Compare Check Point SandBlast vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

Check Point SandBlast is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection with 14 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 10th in Advanced Threat Protection with 4 reviews. Check Point SandBlast is rated 8.4, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point SandBlast writes "We put in high availability clusters and had zero downtime". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Offers elaborate detection features and provides information linked to each of the attacked computers". Check Point SandBlast is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, FireEye Network Security and Fortinet FortiSandbox, whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Check Point SandBlast. See our Check Point SandBlast vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.
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Administratively, it's easy to control.The security is its most valuable feature.Its ease of use is the most valuable feature. We had existing endpoints and it was an easy upgrade process. The interface board is also easy to use.The forensics reports and the ability to sandbox malware are its most valuable features.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.The zero-day protection is its most valuable feature.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.

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They manage to solve detection quite nicely. There is some rather elaborate detection compared to other providers.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.It has certainly helped out our audit efforts because we each stay compliant in terms of various security standards.Real-time threat analysis is quick and takes action on threats immediately.The great advantage in using this product is it creates multiple services.Currently we have 800-plus nodes connected with this solution, without any issues. The solution is scalable.

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Off the top of my head, I can't think of a way it has improved my organization.There was a learning curve for our general population of employees (the user).Using it in the beginning was difficult because I had never used anything similar. In terms of navigating the UI, it was all not too bad, but there is definitely a learning curve.I imagine there will be improvements in later versions. There are hotfixes that come out all the time.I would like for them to improve the visibility in the product.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.It needs to include built-in deployment. This will make the job easier rather than having to go and dig up an Active Directory deployment along with policy objects.

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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.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.An improvement could be made on the reporting because then it would be easier to collect information and submit it for compliance.There are some ‎features that would add value to this product. One of them would be a graphical presentation of threats that the system has encountered.It should be able to collect information if the agent is disabled.It also needs network-based threat protection for shared folders and files.

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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.We didn't actually purchase the software. It was given to us by Check Point. We are using it as a test bed for possible future customers.We have seen ROI.Pricing is a little high.

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Pricing is good. It is nice to have a great product at a fair price.

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Hackers constantly modify their strategies and techniques to evade detection and reach corporate resources. Zero-day protection from Check Point provides a deeper level of inspection so you can prevent more malware and zero-day attacks, while ensuring quick delivery of safe content to your users.

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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Edenred, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), Edel AG, Laurenty, Conseil Départemental du Val de Marne, Koch MediaECI
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