Check Point UTM-1 Review
Mobile access is valuable to us, but the GUI needs to be worked on.


Valuable Features

  • Application Filtering
  • URL Filtering
  • IPS
  • Mobile access

Improvements to 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.

Room for Improvement

The entire GUI, look and feel of the application.

Use of Solution

I've been using it for two years.

Deployment Issues

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

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

9/10.

Technical Support:

9/10.

Previous Solutions

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

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.

Implementation Team

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

Other Solutions Considered

We also looked at Cyberoam, Cisco ASA and Fortinet.

Other Advice

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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