet firewall model is the equivalent of Sophos XG 100?

Thank you for your help.

Rajagopal Naidu Vaddapalli - PeerSpot reviewer
Rajagopal Naidu Vaddapalli
Divisional Engineer at Aptransco
Aug 18 2022

Hi members,

What kinds of throughputs should we consider while designing/estimating the required firewall throughput in our organization?

Thank you.

Cesar Reza - PeerSpot reviewer
Cesar RezaUsually, it is the Internet bandwidth, a number of users and (in the case of… more »
Ikechukwu Okonkwo - PeerSpot reviewer
Ikechukwu OkonkwoThis depends on the current firewall deployment within your organization. If… more »
reviewer918912 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer9189121st - Validate your current firewall session throughput and convert it to bytes… more »
5 Answers
fdiazm - PeerSpot reviewer
fdiazm
Product Manager at Entel Chile
Jun 22 2022
Hi peers, At the moment, we are evaluating a solution where tunnel concentrators are going to be in virtual machines. And despite the fact where we should go in terms of technology, space, payment model and everything, this solution is something new in the company.  So, we're looking for any pr...
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Frank Theilen - PeerSpot reviewer
Frank TheilenIn my opinion, the way SD-WAN is designed, you will need multiple network… more »
Michael Velasco - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael VelascoDefinitely look at Aruba EdgeConnect (formerly known as SilverPeak).  My main… more »
Kowligi Prakash - PeerSpot reviewer
Kowligi PrakashFatPipe Networks Inc - Hybrid Networking Connectivity.  We use our patented… more »
3 Answers
Niranjan Prajapati - PeerSpot reviewer
Niranjan Prajapati
Network & System Support Engineer at ITCG Solutions Pvt Ltd

Hi infosec pros,

When choosing to purchase a firewall for an enterprise, what are the most important features and "must-haves" you'd be looking for?

Thanks for sharing your opinions!

Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis Apodaca-Dual WAN -Load Balancer -Capability of failover -IPS/IDS -PBR… more »
Tarek Menshawy - PeerSpot reviewer
Tarek MenshawyBefore answering this question, we have to understand the business case which… more »
Timpa D Angaye - PeerSpot reviewer
Timpa D AngayeChoosing a firewall is your organization’s first defense against unwanted IT… more »
7 Answers
Niranjan Prajapati - PeerSpot reviewer
Niranjan Prajapati
Network & System Support Engineer at ITCG Solutions Pvt Ltd
Hi professionals, Which factors do you need to take into account to calculate the size of a firewall required for your network? Thanks for the help!
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Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis ApodacaThe "old" answer: calculate how many concurrent connections you are gonna get… more »
Alexandre RASTELLO - PeerSpot reviewer
Alexandre RASTELLOHi Niranjan, In my case, I use this simple template: Throughput: - Total… more »
Andrew Ramsey - PeerSpot reviewer
Andrew RamseyThese are some excellent comments.   I would add the throughput of NGFWs for… more »
7 Answers
Niranjan Prajapati - PeerSpot reviewer
Niranjan Prajapati
Network & System Support Engineer at ITCG Solutions Pvt Ltd

Hi peers,

I have the following question: which type of firewall is more secure: packet filtering firewall or circuit-level gateway and why?

Thanks!

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services

Hi community,

What are your top 5 (or less) cyber security trends in 2022?

Thanks in advance!

Pablo Cousino - PeerSpot reviewer
Pablo Cousino1) Security in endpoints (especially because of remote work), especially to… more »
Bret Mantey - PeerSpot reviewer
Bret Mantey Look to the most recent Presidential order regarding security: Executive… more »
Jairo Willian Pereira - PeerSpot reviewer
Jairo Willian Pereira1. [True!] Cloud Security hardening/assessment.  2. AI (for massive data… more »
10 Answers
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 15 2022

Hi,

When would you suggest using an internal SOC and when SOC-as-a-Service? What are the pros and cons of each?

