Check Point Endpoint Security Review

Very easy to deploy and has good stability

What is our primary use case?

We use it primarily for mobile phones. That is it. We really aren't using it in depth at all. We're using it just with basic configuration.

What is most valuable?

The biggest value we found was ease of deployment. I haven't really used it much, so I can't really comment beyond that. I haven't used it much, but it's working.

What needs improvement?

It isn't exactly the cheapest, but then it's Check Point. The price could be improved.

I'd also love to see them add full MDM support, but I appreciate that that's not the product market. If it did come in, I'd be more than happy to look at additional modules. It was probably one of the easiest products I've ever had to deploy it, but if it's not capable of doing MD, then that's going to impact its usefulness to us.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for about three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I haven't had any problems with the stability of the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've had no issues with scalability so far. We're not using it very extensively at all. I use it for less than 30 people. It's not like we're using it on thousands and thousands of machines, but I don't foresee any issues with it if we did.

We have less than 30 users, currently. I think there are 15 active at the moment. I've got 15 more licenses to buy, but we're not going to be doing that until after Christmas. We're not in any rush for those.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't needed them. I haven't spoken to them. It really was that simple. It's like buying a microwave meal. You read the instructions, which there are not a lot of, and it works.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easier than anything. It took 20 minutes. I was actually on a holiday and I liked it. I set it up and deployed it all from a mobile phone on a beach. It's that easy.

I didn't need any outside help, apart from the people I bought it from, who actually requested the portal and I got an email address and a password. I got a username or password through my email address and then I had to do everything else myself and it was so easy. It's ridiculous.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I bought them for 12 months and I genuinely cannot remember what I paid for them. I think it's about 100 pounds per user per year, so about 10 pounds a month per person.

What other advice do I have?

It's very basic from what I see. It's not a full MDM solution and it's restricted with other MDM provisions. If you want to use an MDM with it to do other things like your email provisioning to mobile devices, you don't have very many options. I think it's AirWatch, MobileIron, Intune, or SOTI: only the most expensive products. If you want to look at something a little bit cheaper, you've got to pay through the nose. You can't have a cheaper solution as an MDM and run this concurrently. That's why they need to look at integrating with more MDM vendors. 

Other than that, it's okay. It does what it needs to do and it's going to tick a box that protects me for the next 12 months until I'm ready for the next project, which I am not yet. I'm one man trying to deal with 140 users across five different countries. So, I'm flat out and I don't have some time to do all the other bits.

The biggest lesson I learned is just because it's expensive, it's not always the best. If you want it to integrate with other products, though, you've got to pay a lot of money for other products as well. That's the only issue that I've got with that.

I would rate this solution as eight out of ten, purely because there are additional features I'd love to see, but that is it. If you're doing it on the deployment side of things, I'd give it a ten out of ten. If you're looking at the product as a whole, however, there are a few things I think are missing, but only as additional features. Nine out of ten other customers would probably give it a ten out of ten because they don't need the features that I need. For me personally, it is a little bit empty in certain places. There's so much more they could do with that to make it the most awesome market cornering product there is, but it's not there yet.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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