Check Point IPS Reviews

Check Point IPS is the #14 ranked solution of our top Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Darktrace - Check Point IPS vs Darktrace

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Kristaps Krauklis
Real User
IT Department manager at AS Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
Mar 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is ease of use. Check Point IPS has quite a decent database of attacks. The reports are well written so that you can understand what type of… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Our old IPS was much more difficult to administer so the adoption of Check Point has helped us in this regard.

What needs improvement?

It is always possible to improve the speed of an IPS, although there is always a performance penalty when using additional security software. Occasionally there are… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an expensive solution. I am not exactly sure of the pricing because we have a package deal that has the licenses included. I think that the price of support is… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to using Check Point IPS, we were using a solution by IBM. It was much more difficult to administer. However, we had already been using the Check Point Firewall… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is researching this type of solution is that they need to choose the product carefully. Most importantly, I would look from a performance… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate several IPS products by different vendors but they all had trouble integrating with our Check Point Firewall. We made the decision that even if the other… more »
Oleg P.
Real User
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The number of IPS protections is amazing - after the latest update, I see more than 11000 in the SmartConsole. All the protections are tagged and categorized by the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

I think that the security of our DataCenter has been increased to a large extent by activating of the Check Point Intrusion Prevention System software blade. Before that… more »

What needs improvement?

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… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The overall cost of the solution is really high. You should properly scale the setup you are planning to purchase. The licensing model is simple, but some of the software… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before the Check Point IPS, we relied on the simple stateful firewalls configured on Cisco switches and routers and moved to Check Point to get improved security against… more »

What other advice do I have?

The correct performance sizing is essential for this kind of software - use the tools provided by the vendor, and consult the sales if you are still not sure.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate the other solutions.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Real User
Network Engineer at LTTS
Aug 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The default category (Low, Medium, High, Critical) is the most valuable feature because we don't know what type of attack will happen, but with this category, we can create a policy to prevent any high and critical severity behavior. With… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We have configured the IPS daily report on our Check Point Gateway so we get daily reports with details of IPS related alerts. Based on the report we will check whether it is in prevention or detection mode and based on that we will check… more »

What needs improvement?

I strongly agree that with IPS blade we can protect our organization vulnerabilities. I would like to have the ability to virtually patch our application or vulnerable machine that is talking ourside our network. If it is there then we can… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Reg. cost and licensing part out procurement team taking care.

What other advice do I have?

The IPS is a very good blade in Check Point NGFW.
Real User
IT Network Administrator at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's IPS functionality and firewall functionality are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The detection needs improvement. We fear that it doesn't detect everything that we want to see. 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… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We weren't previously using a different product.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We're still in the process of evaluating options. We're doing a POC with Cisco and Darktrace and are moving away from Check Point. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

What is Check Point IPS?

Check Point IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) combines industry-leading IPS protection with breakthrough performance at a lower cost than traditional, stand-alone IPS software solutions. IPS delivers complete and proactive intrusion prevention – all with the deployment and management advantages of a unified and extensible Next Generation Firewall solution. Learn more about IPS Software.

Also known as
Check Point Intrusion Prevention System
Check Point IPS customers

Morton Salt, Medical Advocacy and Outreach, BH Telecom, Lightbeam Health Solutions, X by Orange, Cadence, Nihondentsu, Datastream Connexion, Good Sam, Omnyway, FIASA, Pacific Life, Banco del Pacifico, Control Southern, Xero, Centrify

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