Check Point Application Control Pros and Cons

Check Point Application Control Pros

reviewer1986
Network Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Check Point enables us to save internet bandwidth. The administration offers good guidance. We don't want the employees to access social networking on work computers because it will distract them from their jobs, so we can block that. It also helps us to implement changes very quickly and to get people to be more focused on the job.
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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
The overall security of the environment has been greatly improved by the Check Point NGFWs. Before implementing the Check Point solutions, we relied on the Cisco ACLs and Zone-Based firewalls configured on the switches and routers, which in fact a simple stateful firewall, and currently appear to be not an efficient solution for protecting from the advanced threats.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
With Check Point Application Control we can say we improved our legacy and have made them more secure. Now we are able to allow specific applications on respective service and we are allowed those respective services only.
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Ndricim-Danaj
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution is stable and we have not had any issues.
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Check Point Application Control Cons

reviewer1986
Network Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The whitelisting approach should only be on very specific applications. In which only a server should access a certain application and nothing else. If you miss something, you will have to always be investigating why it doesn't have access or why an application is not working.
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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
I think that the pricing for the Check Point products should be reconsidered - we found it to be quite expensive to purchase and to maintain (the licenses and the support services need to be prolonged regularly), or create some additional bundles of the software blades with significant discounts in addition to the current Next Generation Threat Prevention & SandBlast (NGTX) and Next Generation Threat Prevention (NGTP) offers.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
Most of the business applications stopped working, we don't know why and we have already escalated to the top level but we still haven't gotten any corrective action on this. They always take logs but after that, there is no resolution.
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Ndricim-Danaj
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was a bit difficult.
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