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"Moving into the cloud without having to change a lot of our internal processes and retrain staff is one of the biggest benefits of this solution.""It is scalable. It's a cloud solution, so it's easy to implement and manage.""I like how straightforward it is and simple it is to implement in the cloud.""Auto-scaling and zero touch are valuable features.""What's most valuable to me is that it's a contiguous solution that aligns well with the components that we've relied on and trusted from a traditional hardware, firewall, and unified threat management system. My engineers and analysts don't have to learn another platform. We have already entrusted our security controls to Check Point for perimeter and physical security, and now we can do so at the virtual layer as well, which is key to us.""We have found the overall functionality of the product to be exactly similar to the physical product. The one good advantage is that it is cloud-based and can be deployed either as a part of a scale set or one can shut down the virtual machine and adjust the physical parameters of the virtual machine easily and bring it right back up.""I find it really useful that CloudGuard supports all the main players on the Public Clouds market including AWS, GCP, and Azure, as well as some exotic ones like Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and IBM Cloud.""The visibility, the one-pane-of-glass which allows me to see all of my edge protection through one window and one log, is great. Monitoring everything through that one pane of glass is extremely valuable."

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"It has helped us to understand internal network visibility and firewall policy implementation. We use the product to simplify firewall policy implementation.""The flexibility of the solution is its most valuable feature."

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"I would like to see more focus on east-west traffic inspection and AWS.""The product can still grow.""Zero touch removes any independence for configuring.""It's meeting our needs at this time. If I could make it better, it would be by making it more standalone. That would be beneficial to us. I say that because our current platform for virtualization is VMware. The issue isn't any fault of Check Point, it's more how the virtualization platform partners allow for that partnership and integration. There has to be close ties and partnerships between the vendors to ensure interoperability and sup-portability. There is only so far that Check Point, or any security vendor technology can go without the partnership and enablement of the virtualization platform vendor as it relies on "Service Insertion" to maintain optimal performance.""I think they have pretty much mastered what can be done. There are some nuances like when you fail over from one cluster member to the other, the external IP address takes about two minutes to fail over.""I hope that Check Point continues to improve its technical documentation regarding the Check Point CloudGuard IaaS gateway and management system.""The biggest room for improvement is that, for a long time now, they've moved everything over to R80 but they still maintain some of the stuff in the old dashboard. They need to "buy in" and move everything to the modern dashboard so that you don't have to go to one place and to another place, at times, to configure the environment. It's time they just finish what they started and put everything in the new, modern dashboard.""The convergence time between cluster members is still not perfect. It's far away from what we get in traditional appliances. If a company wants to move mission-critical applications for an environment to the cloud, it somehow has to accept that it could have downtime of up to 40 seconds, until cluster members switch virtual IP addresses between themselves and start accepting the traffic. That is a little bit too high in my opinion. It's not fully Check Point's fault, because it's a hybrid mechanism with AWS. The blame is 50/50."

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"It requires a low-level re-architecting of the product.""The interaction we've had with the support team hasn't been ideal. Technical support should be improved."

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"Licensing is simply by the number of hosts that you are looking to protect within your environment. It makes it much easier to ensure that you are covering your environment.""There is flexibility in the different licensing models that are offered.""The pricing is pretty high, not just for your capital, for what you have to pay upfront, but for what you pay for your annual software renewals as well, compared to a lot of other vendors. Check Point is near the top, as far as how much it's going to cost you."

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Overview

CloudGuard delivers automated and elastic public cloud network security to keep assets and data protected while staying aligned to the dynamic needs of public cloud environments.Learn more about Cloud Public IaaS security.

Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) helps you stop cyber threats, improve understanding of risk, and simplify security operations for applications in and across data center and cloud environments. It's adaptive segmentation capabilities lets organizations understand and protect their computing assets in minutes, across a range of formats in both data centers and public clouds.

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Physicians Choice Laboratory Services, Helvetica InsurancePlantronics, NTT Innovation Institute Inc.
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Computer Software Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Transportation Company13%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
Insurance Company9%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise56%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point CloudGuard IaaS vs. Illumio Adaptive Security Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Check Point CloudGuard IaaS is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 9 reviews while Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is ranked 7th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard IaaS is rated 8.6, while Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard IaaS writes "Unified Security Management has enabled us to combine our on-prem appliances and cloud environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Illumio Adaptive Security Platform writes "Good flexibility and excellent scalability with good technical and informational guides". Check Point CloudGuard IaaS is most compared with VMware NSX, Trend Micro Deep Security, Guardicore Centra, Cisco Tetration and ShieldX, whereas Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is most compared with Guardicore Centra, Cisco Tetration, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks . See our Check Point CloudGuard IaaS vs. Illumio Adaptive Security Platform report.

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