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Licensing is pretty straightforward and is based on the blades available, such as NGFW, NGTP, and NGTX. Generally speaking, the pricing is in line with other players in the industry.
Check Point is competitively priced; however, there is an additional charge for the Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) and it is easy to understand. My advice is to negotiate upfront with a support contract of between three and five years.
The hardware cost is not huge, but you need to push for good pricing on software licensing and blades.
The pricing is high compared to competitors.
Check Point brings good value for the money and is competitive in the market.
Cost-wise, it cheaper than industry leaders such as Palo Alto. The licensing is straightforward; there are only three types of licenses that include NGFW, NGTP, and SNBT, so the organization can choose its license according to their requirements.
The licensing includes the cost of support.
The price of this product is not too costly and you do not need to pay for all of the features. It is more expensive than Cisco ASA, yet cheaper than a similar product by Palo Alto. The cost varies, depending on the service. For example, we have opted for Geo Protection, which is something that costs extra, but we wanted that feature.
The price of Check Point is lower than Palo Alto but higher than Cisco ASA. For us, the price for licensing is fine, we have no issue with it, and feel that the cost is justified. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
The vendor has a very flexible licensing approach. Cost per Gb reduced and reduced OPEX compared with other vendors.
Check Point is a vendor that listens to customers and determines what they want. Based on the requirements and the solutions offered by other vendors, Check Point will negotiate to try and give the customer the best price. Check Point offers options and operates differently from other vendors with respect to licensing. Each blade requires that you have a license.
They sell it in one box. In that one box, they sell Antivirus and Threat Prevention. They have everything, so we are not required to purchase additional IPS hardware for it. The cost of the pricing and licensing are okay. They are giving me a good product as far as I know. It is more expensive than Cisco, but cheaper than Palo Alto, which is fine. It has many good features, so it deserves a good price as well.
The price of this solution is average; not too high and not too low. It is more expensive than Cisco ASA but cheaper than Palo Alto. After the first package of licenses, we have not needed to purchase additional ones. When our license expires then we will purchase another one.
I think that the pricing is different for every organization.
The pricing is good. It is less than Palo Alto's firewalls. Check Point has the same features as Palo Alto, but the licensing and cost of these firewalls are not too expensive. It is one of the best firewalls in the market in this range.
The pricing in this category is a jungle, but Check Point was very competitive. They were very forthcoming and agile for our budget needs.
The price could be decreased, because the competitors of Check Point Firewall are giving lower prices in comparison. The licensing part is something that is very easy to do in Check Point Firewall. We just need to purchase the license, then we have to write the keys in while installing it. The good thing is that it is an easy process to update the license.
The pricing and licensing part is something that could be improved. Check Point license and pricing are a bit higher compared to competing firewalls. I think they can work on that.
Strongly consider augmenting standard support with Check Point's premium option or by purchasing ATAM/professional services time blocks, especially during deployment. Standard support is decent, though occasionally frustrating from a turnaround perspective. While we sometimes wait a while for resolution on some cases, the information we receive is usually quality; that's been our experience.
The pricing of Check Point's firewalls is good. It is not that expensive.
The licensing part is easy for Check Point firewalls. You just purchase the license and install it on the firewall. The pricing is a bit high, but obviously it gives you advanced features. If you want to buy the best thing on the market, you have to pay extra money.
There are three types of licensing: Threat Prevention, NGTP, and Next Generation Threat Extraction. Before, it used to be you would just enable the license of whatever blade you wanted to buy. Nowadays, Threat Prevention would be sufficient for most clients, so I would think people would go for the NGTP, license which includes all the blades.
Check Point Firewall costs more compared to the other firewalls in the markets, as pricing is little high. However, it is easy to take the license and use it in the firewall.
The pricing for Check Point depends on your environment.
We have to consider things, cost-wise, when we are expanding into other locations. We don't have the budget to use it in other platforms. We have some servers that we deploy in AWS and other locations. But instead of going with Check Point, we go with other vendors to fit into the budget. Check Point is really costly. When it comes to the Indian market, where we are located, we always consider budget solutions. So this is an area where Check Point could use some improvement. In addition to the standard fees, support is an added expense.
It can be expensive, but it's value for money. What you pay for is what you get. You can go down in price and buy some cheap firewalls, but you're not going to get great support and you're not going to get the level of protection you need. With Check Point you get all of that.
The pricing and licensing are pretty steep. They know that they are good, so they are pricey.
Cisco pushes clients to purchase their hardware, and this is not the case with Check Point. This helps to easily manage costs.
In terms of quality versus price, Check Point is very balanced.
In the past, when Fortinet was a young company, the price point of Fortinet was very low compared to Check Point. But at this stage, our experience is that the pricing is almost the same. The pricing of Check Point is fair when compared to others. The only additional cost we have with Check Point is when we need to do a big migration. Sometimes we need a third-party company, but this is not usual. It's only for big migrations that we sometimes have support from an external company. The last time we needed something like that was two years ago.
