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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.""The initial set up is not complex.""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.""It is easy to install the Endpoint Remote Access VPN client to different platforms.""The most valuable feature is the seamless access.""The biggest advantage of Check Point Remote Access VPN is that we already use the Check Point firewall. We only needed to enable the feature and do the configuration in order to enable the VPN feature. We didn't need to buy or manage new hardware. This was a big advantage."

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"The solution is very scalable. It just depends on the number of licenses an organization has. The enterprise management console is related to the number of clients, and the client interface itself is free to download.""I think the solution is highly scalable.""The most valuable feature is that it's easy to deploy. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting are very easy.""The configuration is the most valuable feature.""It is very easy and useful. A normal user with basic information can easily connect to any environment.""From an application perspective, this solution is stable.""The solution's most valuable feature is its integration capabilities. The processing is fast and the reporting is also very good.""The initial setup of this solution is easy."

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Cons
"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.""They could add more features, like the security to block off the doors, or create another hatch, something like this. They could make the features safer, add malware to make my mail and the Kryon system safer and to protect data at an earlier stage.""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.""The Compliance software blade is available only for the Windows operating systems family, so no macOS security checks are implemented and performed.""We would like to see support for a layer seven VPN over UDP.""We are very happy with the Windows client. You log in with the VPN for the full client, you do the log in there. But for Linux machines, they don't have a full client to install. It is important because we have some users that use Linux and they don't have a specific application from Check Point to use. That is something that could be improved."

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"Initially, the support was very poor. It is getting better, but they should continue to improve this.""I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly.""The price could also use improvement.""The pricing could use improvement.""Technical support is awful. Their online response time is not prompt. They should not respond after four or five days. Their support guys are not competent enough. Small issues are taking time.""The memory check needs to be improved, giving better visibility into the run-time memory.""The pricing of the solution should be less expensive.""FortiClient is not communicating with the new version of the firewall."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The price of this product is good.""Organizations that already have the Check Point NGFW need to purchase an additional license to have access to the VPN functionality."

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"An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.""The price is okay and competitive.""Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.""FortiClient is quite reasonably priced.""The pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is good because you get and end-to-end security solution in one package price.""The cost per port is very less as compared to the other technologies.""We are using the free version of this product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: You do have to pay a licensing fee, however, there aren't add-ons or additional costs that you would need to consider.
Top Answer: With this particular client VPN, there needs to be a feature that can glance at your credentials, of being able to look at credentials. You might hang for a bit or the execution might fail. It would… more »
Top Answer: This solution makes it easier to work from home.
Top Answer: The pricing is good and licensing is paid on a yearly basis. Licensing for FortiClient is included with the VPN and the FortiGate firewall. If we pay for the yearly package that includes the FortiGate… more »
Top Answer: I am troubleshooting some errors that I have had with the VPN and they are difficult to resolve. In the next release, I would like to see an additional layer of security added.
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Check Point Remote Access VPN, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN
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Overview

Provide users with secure, seamless remote 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.

Securing your endpoints against sophisticated threats on a myriad of devices can be very challenging:

  • Managing separate endpoint features is complex and time-consuming.
  • Disparate security products don't share intelligence, resulting in slow threat response.
  • Lack of InfoSec expertise to effectively administer endpoint security can let threats slip through your defenses.
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Sample Customers
Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
Manufacturing Company21%
Program Development Consultancy14%
Logistics Company7%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Consumer Goods Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company6%
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Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise72%
Large Enterprise21%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise23%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. Fortinet FortiClient and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
512,221 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Check Point Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 12 reviews while Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 25 reviews. Check Point Remote Access VPN is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point 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 Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". Check Point Remote Access VPN is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access, TeamViewer and Citrix Gateway, whereas Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR, OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender Antivirus and CrowdStrike Falcon. See our Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. Fortinet FortiClient report.

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