Check Point NGFW Review

Efficient firewall protection

What is our primary use case?

We use this product as firewall protection.

How has it helped my organization?

We are a utility company, so we need efficient antivirus protocols. The firewall support is extremely important to our organization. Checkpoint helps us protect our company from outside threats.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to configure and it is a valuable antivirus protection. I especially like the IPS feature of this product.

What needs improvement?

The presentation of the reports need to be more user-friendly. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Sometimes we have problems. In those cases, we just need to reboot the system.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is not great for us because we have old equipment. With newer equipment, I think the scalability would be much better. It is no fault of the solution itself. 

How is customer service and technical support?

The Checkpoint tech support takes a long time to resolve problems. 

Which solutions did we use previously?

Prior to Checkpoint, we considered Cisco. 

How was the initial setup?

It was a complex setup. We had a partner configure the equipment. 

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

The price is high in comparison to other solutions. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are currently considering Fortinet as another possible option. 

What other advice do I have?

After much evaluation, we have decided to change our firewall.

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