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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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"It allows us to work remotely.""NetExtender works very well. I never had an issue with it, and it has been working well for me. In terms of management, you have good control over the destination. You can use NetExtender to set the policy and the static route for a client. You can modify it based on what your client needs or can access. You have good control over routing.""The initial setup is pretty easy."

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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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"SonicWall can be difficult for some people, but I don't find it difficult. Some companies provide a VPN client for free, but you have to pay for NetExtender.""There must be a multi-factor authentication enabled or integrated by default with it in order to be integrated with NetExtender."

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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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"After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing.""You have to pay for its license. There are some other companies that provide a VPN client for free. When you buy NetExtender, its license is available for one, three, or five years."

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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: It allows us to work remotely.
Top Answer: After a certain number of users, you require extra licensing. I don't remember how much it costs, but I remember it wasn't expensive.
Top Answer: I am rolling out the new Netextender because I am having some issues with the older version. If I update the client with the newer version, the issues will go away.
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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.

-Enforce granular access policies and extend network access through native clients
-Enhance firewall encryption and security by redirecting all client traffic through VPN
-Reduce administrative overhead by simplifying remote access management

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Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
Manufacturing Company21%
Program Development Consultancy14%
Logistics Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company16%
Government7%
Educational Organization6%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise72%
Large Enterprise21%
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Check Point Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 12 reviews while SonicWall Netextender is ranked 12th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 3 reviews. Check Point Remote Access VPN is rated 8.6, while SonicWall Netextender 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 SonicWall Netextender writes "Easy to use, reasonably priced, stable, and the support is good". 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 SonicWall Netextender is most compared with SonicWall Mobile Connect, OpenVPN Access Server, SonicWall Connect Tunnel, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Fortinet FortiClient.

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