Check Point offers good solutions, but it won't kill your budget. Going into Next-Generation firewalls, you should know what the different blades are for, and when you want to buy a solution, know what you want to use that solution for. If it's for your normal IP rule set, for identity awareness, content awareness, for VPN, or for NAT, know the blades you want. Every solution or every feature of the firewall has license blades. If you want to activate a feature to see how that feature handles the kind of work you give, and it handles it pretty well, you can then move to other features.
The pricing and licensing are the worst part of Check Point. I usually don't know what I really am buying. When I have to do an inventory of the license, I don't know what it is being used for. Sometimes I feel I am being cheated, and the others times, I feel it is a bargain. Nobody knows! Even the Check Point representatives, they aren't clear on somethings, such as, what is the right license for what I need. There is a possibility to have diamond support. You can have a technical engineer who is there just for you. When you have that type of feature, it's more expensive.
Make sure you get the correct license. For instance, I did an audit for one of our clients recently and I saw that they always were buying the most expensive license and not using the features that were included in it. That's one thing to look at: If you're not going to use some features, don't buy the license related to those and go for a cheaper license. Also, negotiate. There's always room for discounts. You get licensing bundles, so depending on which features you want to activate, your license is going to be more expensive. Some things, like Threat Extraction and Threat Emulation, require subscriptions. They don't come with a standard firewall. I'm not a licensing expert, but as far as I know there's the standard firewall, the Next Generation Firewall, and then the Next Generation Threat Prevention license. The price goes up in those bundles.
Pricing is fine. We had to get separate licenses for the different blades. It would be nice to have a feature where we can get the multiple licenses all-in-one instead. The licensing feature is good for the Check Point. It attaches to the management IP address of the central management server. So, you can remove that particular IP and then use that license on another device on some other firewall, if you want.
For the firewall, there is a limitation on the license. We are facing some problems with mobile access. We have a license for 450 licenses of VPN users. We would like Check Point to have more than that, e.g., if the organization gets bigger and there are more users, then that will be a problem. I have done licensing and contracts for multiple firewalls. The license and contract configuration is completely fine, but if it is possible to make them cost a bit less, then this would be better.
If you use the features then it's cost-effective. Otherwise, it's expensive.
One of the main reasons that we went with Check Point is that they provide a good solution for a firewall but at an affordable price. As a state agency, we can't afford a Cisco FirePOWER. It's just out of our budget to be able to pay for something where licensing and hardware are so expensive. Check Point has really met our needs for a budget-friendly solution. We pay a yearly support fee in addition to the standard licensing fees with Check Point.
Pricing is a little high compared to competitive firewalls, but it is easy to go through the licensing steps.
The pricing is good. It's not so expensive. You can deploy it and it will do a lot of jobs in one package. It's a good choice compared to the other firewalls.
The prices are good for its features. The benefit of its license is we get timely security prevention updates. The price is good for the technology that we get.
Use the basic sizing tool to do the correct sizing so you don't waste too much money, because it's not a very cheap solution when compared to other vendors. There are other vendors that are more affordable. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, except maintenance.
The pricing and licensing are expensive. If you compare it with Fortinet, then it is cheaper on a yearly basis. However, Check Point is the most expensive firewall right now in terms of licenses and its appliance. My recommendation is if you want a long-term investment, then you should use an open server. If you use an open server, then the latency is really low. If you pay for a full appliance, it's more expensive.
NGTP is easy and strong. If you need the best security - use SanbBlast in addition.
Setup is easy, in my short tenure I have done multiple migrations and have set up our new organization. For cost and pricing, I don't have an idea.
They should first understand their organization's needs and accordingly choose the product. In case if someone is not sure especially about sizing then they should use the Check Point maestro platform as it gives you the flexibility to augment the capacity on the fly without disrupting the existing running operation.
Cost is negotiable always & matches the expectations and licences are flexible and are added advantage.
The pricing is really negotiable based on other competitor solutions.
Cost is on the higher side, but we cannot ignore that Check Point is one of the leaders in the firewall category.
Use the Check Point Performance Sizing Utility to measure and estimate the hardware needed to purchase for your environment.
Comparatively, Check Point pricing is a little high. However, if you have that budget, I would recommend anybody to go with Check Point.
We have had some vulnerabilities when we upgraded the R80.30 Management Server. We have some gateways right now in our R77.30 version, and this means if we go without license in R80.30, then it will prompt a bad connection and terminate. We have had some license difficulties with the connection going from R70 to R80. However, these don't largely impact performance.
This product is not cheap and there are additional costs that depend on what model or package that you buy. If you need more features then you may have to buy additional modules. In our case, we knew what we wanted in advance so there were no additional costs.
It is quite an expensive product, although security is a top priority. For people who want security, the price is not a problem, and everything is included in the price of the license.
Licensing issues may be confusing at times.
Maybe the pricing is a bit high but you get the durability and the duration.
Licensing costs for this solution are on a yearly basis.
We pay a license fee on a three year basis. We have a three-year license. We pay $5,000-$6,000 a year.
This solution is way too expensive for what it is worth, especially when it doesn't work. It's just pointless. It's time wasted.
The price is high in comparison to other solutions.
Check Point solutions are very expensive here. It's good, but it's expensive.
Pricing is negotiable and competitive.