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Pros
"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.""The solution has been solid for me for over five years.""One of the features that I like most about this software is that it has a very intuitive, simple, and versatile interface that makes it easy to use and configure.""Scalability is great. We have been able to grow as a corporation due in part to this type of solution.""Our number of users working remotely vastly increased during the COVID 19 pandemic. Check Point Remote Access VPN allowed us to quickly make the transition from in-office to remote work.""The initial set up is not complex.""For a basic setup, implementation is quite easy.""The solution offers high scalability as far as adding more users."

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"Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment."

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Cons
"You have no ability to reserve a total number of licenses. The VPN user licenses are assigned per gateway, and if you enable MEP function is not so easy to size the gateway licenses.""The ability to allow split-tunneling while still following our corporate policy needs to be on the table.""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.""They need to increase their timeout. Right now, it will fail after ten seconds, however, it shouldn't fail until after 20. If you don't get on your phone right away and check on your authentications, it will kick you out.""We would like to see support for a layer seven VPN over UDP.""We would like to implement HTML5 (clientless access) in the product without installing any additional software.""When you need to create something, you have to follow many steps and I think that should be simplified."

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"It gets out of sync with Active Directory or whatever it might be, whatever the authentication piece is on Active Directory, and they just reset it on the backend. I never have to contact the vendor."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Organizations that already have the Check Point NGFW need to purchase an additional license to have access to the VPN functionality.""The price of this product is good.""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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Top Answer: Scalability is great. We have been able to grow as a corporation due in part to this type of solution.
Top Answer: Check Point is an expensive solution, however, it has more features and is more secure than other options.
Top Answer: We have not migrated to the R81 version and I do not doubt that it will have some improvements compared to the version we use today. Without a doubt and with the new trends in technology, Check Point… more »
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Also Known As
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.

Symantec VIP Access Manager is the next generation control platform that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication, access control, and user management. It offers users and administrators control, convenience, and compliance for public and private cloud- based applications. Symantec VIP Access Manager solves cloud security problems using identity and/or context-based access control across multiple cloud applications. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter doesn't exist, this solution fills the gap. Through Symantec VIP Access Manager, administrators can define policies that utilize the built-in user directory or existing identity management infrastructure to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. Symantec VIP Access Manager can also protect and consolidate access management for on-premise web applications. It also simplifies compliance auditing for cloud applications by consolidating logs across all applications it protects.

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Sample Customers
Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Maine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company20%
Logistics Company10%
Program Development Consultancy10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise63%
Large Enterprise24%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Large Enterprise67%
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Check Point Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Remote Access with 21 reviews while Symantec VIP Access Manager is ranked 7th in Authentication Systems with 1 review. Check Point Remote Access VPN is rated 8.8, while Symantec VIP Access Manager is rated 0.0. 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 Symantec VIP Access Manager writes "It's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment". Check Point Remote Access VPN is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Pulse Connect Secure, whereas Symantec VIP Access Manager is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, Okta Workforce Identity, Duo Security, Yubico YubiKey and Pulse Connect Secure.

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