Check Point Virtual Systems Pros and Cons

Check Point Virtual Systems Pros

Siju Siju
Assistant Manager IT Projects at Mustafa Sultan
A unique architecture makes this product stand out from other solutions.
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reviewer897588
Network Security Engineer at a government
As per the solution's blade design, there are many options. For example, you have to buy a UTM blade and an advanced malware blade, etc. If the blade license is there, we can configure from the firewall GUI.
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Anatolii Kachanovskyi
Head of Cyber Security Department at NGT Group
We find Check Point valuable because they are 100% focused on security. It totally closes the potential vulnerability channel. We can check our mail and our attachments and we can scan everything easily. We get an immediate report about the situation of the attachments. We can discover if the target's security attack was started from phishing, etc. We also enjoy using the additional features that protect our internal customer from targeted attacks.
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reviewer1033941
CTO at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature for us is the cluster support.
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Steve Switzer
Information Security Analyst at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Monitoring using SmartConsole and all its features is extremely easy, and I find SmartEvent an excellent monitoring tool for spotting threats and user behaviour.
The multiple virtual firewalls on one box are extremely useful and the interconnection with virtual switches is simple and easy to understand.
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it_user715161
Director at InfoGuardian
The most valuable feature of this solution is that you can start off with a simple firewall and expand it to UTM.
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Nhlanhla Nhlapo
Consultant at a government with 10,001+ employees
The IPS, application and URL filtering, as well as Identity Awareness, are all very valuable features.
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NtwrkSec67
Network and Security Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a high-performance device. The network performance is also really good. We check how much time it takes for the servers. Our network performance has increased since using this solution.
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Rakesh Rawat
Network Engineer at Acliv Technologies Pvt Ltd
The most valuable feature is the monitoring. We can easily monitor what kind of stuff comes over to our network and we can then check the dashboard and work accordingly.
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Ntwrkconslt564
Network Consultant Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The program is very stable.
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Check Point Virtual Systems Cons

Siju Siju
Assistant Manager IT Projects at Mustafa Sultan
It can be difficult to install properly without prior training
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reviewer897588
Network Security Engineer at a government
If you compare the GUI with the Palo Alto and Forcepoint in the Cisco, they're very easy. Check Point, due to its design, is a little bit complex. They should make the GUI easy to use so that anyone can understand it easily, like Fortinet's GUI. Many companies end up using Fortinet because the GUI is very easy, and there's no need for training. They just deploy the box and do the configuration.
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Anatolii Kachanovskyi
Head of Cyber Security Department at NGT Group
The stability of the solution could be improved, but this is the problem of all the solutions in the market. This isn't just a problem specific to Check Point.
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reviewer1033941
CTO at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Our biggest complaint concerns the high resource usage for IDP/IPS, as we cannot turn on all of the features even with new hardware.
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Steve Switzer
Information Security Analyst at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have Microsoft CASB cloud app security and it's one of the least compatible firewalls. They really need to look at this, as both Check Point and Microsoft are major players. Why aren't they compatible? If we had Palo Alto then we wouldn't have this problem.
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it_user715161
Director at InfoGuardian
The management console can be simplified because at the moment, it is a bit of a challenge to use.
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Nhlanhla Nhlapo
Consultant at a government with 10,001+ employees
Sometimes, if you aren't familiar with the solution, it can be a bit complex, but it does become easier to use with time. However, every time they launch a new version, it becomes more complex and you need to take time to get familiar with all the changes. For every version that they upgrade, you need to upskill yourself.
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NtwrkSec67
Network and Security Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is difficult. It took me three tries to get it right. The setup took two or three hours.
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Rakesh Rawat
Network Engineer at Acliv Technologies Pvt Ltd
The initial setup was a bit complex.
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Ntwrkconslt564
Network Consultant Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is a very expensive program and there are additional costs despite the standard licensing fees.
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