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2019-08-04T07:38:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Check Point CloudGuard Network?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The cost is on the higher side, as it is based on workload, hence we need to decide which VPC or workload needs to be part of CloudGuard.

2021-05-07T09:54:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Although I don't have specifics for pricing, based on my overall experience, I can conclude that Check Point provides the best pricing when comparing to other vendors.

2021-03-23T08:54:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Licensing is available on a monthly or yearly basis.

2021-03-15T16:32:48Z
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Top 5Reseller

Check Point has moderate pricing. It's not the most expensive, however, it's also not the cheapest. Typically, when clients are looking for a solution, it comes down to the price.

2021-03-04T23:18:38Z
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Top 20Real User

The price could be better.

2021-01-30T04:24:31Z
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Top 10Real User

It is not expensive, but it is a little bit above the middle range. There are other solutions that are a little more expensive than this, but they also have some interesting features.

2021-01-16T09:07:51Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The pricing and licensing have been good. We just had to do a license increase for our portion of it. We had that done within a couple of days. Given the fact that it's purely a software-based license, it ends up being even quicker than doing it for an on-prem firewall. The only other thing that might come up is if we ever decided to do any managed services type of thing or bring in consultants. Outside of that, their cost is what it is upfront. This is outside of whatever you will end up paying AWS to run the servers. It is all pretty straightforward.

2020-12-06T06:40:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Pricing of CloudGuard is pretty fair when you have a single account. It's comparable with other cloud providers. But for our use case, it got really pricey when we had to deploy multiple CloudGuards on multiple accounts in different regions, because you can't have CloudGuard protecting multiple regions. That's the big thing.

2020-12-02T06:24:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Pricing for these kinds of products is always expensive but I would say that it's in line with the competition.

2020-09-23T06:10:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Licensing is easy since this is a virtual instance which does not require RMA.

2020-09-15T11:13:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The pricing is pretty high, not just for your capital, for what you have to pay upfront, but for what you pay for your annual software renewals as well, compared to a lot of other vendors. Check Point is near the top, as far as how much it's going to cost you. Years ago they used to piecemeal and you could pick whatever you wanted. But now they have two basic options. You can go with this level or the higher level and that's it. It makes it simple.

2020-09-07T05:57:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There is flexibility in the different licensing models that are offered. For testing/evaluation/PoC projects, you could go with the Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) license without wasting a lot of money in case the solution somehow doesn't suit you. On the other hand, for production, you could use the Bring-your-own-license (BYOL) way, applying the license bought earlier. This is a flexible approach and we like that.

2020-08-23T20:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If you are a Microsoft Azure customer the setup is very simple. There is already a great template there ready for deployment. Read the deployment guide fully before attempting it. Licensing is built into the deployment but you will get billed separately as a market place deployment and does not get charged to your subscription. This is a bit frustrating but they are working on fixing this

2020-07-28T16:32:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The pricing and licensing of this is much more digestible than that of its hardware equivalent. I've found, in times past, especially on the hardware side of things, that the licensing support and maintenance could be very daunting to understand. If that has scared folks away in the past, CloudGuard is much simpler. Licensing is simply by the number of hosts that you are looking to protect within your environment. It makes it much easier to ensure that you are covering your environment. If you are not already a Check Point customer for the UTM and the SmartEvent, there likely would be an additional cost, beyond the standard CloudGuard licensing, if you wanted the reporting. It's a unique instance where we already had an established infrastructure of Check Point devices on our network, and then we added CloudGuard to it. Had we started with CloudGuard, and only had virtual assets to protect, it is possible that there would be additional cost. I would urge folks to look into what it would cost to add the reporting capabilities and log event management.

2020-06-10T08:05:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The price of this solution could be improved. We pay approximately ‎€150,000 ($166,000 USD) per year. We receive four days of support every year from our service provider before we have to contact Check Point.

2019-09-12T09:01:00Z
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Real User

Compared to Cisco Firepower Threat Defense, the solution is cheap. However, not as cheap as Fortinet or Palo Alto. If clients have smaller budgets, we would have to advise one of those instead.

2019-09-11T10:12:00Z
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Real User

Check Point pricing is high. It is a sector where there is heavy competition so it does not help when trying to sell the product. But one thing is that the sales chain is fantastic. The price is usually the most difficult thing when we discuss Check Point with customers, their feedback is that it is not a competitively inexpensive product. Clients want to know why that is and if we could scale the price. Check Point can have more presence in the market, but if they want it to compete, they have to come down in price a little more. I would say 20 to 30% lower. The product is fine.

2019-09-02T05:33:00Z
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Real User

Our licensing is yearly at a fixed cost. The solution has a very flexible pricing model. It can provide the same level of security and performance, but in parallel, can be subscription-based.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Consultant

It is a very expensive program and there are additional costs despite the standard licensing fees. So I would like to see it being more affordable in the future.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Real User

The price of this solution varies from small to extremely expensive. On average, it is normally on the lower end, being less expensive than Palo Alto or Cisco.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Real User

We negotiate every deal to get a discount for a higher number of devices.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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