Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] Review

It's not cheap when compared to other solutions, but it has some valuable features, such as SSL VPN, and IPS.


What is most valuable?

  • Threat prevention
  • IPS
  • Application Control and URL filtering
  • SSL VPN
  • Mobile Access
  • Anti Spam
  • Mail

How has it helped my organization?

IPS prevents many unwanted, malicious objects from our web sites. It provides high level security for our network, and by using AppWiki, thousands of application can be controlled over the network. Also, the anti-spam engine provides effective solutions for spam mails.

What needs improvement?

The physical memory is insufficient for installing policies and some other operations. It would be better to put 4GB RAM into the appliance.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Check Point solutions for 15 years, and this appliance since 2014.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were some memory bottleneck problems.

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:

It's satisfactory.

Technical Support:

It's satisfactory.

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

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

We have upgraded from a UTM-1 appliance to a Next Generation one. This process has taken some time.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented our solution through an official vendor in our country. They helped us through every stage of our purchase and installation. The service was satisfactory.

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

Check Point is not cheap when compared to other solutions, but it provides high level security. As an organization we are fully satisfied with this product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend others to implement or try Check Point products for their security solutions.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2200 Appliance R77
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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