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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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
The main benefit of the Check Point Virtual Systems solution is its ability to split up the hardware appliances that we have into several logical, virtual devices with separate traffic handling policies, as well as the switching and routing.
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reviewer1447812
Team Lead Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The Capsule solution and application filters are the most valuable. It is pretty straightforward to implement, and it also has good stability and scalability. Their technical support is also really good.
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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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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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reviewer1392531
Dy General Manager at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
The solution has been quite stable.
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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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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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Oleg Pekar
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
As an administrator, I can say that among all of the Check Point products I have been working with so far, the Virtual Systems solution is one of the most difficult.
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reviewer1447812
Team Lead Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
This application can be more integrated with web application firewalls. Better integrations would provide more granularity, which would be helpful for focusing on the application itself and preventing attacks. It would be good to include the cross-domain search. If you have multiple firewalls that are managed on the same platform and you want to check who is using some particular objects or where a specific ID is being used, it should provide an option for this kind of search instead of having to check one by one on each firewall.
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Learn what your peers think about Check Point Virtual Systems. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
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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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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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reviewer1392531
Dy General Manager at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
The solution lacks the capability to scale effectively.
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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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Learn what your peers think about Check Point Virtual Systems. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
464,369 professionals have used our research since 2012.