How does Check Point NGFW compare with Fortinet Fortigate?

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Sep 30, 2021

I have experience on both from Disti and channel experience. Please find below my comments (nothing new as such).

-Check Point GUI is a bit complicated, 

-Application and Web filtering are better than Fortigate. 

-IPS and AV are more effective than Fortigate. Overall more stable than any other firewall

Support: not up to the level like Fortigate and lack of trained resources (in the gulf).

Check Point is expensive.

Fortinet has many models and is more affordable than Check Point. It also provides outstanding support. GUI is more user-friendly.

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May 8, 2022

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.

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Real User
May 6, 2022

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.

Aug 31, 2021

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.

Real User
Sep 14, 2021

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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