Check Point SandBlast Network Pros and Cons

Check Point SandBlast Network Pros

Ryan Steele
Sr Network Engineer at Columbus Regional Airport Authority
We didn't really have any IPS before. So, Check Point has improved our security posture. People get used to doing things certain ways, which might not be the best or most secure way, and they can't do that now, which just requires more education of the user base. With the endpoint client, we've started to use Check Point for remote access.
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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
It provides a high rate of catching the zero-day advanced threats.
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Hugo Thebas
Security Analyst at Security4IT
When our workers are downloading software, SandBlast Cloud is useful to emulate the downloads that the workers are doing. Then, there are no threats coming into the company.
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AaronJones
IT Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Check Point has enabled us to detect a lot of threats and prevented a lot of threats from entering our environments. It has kept us safe.
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Swapnil T
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Check Point SandBlast Network Solution provides signature-based as well as zero-day threat protection. Also sandboxing can be performed on an on-premise device, cloud as well as the combination of both. Threat emulation is done on multiple OS & verdict is provided.
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Espen Sammerud
Network Technician at Buypass
It has caught some harmful attachments and downloads.
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PRAPHULLA DESHPANDE
Presales Solutions Architect at Paladion Networks
Threat Emulation gives networks the necessary protection against unknown threats in files that are attached to emails. The Threat Emulation engine picks up malware at the exploit phase before it enters the network. It quickly quarantines and runs the files in a virtual sandbox, which imitates a standard operating system, to discover malicious behavior before hackers can apply evasion techniques to bypass the sandbox.
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Security70a4
Security Engineer at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
It seems like it works all the time. We have never had an issue. We have never had something go undetected, anything major. All in all, it works pretty well.
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NetworkEe258
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
SandBlast has opened us up to a lot more opportunities where we can offer this service to clients, that way they don't have to go to a third-party to get this specific solution. It comes in the Check Point Infinity Package so it has helped us a lot.
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Jose Carlos Cordeiro
Director at Compugraf
The zero-day protection is its most valuable feature.
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Check Point SandBlast Network Cons

Ryan Steele
Sr Network Engineer at Columbus Regional Airport Authority
There have been a couple of things that we've tried where we read through the documentation, and we were really looking for some help in implementing, and technical support wanted me to try it first, then call them if it breaks. It would be nicer if they would hold my hand a bit more. It makes me nervous in production, as I don't have a lab.
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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
The Threat Emulation software blade significantly affects the performance of the NGFWs, we have a significant increase in the CPU and memory consumption.
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Hugo Thebas
Security Analyst at Security4IT
I would like if it could emulate bigger files and somehow improve this usability. I don't know if this would be possible. However, if it was able to scan or emulate bigger files, then it would be safer for a company using it.
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AaronJones
IT Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am very leery right now about the stability. We've had three outages in the last month because of Check Point, not because of something that the customer has done, but because of changes on the Check Point side.
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Swapnil T
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Many Important controls are only available in CLI & very very complicated. All tecli command features should available on GUI so that it will become easy for normal users to monitor & control queue.
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Espen Sammerud
Network Technician at Buypass
Most of the time stability is okay, but sometimes, we're not able to contact the cloud. It won't last for long. The product could be faster.
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PRAPHULLA DESHPANDE
Presales Solutions Architect at Paladion Networks
I think Check Point provides standard time which ideally most other vendors take to identify behaviors of a file by sending them into a sandbox environment for inspection.
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Security70a4
Security Engineer at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see some speed improvements, e.g., how quickly you can get through all the menus. It crashes sometimes because we push so much through it. Therefore, I would like to see more small things behind the scenes, such as, back-end stability in terms of the management application.
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NetworkEe258
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The technical support could use some work, but it's okay. It's a little bit of a tedious process to get through.
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Jose Carlos Cordeiro
Director at Compugraf
I would like for them to improve the visibility in the product.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point SandBlast Network. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,141 professionals have used our research since 2012.