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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Security Management vs. EventTracker and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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It's a great solution for management. We can manage a lot at the same time with one security management system. Also, each gateway depends on the other, which is helpful.
The firewall's blades are the solution's most valuable feature.
Key features include the ability to include logs for everything that you do for admin. Also, it has web filtering built in and VPN.
URL filtering is a very important feature.
I really appreciate the fact that the dashboard breaks everything down into a pretty easy view for me... It shows what changes are happening to privileged user accounts, access and identity, what's cropping up. It shows application activity and whether we've got system resources that aren't online and being found anymore. It's a pretty simple, easy, quick hit and there are the supporting logs behind it. If I need to drill down further, I can do that quickly. It's very effective.
The most valuable feature is that we get the events: the alerts about disk space and the security reports that we get once a day, including user lockouts and the like.
The product satisfies our compliance, and thus, all of our auditors. All of the data that we use and store for all security events is required by our auditors to be kept in a central storage location.
If we need to do a search for user lockouts, we can go, search, and find locations where they have been locked out, then keep track of those events, historically.
The network alert is the most valuable feature. That way, we in the IT department are aware of user lockout and invalid password attempts way before a user ever even calls in.
The most important feature is keeping track of when accounts are created and deleted, when permission groups are changed, and memberships are changed in groups; and overall, how many errors are occurring on the various systems that we're monitoring.
The SIEMs and managed service are its most valuable features. We get a weekly report from them which provides a culmination of them combing through millions of events which are triggered across our network every day and minute. Their information security experts basically boil that down to a report which I get emailed once a week. It identifies potential threats and the remediation that I should take to be able to quell those threats.
In the last version from 80.20, there are some issues around SSNA Diction. I would like this to be improved.
We sometimes have trouble with the performance of the solution. Maybe some performance tuning options could be added in a future release. There should be more visibility about which blade in your firewall is causing the latency.
I would like the ability to have an overview, cross-site: One portal that does all firewalls. Also, the user interface is overly complicated.
The usability of the solution could be improved.
Probably the biggest thing is just: Can I search for this and what's the best way to do it? If I'm looking for two events versus a singular event, I just throw it back at them. They're the experts on it.
I would like to see the dashboard come up more quickly.
The biggest problem is that we have too many domain controllers. So, we have to keep all the clients and main system updated with the latest versions along with making sure all the firewalls are open.
There are some issues with searches taking a long period of time, but they assured me that they have implemented a new search function that's available in version 9, but which requires a solid-state hard drive... Depending on how many logs you have it could take a long time to return the results if you're looking back prior to the last 30 days.
I'd like to see improvement in the ease of generating reports. It seems fairly cumbersome whenever you decide to start tracking new categories of events. It seems a little kludgy when trying to generate those reports.
The deployment of the agents could be a bit easier. We always seem to have a bit of a challenge with that. A lot of times the agents either don't deploy or they quit responding, then we have to go and redeploy them.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Do the homework because Check Point is rather expensive.
I don't know if the pricing is by the seat but we're paying about $20,000 to 25,000 a year. On top of that, we pay for the managed support services. That runs us about another $35,000 or $40,000 a year.
The upfront costs have increased, and we have been locked into this contract. The cost of changing over from it is way too high.
The solution is fairly expensive, but in my experience, all of the SIEM applications that I've evaluated or looked at cost about the same.
Licensing is very easy. Our CIO takes care of the billing, but in terms of price point, he hasn't complained, so it must be good.
The pricing and licensing seem very reasonable. The managed service part of it feels like it gives me the equivalent of a full-time engineer for a lot less money. So, I feel it's a good value.
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|R80.10, R80, R77.30, R77, Check Point R80.10 Security Management, R80 Security Management|
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