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"IPS easily allows follow-up flags on recently updated patterns. If, in rare cases, a false positive does occur, it is quickly detected and an exception can be easily created.""The number of the IPS protections is amazing - after the latest update I see more than 11000 in the SmartConsole.""IPS can protect our organization with any old vulnerabilities or if any vulnerability detected minutes ago IPS can protect us as per our configured policy.""This is a very stable product.""The most valuable feature is that it protects us against hundreds of different attack vectors, like ransomware. The protection is always being triggered. People try to access websites that are categorized as malware, so when the users do a DNS request for the IP of those malware websites, the IPS Blade replaces the real IP of the website that is malware with a bogus IP. The user gets an IP that doesn't exist and when he tries to access, it won't work.""IPS signatures can be set quite granularly depending on your environment. You can filter on performance impact, severity, and confidence which makes sizing and adapting easier.""There's an automatic update after every 2 hours which makes sure that the database is up to date and providing zero-day vulnerability protection.""I can generate reports for management automatically based on the threats of the last day/week/whatever is needed."

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"Edge protection is a valuable feature.""For those who want a next-gen firewall that's easy to configure and easy to operate, I think you should go for Palo Alto.""I like the solution's interface.""Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features.""The most valuable features are that it's user-friendly, has interesting features, URL filtering, and threat prevention."

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Cons
"I am not aware of a preview channel or some repository to have a preview on upcoming signatures, however, this would be nice to have.""The only thing they could maybe improve is that we notice right away that the performance decreases when we enable the IPS, especially beyond the CPU and memory usage. If you want to enable the IPS and you have a lot of traffic, it can have an impact. The performance could be improved.""It is generally good, but improving the performance would be the one thing I'd take a look at right now.""We have a lot of false positives and the list of IPs are not up to date in terms of their location.""I observed on our management that sometimes IPS does not connect to the threat cloud, we have to check and improve it. Otherwise, all of the features are good.""Sometimes protections are 'aggregated' into a single threat name when you look at the logs. I would prefer to see all protections named individually (for example, right now, 'web enforcement' is a category that contains several signatures).""Having additional reports available would be helpful.""Threat Prevention policies are not very easily manageable as there are several profiles/policies/etc. Therefore, there are several ways to add exceptions and check the configuration."

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"The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower. In comparison with other solutions, I believe they're quite competitive.""In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support.""Palo Alto's maintenance needs to be improved.""The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement.""The documentation needs to be improved. I need better information about how to configure it and what the best practices are."

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  • "I think that the price of support is around $40,000 USD or $50,000 USD per year."
  • "The price of this product should be reduced."
  • "Enabling IPS does not require any additional license purchase from OEM, as it comes by default with the NGFW bundle."
  • "The pricing for Check Point IPS is competitive and brings good value for the money."
  • "The module has a considerable cost but you can save by purchasing a package with several modules instead of making a single purchase."
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  • "The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower."
  • "The pricing could be lower."
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    I can generate reports for management automatically based on the threats of the last day/week/whatever is needed.
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    The resource consumption should be addressed. The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement. The pricing could be better.
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    Also Known As
    Check Point Intrusion Prevention System
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    Overview

    Check Point IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) combines industry-leading IPS protection with breakthrough performance at a lower cost than traditional, stand-alone IPS software solutions. IPS delivers complete and proactive intrusion prevention – all with the deployment and management advantages of a unified and extensible Next Generation Firewall solution. Learn more about IPS Software.

    Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.

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    Morton Salt, Medical Advocacy and Outreach, BH Telecom, Lightbeam Health Solutions, X by Orange, Cadence, Nihondentsu, Datastream Connexion, Good Sam, Omnyway, FIASA, Pacific Life, Banco del Pacifico, Control Southern, Xero, Centrify
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point IPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Check Point IPS is ranked 4th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 13 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 12th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 5 reviews. Check Point IPS is rated 9.2, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Check Point IPS writes "Protects us against hundreds of different attack vectors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Easy to configure and easy to operate with great stability". Check Point IPS is most compared with Darktrace, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Cisco NGIPS, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and Vectra AI, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Vectra AI. See our Check Point IPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.

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