SonicWall vs
Check Point

Unsure which vendor offers the best firewalls at the best price? We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison of SonicWall and Check Point, making it easy to see why more people are choosing SonicWall for network security solutions.

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Better Performance
at a Better Price

So you think you’ve found a good cybersecurity solution. But is it a good value? If you’re paying for things like High Availability licensing (HA), less-than-perfect sandbox performance, dual power supply, multi-instance, or a larger appliance than you need to access features like 2.5/5/10G interfaces, probably not.

And if the appliances have a higher base cost to begin with — all while not offering the same level of performance — maybe it’s time to think again.

Feature Check Point
SonicWall offers better performance at a lower price point. SonicWall pricing includes a three-year Essential Edition subscription. Check Point pricing includes three-year Next Generation Threat Extraction package. Low Three-Year TCO & Fast Threat Prevention Throughput

$1,290 (TZ270)
750 Mbps (TZ270)

$1,680 (Quantum 1530)
340 Mbps (Quantum 1530)

SonicWall offers multi-engine and patented Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection. In ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) testing, SonicWall detected 100% of previously unknown threats with no false positives. The Check Point solution lacks multi-engine and deep memory inspection. Multi-Engine Sandbox with Deep Memory Inspection

Using a third-party solution, Check Point has limitations on file sizes and number of protocols supported. SonicWall offers unlimited file size scanning. Antivirus (AV) Scan File Size Limit


2 GB (max)

SonicWall's solution incorporates Application-Based Routing, critical for secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch deployments. This feature is hidden in Check Point firewalls. Application-Based Routing


Check Point only offers legacy virtual systems. SonicWall's multi-instance offering is a more powerful architecture with a modern approach to legacy multi-tenancy. Multi-Instance Firewall

SonicWall offers a complete and integrated cybersecurity solution, including secure SD-WAN, Switch, Wireless Security, Email Security, Secure Mobile Access, Cloud Application Security and more. With Check Point, you need to rely on other vendors for products that typically work with a firewall. Integrated Solution

SonicWall Network Security Manager (NSM) offers unified and flexible management options. Check Point only allows interface and routing configuration through the appliance web-based UI, rather than the firewall management application. Configuration & Management via Web-based User Interface


The SonicWall desktop firewalls feature 2.5/5.0/10 ports. Check Point does not. 2.5/5.0/10 GbE Ports on Desktop Firewalls

SonicWall does not charge for firewall licenses on standby high-availability (HA) units and does not require complex performance tuning. Check Point charges extra for firewall licenses on stand-by HA units and to tune your firewalls. High Availability (HA) License & Performance Tuning Service



SonicWall received ICSA Labs Anti-Malware and Advanced Threat Defense certifications. NetSecOPEN certification reports show SonicWall NSa 4650 firewalls have a security effectiveness rating of 99%. Check Point firewalls do not have ICSA Labs Anti-Malware/Advanced Threat Defense certifications and did not participate in NetSecOpen certification tests. ICSA Anti-Virus / Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) & NetSecOpen Certification

SonicWall Better on Every Level

Threat Protection, Without the Limitations

SonicWall’s real-time Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service is in the cloud and scans all files, period. Even if they’re 10MB in size. If your advanced threat protection ever stops before you do, you risk falling victim to malware, ransomware and other sophisticated, zero-day attacks that signature-based protection can’t identify. With a Check Point firewall, if you run low on either memory, disk or both, it will stop threat emulation and will allow attacks that target zero-day vulnerabilities to pass the firewall. SonicWall Capture ATP is memory- and hard disk-independent.


A Clear Winner for Distributed Workforces

Check Point doesn’t offer a secure SD-Branch solution. Those looking to secure distributed workforces must purchase third-party switches and wireless solutions, and lack of secure SD-WAN integration for firewalls means application-based routing is very limited. SonicWall’s secure SD-WAN implementation allows direct internet access from remote sites, reducing latency and bandwidth usage — all while improving user experiences.


Save More with SonicWall

In addition to SonicWall’s money-saving features, such as HA license-sharing, dual power supply, multi-instance and more, our firewalls are simply a better value. For example, SonicWall’s entry-level firewall with three years of essential services costs nearly $400 less than Check Point’s. Best of all, the SonicWall firewall delivers 750 Mbps of threat prevention throughput — more than twice Check Point’s 340 Mbps.


The Gen 7 TZ firewalls have big capabilities for such a small footprint. SonicWall offers better security service bundles and better support.

Chris Quick, Senior Systems Analyst, Contigo Technology

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