Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] Initial Setup

Adriano Simao
IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The setup was not so complex, but of course, you need to have some skill to implement it. I would say, from one to five, the complexity is three or four. It's not complex. For deployment, we had two phases. One was to implement the equipment to respond to our needs. And the second was to implement the VPN in our branch offices. The first phase took only one month. The second phase we're doing slowly because when we have a new branch we add it. We're doing this continuously. The acquiring must be done through a reseller/supplier based in our country, by the law. The reseller worked with us in the first implementation phase. The administration is normal and I am doing with a team composed by four people, which two are dedicated day by day work watching into this equipment alerts, logs, etc, and two others as a backup which I believe is enough for deployment and maintenance. View full review »
Goumou Ferdinand
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
The initial setup wasn't complex. I would say it isn't complex for a person who knows a bit about Check Point. If I have to compare Check Point with FortiGate, I would say FortiGate would be easier to configure. It's more user-friendly than Check Point. Check Point is okay. I cannot say it's easy, or difficult, but somewhere in the middle. The length of deployment depends. For example, I deployed for one of my customers at the last minute over here, and it took me two days. To do the visuals and everything to make the inspection, it took me two days to do the deployment. For deployment and maintenance, I think one or two people is okay. For the maintenance, about the same number. View full review »
Dcenterops677
Data Center Operations at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was easy. Because it was a new deployment, it took four hours. The good thing about it was is that it was a retrofit. It wasn't something they had to move out and bring in. View full review »
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PedroCunha
CISO at Timestamp SGS
The initial setup is straightforward. In the past, we have had to deploy the console and then the firewall then to stop and configure to the main console. Now, with the UTMs and the single appliances, they're straightforward. View full review »
RSSI677
RSSI at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was relatively straightforward. Deployment probably took about two weeks. At the time we deployed the platform, we were only two people maintaining, and we both monitored the platform. Deployment was fine, for me, even though we had some problems with a performance issue due to the antivirus. View full review »
Mukesh_Sharma
System Administrator at The LNM Institute of Information Technology
The initial setup is not complicated. It required some implementation initially, but after that, it is easy. The deployment required one or two days. View full review »
SeniorTech761
Senior Technology Specialist - Information Security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
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