What is our primary use case?
We are a solution reseller, and we also assist our clients with support. This is one of the solutions that we provide to our customers.
This solution can be deployed in many ways. It is available in the cloud on AWS and Azure. You can install it in a virtual machine, you can have it as a hybrid, and you can have it on-premises.
What is most valuable?
The most valuable feature of this solution is that you can start off with a simple firewall and expand it to UTM. You don't have to buy a UTM to start off with, but rather, you can buy a simple firewall and upgrade it. The simple firewall comes with many of the UTM features, in any case.
What needs improvement?
The management console can be simplified because at the moment, it is a bit of a challenge to use.
I would like to see support for software-defined wirings in the next release of this solution.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been working with this solution for eighteen years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
I've got Check Point systems that have not been rebooted in two years, so it is quite stable.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
This solution is quite scalable, but it requires hardware upgrades from time to time. Or, if you go with a virtual environment then it is very scalable because you start with one CPU and can increase to twenty-four CPUs.
How are customer service and technical support?
Technical support for this solution is fairly good. We have got enough skill in our business to do most of it, but once you raise a call with support, they give you quite the fast and effective answer.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup of this solution is in-between, but more on the complex side. It's not the most complex product that I've worked with, but definitely not the simplest product that I've worked with.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
The price of this solution varies from small to extremely expensive. On average, it is normally on the lower end, being less expensive than Palo Alto or Cisco.
What other advice do I have?
The biggest lesson that I have learned from this solution is to never assume that something is simple, because there's always a hidden snag that we run into.
I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.