If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Check Point Harmony Email & Office, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
its a good product and very simple to implement I am using the SAAS version , it giving me full control on Microsoft 365 on cloud , now I can control from where users login in and from which device , filter spam , scan one drive , and SharePoint files with full of check point power , this product it very easy to use and to control.
All these types of tools are gradually refining the intelligence engines that minimize the number of false positives. It is a constant and evolving work that Check Point knows very well and keeps very active. One of the functionalities that are in the process of coming out is the protection of Teams, a tool that in the current telework situation is essential. This will represent a new leap in communications security. In any case, Check Point is working on its entire new Harmony environment and surely new ones will appear in the coming months.
As per current threats or malware behaviors, most of the attacks or viruses are coming from email only, and if you have no such solution to protect or prevent it then you are in big trouble. Overall, this is a good product and it has very little we have found that needs to improve.
The security features have been good. The pricing and licensing strategies have been average, but Check Point's support has been the worst. I would rate the solution as a seven out of 10.
Do your homework. Make sure that you have a good understanding of what tools are part of the solution and make a decision whether you're going to go SaaS or on-prem. My recommendation would be just to go SaaS, as it's a lot easier. You don't have to worry about servers or resources, as it's just on the cloud. If you use a third-party to help you implement the solution, it's good to use someone you trust and has experience on the product. Check Point has a lot of tools for analysis. This solution is just as good. Some of the the nice features that you can do with it, we're not doing them today. For example, maybe two or three years in the future when we will host our VPN gateways on the SaaS cloud, then we will use it for our users to remote into our environment. If they had that when we implemented it the VPN, we would have used that instead of the physical gateways. I haven't seen any false positives. I would the solution as a 10 out of 10.
Make sure you do your homework and compare all the possible vendors to ensure that you get what you really want out of a solution like this. The biggest lesson I have learned from using CloudGuard is that even legitimate emails can look suspicious. You need to take that little extra step to check them.
They have two different products. One is CloudGuard SaaS, the other is CloudGuard Connect. The biggest advice I would give is don't go in with fear. Go in confident, because the product is almost too good to be true and it's simple. It really is as simple as it seems, and you will see value within the first 30 minutes of the product running. The biggest lesson I have learned from using this solution is that visibility is key, and this product has given me more visibility into the attack vectors that our company is under on a daily basis. It has enabled us to then pivot and look at other security solutions. So I would advise to look at the data, understand the data, and understand who your adversaries are. Because once you understand that, you can then leverage your investment in the Check Point product line to further protect your organization. The reporting functionality has greatly improved over the time I've used the product, so I've been very pleased with that, and I have provided that feedback to Check Point. I'm very tight with R&D at Check Point, so most of the feature functionality that I've needed has been released into the newer versions of the product. Because I was part of the EA program, I had a lot of input into how the product was developed. I worked very tightly with R&D, as a customer. The partnership between our two companies, between Grace and Check Point, was a great advantage to both companies. I can't say enough about it. It has just been phenomenal. Currently, our CloudGuard SaaS is managed by two different groups. It is managed by our information security group, which is what I'm part of and lead and manage, as well as our messaging team, which has insight into the content as well as the email flow. When we deployed this product, we thought that it was going to take a lot of people to maintain it and to manage it. We actually have two individuals who are into the product part-time, and spending very little time per week on it. And one of those individuals is just running reports out of the product to provide them to the senior management. There is a very, very low footprint from a workflow and employee perspective, to manage a very powerful product. I would rate this product at 10 out of 10 all the way. I have nothing but good things to say about the product.
Overall, this is a solution that we are absolutely satisfied with and I definitely recommend it. In my opinion, using this product is necessary. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
I have been quite pleased with the solution. You have nothing to lose by trying out Check Point. I would rate it an eight out of ten with room for improvement.
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