Check Point Remote Access VPN Pros and Cons

Check Point Remote Access VPN Pros

AG
reviewer1398543
Network Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
It allows everyone to work from home. If no one could work from home, then we wouldn't have a company, especially now during COVID-19. It's mission-critical, especially since it's currently being used. If there is a problem with it, we would really be screwed. We would be hard-pressed because we would have to figure out what solution we're going to go with, how to deploy it, how long it would take to deploy it, and how we'd even get it on people's computers if we couldn't VPN to them. It would be near impossible to just change to a new VPN solution right now.
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JM
reviewer1098015
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The biggest advantage of Check Point Remote Access VPN is that we already use the Check Point firewall. We only needed to enable the feature and do the configuration in order to enable the VPN feature. We didn't need to buy or manage new hardware. This was a big advantage.
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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
It is easy to install the Endpoint Remote Access VPN client to different platforms.
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RS
reviewer1232001
IT Tech Security Management at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The management of the solution is very simple. It allows for a single view of all the endpoints.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
The most valuable feature is the seamless access.
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CK
ChinwaraKranwittayakan
Senior System Engineer at Thai Transmission Industry
The initial set up is not complex.
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Adriano-Simao
IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The ability to create your trigger data domains is the solution's most valuable feature.
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NT
reviewer1144182
Assistant General Manager IT at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our users find the interface very comfortable to use.
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Check Point Remote Access VPN Cons

AG
reviewer1398543
Network Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
When you want to deploy a new Check Point agent, it is really a pain in the butt. For example, Windows 10 now has updates almost every couple of months. It changes the versioning and things under the hood. These are things that I don't understand, because I'm not a Windows person. However, I know that the Check Point client is installed on the Windows machine, and if the Check Point client's not kept up-to-date, then it's functionality breaks. It has to be up-to-date with the Windows versions. Check Point has to update the client more often. Now, the problem is that the Check Point client is not easy to update on remote computers and it's not easy to deploy a new client.
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JM
reviewer1098015
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are very happy with the Windows client. You log in with the VPN for the full client, you do the log in there. But for Linux machines, they don't have a full client to install. It is important because we have some users that use Linux and they don't have a specific application from Check Point to use. That is something that could be improved.
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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
The Compliance software blade is available only for the Windows operating systems family, so no macOS security checks are implemented and performed.
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RS
reviewer1232001
IT Tech Security Management at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I cannot see the full effect of the endpoint solution because it relies on having access to the DNF queries, which might not go through the Check Point firewall when you're using it for perimeter networks. Check Point will not identify the actual source of the net queries. This may be related to the architecture, however, and not poor product issues. I don't know if it can be improved on the Check Point side or not.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
We would like to see support for a layer seven VPN over UDP.
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CK
ChinwaraKranwittayakan
Senior System Engineer at Thai Transmission Industry
They could add more features, like the security to block off the doors, or create another hatch, something like this. They could make the features safer, add malware to make my mail and the Kryon system safer and to protect data at an earlier stage.
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Adriano-Simao
IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The interface itself needs improvement. When you need to create something, you have to go through a lot of steps. It needs to be simplified.
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NT
reviewer1144182
Assistant General Manager IT at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is always room for innovation and the addition of new features.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point Remote Access VPN. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
479,763 professionals have used our research since 2012.