Check Point IPS Valuable Features

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. This is the protection that triggers the most on our infrastructure. For example, if a user tries to access malware.com, the DNS response gets changed by the IPS Blade to an IP that doesn't exist. View full review »
Kristaps Krauklis
IT Department manager at AS Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
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 attack has occurred, the originating IP address, and other details. View full review »
Oleg P.
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
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 vendor/type/product, the severity of the threat, confidence level, and performance impact of the activation, which helps in finding and enabling only he profiles that we really need (e.g. we don't have any Microsoft Windows servers in our environment, so decided to disable such protections by default). The protections are updated based on the schedule - we used the default once-a-day approach. I also like that the new protections may be automatically activated in the "Staging mode", which only detect the possible threat and alerts them, but doesn't block the actual traffic, thus minimizing the impact of the false positives. View full review »
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
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 this, we can protect our organization from weakness exploit of vulnerable systems. IPS can protect our organization with any old vulnerabilities or if any vulnerability was detected within a few minutes. IPS can protect us as per our configured policy. View full review »
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. View full review »
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