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Adriano Simao
Real User
IT System Integrator at CEDSIF
Jul 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The policies that you can use with this equipment are valuable. This is very nice for us; it responded to our requirements for the application to go to the internet. So… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution improved our email service, with less presence on the internet blacklist.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I cannot tell you the pricing, but we paid for three years. There aren't any other costs above the standard licensing and fess. We bought it, we use it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We started with the Cisco PIX. The equipment was at the end of its life.

What other advice do I have?

If we're talking about value, in my opinion, the financial institutions are the companies that I see that can use this most. I like it because it's user-friendly. You can… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Cisco ASA and FortiGate.
Goumou Ferdinand
Real User
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

I found the batching part of Check Point very valuable. It is one part I really like about Check Point. I also like the way we connect to the monitoring. For example, in Cisco ASA we talk about FMC and we talk about like management center and the firewall. The way we get connected to the firewall is… more»

What needs improvement?

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.

What other advice do I have?

In 2017 I passed the exam, so I'm a certified Check Point administration user. Technology-wise, I think Check Point is more robust than FortiGate. Since I have installed the solution everything is working very great. It is easy to configure a Check Point solution with a different operating system… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated other options and my main focus was looking for something robust. That was my main goal. At that time I was working on completing my certification in Check Point, and as I learned about Check Point I really liked the solution.
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PedroCunha
Real User
CISO at Timestamp SGS
Jul 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The UTM platform has been the most valuable. It's a great system. It has the possibility of having several plates implemented on the same appliance. Currently, several other companies have other solutions implemented, but the first time I got acquainted with this was with Check Point.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This cost is between 3,000 and 5,000 euros per year, so some other solutions are cheaper and the pricing should be improved.

What other advice do I have?

My only recommendation is to get proper sizing of the company or of the environment they're in and to decide if they are going for two layers of firewalls or only one layer. That's the major difference between implementations. You should start small because of the amount of money. If you have the… more»
Real User
RSSI at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us was to implement negligent functionality, to direct functionality to viewer control and application control so we could disconnect, and at the same time, we installed checkpoints. We disconnected our proxy.

How has it helped my organization?

The major improvement was the ability to have a very good log. We're able to log all details and troubleshoot when a problem occurs.

What needs improvement?

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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Just before we deployed Check Point, we were using a French solution. We switched because the solution was only level 3 and 4.

What other advice do I have?

I would always recommend the product. The only reason why we switched from Check Point, in fact, to Fortinet, is because we have a remote site in Algeria. There's an embargo. We cannot import Check Point products in Algeria. I would rate… more»
Mukesh_Sharma
Real User
System Administrator at The LNM Institute of Information Technology
Apr 09 2019

What do you think of Check Point UTM-1?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for the security gateway.

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to secure our GPS, email, and Internet settings.

What is most valuable?

The databases and its signatures are its most important features.

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. We have two staff maintaining the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We can increase users.…
SeniorTech761
Real User
Senior Technology Specialist - Information Security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 12 2018

What do you think of Check Point UTM-1?

What is our primary use case?

It is a full stack security, firewall, and endpoint solution. It has been performing well. We are a system integrator. We have not deployed the solution in our own devices. We provide the solution to our customers.

How has it helped my organization?

Safeguards against cyber attacks. Provides visibility and drives organizational security. Gives security reports.

What is most valuable?

Sandboxing.

What needs improvement?

I am not able to see a demo. The interface needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was…

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Check Point UTM-1 delivers proven, best-in-class security ideal for use in industrial Ethernet and SCADA environments. Robust performance and central management provide unmatched value in a simple, all-in-one solution.
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AccessIT Group Inc., Accuvant, Cadre Computer Resources Inc., Compuquip Technologies Inc, Dimension Data North America Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group, Gotham Technology Group LLC, GuidePoint Security LLC, Iovations, IPS
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