Which would you recommend - Azure Firewall or Check Point NGFW?

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Oct 24, 2021

Azure Firewall is easy to use and provides excellent support. Valuable features include integration into the overall cloud platform, autoscaling, and the ability for users to create virtual IP addresses. The cost of the solution is also competitive.

Check Point NGFW solution offers zero-day protection and provides absolute in-depth visibility with a multi-layer, multi-blade approach. This solution has a Smart Controller that allows you to manage all firewalls from one single location. It also has good antivirus protection and knowledgeable, responsive support. Check Point NGFW is cost-effective and provides valuable support to get through required compliance audits.

For Azure Firewall you have to specify each IP address used. We also found Azure to be challenging to implement from region to region, as it does not currently offer a universal approach across regions. Support can be very slow to respond and has caused us some downtime, affecting productivity and overall satisfaction.

Check Point NGFW VPN can be very complex to set up. The deployment can be more challenging than many other solutions on the market. Although once fully deployed, things do get easier. Debugging can also be very difficult and makes it seem less stable than other solutions out there. Training and support could be better overall.


Azure is great, especially since almost everyone is part of the Azure ecosystem. However, it may not be the best solution for larger enterprises, as stability is limited, and the scale-up scale-out approach needs improvement.

Check Point can be very challenging to set up and deploy, but the unique multi-layer, multi-blade approach gives greater flexibility and transparency, which makes it a great option for larger enterprises with more complex, intricate needs.

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Real User
Feb 3, 2022

Check Point firewall does a deep inspection of packets till Layer 7 and is more compatible with the organizational environment. 

The Azure firewall is also a cloud-based security solution that also provides Advance Threat Protection. 

Real User
Feb 3, 2022

@Evgeny Belenky I recommended the Check Point Firewall which is a Next Generation Firewall. 

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We performed a comparison between Azure Firewall and Check Point NGFW based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below. Ease of Deployment: The majority of Azure Firewall users feel that it is simple and straightforward to set up and deploy. Users of Check Point NGFW are divided over whether or not it was simple to deploy. Some reviewers note that Check Point NGFW is simple to deploy when you already have experience...
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