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"The automated rule cleanups and automated policy installs have improved my customers' organizations.""The API is its most valuable feature. On the API side, relative to the rest of the market, Check Point is decades ahead of its competitors.""The main benefit is that hackers can't steal information.""Check Point adds value with east-west protection in the data center.""It seems quite scalable. We don't anticipate any scaling issues. We have it deployed in the cloud.""The most valuable features would be its ability to intercept phishing emails and emails laden with malware, viruses, false links, etc.""The program has a nice interface and it is easy to use.""The feature I find to be most valuable is very much the zero-touch provisioning. I was able to be up, operational, and 100 percent functional in less than a half an hour."

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"The discovery feature is the most valuable. After you integrate your cloud environment, maybe an Azure or AWS, or a private environment hosted on VMware, it automatically starts discovering the number of servers that are running on that cloud and the number of services that you have done. It is a beautiful feature because, from a security standpoint, it is difficult to identify which VM is compliant or not when you keep on provisioning a number of VMs in the cloud. It also checks for compliance. It checks whether a system is compliant and whether antivirus is installed on a VM. If an antivirus is installed, it checks whether the antivirus is updated to the latest signature package or not. All these things are beautifully done by McAfee Cloud Workload Security. For communicating with the McAfee server, you need to install an agent on the VM. McAfee Cloud Workload Security gives you a direct opportunity to install an agent on a Windows machine. If you have a Windows cloud, you can directly push that agent onto the VM through your McAfee portal. It provides you a single dashboard view of all servers present in the cloud. It shows the servers on which the antivirus is already installed as well as the servers for which the antivirus installation is still pending. This dashboard view is a much-needed thing. It also has a centralized management, which makes it easy to use."

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"I have learned enough to make the product stable. However, the stability has some challenges.""I would love it if they would do some work on the Postgres definition on the back-end.""We have used technical support, but their response time is very slow. It needs to be improved.""There is always room for improvement and growth.""Stability has been a pain point. I was going back and forth with my product engineer and project manager for a couple of months. I had the product in a demonstration mode and wasn't satisfied with the results initially. After a few alterations and a few revisions later, it is fine.""At this time, the two-factor authentication does not work for Active Directory.""if a phishing email were to get through and bypass the product — which very few do — it would be nice if, when a user clicked on that phishing email, they got a second-chance opportunity, a chance to double-check that they really wanted to proceed to that website.""We still get some false positives. There are times when legitimate stuff gets flagged and it could be that somebody is expecting a very important email but they don't end up getting it. On the flip side, when we alert Check Point about stuff like this, it is corrected, so they are improving. That's a plus."

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"Its vulnerability assessment is not the best. We cannot identify the vulnerabilities that are related to the operating system by using McAfee Cloud Workload Security. I wish McAfee would add a vulnerability assessment tool that will not only identify the vulnerability but will also be able to generate a report so that the required patching can be done for the servers. Currently, McAfee Cloud Workload Security only integrates with AWS and Azure. If it can also integrate with GCP, Alibaba, and other cloud services available in the market, it would be good because not all people are using Azure and AWS."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Having information stolen by a hacker would be more expensive than purchasing a license.""Being able to keep the phishing campaigns out of my company has been ROI for me.""Do a full feature evaluation (interactive) with a support person. That is what I did.""The price is very good, based on what they deliver.""One of the nice features is that the licensing model is elastic, so if you go over your license count, you can add users during your billing cycle and true-up later.""There are absolutely no additional costs to the standard licensing fees. One of the wonderful pieces is that CloudGuard SaaS is all-inclusive in its licensing. There's no a-la-carte functionality. You're getting 100 percent of the product for the licensing that you're paying.""The difference between [Check Point and its competitors] boiled down to money. Price-wise, Check Point was very good, it was very competitive."

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"It is not an expensive product. I am in the Indian market, and it is one of the most reliable and cost-effective solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The feature I find to be most valuable is very much the zero-touch provisioning. I was able to be up, operational, and 100 percent functional in less than a half an hour.
Top Answer: It's hard to advise people on pricing and licensing. It's priced per user, although I do not remember what the list-price per user is and I don't even remember what we pay per user. But Check Point… more »
Top Answer: One of the areas that I would like to see them develop into the product would be in the user feedback arena. Today, if a phishing email were to get through and bypass the product — which very few do —… more »
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Overview

From private cloud datacenters to public clouds and SaaS applications, CloudGuard provides comprehensive cloud security solutions to keep enterprise data, assets and apps free from even the most sophisticated attacks.
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Workload security from on-prem to cloud.

Automate Discovery and Deployment:
Automation templates and continuous workload discovery for day-1 protection and a centralized view of instances across all accounts.

Visualize and Control Network Threats:
Cloud-native network visualization, prioritized risk alerting, and micro-segmentation for awareness and control to prevent both lateral attacks in the data center and external threats.

Defend Workloads Against Advanced Attacks:
Integrated countermeasures to protect workloads spanning machine learning, application containment, virtual machine-optimized anti-malware, whitelisting, file integrity monitoring, and micro-segmentation.

Discover and Defend:
CWS automates discovery and defense of elastic workloads to eliminate blind spots, deliver advanced threat defense and simplify management.

Simplify Cloud Security Management:
A single-pane console consolidates policy and management across physical, virtual, and multi-cloud environments.

Reduce Complexity:
Simplify security with centralized management, automated workloads, one-click quarantine, and the ability to take corrective actions from within the solution.

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Sample Customers
Helvetia, Denham Capital, Daymark Solutions, Neopharm Group
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Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company45%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government9%
Insurance Company9%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company8%
Construction Company4%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
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Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is ranked 5th in Cloud Workload Security with 8 reviews while McAfee Cloud Workload Security is ranked 21st in Cloud Workload Security with 1 review. Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is rated 8.6, while McAfee Cloud Workload Security is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard SaaS writes "Daily phishing attacks are no longer negatively impacting us, and we no longer have data exfiltration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Cloud Workload Security writes "Automatically discovers the number of servers and checks for compliance". Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Dome9, Cisco Tetration, Symantec Cloud Workload Protection and Guardicore Centra, whereas McAfee Cloud Workload Security is most compared with Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security.

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