Check Point Application Control Pros and Cons

Check Point Application Control Pros

JM
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company 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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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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VN
System and Network Administrator at Auriga - The banking e-volution
The most important feature, in my opinion, regarding Check Point Application Control is the granularity and the great variety of applications and sub-applications recognized.
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Technology consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
This product logs & monitors event traffic for each application, giving us better visibility.
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Network Head at SUKARNE
The automatic updates of new applications and signatures guarantee protection at all times without the need to apply a change manually.
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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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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

JM
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company 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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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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VN
System and Network Administrator at Auriga - The banking e-volution
I would like to have a periodic update of the applications, perhaps based on a predefined calendar.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point Application Control. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2021.
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Technology consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We expect applications to be updated regularly.
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Network Head at SUKARNE
It's important that there is the option to validate the policies before applying them.
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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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Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was a bit difficult.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point Application Control. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2021.
524,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.