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How does Check Point NGFW compare with Fortinet Fortigate?

Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Which is better and why?
PeerSpot user
55 Answers

Manuel Briones - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardUser

I have worked for several years with the Check Point platform (NGFW) and it is by far more stable in hardware and software.

It is a very friendly platform and easy to configure. It is true that it is a bit expensive according to the required blades but it is a platform that is worth having as security in a corporate.

reviewer1854093 - PeerSpot reviewer

First of all, Check Point checks the rules to be configured before installing them in the firewall and this prevents the user from making mistakes and putting the company at risk.

Check Point is no longer expensive. It has many models and competes in performance and price vs. Fortinet.

Now web interfaces, like Fortinet, may have more bugs per top 10 OWASP.

reviewer1853481 - PeerSpot reviewer

We are using both but the GUI and clustering on the FortiGate side look better/easier/more comfortable.

And I do agree with others - Check Point is expensive and Fortinet FortiGate has many models offering less expensive implementation.

Greg Plante - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We had this same discussion recently with my organization. It came down to the security of the platform. 

Fortinet has had a number of breaches over the last 2 years and this was a key factor in our decision. 

The challenge with Check Point will be the transition from our existing firewall and taking advantage of the various features across our organization. 

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