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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox.""Check Point SandBlast is best in terms of the extraction function. Customers can get a clean firewall with extraction after I've cleaned and scanned it from Check Point. It's easy for users, too.""Preventing zero-day threats and extracting potential threats from incoming files with Threat Extraction is the most valuable feature for us.""Check Point SandBlast Network Solution provides signature-based as well as zero-day threat protection. Also sandboxing can be performed on an on-premise device, cloud as well as the combination of both. Threat emulation is done on multiple OS & verdict is provided.""Threat Emulation gives networks the necessary protection against unknown threats in files that are attached to emails. The Threat Emulation engine picks up malware at the exploit phase before it enters the network. It quickly quarantines and runs the files in a virtual sandbox, which imitates a standard operating system, to discover malicious behavior before hackers can apply evasion techniques to bypass the sandbox.""Threat extraction can help us to remove malicious content from documents by converting them to PDF.""It provides a high rate of catching the zero-day advanced threats.""When our workers are downloading software, SandBlast Cloud is useful to emulate the downloads that the workers are doing. Then, there are no threats coming into the company."

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"The solution is easy to use and the Panorama feature is good. The software management or the malware blocking and some authentication management system are good.""The technical support is good.""What I like about Palo Alto is that it is a complete product, with everything in it.""The scalability is acceptable.""Remote access is excellent.""The solution is completely integrated with all the other Palo Alto products. I think that it is the best part for endpoint protection. The firewall features include URL and DNS filtering, threat protection, and antivirus.""The solution has plenty of features.""The way that the solution quickly updates to adjust to threats is the solution's most valuable aspect. When there's a security attack, within five minutes, all Wildfire subscribers have access to updates so that all systems will be safe. Its threat prevention is way better than other vendor products."

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Cons
"Many Important controls are only available in CLI & very very complicated. All tecli command features should available on GUI so that it will become easy for normal users to monitor & control queue.""The Threat Emulation software blade significantly affects the performance of the NGFWs, we have a significant increase in the CPU and memory consumption.""I think Check Point provides standard time which ideally most other vendors take to identify behaviors of a file by sending them into a sandbox environment for inspection.""The file types that can be scanned are limited, which means that if the file type is not listed or enabled for the sandbox, they are bypassed and it can lead to a security issue.""EDR and EPM solutions like Carbon Black or CyberArk have integrations with the cloud version of Sandblast, however, there must be on-premise Sandblast options also.""We have noticed a slight performance hit when the Threat Emulation and Extraction features were enabled, but the protection trade-off is worth it for us.""I would like if it could emulate bigger files and somehow improve this usability. I don't know if this would be possible. However, if it was able to scan or emulate bigger files, then it would be safer for a company using it.""In Check Point SandBlast, improvement has to be made with respect to the GUI."

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"The automation and responsiveness need improvement.""It would be nice if there was an easier way to install and deploy it, such as through the inclusion of wizards.""The deployment model could be better.""Management and web filtering can be improved. There should also be better reporting, particularly around web filtering.""The only complaint that we receive from our customers is in regards to the price.""The system performance degrades after the solution has been deployed for some time. The data that it gives us becomes a little bit slow. When you try to get some data for troubleshooting, it seems like it's working hard to extract that data.""The price of WildFire should be reduced in order to make it more affordable for our customers.""The cost of the solution is excessively high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall."
  • "I think the overall cost for introducing Check Point with SandBlast was reasonable and competitive in the market."
  • "The cost is not significantly high and it can be negotiated during any purchase of NGFW."
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  • "We pay between $3,000 and $4,000 CAD ($2,200 - $3,000 USD) per year to maintain this solution."
  • "This solution is very pricey and it depends on the package that you implement."
  • "I think they should lower the price of this solution"
  • "The pricing is highly expensive."
  • "This is an expensive product and the market for Palo Alto in Poland could be much bigger if the pricing was comparable to Fortinet."
  • "The price is a bit higher than the other products such as TrendMicro, or FireEye."
  • "Pricing could be improved."
  • "We are on an annual subscription. When we purchased the firewall, we had activated this solutions license for a minimum of one year. The price of the solution is fair."
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    Questions from the Community
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    You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox.
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    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… more »
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    EDR and EPM solutions like Carbon Black or CyberArk have integrations with the cloud version of Sandblast, however, there must be on-premise Sandblast options also (due to the fact that there are… more »
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    The Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall is a very powerful and very complex piece of anti-viral software. When one considers that fact, it is all the more impressive that the setup is a fairly… more »
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    FortiGate has a lot going for it and I consider it to be the best, most user-friendly firewall out there. What I like the most about it is that it has an attractive web dashboard with very easy… more »
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    When looking to change our ASA Firewall, we looked into Palo Alto’s WildFire. It works especially in preventing advanced malware and zero-day exploits with real-time intelligence. The sandbox feature… more »
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    Overview

    Check Point’s evasion-resistant technology maximizes zero-day protection without compromising business productivity. For the first time, businesses can reduce the risk of unknown attacks by implementing a prevent-first approach. Learn More about Check Point Sandblast

    WildFire™ cloud-based threat analysis service is the industry’s most advanced analysis and prevention engine for highly evasive zero-day exploits and malware. The cloud-based service employs a unique multi-technique approach combining dynamic and static analysis, innovative machine learning techniques, and a groundbreaking bare metal analysis environment to detect and prevent even the most evasive threats.
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    Sample Customers
    Edenred, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), Edel AG, Laurenty, Conseil Départemental du Val de Marne, Koch Media
    Novamedia, Nexon Asia Pacific, Lenovo, Samsonite, IOOF, Sinogrid, SanDisk Corporation
    Top Industries
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    Security Firm15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government8%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Retailer11%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Large Enterprise71%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Check Point SandBlast Network is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 9 reviews while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 18 reviews. Check Point SandBlast Network is rated 8.6, while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Check Point SandBlast Network writes "Automatically cleans known file types, can detect local file changes, and offers Zero-day attack protection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks WildFire writes "Good technical support and provides automatic analysis that saves us time in filtering email". Check Point SandBlast Network is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security, Proofpoint Email Protection, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and Fortinet FortiEDR, whereas Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Proofpoint Email Protection and WatchGuard Firebox. See our Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Palo Alto Networks WildFire report.

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