If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Check Point Harmony Mobile, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
As it is deployed in a greater number of devices and the maintenance and management tasks associated with the solution escalate, we will be able to make a future updated review.
Harmony Protect is a great solution and really stands up to threat protection and device defense.
The organization should be clear on the requirements. If it is only for publishing a few web apps, URLs, email, or for a few shared drives, then the solution works absolutely fine. However, it is not a full-fledged MDM solution like VMware AirWatch/Citrix/Blackberry and more. These solutions all provide more MDM capabilities than Capsule.
My advice is that before installing, a complete analysis of the requirements should be carried out. This should be done in order to correctly define user groups and the respective policies from the beginning. This will help to avoid individual policies.
In summary, this is a very good solution that works as expected, although it is very expensive.
We're both a reseller as well as an end-user of the solution. We're partners with Check Point. The product is in the SaaS environment. I'd recommend the solution. With cybersecurity on the rise due to COVID, and people working on devices from home, off secure networks, it's important to protect your devices, now more than ever. I'd advise that organizations look at this solution and consider implementing it. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. However, if this solution is right for a company depends on the environment. The capability of the standalone product is very good. When there's a supplier who buys Check Point SandBlast Mobile and incorporates it into their larger solution, I will give it a ten out of ten. Then you have a solution that really fits not only your mobile devices but also the security part of your organization. While, right now, it's a great standalone product, there's a lot of possibilities for it when it integrates with a larger security offering.
This is a very good solution for WFX. In the time that we have been using this product, we can say that there have been no major challenges or issues that we have faced. All of our clients' and employees' feedback is very positive and they are very satisfied with this solution. They are accessing the company resources seamlessly, and we are also planning to better secure our clients. We are evaluating this feature with remote access, and it is effective.
If you have the opportunity, explore competitors to see how their products work. Also, negotiate your price with Check Point as much as possible. The things that stand out from my experience are the ease of the deployment and the education of the end-user regarding data privacy and those types of things. We haven't had many cases of false positives. One that we saw was in the following scenario. Let's say we had an app that came up as a threat and we applied particular rules to quarantine it. After we applied the rules, it showed up on the handset as if the app no longer existed, whereas Sandblast was saying that it wasn't removing the app. It turns out it really wasn't removing it. It just removed the app from reporting within the rule itself. That was a little bit of a challenge in wrapping our heads around it. We worked with Check Point to iron out that issue. So that was a kind of false positive. We had to do it a few times in order to understand that the app was not being removed. The solution claimed to be GDPR compliant and that it was not removing any information or apps from the end-user's handset. We had to check to make sure those features were in place.
The solution is modern and easy to onboard.
Having Check Point, at least for us, they implemented two different hosted platforms so that we could have different policies for different users, and that was really helpful to us because we did have privacy concerns from a lot of users. We were able to lock down the network on some devices and other devices we didn't monitor the network. I would rate it a nine out of ten. It's really in-depth for what it does.
This solution checks so many of our boxes already, anything new added would just be the icing on the cake. My advice would be to do your homework. Ensure that this is the right product for you. Request a demo and test it out. Don't purchase more licenses than you need because it will become costly. Before this, I didn't realize that there were so many malicious applications out there in the world. So, it was a bit eye-opening to see some of what your phone can access without you even realizing what you were clicking. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a perfect ten because of the pricing and web interface. In the next release, I would like for there to be better integration with other products.
We're a distributor of Check Point and Check Point partners. We have a good understanding of what kind of security our clients need to stay safe in our country. We both use it ourselves, so we can demonstrate the solution, and offer it as a solution to our clients. It's easy because it's on mobile so we can show clients on our phone. I'd advise others to use the solution. It's a modern technology that really combats today's cyber threats on mobile devices. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. In terms of usage, it's given me everything I need. In Nigeria, we don't have many solutions that do what Check Point does.
We had initial problems because our requirements were not well defined. You should define your use case. You should also look into other options to see what else there is out there and what they offer. I would rate it a seven out of ten.
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