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"Check Point SandBlast Network Solution provides signature-based as well as zero-day threat protection. Also sandboxing can be performed on an on-premise device, cloud as well as the combination of both. Threat emulation is done on multiple OS & verdict is provided.""Threat extraction can help us to remove malicious content from documents by converting them to PDF.""The sandbox is able to scan files without adding a delay or compromising productivity.""Threat Emulation gives networks the necessary protection against unknown threats in files that are attached to emails. The Threat Emulation engine picks up malware at the exploit phase before it enters the network. It quickly quarantines and runs the files in a virtual sandbox, which imitates a standard operating system, to discover malicious behavior before hackers can apply evasion techniques to bypass the sandbox.""Preventing zero-day threats and extracting potential threats from incoming files with Threat Extraction is the most valuable feature for us.""It provides a high rate of catching the zero-day advanced threats.""When our workers are downloading software, SandBlast Cloud is useful to emulate the downloads that the workers are doing. Then, there are no threats coming into the company.""You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox."

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"You don't have to buy a separate email security platform. You can enable that using their endpoint, and I like that. You don't have to have two agents running on the same box.""Technical support has been helpful and responsive.""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.""All of the solution's features are quite valuable for us. We especially like the threat protection it provides."

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Cons
"Many Important controls are only available in CLI & very very complicated. All tecli command features should available on GUI so that it will become easy for normal users to monitor & control queue.""The Threat Emulation software blade significantly affects the performance of the NGFWs, we have a significant increase in the CPU and memory consumption.""The file types that can be scanned are limited, which means that if the file type is not listed or enabled for the sandbox, they are bypassed and it can lead to a security issue.""EDR and EPM solutions like Carbon Black or CyberArk have integrations with the cloud version of Sandblast, however, there must be on-premise Sandblast options also.""I think Check Point provides standard time which ideally most other vendors take to identify behaviors of a file by sending them into a sandbox environment for inspection.""In Check Point SandBlast, improvement has to be made with respect to the GUI.""I would like if it could emulate bigger files and somehow improve this usability. I don't know if this would be possible. However, if it was able to scan or emulate bigger files, then it would be safer for a company using it.""We have noticed a slight performance hit when the Threat Emulation and Extraction features were enabled, but the protection trade-off is worth it for us."

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"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.""The support for new OSs and older OSs could be a little tighter. They need to be more upfront about what protection services they're going to provide on new OSs. I haven't seen the Windows 11 version out yet. It is either already released in Beta, or the Beta will be released soon. There could be a little bit more advanced updates on what they're doing to help protect Windows 11 environments. They can let us know in advance so that we know it is going to be protected. We can't roll out the new OS without putting end-point protection on it. So, they should tell us what is their support model for that, and what are they doing to protect Windows 11. They're not telling me, and that's a criticism. The same issue is applicable to all the other antivirus tools. It is not just Symantec; all of them have this problem.""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.""Scalability could be better.""Not ideal for advanced threat protection."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall.""The cost is not significantly high and it can be negotiated during any purchase of NGFW.""I think the overall cost for introducing Check Point with SandBlast was reasonable and competitive in the market."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox.
Top Answer: If you already have Check Point NGFW and it's underutilized and sized properly, there is a benefit both in terms of commercial/security and operation. This is because everything is available from a… more »
Top Answer: EDR and EPM solutions like Carbon Black or CyberArk have integrations with the cloud version of Sandblast, however, there must be on-premise Sandblast options also (due to the fact that there are… more »
Top Answer: You don't have to buy a separate email security platform. You can enable that using their endpoint, and I like that. You don't have to have two agents running on the same box.
Top Answer: The support for new OSs and older OSs could be a little tighter. They need to be more upfront about what protection services they're going to provide on new OSs. I haven't seen the Windows 11 version… more »
Top Answer: We use it for advanced antivirus protection. It is primarily used for protecting the workstations and servers from Zero-Day and other emerging threats. I am using its latest cloud-enabled version. Its… more »
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Overview

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 Security.cloud 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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Sample Customers
Edenred, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), Edel AG, Laurenty, Conseil Départemental du Val de Marne, Koch Media
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
Security Firm15%
Individual & Family Service8%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company23%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company18%
Insurance Company18%
Non Tech Company9%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
University5%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise58%
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Check Point SandBlast Network is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 8 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 7th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 5 reviews. Check Point SandBlast Network is rated 8.2, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Check Point SandBlast Network writes "Automatically cleans known file types, can detect local file changes, and offers Zero-day attack protection". 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, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Arbor DDoS and Fortinet FortiEDR. See our Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.

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