David AntlitzManager Firewall and Security at W.R. Grace & Co.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"We need the phishing detection and email quarantine. Once an email is considered malicious, it stays in the quarantine where we can interrogate it. We can check out why it was quarantined and see if it should be delivered to the individual."
"As with most of the other Check Point products, the CloudGuard SaaS has the advanced visibility of the events and alerts."
"It is very intuitive. It is a point and click type of deal."
"It provides visibility of events, what's going on with the environment, what we're missing with our other solution, and the user behavior."
"It will read various logs, diagnose what is wrong, and then alert you."
"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."
"From time to time, the system's administrators notice the increase in the false-positive alerts being reported by CloudGuard SaaS."
"The NAVEX metrics that I have been using on the CloudGuard dashboard cannot be exported. If they were to add report exporting capabilities on each of metric objects on the dashboard, that would be awesome."
"Other vendor support teams go after fixing the issue the moment that they join the remote session. The problem that I have faced with Check Point support is that they share the case number with me, then it takes at least two days for them to join a remote session with us, even though we have asked for this timeframe to change. Even though we have already explained the problems that we are facing or the business pain points in our network on the call or email, we have to repeat the problem statements again in the console. It can take four or five days to resolve the issue from the moment they understand the problem. This includes the time to teach their R&D or internal team whatever the issue is. I have faced timeframes as long as seven to 10 days for fixing some issues."
"We are unable to export the reports from the dashboard, and if it is possible to do then it is not intuitive."
"In the future, we may need to use features that are only available in one of the competing products."
"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."
"The pricing and licensing are always negotiable."
"You can get CloudGuard as part of Infinity. When you do the solution through Infinity, it's a per user type of license cost."
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Check Point Harmony Email & Office is ranked 4th in Cloud Workload Security with 10 reviews while Symantec Cloud Workload Protection is ranked 14th in Cloud Workload Security with 1 review. Check Point Harmony Email & Office is rated 8.8, while Symantec Cloud Workload Protection is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point Harmony Email & Office 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 Harmony Email & Office is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, Cisco Secure Workload, Azure Security Center and Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security, whereas Symantec Cloud Workload Protection is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management.
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