We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the VPN Blade, IPS Blade, the URL filtering, and the Applications Control Blade."
"The comprehensiveness of the CloudGuard’s threat prevention security is great, especially once they integrate Dome9 in the whole thing. That really ties the whole thing together, so you can tie your entire cloud environment together into one central location, which is nice. Previously, we had three or four different tools that we were trying to leverage to do the same stuff that we are able to do with CloudGuard."
"The Capsule solution and application filters are the most valuable. It is pretty straightforward to implement, and it also has good stability and scalability. Their technical support is also really good."
"Auto Scaling is one of the features that make me want to choose CloudGuard over actual HW."
"The main benefit of the Check Point Virtual Systems solution is its ability to split up the hardware appliances that we have into several logical, virtual devices with separate traffic handling policies, as well as the switching and routing."
"Check Point is one of the few solutions that pay attention to cloud security. Many others mostly focus on providing on-premises solutions."
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"It's possible to sync the Check Point Management with the cloud portal, therefore allowing automated rules to be set in place whenever creating a new VM."
"Deep Security's most valuable features are antivirus and host intrusion detection."
"Deep Security is a good product for managing a few servers."
"It's easy to use and the interface is simple."
"In terms of valuable features, I would say its intrusion prevention. Each and every IP connecting to the server gets scanned so we know everyone who is accessing our server and we can block whichever IP's do not belong to us at the firewall."
"It serves its purpose and works well."
"We like the Smart protection and the Virtual patching."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the virtual path function, which is the reason we chose to implement it."
"Automated virtual patching is a good feature."
"The API integration is complex, which is an area that should be improved."
"Check Point support, beyond CloudGuard, does need some improvement."
"I think they have pretty much mastered what can be done. There are some nuances like when you fail over from one cluster member to the other, the external IP address takes about two minutes to fail over."
"This application can be more integrated with web application firewalls. Better integrations would provide more granularity, which would be helpful for focusing on the application itself and preventing attacks. It would be good to include the cross-domain search. If you have multiple firewalls that are managed on the same platform and you want to check who is using some particular objects or where a specific ID is being used, it should provide an option for this kind of search instead of having to check one by one on each firewall."
"The documentation has been rough. Being able to do it yourself can be hit or miss given the constraints of the documentation."
"The convergence time between cluster members is still not perfect. It's far away from what we get in traditional appliances. If a company wants to move mission-critical applications for an environment to the cloud, it somehow has to accept that it could have downtime of up to 40 seconds, until cluster members switch virtual IP addresses between themselves and start accepting the traffic. That is a little bit too high in my opinion. It's not fully Check Point's fault, because it's a hybrid mechanism with AWS. The blame is 50/50."
"The documentation could be much better."
"The biggest room for improvement is that, for a long time now, they've moved everything over to R80 but they still maintain some of the stuff in the old dashboard. They need to "buy in" and move everything to the modern dashboard so that you don't have to go to one place and to another place, at times, to configure the environment. It's time they just finish what they started and put everything in the new, modern dashboard."
"There should be more tools to trace back. Some sort of module needs to be included to attach all the things. It should be more stable, and the traceback feature should be improved. There were cases when we got virtual analyzer or CMC errors. We got false-positive malware notifications, but we couldn't trace them. I raised a case with Trend Micro two or three times, but they couldn't resolve it. Their support should be improved in terms of technical abilities to troubleshoot complex issues. They should be more knowledgeable."
"Another issue is if I want to suggest this solution to a customer, we won't get the pricing immediately, which is a major problem."
"I would like to see better pricing. The pricing could be lower."
"As for what could be improved, I think it should come with an XDR facility without any extra cost. They're always releasing new features, but we need to pay extra for them."
"The situation with the currency in Turkey makes this solution a little bit on the expensive side, and if it were lowered then it would be more competitive."
"The licensing structure could improve."
"Post-implementation is time-consuming. You have to do monitoring, and that takes time. After you set up everything, it's not a full-fledged implementation. You have to keep on monitoring and configuring."
"The cost is very high."
"The pricing is pretty high, not just for your capital, for what you have to pay upfront, but for what you pay for your annual software renewals as well, compared to a lot of other vendors. Check Point is near the top, as far as how much it's going to cost you."
"The pricing and licensing have been good. We just had to do a license increase for our portion of it. We had that done within a couple of days. Given the fact that it's purely a software-based license, it ends up being even quicker than doing it for an on-prem firewall."
"Although I don't have specifics for pricing, based on my overall experience, I can conclude that Check Point provides the best pricing when comparing to other vendors."
"Licensing is simply by the number of hosts that you are looking to protect within your environment. It makes it much easier to ensure that you are covering your environment."
"The price could be better."
"Licensing is available on a monthly or yearly basis."
"The cost is on the higher side, as it is based on workload, hence we need to decide which VPC or workload needs to be part of CloudGuard."
"There is flexibility in the different licensing models that are offered."
"It's more expensive than other solutions, such as Sophos and Kaspersky, as an endpoint solution."
"The solution is considerably cheaper than other similar solutions."
"We are paying approximately $50,000 each month, it's definitely expensive."
"There is a license for this solution and there are extra features you can purchase."
"It is a very expensive solution. It would be nice if they lower its price. Its license is based on the machines."
Check Point CloudGuard provides unified cloud native security for all your assets and workloads, giving you the confidence to automate security, prevent threats, and manage posture – everywhere – across your multi-cloud environment.
The Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solution protects applications and data and prevents business disruptions, while helping meet regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical virtual, cloud, or hybrid environments, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need with the Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ platform.
Check Point CloudGuard Network Security is ranked 2nd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 25 reviews while Trend Micro Deep Security is ranked 1st in Cloud and Data Center Security with 16 reviews. Check Point CloudGuard Network Security is rated 8.6, while Trend Micro Deep Security is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Check Point CloudGuard Network Security writes "Unified Security Management has enabled us to combine our on-prem appliances and cloud environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Deep Security writes "Each and every IP connecting to the server gets scanned so we can block whichever IPs do not belong to us at the firewall". Check Point CloudGuard Network Security is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Cisco ASA Firewall and Meraki MX, whereas Trend Micro Deep Security is most compared with Trend Micro Apex One, CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. See our Check Point CloudGuard Network Security vs. Trend Micro Deep Security report.
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