@BPry I would generally agree with you, but then we went to look at the breakdown of Check Point devices we cover across similarly-sized organizations, and found a different break down. For example, we looked at one customer that has both CHKP and PANW devices (431 firewalls total). Of the PANW devices they have this is the breakdown by percentage: PA-3020 5.36% PA-3050 13.84% PA-3060 0.89% PA-500 0.45% PA-5050 21.43% PA-5060 54.46% PA-7050 3.57% So three quarters in the 5000 series. Whereas, the CHKP devices have the following breakdown: Check Point 12200 7.73% Check Point 12400 3.86% Check Point 13500 20.77% Check Point 21600 11.59% Check Point 2200 4.83% Check Point 4200 1.93% Check Point 4600 12.56% Check Point 5400 1.45% IBM System x3650 M4 16.91% IBM System x3650 M3 6.76% IBM System x3650 M4 3.38% IBM System x3650 M4 0.97% IBM System x3650 M4 0.48% ProLiant DL360 Gen9 6.76% While this is just one customer, the sample that brought us to the original conclusion is hundreds of customers in size. The behavior of preferring the 5000 series vs a wider range of products with other vendors is fairly consistent. We picked CHKP as a sample comparative because of the two companies' history.
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