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu BabuchandranHello, Below there are views on the pros and cons of Internal SOC and… more »
Manuel Gellida - PeerSpot reviewer
Manuel GellidaEvgeny I think, SOC on-premise means a huge investment (=monthly payment)… more »
Ljubomir Djuric - PeerSpot reviewer
Ljubomir DjuricThis is a truly good and difficult question.  If we could have MSSP that is… more »
13 Answers
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi security and IT professionals,

In what cases should an organization choose a Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) solution? 

When should FWaaS be a complementary product to the on-premise FW/NGFW?

reviewer1357092 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1357092Generally, FWaaS would be a preferred option for organizations that: 1) Don't… more »
Carolyn Raab - PeerSpot reviewer
Carolyn RaabFWaaS offered by an MSSP is a way to ensure your security keeps pace and is… more »
Stuart Berman - PeerSpot reviewer
Stuart BermanI have looked at FWaaS for years (originally from Value Added Network service… more »
5 Answers
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 26 2022
Hi peers, In my opinion, it's very important for your enterprise firewall/NGFW to support ID-based rules.  What products do provide this feature? What kind of identity-based rules are supported by them? Thanks.
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Manuel Briones - PeerSpot reviewer
Manuel BrionesWe use Check Point for this solution through the Identity Awareness blade where… more »
5 Answers
Rick Briggs - PeerSpot reviewer
Rick Briggs
User at Crown Castle USA
Hi community, I'm in the process of implementing a new ERP. It will allow customers to order (food service) via mobile device.  ~100 to 200 customers.  10 inside users. 10 outside sales. 2 locations I'm using SonicWall, VPN and SSL VPN. I'm planning on bringing in VoIP and Fibernode is...
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Norman Freitag - PeerSpot reviewer
Norman FreitagHi @Rick Briggs, Do you really want to run this by yourself? If yes, i go… more »
Chirosca Alecsandru - PeerSpot reviewer
Chirosca AlecsandruYou should take a look at OpnSense.  Even for small setups, we recommend using… more »
5 Answers
SandeepKumar13 - PeerSpot reviewer
SandeepKumar13
IT Manager at a legal firm with 11-50 employees

Hi peers,

I'm looking for your recommendations. Which of the latest firewall products can efficiently support 500 -100 concurrent SSL VPN users along with SD-WAN?

Mike Hancock - PeerSpot reviewer
Mike HancockThe best investment in my opinion is the FortiGate 600E platform.  It is less… more »
Richard Benfatto - PeerSpot reviewer
Richard BenfattoAs Mike says, listen to him. I totally support Fortinet. It is not only what I… more »
Lindsay Mieth - PeerSpot reviewer
Lindsay MiethWe have been using Fortinet for 3 years and find it to be a stable and secure… more »
16 Answers
Ganesan  V - PeerSpot reviewer
Ganesan V
User at GRG education

I'm currently researching Fortinet FortiGate 5001E and GajShield Next-Generation Firewall and I want to figure out the difference in features and costs of those two products.

Dear community members, could you please share your insights?
 

Eman Taky - PeerSpot reviewer
Eman Taky
Senior System Administrator at Kn
Hello, I’m planning to purchase Sophos XG 210, but I’m confused as I don’t know if this is a good choice compared with Fortinet FortiGate 100E.  My requirements are below:✓ VPN for 100 concurrent users✓ Firewall can handle internet requests of up to 200 concurrent users✓ Sites filtering and dom...
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imadam - PeerSpot reviewer
imadamHi, This really gets to two things: - how fast your internet access is and… more »
Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis ApodacaI personally used Sophos UTM 9, and it´s great, it can support all your needs… more »
Paul Yuen - PeerSpot reviewer
Paul YuenThe Fortinet FortiGate appliance is recommended,  we have in the past used… more »
9 Answers
Edwin EzeOsiago - PeerSpot reviewer
Edwin EzeOsiago
Regional Solutions Manager at Infodata Professional Services

Should one go for a URL Filtering as an add-on to NGFW or just deploy a Web proxy, instead?

