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"Check Point has enabled us to detect a lot of threats and prevented a lot of threats from entering our environments. It has kept us safe.""SandBlast has opened us up to a lot more opportunities where we can offer this service to clients, that way they don't have to go to a third-party to get this specific solution. It comes in the Check Point Infinity Package so it has helped us a lot.""It seems like it works all the time. We have never had an issue. We have never had something go undetected, anything major. All in all, it works pretty well.""In terms of the scalability, it's expandable across the cloud.""It has caught some harmful attachments and downloads.""We didn't really have any IPS before. So, Check Point has improved our security posture. People get used to doing things certain ways, which might not be the best or most secure way, and they can't do that now, which just requires more education of the user base. With the endpoint client, we've started to use Check Point for remote access.""The zero-day protection is its most valuable feature.""It saves time with us trying to do the analysis. We use it to try to find out how something got into the network. We use it to stop something before it ever gets in."

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"It has certainly helped out our audit efforts because we each stay compliant in terms of various security standards.""Technical support is very responsive. You just have to open a ticket. They respond in a timely manner. Their response is good. I'm satisfied.""They manage to solve detection quite nicely. There is some rather elaborate detection compared to other providers.""The most valuable feature is Click-time URL protection.""All of the solution's features are quite valuable for us. We especially like the threat protection it provides.""Endpoint to network protects the line.""The incident management on the solution is very good. You get a lot of detailed information about an incident. You also get a lot of documentation in connection with the CVI or integration."

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"I am very leery right now about the stability. We've had three outages in the last month because of Check Point, not because of something that the customer has done, but because of changes on the Check Point side.""The technical support could use some work, but it's okay. It's a little bit of a tedious process to get through.""I would like to see some speed improvements, e.g., how quickly you can get through all the menus. It crashes sometimes because we push so much through it. Therefore, I would like to see more small things behind the scenes, such as, back-end stability in terms of the management application.""The initial setup was complex because of the lack of information from the consultant.""Most of the time stability is okay, but sometimes, we're not able to contact the cloud. It won't last for long. The product could be faster.""There have been a couple of things that we've tried where we read through the documentation, and we were really looking for some help in implementing, and technical support wanted me to try it first, then call them if it breaks. It would be nicer if they would hold my hand a bit more. It makes me nervous in production, as I don't have a lab.""I would like for them to improve the visibility in the product.""I imagine there will be improvements in later versions. There are hotfixes that come out all the time."

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"An improvement could be made on the reporting because then it would be easier to collect information and submit it for compliance.""The administration interface needs a lot of improvement. It should be UI based, and simple. They need to improve it. It's pretty much not that friendly compared to what we were using as Bitdefender before. It's okay but is improving, actually.""It's a strange situation where the infrastructure of the consumer or customer is behind some kind of firewall and they have always used some kind of customized proxy. In this situation, the ATP has a very tough time to pass the information to the cloud and back. To fix, it requires a more elaborate and complex configuration for that particular case.""There are limits with respect to blocking files by hash value or blocking IP addresses, and these limits should be removed.""The cloud platform needs to have improvement in terms of the user interface and the different capabilities it has available. It needs to match the other leading next-gen EDR products that are available in the market. That's the reason why we are stepping away from Symantec. Their cloud environment is just generally lacking in comparison to others.""Not ideal for advanced threat protection.""Symantec appliances need improvement. The whole appliance environment is a robust system and it needs a massive amount of storage space. If you have to increase or speed up the background storage it's a pretty complicated process. The scalability and sizing is critical, and if you do it wrong you run into issues pretty quickly."

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"We have seen ROI.""We would like to try the Threat Extraction blade, but you need to buy a license. Check Point is expensive. I would like to buy things, but I would need the funding.""Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall."

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"The pricing of this solution is inexpensive and affordable."

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Check Point’s evasion-resistant technology maximizes zero-day protection without compromising business productivity. For the first time, businesses can reduce the risk of unknown attacks by implementing a prevent-first approach. Learn More about Check Point Sandblast

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a single unified solution that uncovers, prioritizes, and remediates advanced attacks. The product fuses intelligence from endpoint, network, and email control points, as well as Symantec’s massive global sensor network, to stop threats that evade individual security products. It leverages your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Email investments, so it does not require the deployment of any new agents. You can deploy a new installation of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and start to discover suspicious activity in under an hour. Using the proven technology in Symantec Insight reputation based detection, Symantec SONAR behavioral analysis with the new Symantec Cynic sandbox and file analysis platform, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection provides better detection and prioritization than other vendors, allowing security analysts to “zero in” on just those specific security events of importance.

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Edenred, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), Edel AG, Laurenty, Conseil Départemental du Val de Marne, Koch MediaECI
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Security Firm20%
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Hospitality Company10%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
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Insurance Company20%
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Computer Software Company31%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Check Point SandBlast Network is ranked 3rd in Advanced Threat Protection with 13 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 6th in Advanced Threat Protection with 7 reviews. Check Point SandBlast Network is rated 8.2, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Check Point SandBlast Network writes "We put in high availability clusters and had zero downtime". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Good incident management and great integrations but needs to improve its on-premises appliances". Check Point SandBlast Network is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security, Proofpoint Email Protection and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection, Proofpoint Email Protection and RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM). See our Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.

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