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"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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"I can safely say this is one of the best solutions I have seen for VPN access. It can achieve what other vendors may not be able to. This product will train you about exactly what an SSL should be. You can leverage it to do whatever you wish, the way you wish to do it. This is the solution if you want a perfectly scalable product for your enterprise that can help your mobile users and integrate with the latest technologies.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops."

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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.""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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"Zero test FDP (Fraud Protection and Prevention) should be improved.""This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity."

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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 cost of the product is high, but worth it because of the utility and great product support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: As far as I'm aware, Check Point is on the same line of pricing with Pulse at the moment. It's not any different. It is in line with the competition. There are no additional costs that I'm aware of.
Top Answer: 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… more »
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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.

The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.
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Sample Customers
Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-Eleven
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Government6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise46%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. Pulse Connect Secure and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
479,763 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Check Point Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 8 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 9th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews. Check Point Remote Access VPN is rated 8.6, while Pulse Connect Secure is rated 9.0. 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 Pulse Connect Secure writes "The flexibility enables us to design solutions well, save effort and cost, and better support customers". Check Point Remote Access VPN is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access, Citrix Gateway and Symantec VIP Access Manager, whereas Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP, SonicWall SMA and Citrix Gateway. See our Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. Pulse Connect Secure report.

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