Check Point UTM-1 [EOL] Room for Improvement

Adriano Simao
IT System Integrator at CEDSIF
The solution could be improved by creating or including in the product enforcement of some kind to deal with cybersecurity and all the new kinds of attacks we are dealing with right now. One thing that we are facing also is the PKI, the public key infrastructure. We don't know how to use this solution to get the visitor certification from the PKI. We did some searching on the internet looking for cases on how we can have this solution integrated with the PKI and we didn't find anything about this. I would like it if the vendors could pay special attention to integration. It must be easy to do with other kinds of solutions. For example, now to authenticate Cisco routers to the Check Point. So this is one thing that the vendors must think about, how can you make this solution easier to integrate with the others, to be able to collaborate. View full review »
Goumou Ferdinand
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
The solution should be more user-friendly. I know we can do a lot of the configuration using GUI or CLI. But they have to work more on their GUI. If they work more in the GUI I think many people will come to the solution. View full review »
Dcenterops677
Data Center Operations at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The licensing could be improved. It restricted us to maybe 55 connections per license, so anything less than 55 VPN connections. But when you grow and have 100 clients coming in, you have to upgrade. I'd prefer to get something which is a one case scenario. I think in the future they should also overhaul how all the functionalities work. I tried to gauge what I expected it to do after the setup, but as much as I tried to use it, I still had issues, still had problems with it. And OEM wasn't very supportive. Maybe it works for some setups, but not for what I set it up for. View full review »
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PedroCunha
CISO at Timestamp SGS
The value can be improved. If we have a small company with less than twenty-five employees and only one central site, the opening range of Check Point is expensive. The implementation of the rules could also be improved, as some other vendors have a cleaner and nicer interpretation of the rules and rules sets. Check Point, by inheritance of all of those different versions, makes it so it's not that straightforward. Once you get the mindset, it's clear. However, until you get the mindset, specifically on clients that are expecting to work with them, it is not that clear. In our case, we are focused mostly on Layer three, and not the universal ones that some other vendors implement. View full review »
RSSI677
RSSI at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
The solution could be improved if there was a better way to report. The reporting functionality is not really good. Even though it's not the major function. Maybe adding a way to make a custom report. View full review »
Mukesh_Sharma
System Administrator at The LNM Institute of Information Technology
Some improvement is required to addition feature to set data and concurrent session limit of each user. Currently, there is no option . Check Point should include a DNS server as a feature as additional advantage. View full review »
SeniorTech761
Senior Technology Specialist - Information Security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* I am not able to see a demo. * The interface needs improvement. View full review »
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