Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] Review

Some versions have issues, but Checkpoint provides hotfixes when needed.

Valuable Features

  • Firewall & VPN are the most valuable
  • Data Loss Prevention (in higher models like 12000 series)
  • Endpoint, IPS
  • Application and URL Filtering
  • Threat prevention & anti-Spam and mail

Room for Improvement

  • IPS
  • DLP
  • QoS

Use of Solution

I've used all of the below versions over the last one and a half years.

  • Edge N appliances
  • Edge N VPN appliances
  • Edge N ADSL appliances
  • Edge X appliances
  • Edge W appliances
  • 1070
  • 1120
  • 1140
  • 1180
  • 2200
  • 4200
  • 4400
  • 4600
  • 4800
  • 12200
  • 12400
  • 12600
  • 13800

Deployment Issues

I've never had any issues as they're all easy to deploy.

Stability Issues

Some versions, like the R76, create some issues, but Checkpoint provide hotfixes as soon as possible.

Scalability Issues

The scalability is high and it has a unique ability to adapt to the situation.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Previous Solutions

No previous solution was used.

Initial Setup

It's a straightforward setup.

Implementation Team

We are the vendor team in the UAE.


100% satisfaction.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It's pricey, but it provides 100% satisfaction for the money you spend. I don't know about the day-to-day costs, but almost every administrator is happy to use it.

Other Advice

It's an excellent choice.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are Checkpoint Gold Partners
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Network Engineer at a tech services companyReal User

R76 has a lot of memory leak problem but this is improved by R77 version .
Also the new appliances are more strong than the 2012 appliance .

27 October 16
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