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Anonymous User
Real User
System Administrator at a tech services company
Apr 29 2018

What is most valuable?

The VPN side of it. Obviously without the VPN, we'd have tons of end users that wouldn't be able to connect to our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to be a little bit more diverse in our hiring. We can hire people out in remote areas, that otherwise we… more»

What needs improvement?

Stability issues. I built out this firewall in a cluster, and I had stability issues day one. Needs to be rebooted… more»

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

I don't think the product's pricing is a good value. I feel it's very overpriced. I feel a lot of the features for a next… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

When I started at the company, this solution had been in place, and it was failing, the cluster was failing. So I was… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say avoid it. There are definitely better solutions out there. For the amount of headache that you get with this… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Commercial Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 13 2018

What is most valuable?

It's a gateway and we can integrate some of their functionalities. It's a gateway for us to work with them. Compared to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had some security issues that WatchGuard could not resolve. Since installing Check Point, we have not had any troubles… more»

What needs improvement?

We looked very closely at ArcSight's solution because it's a multi-vendor solution. With ArcSight we could have Check… more»

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

Check Point solutions are very expensive here. It's good, but it's expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before using Check Point we were using WatchGuard, but it was not a good brand. Support from them was very difficult. We… more»

What other advice do I have?

Some vendors offer a PoC. When you do a PoC you can more easily see which is the better solution. We would recommend… more»
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Dan Huang
Real User
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The visibility and the logging are the most valuable features. Also, their interface is second to none. The best thing about it is the interface… more»

What needs improvement?

Their support is completely useless. They need to improve that and the stability. The main reason we are moving on from Checkpoint is because of… more»

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

This solution is way too expensive for what it is worth, especially when it doesn't work. It's just pointless. It's time wasted.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Six years ago we were using a Fortinet solution. The reason we switched to Checkpoint was because of the central management. It can manage up to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a three out of ten. The reason I give it a three and not zero is because the visibility and the interface are great… more»
Sandun Fernando
Real User
Network Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees
Dec 21 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the IPsec VPN. The application and content filtering is perfect for our university. This… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it mainly for security and content control. Earlier, we could not block BitTorrent and other high bandwidth… more»

What needs improvement?

Check Point Smart Dashboard does not support my Apple MacBook Air. It only supports Windows versions. Checkpoint does not… more»

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

Pricing is negotiable and competitive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Cisco ASA 5510 as our perimeter firewall before purchasing this NGFW. It only had firewall features. We switched… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are in the higher education sector in Sri Lanka. We produce graduates to our country and other countries.
LuisDavila
Real User
Network and IT Security Admin at DP World Callao
Jan 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Check Point is the management console. Another feature that is most valuable for me is that the configuration is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have good support from Check Point. They always send us information about new products, new technologies, and new attacks worldwide. We are… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like for them to develop the ability to manage a cloud firewall with the same console. That would be very helpful. Another thing I would… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched because it is a good product and because of the cloud support. We are moving to the cloud step by step and the cloud support is… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight. It's a good solution. The management is easy. The console is very practical but in order to be a ten, it… more»
SenNetwo86
Real User
Senior Network and Security Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Filtering. It filters unwanted traffic.

How has it helped my organization?

* Enables us to meet compliance requirements. * It maintains our security posture.

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework and make sure it fits. You have to know exactly what you want, what your requirements are. Make sure that whatever product you are actually going for meets your requirements, suits your infrastructure and how your IT operates… more»
Juan Vallecilla
Real User
Engineer at CENACE
Jan 22 2019

What is most valuable?

It is easy to configure and it is a valuable antivirus protection. I especially like the IPS feature of this product.

How has it helped my organization?

We are a utility company, so we need efficient antivirus protocols. The firewall support is extremely important to our… more»

What needs improvement?

The presentation of the reports need to be more user-friendly.

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

The price is high in comparison to other solutions.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to Checkpoint, we considered Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

After much evaluation, we have decided to change our firewall.

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What is Check Point NGFW?

Your network is under constant threat. To secure it, you need the most advanced firewall protection. Check Point Next Generation Firewall identifies and controls applications by user and scans content to stop threats.

Also known as
Check Point NG Firewall, Check Point Next Generation Firewall
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