I am one who advocates that firewalls with URL Filtering can't serve better than Web security solutions (i.e., a Web proxy).

What's your opinion?

Mike Hounsome - PeerSpot reviewer
Mike HounsomeOver 50% of security vulnerabilities are non-Web based traffic, such as DNS… more »
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny BelenkyHi @Oleg Pekar and @Manish Nalawade. Can you share your thoughts?
chiefexe795285 - PeerSpot reviewer
chiefexe795285Use a Web Proxy that will protect your users when they are working at home as… more »
9 Answers
Carlos Simbana - PeerSpot reviewer
Carlos Simbana
DBA at Uafe
Hi peers,  I am looking for a firewall suitable for my company (size: < 500). I've been researching the Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall and the Fortinet FortiGate one.  Can you please tell me whether the Fortinet firewall has any AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities as it seems Palo Alto...
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João Garcia - PeerSpot reviewer
João GarciaI agree with Michael Zhang, Fortigate uses FortiSandbox when there is suspicion… more »
MichaelZhang - PeerSpot reviewer
MichaelZhangHi, Not sure about your business needs for an AI-enabled firewall system. I… more »
Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Javier MedinaSophos includes AI for the NG Firewall https://ai.sophos.com/projects...
12 Answers
M Mari - PeerSpot reviewer
M Mari
Head of the Migration Research Division at International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Hello, In my organization (10K+ employees) we have had Cisco products for decades and currently, we're exploring whether Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is a good alternative (vs Cisco FTDv) that can leverage our security posture.  Dear community members, please share your technical recommendations!
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Mike Bulyk - PeerSpot reviewer
Mike Bulykhello. Capability is on par between the two vendors. Your best bet is to think… more »
4 Answers
Tarun Mehta - PeerSpot reviewer
Tarun Mehta
Associate Consultant at SoftwareONE

I'm researching two firewall products for a company with 1000+ employees and I'm looking for a technical comparison between Palo Alto Network VM-Series and Fortinet FortiGate Firewall.

Please assist.

Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Darshil SanghviHello Tarun, we have been designing solutions with Palo Alto Networks NGFW for 6… more »
João Garcia - PeerSpot reviewer
João GarciaPalo Alto, Fortinet, and Checkpoint are the best NGFW. You can choose one of… more »
reviewer1461459 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1461459Because PA has FPGA based architecture, which no other firewall has, due to this… more »
9 Answers
Vinoth Rajan - PeerSpot reviewer
Vinoth Rajan
User at Viroka

Hi, 

I'm looking for a technical comparison between Sophos XG550 and Fortinet FortiGate 600E.

Please assist,

Thanks 

CoPr - PeerSpot reviewer
CoPrWhat kind of technical comparison do you want? performance, number of ports… more »
2 Answers
Rashid Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Rashid Ali
CEO at Future Technology
Hi Fellows - I need a technical comparison between Cisco and Fortinet firewalls. Can anyone help?
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João Garcia - PeerSpot reviewer
João GarciaRashid, consider Fortigate100F, instead of 100E, or, 80F. See this link:… more »
1 Answer
Chandraprakash Pandey - PeerSpot reviewer
Chandraprakash Pandey
User at Haribhakti & Co LLP
Hi, I am from an Auditing organization. We are looking to have a Firewall using which we can have the VPN for our users [currently WFH]. Please suggest the best firewalls currently in the market to choose from.
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Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Javier MedinaYou need to know the apps and bandwith that your users will need to calculare… more »
Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Javier MedinaIn addition i can tell that you can use 2FA for free with the sophos… more »
Rias Majeed - PeerSpot reviewer
Rias MajeedYou can use fortinet Firewall SSLVPN as well ipsec vpn.   If you tell me what… more »
17 Answers
Sirag Elnour - PeerSpot reviewer
Sirag Elnour
User at MASAD

I'm researching firewalls. Could anyone recommend an NGFW solution that is compatible with Azure?

