If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Check Point Endpoint Security, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
My advice to anybody who is researching this type of solution is to consider their budget. This does not seem to be Check Point's area, although they are getting better. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
It's very basic from what I see. It's not a full MDM solution and it's restricted with other MDM provisions. If you want to use an MDM with it to do other things like your email provisioning to mobile devices, you don't have very many options. I think it's AirWatch, MobileIron, Intune, or SOTI: only the most expensive products. If you want to look at something a little bit cheaper, you've got to pay through the nose. You can't have a cheaper solution as an MDM and run this concurrently. That's why they need to look at integrating with more MDM vendors. Other than that, it's okay. It does what it needs to do and it's going to tick a box that protects me for the next 12 months until I'm ready for the next project, which I am not yet. I'm one man trying to deal with 140 users across five different countries. So, I'm flat out and I don't have some time to do all the other bits. The biggest lesson I learned is just because it's expensive, it's not always the best. If you want it to integrate with other products, though, you've got to pay a lot of money for other products as well. That's the only issue that I've got with that. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten, purely because there are additional features I'd love to see, but that is it. If you're doing it on the deployment side of things, I'd give it a ten out of ten. If you're looking at the product as a whole, however, there are a few things I think are missing, but only as additional features. Nine out of ten other customers would probably give it a ten out of ten because they don't need the features that I need. For me personally, it is a little bit empty in certain places. There's so much more they could do with that to make it the most awesome market cornering product there is, but it's not there yet.
I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
My advice to others considering implementing the solution is, depending of course on if the company is looking for a new kind of firewall solution, is "Don't do it yourself." I would rate the solution eight out of ten.
My advice to others that are looking to implement Check Point Endpoint Security is that it's very secure. The only issue is that the disc encryption is bound to the hardware in the machine that it's in. It takes a bit long to decrypt the hard drive. That's the only issue. I'd give Check Point Endpoint Security about a nine out of ten.
My advice is to get Check Point, even without trying it first. Use it, and you will be very, very secure. Check Point guarantees the security and stability of your network. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten.
If you have a medium-size environment like ours, this solution should serve the purpose, although you may need different things. In security, one thing cannot suit everybody. We have about 500 users of the solution. We don't have any immediate plans to increase our usage. Any increase would be at least two to three years in the future, given the type of environment and workloads that we have.
Consider the solution as one of your options because it's one of the top tools. I rate this solution at nine out of ten because it covers what it needs to cover. As always, there is room to improve, but I think it's a good product.
The anti-malware we found very good on Check Point Endpoint Security. Mainly we observe the overall deployment and then maintenance is easy. It is only one click and you can deploy everything. Whoever wants their data secure, and they want to have peace of mind, make sure to go with the anti-malware capabilities on the SandBlast Agent. We consider Check Point Endpoint Security to be one of the best systems for SAP. The zero-day anti-exploit solutions should be there with Check Point Endpoint Security. Because of the budget, people keep the software, but my advice is that it is also a must-have software. You should have SandBlast Agent along with the anti-malware capabilities installed. I would rate it a ten out of ten.