Check Point NGFW Valuable Features

Commercial Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's a gateway and we can integrate some of their functionalities. It's a gateway for us to work with them. Compared to the previous solution we had - WatchGuard - Check Point really works. View full review »
Dan Huang
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 but it crashes too often. If it can stop crashing that would be great. View full review »
Security and Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The rules are very easy to deploy and can be optimized pretty quickly. The R80 has a great feature on how the rules are processed, which costs less in terms of CPU and threads than it did before. The features that are integrated into the firewall are very useful for our everyday use. Examples of these are the log manager, the firewall monitor commands, and the Linux commands. These are all very useful and helpful. The VPN tunnels are easy to set up once you understand how they have to be configured. View full review »
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Sandun Fernando
Network Administrator at University of Kelaniya
The most valuable feature is the IPsec VPN. The application and content filtering is perfect for our university. This device gives us alerts and reports on a daily and weekly basis. It gives us the opportunity to know what is going on. The Smart Dashboard and other user interfaces are very easy to use and can be handled without any significant IT skills. It allows for easy policy management. The Check Point Capsule VPN is a great feature. It connects to our university in a few seconds. It's easy to handle and manage. No need for significant IT skills to manage this solution. View full review »
Network and IT Security Admin at DP World Callao
The most valuable feature of Check Point is the management console. Another feature that is most valuable for me is that the configuration is easier than other firewalls. View full review »
Sadiq Abdulwahab
Network Administrator at Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Plc
It gives me very detailed reports. The endpoint solution for clients is wonderful. View full review »
Network Security Engineer at Türkiye İş Bankası
Firstly, inline layer technology is helpful because it will classify the traffic according to different security groups. This means that we can isolate them totally and it will also prevent human error because you are limiting source, destination, service, and application parameters at the top of the inline layer rule. Check Point is very administrator-friendly and the SmartDashboard is easy to use. The Blades and security features are also very innovative and up-to-date. With the IPS blade, the administrator can write signature-based exceptions for specific users. This provides flexibility to except specific connections from specific signatures. The cloning and copy/paste operations are very useful. View full review »
Senior Technical Consultant at Ivalue Infosolution
This is a feature-rich product and all of them are useful. The most valuable feature is the Stateful Inspection, which was developed by Check Point. The throughput is very good with Check Point. Checkpoint ThreatCloud is the largest threat intelligence database. Checkpoint management is a single pane of glass from where you can manage all the CP solutions from a single point be it on-prem or cloud or hybrid. View full review »
Manager for Operations, Security and Management at REN - Rede Energeticas Nacionais, S.A.
The most valuable features for us are identity awareness, IDS and IPS, and application control. View full review »
Gerry Moore
Head Of Technical Operations at Boylesports
There are many features we have found good. The best feature is the ability to increase the capacity of the solution by exactly what you add, not losing anything for High Availability. This feature alone will save us as we increase the number of devices in the stack. Having so many top-end products in one box also assists in managing this device. URL filtering and anti-virus and other services are easy to deploy but assist in getting your company a good name. The Infinity product seems amazing but we have a long way to go before saying it is successful. View full review »
ICT-System-Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
R80 management has improved and made the product more comfortable for IT people to use. Filtering through rules and finding similar ones to add additional objects becomes much faster. With an additional hotfix starting from R80.10, we are able to use the management with Ansible. From R80 on, we started creating objects via script or adding them to groups. That makes some parts “automatic”, or at least much faster. With the new SmartTask offered in R80.40, we will be happy to configure some automatic control-functions. View full review »
Sales Engineer at Unistar
The most valuable features are application control, regulation, and threat prevention. View full review »
Security Engineer at Tenece Professional Services
The feature we have found to be the most valuable is the management firewall. View full review »
Deputy Manager - Cyber Security at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that we are protected against zero-day threats. Everything can be managed from a single console. View full review »
Network Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The solution is easy to use. I like the monitoring the most. View full review »
Senior Network and Security Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Filtering. It filters unwanted traffic. View full review »
Juan Vallecilla
Engineer at CENACE
It is easy to configure and it is a valuable antivirus protection. I especially like the IPS feature of this product. View full review »
IT Operation Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the management using the Single Pane of Glass. View full review »
Brent King
Supervisor of Network and Datacentre Operations at Manitoba eHealth
All of the above mentioned. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Check Point NGFW. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
426,772 professionals have used our research since 2012.