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Pros
"The ability to create your trigger data domains is the solution's most valuable feature.""The management of the solution is very simple. It allows for a single view of all the endpoints.""Our users find the interface very comfortable to use.""It allows everyone to work from home. If no one could work from home, then we wouldn't have a company, especially now during COVID-19. It's mission-critical, especially since it's currently being used. If there is a problem with it, we would really be screwed. We would be hard-pressed because we would have to figure out what solution we're going to go with, how to deploy it, how long it would take to deploy it, and how we'd even get it on people's computers if we couldn't VPN to them. It would be near impossible to just change to a new VPN solution right now.""The most valuable feature is the seamless access."

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"It is a stable product.""It's almost an out of the box function once you have installed the other components.""I like that it works. In most cases, it's predictable. You know what you get.""The most valuable features are availability and security.""The most valuable feature is that it gives me full accessibility to my servers.""The most valuable features are the desktop session and desktop virtualization.""In terms of the valuable features, I like the profile, the new version is really good.""The most valuable feature is the remote application access."

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"The interface itself needs improvement. When you need to create something, you have to go through a lot of steps. It needs to be simplified.""I cannot see the full effect of the endpoint solution because it relies on having access to the DNF queries, which might not go through the Check Point firewall when you're using it for perimeter networks. Check Point will not identify the actual source of the net queries. This may be related to the architecture, however, and not poor product issues. I don't know if it can be improved on the Check Point side or not.""There is always room for innovation and the addition of new features.""When you want to deploy a new Check Point agent, it is really a pain in the butt. For example, Windows 10 now has updates almost every couple of months. It changes the versioning and things under the hood. These are things that I don't understand, because I'm not a Windows person. However, I know that the Check Point client is installed on the Windows machine, and if the Check Point client's not kept up-to-date, then it's functionality breaks. It has to be up-to-date with the Windows versions. Check Point has to update the client more often. Now, the problem is that the Check Point client is not easy to update on remote computers and it's not easy to deploy a new client.""We would like to see support for a layer seven VPN over UDP."

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"We find the services are not as transparent as we would like for our integration with Citrix.""In the next release, I would like to see better performance over slower networks, and integration with Linux, but this is something that we're going to get out of Microsoft in terms of a unified solution.""Microsoft still has some really bad remote desktop appliance for Mac.""We are searching for a product with better remote access and remote sessions.""Security in the connection between us and our clients' servers is something that can be improved.""My customers are worried that the RDP protocol can be easily compromised and would like the option to use an alternative like Blast.""The DB card needs improvement. I have a lot of experience with other competitors and Citrix is better than VMware and Microsoft. Citrix has more extensive features.""There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device."

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"My understanding is that the pricing and licensing are very competitive, and it's not one of their more expensive products. We buy licenses for the solution and have licenses for the endpoint servers."

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"The pricing is moderate.""The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront.""It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.""Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved.""It's not an expensive solution.""It's not an expensive product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Our users find the interface very comfortable to use.
Top Answer: There is always room for innovation and the addition of new features.
Top Answer: In our current dynamic, we are using this solution to provide access to data and some business applications over the internet.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the remote application access.
Top Answer: It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.
Top Answer: There are problems with using Microsoft Teams within a virtual desktop on a mobile device. Specifically, if you are using Teams and conferencing, then there is no microphone capability. To be clear… more »
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Overview

The Check Point Remote Access VPN Software Blade provides users with secure, seamless access to corporate networks and resources when traveling or working remotely. Privacy and integrity of sensitive information is ensured through multi-factor authentication, endpoint system compliance scanning and encryption of all transmitted data.

Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data center from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience, and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices.
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise38%
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Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Remote Access with 5 reviews while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 11 reviews. Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN writes "Allows everyone to work from home, which is mission-critical for our organization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "It's predictable but they need to develop better support for remote desktops for alternative platforms". Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Zscaler Private Access, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and NetMotion Mobility, whereas Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with TeamViewer, VMware Horizon View, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and VMware Workspace ONE. See our Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN vs. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services report.

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