From what I see, there are 3 components that make the CheckPoint solution for network security.
SMS, SG and SmartConsole, the 3 must be together, the SG for example is the UTM itself, where the rules are applied, since these rules are stored in SMS.
So, what is the advantage of this format if we compare with Fortigate and Sophos XG Firewall, for example? Fortigate and Sophos XG have everything inside the same equipment, this form would not be easier to manage?
What happens if CheckPoint SG crashes? Can I put another SG in place and have all my policies, VPN, routing and others preserved?
If it is the SMS that is going to present a serious pane?