Check Point IPS Pros and Cons

Check Point IPS Pros

reviewer1986
Network Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that it protects us against hundreds of different attack vectors, like ransomware. The protection is always being triggered. People try to access websites that are categorized as malware, so when the users do a DNS request for the IP of those malware websites, the IPS Blade replaces the real IP of the website that is malware with a bogus IP. The user gets an IP that doesn't exist and when he tries to access, it won't work.
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Kristaps Krauklis
IT Department manager at AS Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
The reports are well written so that you can understand what type of attack has occurred, the originating IP address, and other details.
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Oleg P.
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The number of the IPS protections is amazing - after the latest update I see more than 11000 in the SmartConsole.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
IPS can protect our organization with any old vulnerabilities or if any vulnerability detected minutes ago IPS can protect us as per our configured policy.
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reviewer1225173
IT Network Administrator at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The solution's IPS functionality and firewall functionality are the solution's most valuable features.
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Check Point IPS Cons

reviewer1986
Network Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The only thing they could maybe improve is that we notice right away that the performance decreases when we enable the IPS, especially beyond the CPU and memory usage. If you want to enable the IPS and you have a lot of traffic, it can have an impact. The performance could be improved.
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Kristaps Krauklis
IT Department manager at AS Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
Occasionally there are glitches and errors like false positives, which would be a nice area of this solution to improve upon.
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Oleg P.
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
In my opinion, the Check Point software engineers should works on the performance of the blade - when it is activated with the big number of the protections in place, the monitoring shows us the significant increase in the CPU utilization for the gateway appliances - up to 30 percents, even so we are cherry-picking only the profiles that we really needed.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
I observed on our management that sometimes IPS does not connect to the threat cloud, we have to check and improve it. Otherwise, all of the features are good.
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reviewer1225173
IT Network Administrator at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The solution needs enhanced reporting. The reporting on Cisco Stealthwatch and Darktrace is much bigger. The visibility that they grant for the filtering capabilities over large infrastructures are far superior.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point IPS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2020.
441,850 professionals have used our research since 2012.