Check Point Security Management Pros and Cons

Check Point Security Management Pros

JM
reviewer1098015
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The features we like and find the most valuable are the ways we can manage the policy, create objects, and drag and drop objects in our daily operation. It makes our daily operation on the firewall management much easier than going, for example, to one firewall, then going to the other.
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Oleg P.
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
As the security administrator, who is responsible for the day-to-day tasks (e.g. creating new firewall rules, monitoring the security alerts and incidents etc.) and the maintenance (e.g. installing the new Jumbo Hotfixes), I find the Check Point Security Management R80.10 to be the great solution.
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ST
Swapnil Talegaonkar
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The Check Point Management server is isolated from security gateways, which means that in case there is an issue, we have our configuration ready and we can directly replace the device and push the configuration.
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SA
Sadiq Abdulwahab
Network Administrator at Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Plc
The additional features offered by the solution are excellent. We didn't have a lot fo these on a previous solution, and they've proven to be an advantage for us.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
The most valuable feature for me is Identity Awareness.
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TB
reviewer1181253
System and Network Engineer at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The firewall's blades are the solution's most valuable feature.
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GeraldChege
ICT Officer at Kenyatta National Hospital
I love the URL filtering as well as the identification capabilities which link with the Active Directory and work for me even with bandwidth regulation. These allow me to select to whom to do what, and when.
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MS
reviewer1096398
Network and Security Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's a great solution for management. We can manage a lot at the same time with one security management system. Also, each gateway depends on the other, which is helpful.
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Check Point Security Management Cons

JM
reviewer1098015
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The migration from R77 Manager to R80 is a major upgrade. It's not very easy to do. There should be some kind of Wizard for a direct upgrade from the R77 to the R80. There should be an easy way for the customers to do the upgrade.
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Oleg P.
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I like that the Compliance software blade is available for free with the Security Management server purchase, but it is free for only one year - after that you have to buy an additional license to continue using it. I think such an important feature is vital for the management server, and should not be licensed separately.
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Swapnil Talegaonkar
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
For those not familiar with the Command Line interface, there should be an option in the GUI for operating backups.
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Sadiq Abdulwahab
Network Administrator at Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Plc
The reporting should be improved in future releases. It needs to be very explicit. This is very important.
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Kirtikumar Patel
Network Engineer at LTTS
I would like to bind users to their network, as well as their local office machine.
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TB
reviewer1181253
System and Network Engineer at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We sometimes have trouble with the performance of the solution. Maybe some performance tuning options could be added in a future release. There should be more visibility about which blade in your firewall is causing the latency.
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GeraldChege
ICT Officer at Kenyatta National Hospital
In future releases I'd like to see better integration with other applications and solutions. Also, the cost of the license is too high, it's too expensive.
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MS
reviewer1096398
Network and Security Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In the last version from 80.20, there are some issues around SSNA Diction. I would like this to be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point Security Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
502,104 professionals have used our research since 2012.