Check Point NGFW Room for Improvement

System Administrator at a tech services company
Stability issues. I built out this firewall in a cluster, and I had stability issues day one. Needs to be rebooted frequently. Tunnels need to be bounced frequently. Their hardware compatibility guide, when I built out the servers to host them on, was not accurate. And there are compatibility issues and stability issues. View full review »
Commercial Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We looked very closely at ArcSight's solution because it's a multi-vendor solution. With ArcSight we could have Check Point, we could have RSA, we could have any brand and integrate several brands, from a security point of view. With Check Point, you cannot do so, you can integrate with Check Point products. Check Point forces the customer to buy only one vendor's solution but the trends of the market are not to work with only one vendor. If Check Point could work with other vendor solutions, that would an improvement. It would also help if they had solutions for the SMB market. Check Point is only useful for customers that have a big IT budget. If they don't have the IT budget, the customer has to buy a solution that from another vendor. View full review »
Dan Huang
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 their stability and their support. There are way too many bugs. You just can't get things to work properly. They don't need to bring any more features. They need to focus on stability. They should stop trying to be funky and stop trying to develop new things to catch people's attention. Just focus on what they already have and make it work. It would be a good product. Just make sure it works. View full review »
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Sandun Fernando
Network Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees
Check Point Smart Dashboard does not support my Apple MacBook Air. It only supports Windows versions. Checkpoint does not support captive portal in IPv6. We had a big issue. Not solved yet by Checkpoint experts. View full review »
Network and IT Security Admin at DP World Callao
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 like to see improved is that when I start policies in Check Point's console, it takes a few minutes. It could be better and faster. View full review »
Sadiq Abdulwahab
Network Administrator at a printing company with 501-1,000 employees
We're looking at the endpoint because there are some smaller issues with internet connectivity within our country. Although they have it now, we don't have a license for it, and I think mobile device security should be a standard feature. I cannot control someone bringing their device to my network and what they do. View full review »
Security Engineer at Tenece Professional Services
This product has room for improvement in technical support for Africa. There are some problems with African countries. We also need to provide excellent services. The additional feature I would most like to see included in the next release of this solution is removal management. View full review »
Network Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
All the advanced features of automation, especially the first installation of tunnels, need improvement. Also, in terms of configuration, in terms of tuning, and fine-tuning the system, I think they do make it a bit hard for users. Right now, we need to teach admins, the network and security admins about system fine-tuning in terms of load balancing between CPUs, assignment of processes. I don't think a network admin or a system admin should deal with it in terms of when we are speaking about the firewall or networking device. It should be automatic. View full review »
Juan Vallecilla
Engineer at CENACE
The presentation of the reports need to be more user-friendly. View full review »
Brent King
Supervisor of Network and Datacentre Operations with 501-1,000 employees
Simplify licensing. View full review »
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