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Pros
"For the initial first level of support, we provide it from our side. If there's escalation required, we use Cisco tech for the AMP. And again, they are perfect. I mean, one of the best, compared to any other vendors.""The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program.""The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.""It doesn't impact the devices. It is an agent-based solution, and we see no performance knock on cell phones. That was a big thing for us, especially in the mobile world. We don't see battery degradation like you do with other solutions which really drain the battery, as they're constantly doing things. That can shorten the useful life of a device."

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"Before we used this solution, our mail was blacklisted. Now we are white listed by all organizations, including Google. Also the security of our institution has really improved.""We had a ransomware attack and the SandBlast agent automatically picked up the ransomware.""The most valuable feature is the integration with CheckPoint's firewalls. You can have one port, and follow the logs from both Endpoint and firewall security.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the VPN.""The biggest value we found was ease of deployment. I haven't really used it much, so I can't really comment beyond that. I haven't used it much, but it's working.""We were under an attack in our environment, and the Check Point response was good because we didn't lose anything.""Check Point Endpoint Security helps us ensure device control and security. It helps us make sure users can access only the network resources they should be accessing and keep malware to a minimum.""One of the most valuable features is the Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction. These features are able to scan email attachments before the user is able to access the file and then provide a safe copy of the attachment. Malicious files never get to the users machine. This is a very valuable feature of this solution."

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"We have a complete overview of all our PCs and it's very easy to handle and to use the interface. It has a lot of benefits for us.""It's very stable. I've never experienced downtime for the ASM console or ASM core.""The stability of the solution is very good. We have about 100 users on it right now, and we use it twice a week.""The one feature of Palo Alto Networks Traps that our organization finds most valuable is the App ID service.""WildFire AI is the best option for this product.""The most valuable for us is the correlation feature.""They have a new GUI which is just fantastic.""It collects and caches and the knowledge of machine learning from different customers to take to the cloud. It makes it better to use for everybody. It allows for quick learning and updates and can, therefore, offer zero-day malware security. This sharing of metadata helps make the solution very safe."

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Cons
"The solution needs more in-depth analytics.""In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.""In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration.""The technical support is very slow.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products."

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"They should provide bandwidth regulation, so we can monitor and regulate bandwidth.""One area of this product that has room for improvement is the disc encryption.""The solution could improve VPN functionality and the VPN user-interface.""I would like to see support for a policy in the appliance that will refuse to create a connection if it does not detect an active virus scanner.""I'd also love to see them add full MDM support, but I appreciate that that's not the product market. If it did come in, I'd be more than happy to look at additional modules. It was probably one of the easiest products I've ever had to deploy it, but if it's not capable of doing MD, then that's going to impact its usefulness to us.""We would like to have the ability to stop and restart the service remotely, which is something that we can do easily with Symantec but have a hard time with when using Check Point.""I would like to see simple sandboxing for malware analysis.""As I understand there will be a URL filtering feature included with the browser agent in the future. This will allow URL filtering without the need for a Gateway Device. This is something I am looking forward to and would be a great addition to list of features."

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"Currently, if you use Palo Alto endpoint protection as the only solution it's very complicated to remove pre-existing threats.""In the next release, I would like to see more UI improvements. Their UI is a bit basic. When we are speaking about Palo Alto Networks they are the big company, so they can improve the UI a little bit. The UI, the reports, the log system can all be improved.""The solution needs better reports. I think they should let the customer go in and customize the reports.""It automatically detects security issues. It should be able to protect our network devices while operating autonomously.""The dashboard is the area that needs to improve so that we can have the ability to drill down without having to go elsewhere to verify results.""There are some third-party solutions that are difficult to integrate with, which is something that can be improved.""There's an overall lack of features.""The solution can never really be an on-premises solution based simply on the way it is set up. It needs metadata to run and improve. Having an on-premises solution would cut it off from making improvements."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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"We pay on an annual basis. There are no additional fees, they mostly tell us what we have to pay. We have budgeted for it.""We pay roughly 80,000 Swedish krona per year. When it comes to the firewall, it's roughly 150,000 Swedish krona yearly. There's also maintenance, of course, which is roughly 10,000 krona per month.""I bought them for 12 months and I genuinely cannot remember what I paid for them. I think it's about 100 pounds per user per year, so about 10 pounds a month per person.""The licensing cost for Check Point is $3 USD or $4 USD per end-user.""In terms of licensing, have a buffer zone around your projects in terms of the amount of endpoints that you want to have. You can always have more, but it is best to leave room for a little increase or growth.""The solution is too pricey.""One of the key factors that made us go with this solution was the pricing. On the licensing part, there was an initial complementary set of licenses offered in the initial onboarding package, either 15 or 20. Then, we had some complementary licenses in the initial purchase of the package. That was pretty useful.""Licensing comes free in that first year or is included in the base package. From a commercial point of view, it really just is the renewal cost, rather than a one-time fixed cost or buy-in."

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"This is an expensive solution.""The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year.""We pay about $50,000 USD per year for a bundle that includes Cortex XDR.""This is an expensive solution.""Its pricing is kind of in line with its competitors and everybody else out there.""Every customer has to pay for a license because it doesn't work with what you get from a managed services provider.""The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive.""Our customers have expressed that the price is high."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Among the most valuable features are the exclusions. And on the scalability side, we can integrate well with the SIEM… more »
Top Answer: We use the MSP model, so we're able to pay as we go. We report usage based on the actual usage, which is very handy. The… more »
Top Answer: Like any other security tool, there's always rooms for improvement. Some of the ways the product can be improved are: -… more »
Top Answer: The most useful feature so far has been having a functioning and up-to-date anti-malware scanner.
Top Answer: Initial monies replacing all AVs with a single product is about £10k.
Top Answer: The only two bug bearers of Check Point SandBlast that I have come across are as follows: Sometimes, the Cloud… more »
Top Answer: Stability is one of the features we like the most.
Top Answer: The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive.
Top Answer: The installation should be easier and the Palo Alto pre-sales and sales should teams have more information on the… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco Secure Endpoint
Check Point Endpoint Security, Endpoint Security, Check Point SandBlast Agent
Cyvera, Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Traps
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

Check Point Harmony is the industry’s first unified security solution for users, devices and access.

The solution protects devices and internet connections from the most sophisticated attacks while ensuring Zero-Trust Access to corporate applications.

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the world's first detection and response app that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data to stop sophisticated attacks. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.

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Top Industries
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Healthcare Company20%
Government13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Non Profit7%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company16%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company28%
Government4%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Healthcare Company12%
Mining And Metals Company12%
Computer Software Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise59%
Large Enterprise34%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Harmony Endpoint vs. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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Check Point Harmony Endpoint is ranked 8th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 21 reviews while Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 6th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 22 reviews. Check Point Harmony Endpoint is rated 9.2, while Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Check Point Harmony Endpoint writes "Enables us to integrate endpoints into our IPS and we are seeing things which, without this tool, we would be exposed to". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks writes "Easy to set up with excellent trend analytics and isolation feature". Check Point Harmony Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and SentinelOne, whereas Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Carbon Black CB Defense and Sophos Intercept X. See our Check Point Harmony Endpoint vs. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks report.

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