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Engineer at CENACE
Real User
Easy to set up, stable and scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "Configuration and deploying are easy."
  • "The price of this product could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is for the data center in the perimeter security. We configure all of our security features like anti-boot, antivirus, and filtering.

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable feature is that the application and configuration were easy for us. When we need to do some work with the networks, configuration and deploying are easy - if I want to search for information, it is easy in the Check Point platform.

What needs improvement?

I think the price of this product could be improved - other solutions are cheaper in comparison. In the next release, I would like to be able to perform sandboxing to check email attachments and information sent through the cloud for viruses.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think this solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

My impression is that the solution is scalable.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented using a vendor team, whose performance was good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I considered using Cisco before deciding on Check Point.

What other advice do I have?

Check Point is easy for the configuration user. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Co-founder & CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Great firewall and IPS features

What is our primary use case?

We are Check Point partners and I'm a co-founder and CTO of our company. 

What is most valuable?

The firewall and IPS are the most valuable features of the solution. 

What needs improvement?

I think third-party integration could be improved. We have also faced some performance-related challenges and there is some work to do in that area too. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We're satisfied with the stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is easy to scale. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support response time needs to improve. 

How was the initial setup?

What is our primary use case?

We are Check Point partners and I'm a co-founder and CTO of our company. 

What is most valuable?

The firewall and IPS are the most valuable features of the solution. 

What needs improvement?

I think third-party integration could be improved. We have also faced some performance-related challenges and there is some work to do in that area too. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We're satisfied with the stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is easy to scale. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support response time needs to improve. 

How was the initial setup?

This solution was moderately difficult to implement. We had some help from the distributor. We receive automatic updates but no maintenance is required. We have two people administering the solution. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution offers good value. 

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this product. It offers good value, and it's a high-quality product. I rate the product eight out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Chief Information Security Officer and Founder at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Great performance with many easily accessible options and modules

What is our primary use case?

We implement Check Point in the front end to protect internet platforms and security platforms. 

What is most valuable?

Check Point provides very good performance with many solution options and many kinds of modules.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see more integration with other solutions. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for a couple of months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable and scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've rarely used support but they've been helpful when we needed them. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We migrated from Cisco to Check Point. Check Point is easier for the…

What is our primary use case?

We implement Check Point in the front end to protect internet platforms and security platforms. 

What is most valuable?

Check Point provides very good performance with many solution options and many kinds of modules.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see more integration with other solutions. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for a couple of months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable and scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've rarely used support but they've been helpful when we needed them. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We migrated from Cisco to Check Point. Check Point is easier for the administration console.

How was the initial setup?

Before migrating to Check Point, we tested it in several environments. We used a consultant for deployment and we now have 800 users in the company and six engineers responsible for maintenance. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay an annual license fee. 

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution and rate it a 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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General Manager with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Beneficial hybrid cloud, effective application protection, and simple installation

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use of Check Point NGFW is for network protection.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Check Point NGFW is it is a complete solution for protecting not only the network but the applications. Additionally, it provides a hybrid cloud solution.

What needs improvement?

The whole solution has room for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Check Point NGFW for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Check Point NGFW has been scalable.

How are customer service and support?

I would rate the technical support of Check Point NGFW a seven out of ten.

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What is our primary use case?

Our primary use of Check Point NGFW is for network protection.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Check Point NGFW is it is a complete solution for protecting not only the network but the applications. Additionally, it provides a hybrid cloud solution.

What needs improvement?

The whole solution has room for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Check Point NGFW for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Check Point NGFW has been scalable.

How are customer service and support?

I would rate the technical support of Check Point NGFW a seven out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have one staff member that does the implementation of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would say that the customer has to implement Check Point NGFW with the reseller. They have experience in the implementation and with security.

I rate Check Point NGFW a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Sales Specialist-Network Solutions at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 10
Strong security and management features
Pros and Cons
  • "Check Point has strong security features as well as some decent monitoring and management capabilities."
  • "My customers complain that the interface isn't user-friendly."

What is most valuable?

Check Point has strong security features as well as some decent monitoring and management capabilities.

What needs improvement?

My customers complain that the interface isn't user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Check Point for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Check Point stable. I've had no problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Check Point is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Check Point support is good.

How was the initial setup?

Check Point's setup process isn't very user-friendly.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Check Point is a little more expensive than FortiGate.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Check Point nine out of 10. I work with both Check Point and FortiGate. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Check Point is more secure than FortiGate. However, Fortigate is more affordable and user-friendly. FortiGate offers seamless solutions to customers, so If they want a solution that's easy to use, they go with FortiGate.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Senior Cluster Manager at Bajaj Finserv
Real User
A scalable solution, but has inadequate tech support and a somewhat complex initial setup

What is our primary use case?

I am using Check Point Next Generation.

What is most valuable?

The solution boasts a host of features that we like. 

What needs improvement?

Tech support should be improved. There are times when the technical team fails to understand things at the ground-level.  The dashboard can stand improvement.  The solution is overly expensive.  The initial setup is a bit complex. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support could be better, as the tech team at times does not manage to understand ground-level issues. 

How was the initial setup?

The setup is somewhat on the easy side, but certain things are complex. While the solution is a…

What is our primary use case?

I am using Check Point Next Generation.

What is most valuable?

The solution boasts a host of features that we like. 

What needs improvement?

Tech support should be improved. There are times when the technical team fails to understand things at the ground-level. 

The dashboard can stand improvement. 

The solution is overly expensive. 

The initial setup is a bit complex. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support could be better, as the tech team at times does not manage to understand ground-level issues. 

How was the initial setup?

The setup is somewhat on the easy side, but certain things are complex. While the solution is a little easier to manage than Palo Alto, I was forced to make comparisons between the two products. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is too high. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution is geared towards organizations hosting more than 50,000 employees.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Daphne
Project Manager at Junta de Andalucia
Real User
Top 10
Good VPN and deep packet inspection capabilities, helpful reporting
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature is the powerful, deep packet inspection engine."
  • "There should be better integration with our current NAC solution to increase the granularity of policies that we implement."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to secure the perimeter and users in our network.

We use IPS/IDS, deep packet inspection, and VPN.

How has it helped my organization?

Our network performance and safety have improved. The reporting also gives us more information about our network, including cost and risk reduction.

This solution helps to keep our network safe and secure, protecting our investment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the powerful, deep packet inspection engine.

The management console and diagnostic tools are powerful and we are happy with them.

The reporting is detailed and helpful.

What needs improvement?

There should be better integration with our current NAC solution to increase the granularity of policies that we implement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the Check Point NGFW for two years.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this is a very complete tool.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Mustafa ÇİÇEK
Contracted IT Staff at Sağlık Bakanlığı-Turkish Ministry of Health
Real User
User-friendly, easy to configure, and great for corporate environments

How has it helped my organization?

It is a bit expensive according to the required blades but it is a platform that is worth having as security in a corporate.

What is most valuable?

I have worked for several years with the Check Point platform (NGFW) and it is by far the most stable in hardware and software. It is a very friendly platform and easy to configure. It is true that it is a bit expensive (according to the required blades), however, it is a platform that is worth having as security in a corporate environment. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used the solution for more than five years.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a bit expensive according to the required blades but it is a platform that is worth having as security in a corporate.

What is most valuable?

I have worked for several years with the Check Point platform (NGFW) and it is by far the most stable in hardware and software.

It is a very friendly platform and easy to configure. It is true that it is a bit expensive (according to the required blades), however, it is a platform that is worth having as security in a corporate environment. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used the solution for more than five years.

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