Jonathan Maresky - PeerSpot reviewer
Jonathan MareskyCheck Point CloudGuard Network Security is compatible with Azure, integrated… more »
reviewer1266459 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1266459Hi. Fortigate is a NGFW that is compatible with Azure. It also comes with MFA… more »
João Garcia - PeerSpot reviewer
João GarciaFortigate is compatible with Azure, you can buy it on Marketplace including the… more »
8 Answers
Tilovi Snow - PeerSpot reviewer
Tilovi Snow
User at loopsnow
I need help comparing firewall devices. Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about doing a comparison? Thanks!
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Fedayi Uzun - PeerSpot reviewer
Fedayi Uzun
Cyber Security Analyst at CyberNow Labs

I'm researching firewall options. What are the differences between Palo Alto and Cisco Firewalls solutions in terms of advantages, disadvantages, usage and practices?

reviewer1461459 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1461459There are some major differentiators that make Palo Alto more preferable. First… more »
Philippe Panardie - PeerSpot reviewer
Philippe PanardieWell they are two leaders, one from US, another from Israel. Checkpoint is the… more »
Kirtikumar Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Kirtikumar PatelPalo Alto has more visibilities and control instead of Cisco Firewall.
6 Answers
Nirmal Unagar - PeerSpot reviewer
Nirmal Unagar
Cyber Security Intern at ECS BIZTECH PRIVATE LIMITED

I'm researching Firewalls. Which NGFW do you recommend between Fortinet Fortigate and Cisco Firepower NGFW?

Thanks!

David Storey - PeerSpot reviewer
David StoreyMore than the products themselves and their capabilities, you must consider the… more »
3 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
There are many cybersecurity tools available, but some aren't doing the job that they should be doing.  What are some of the threats that may be associated with using 'fake' cybersecurity tools? What can people do to ensure that they're using a tool that actually does what it says it does?
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SimonClark - PeerSpot reviewer
SimonClark Dan Doggendorf gave sound advice. Whilst some of the free or cheap… more »
Dan Doggendorf - PeerSpot reviewer
Dan DoggendorfThe biggest threat is risks you think you have managed are not managed at all so… more »
Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Javier MedinaYou should build a lab, try the tools and analyze the traffic and behavior with… more »
12 Answers
Ravindra  Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Ravindra Kumar
TD at NIC
Hey, I work in a Tech Services company with less than 1,000 employees. I'm looking for a firewall to replace Cyberoam 200ing.  Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Shyam Biswas - PeerSpot reviewer
Shyam BiswasDepending on budget, Palo Alto 3000 series will be very helpful. If you want to… more »
AnnDeryckere - PeerSpot reviewer
AnnDeryckereWe can recommend Watchguard as a worthy alternative. Don't hesitate to contact… more »
Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Basil DangeCheck Fortinet. It provides faster l3 processing. Also with NGFW firewall you… more »
25 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

With remote work having become the norm for many, what security should businesses have in place? Do you have suggestions of specific products that businesses should look at?

Philippe Panardie - PeerSpot reviewer
Philippe PanardieThere is not a single answer. In our company, we use only company devices for… more »
Omer Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Omer MohammedWearing a mask while accessing your service is not a joke hardening tunneling… more »
Letsogile Baloi - PeerSpot reviewer
Letsogile BaloiSecurity is a multi-layered problem and as always the human end is the weak… more »
3 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a cloud firewall? 

In which scenarios is using a cloud firewall recommended?

When is it not advisable to use a cloud firewall?

supervis809292 - PeerSpot reviewer
supervis809292Cloud firewalls are most beneficial in that they can be securely managed from… more »
1 Answer
Srinivas_K - PeerSpot reviewer
Srinivas_K
Sr. Network Engineer at Medha

We need a hardware Firewall for 750-1000 users to provide restricted Internet access, business email access, and remote access for 300 users. Please suggest suitable models.

