Check Point SandBlast Pros and Cons

Check Point SandBlast 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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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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Ross Abdo
Security Sales Engineer at BT Global Services AMEA
The easy deployment is the key for us. I can simply send a link through email to a user, then they install the software and are protected.
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Espen Sammerud
Network Technician at Buypass
It has caught some harmful attachments and downloads.
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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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NetworkAc063
Network Architect at Leprino Foods
Its ease of use is the most valuable feature. We had existing endpoints and it was an easy upgrade process. The interface board is also easy to use.
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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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Calvin Piggott
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Its ability to rollback anti-ransomware once an attack has started is the most valuable feature.
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Jose Carlos Cordeiro
Director at Compugraf
The zero-day protection is its most valuable feature.
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Michael Yamashita
Security Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The forensics reports and the ability to sandbox malware are its most valuable features.
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Check Point SandBlast 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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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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Ross Abdo
Security Sales Engineer at BT Global Services AMEA
I would like to see more visibility into the actual devices that it's protecting. In some cases, you don't want to see a lot. However, for our purposes, I would like to see more information about the applications which are installed, then have more control over what can and what cannot be installed.
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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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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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NetworkAc063
Network Architect at Leprino Foods
There was a learning curve for our general population of employees (the user).
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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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Calvin Piggott
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It needs to include built-in deployment. This will make the job easier rather than having to go and dig up an Active Directory deployment along with policy objects.
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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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Michael Yamashita
Security Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Using it in the beginning was difficult because I had never used anything similar. In terms of navigating the UI, it was all not too bad, but there is definitely a learning curve.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point SandBlast. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
418,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.