Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] Review

Mobile access is valuable to us, but the GUI needs to be worked on.

What is most valuable?

  • Application Filtering
  • URL Filtering
  • IPS
  • Mobile access

How has it helped my organization?

Browsing speed has picked up considerably as users now have to do their official work and cannot browse social sites instead. Additionally, remote connections are now more secure and controlled.

What needs improvement?

The entire GUI, look and feel of the application.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, it was deployed by the local support company here in Nigeria.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used Checkpoint 1075 UTM1. We switched as we needed a bigger box that can handle more traffic without slowing down browsing speed.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was done by their support reps here in Nigeria. It was straightforward, you just have to Install it and then configure your rules.

What about the implementation team?

We used a vendor who I would rate 6/10.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Cyberoam, Cisco ASA and Fortinet.

What other advice do I have?

Get a sound Check Point specialist to implement it , do a proper handover, and training for the product.

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