Aleksandar Jovanovic - PeerSpot reviewer
Aleksandar JovanovicPalo Alto PA820 with URL filtering, threat prevention and wildfire… more »
Frank Theilen - PeerSpot reviewer
Frank TheilenYou might look into a Sophos or Meraki, but I suggest to consider a more… more »
Rupsan Shrestha - PeerSpot reviewer
Rupsan ShresthaYou can go with any reputed brands like Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto, checkpoint… more »
18 Answers
Charudatta Kulkarni - PeerSpot reviewer
Charudatta Kulkarni
Head - UICT and Associate Professor at MIT Pune
I work in a small organization in the educational sector.  We would like to extend firewall licenses, So we need to evaluate vendors. On what criteria/basis should we compare vendors and devices?
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it_user1200345 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user1200345A Firewall is only one brick in your cyber-security wall, if you will, but an… more »
Nawaaz Toonah - PeerSpot reviewer
Nawaaz ToonahIn the educational sector, the main challenge is to have control over all… more »
Frank Theilen - PeerSpot reviewer
Frank TheilenYou should defer on what purpose you want to use the firewall and who is… more »
10 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Why or why not? If so, which are the best providers for this configuration?

PrideChieza - PeerSpot reviewer
PrideChiezaThat is very good question, for SIP we highly recommend using SIP security on… more »
Rupsan Shrestha - PeerSpot reviewer
Rupsan ShresthaSIP is a protocol used for session management in VoIP or video communication, On… more »
Rias Majeed - PeerSpot reviewer
Rias MajeedIf you have SIP phones which need to access PABX from wan (internet) you need… more »
12 Answers
AnkitJain3 - PeerSpot reviewer
AnkitJain3
Sr. Manager - IT at Vehant Technologies Pvt Ltd

I work as a senior IT manager for a small software R&D company.

We need an opensource Linux-based firewall for our organization that is easy to manage. Which is the best option? Which would you recommend? 

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Mario Blanco - PeerSpot reviewer
Mario Blanco
Jefe de telecomunicaciones at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I work as the head of telecommunications for a large bank.

We are currently researching next-generation firewalls. Which is the best solution available? Which would you recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate your help. 

Shermay Tan - PeerSpot reviewer
Shermay Tan
Sales Director at TA Power Group Sdn Bhd

I work as a project engineer at a company with 201- 500 employees.

I am looking for recommendations for the best way to prevent DoppelPaymer Ransomware. Is there an action plan or solution you would recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate your help. 

 

Tarek Menshawy - PeerSpot reviewer
Tarek MenshawyYou need an APT solution integrated with your endpoint solution, firewall, and… more »
SSL - PeerSpot reviewer
SSLIf you want absolute security, for any malware - not just the DoppelPaymer… more »
David Balaban - PeerSpot reviewer
David BalabanMy old article from the dawn of ransomware outbreak back in 2016 is still good… more »
24 Answers
B Putnam - PeerSpot reviewer
B Putnam
Owner at a retailer with 1-10 employees

I am the owner of a retailer company with 1-10 employees. 

We host websites on Windows 2008 R2 servers and Norton Business Protection. We are looking for recommendations for the best network firewall.

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

Stuart Berman - PeerSpot reviewer
Stuart BermanGood commercial firewalls take a degree of expertise that small businesses… more »
Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis Apodaca1-10 employees., it's not that big, you should try the Unifi Platform from the… more »
JoshuaThums - PeerSpot reviewer
JoshuaThumsFor your businesses that are under 50 employees but still require… more »
60 Answers
Ron Zelt - PeerSpot reviewer
Ron Zelt
User

Hi peers, 

If you could go back in time, would you change your decision to buy that firewall and why?


