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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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"It will read various logs, diagnose what is wrong, and then alert you."

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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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"In the future, we may need to use features that are only available in one of the competing products."

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"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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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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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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Symantec Cloud Workload Protection automates security for public cloud workloads, enabling business agility, risk reduction, and cost savings for organizations, while easing DevOps and administrative burdens. Rapid discovery, visibility, and elastic protection of AWS and Azure workloads enable automated security policy enforcement to protect applications from unknown exploits.

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Helvetia, Denham Capital, Daymark Solutions, Neopharm GroupLifeLock
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Energy/Utilities Company45%
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Government9%
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Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is ranked 5th in Cloud Workload Security with 8 reviews while Symantec Cloud Workload Protection is ranked 10th in Cloud Workload Security with 1 review. Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is rated 8.6, while Symantec Cloud Workload Protection is rated 8.0. 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 Symantec Cloud Workload Protection writes "Protects cloud-based workloads with antivirus and traffic analysis". Check Point CloudGuard SaaS is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Dome9, Cisco Tetration and Guardicore Centra, whereas Symantec Cloud Workload Protection is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks.

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