Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2325 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

# 180827 23-Sep-2015 09:24
Send private message

Does anyone have a checkpoint firewall? What are your thoughts on it?

A bit of reading on the net seems to point out they are not very fun when it comes to licencing. Other than that some seem to like them, some not so much.

Also if anyone is running a Palo Alto I'd be interested to hear your experience Are they common in NZ? The Wildfire component looks very cool, but other than that I know very little about them.

Currently running an ASA5520 / Webmarshal to give you an idea of what we are after replacing/complement. 

Please no sales PMs :)

Thanks

Create new topic
2092 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1392492 23-Sep-2015 09:34
Send private message

We run them across all our main sites

As you said they can be very expensive licensing wise, but they can do a lot and you can just license what you want.

Make sure you buy an appropriately sized one - we are struggling in one site with undersized checkpoints.

also - sales/pre sales could actually probably help you, I wouldn't write them off.



2325 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1392501 23-Sep-2015 09:44
Send private message

Agree, we will talk to a rep/ pre sales when the time is right, just at the R&D stage for now. Thanks for the advice!

 
 
 
 


258 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1392542 23-Sep-2015 10:11
Send private message

Working with CP's currently and having recently attended their roadshow they definitely come across as quite complete in their vision and approach (check out Gartner magic quadrant stuff for firewalls). Yes licencing is a pain, but they know this, and are addressing it in R80.

I haven't worked on Palo Alto but currently work in a place that is selling them. They seem to be the "hot thing" at the moment, trouble is seperating sales spin from reality. Check out NSS labs tests for Firewall testing and results, can make for interesting reading.

258 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1392552 23-Sep-2015 10:13
Send private message

btw you can download CP software and trial it for 15(?) days before you need a licence.
Can be run as VM's and I have done this before using Virtualbox.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.