Girish Vyas - PeerSpot reviewer
Girish VyasThis answer depends on the provider one has. These days people in enterprise are… more »
Werner Schonborn - PeerSpot reviewer
Werner SchonbornIf I could go back and buy a different firewall, I would do so immediately… more »
it_user1143093 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user1143093If it is about saving money answer is no. Saving money is not aways the case… more »
40 Answers
it_user781719 - PeerSpot reviewer
User
Can I please get feedback on which of these three Firewall products are the best?Fortinet FortiGate, Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, Sonicwall TZ Is there another product you would recommend?
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it_user230721 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user230721Looks like WatchGuard is doing a really bad job in it's marketing, as it's in… more »
it_user513891 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user513891I've utilized both SonicWALL and Fortinet in many implementations over the… more »
reviewer215406 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer215406Out of these three firewalls I would, and have chosen Fortinet. Checkout NSS… more »
71 Answers
Christiana Steves - PeerSpot reviewer
Christiana Steves
Business Analyst at TekSlate.com

I have tried deploying applications on BW 5.x using TIBCO Administrator 5.x and it works just fine. But with the newer versions, TIBCO Administrator does not work. What can be done?

EricHe - PeerSpot reviewer
EricHe
System and Network Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am trying to pick between Palo Alto 5060 or Fortigate FG-1500D. Any input will be much appreciated.

We have over 100 branches with non-PA, and non-FG firewalls and we are trying to pick 5 of those to act as a gateway to tunnel all branches of traffic to those firewalls.

it_user732843 - PeerSpot reviewer
Admin - IT Infrastructure, Networking ,Communications & Security at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We are planning to procure UTM along with end point solution. Primarily we have selected the following brands and models by going thru different reviews. SOPHOS XG 210 HW & SOPHOS XG 135 HW. FORTIGATE FG 100E & FORTIGATE FG 60E. Ours is a medium size organization with 100 desktops and ...
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Justin Twiss - PeerSpot reviewer
Justin Twiss Hi guys, Not familiar with the Sophos units but definitely am with the… more »
ramesh1923 - PeerSpot reviewer
ramesh1923Here I would suggest your to go with Fortigate, The model 60E or 100 E is based… more »
it_user537780 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user537780Can't tell about Sophos, but we have Fortinet firewall, and we are very pleased… more »
68 Answers
it_user715173 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Support Engineer with 11-50 employees
Hello, I am new to Firewalls. Please give me a detailed comparison between Fortigate and Barracuda. 
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it_user705795 - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator
What do you recommend for a firewall between Sonic Wall Tz500 and Fortinet FG-100E-BDL. I have two sites which are on different geographic locations and they are on two separate networks, one is production and the other is backup  and both are running web applications which are accessible to our ...
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it_user703035 - PeerSpot reviewer
User
Fortinet, Palo Alto or Check Point? Which is the best and why? Comparisons would be appreciated.
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Matthew Titcombe - PeerSpot reviewer
Matthew TitcombeI have worked on PA, CP, & Fortinet. I found Fortinet to be the most capable… more »
it_user388629 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user388629Are you limiting the results are a specific reason? The larger question here… more »
it_user466395 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user466395Hi, It's very hard to compare brand name of firewalls and you did not clarify… more »
40 Answers
it_user681963 - PeerSpot reviewer
Student

How has Ransomware been attacked(Source) and how it can be controlled? Give me the best solution.

David Balaban - PeerSpot reviewer
David BalabanI have recently written an article on removing ransomware from Mac -… more »
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it_user689088 - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at a tech company with 51-200 employees

We would like to integrate Meraki MX100 with Alcatel switches (which use command-line for configuration). Is it complicated? If you're experienced in Meraki MX solutions, please contact me soon. Thanks & Cheers.

it_user701829 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user701829With a good diagram and keeping in mind the whole routing part, it is really… more »
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it_user682383 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech company with 51-200 employees

Tell me which firewall is best. 

it_user674838 - PeerSpot reviewer
owner at a tech services company

Can I use VPN, firewall and IPS on one device (the device being FirePower2100)?

it_user698622 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user698622Yes, but depends on your appliance. Sourcefire NGFW by itself is not a VPN… more »
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it_user663888 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead - Network and Security Operations with 5,001-10,000 employees
Currently I have Fortinet FortiGate at perimeter level. I am looking for enhanced security at perimeter level. Should I go with Fortinet FortiGate or Palo Alto Networks WildFire?
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Terry Stokes - PeerSpot reviewer
Terry Stokes
Information Technology Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

I have a web-based firewall solution from our telecom vendor which is not user friendly nor does it show you the traffic on the firewall.

I have six geographically dispersed locations. What do you recommend for a corporate firewall implementation? 

it_user359346 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user359346I would recommend Sophos UTM9. We've been using it for more than 2 years and… more »
it_user3498 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user3498pfSence will easily let you interconnect all 6 locations. It has a terrific GUI… more »
it_user245049 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user245049Yo recomiendo FortiGate de Fortinet, que tiene una administración muy sencilla… more »
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it_user623520 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

I have 500 users in my environment and my environment is MAC based mostly. Looking for a firewall that integrates well with directory services along with scalability and ease of use. 

it_user591153 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Human Resources with 201-500 employees

We only require Internet distribution for our students and staff.

it_user589845 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Hello,

Is there an existing review about the Endian firewall community?

it_user404997 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant
I'm looking to hear about the advantages of Palo Alto over Cisco ASA FirePOWER.
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it_user378237 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

Can Sophos XG 85w handle network traffic going through Cisco switches better Than Fortigate UTM? Which one will be a better firewall for handling mobile operator network traffic going through Cisco switches?

it_user306159 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user306159I had experience in both platforms, and according to the scenario that you… more »
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it_user362526 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Wanted to get some firsthand input on Fortinet vs Sophos and how seamless the transition from TMG was. Sophos: Has anyone transitioned/migrated on to the new Sophos XG Platform (a combination of the Astaro and Cyberoam) yet, if so are all the TMG replacement technologies still present on the ne...
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it_user216600 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user216600I have used both Sophos and Fortinet products in production and I have found the… more »
Dusko Petrovic - PeerSpot reviewer
Dusko PetrovicIt depends. If you don’t need to pre-authenticate your OWA/SharePoint users… more »
11 Answers
reviewer215406 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. ISS at a government with 11-50 employees
We are trying to choose between Fortinet and Checkpoint UTM firewalls and we're looking for information on these products. We plan to replace Websense with either solution. We are looking for info regarding manageability of features and support. We plan to turn on IPS, FW, anti-virus, URL fi...
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it_user224244 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Hi, We are going to be purchasing a UTM solution for our organization and we want to know which one is best for a 500 to 800 machine users environment - Cyberoam or Fortinet. We have 30 MBPS ISP bandwidth. Our major focus: Web Content blocking and filtering HTTPS strong blocking Reporting ...
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VikasSharma - PeerSpot reviewer
VikasSharmaI'm mentioning few options: 1. Fortinet Next-Gen Firewalls 500-300 series.… more »
it_user72054 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user72054My team would need more details to truly make a recommendation, but initial… more »
it_user177774 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user177774Hi I strongly suggest Fortigate. Suitable model is FG500D. Let me know… more »
48 Answers
it_user195384 - PeerSpot reviewer
User
How do Cisco WSA and FortiGate compare? What are the main differences?
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it_user109461 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user109461I have been using Fortinet for over 6 years and I am very pleased. We are a… more »
12 Answers
Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot
Sep 08 2022
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
WiseCat - PeerSpot reviewer
WiseCatSecurity, aye, it is most important. But I would like to add the aspect of… more »
it_user339975 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user339975Awesome answers all around! The most important aspect to look for is relative… more »
Girish Vyas - PeerSpot reviewer
Girish VyasThere are already some good answers about it but this is what I understand for a… more »
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Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

It seems like security and maintenance are a direct tradeoff, are there some known best practices?

Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What are your experiences with this solution? How does it compare to other solutions? Pros and Cons?