Check Point Firewall

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Check Point Firewall. The Check Point Firewall Software Blade incorporates all of the power and capability of the revolutionary FireWall-1 solution while adding user identity awareness to provide granular event awareness and policy enforcement.

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Check Point review by <span>Luigi V.</span>
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The Best Firewall in the market

What do you like best?

I have used checkpoint firewall for many years and each evolution, upgrade of the solution is a great steps in the future. The checkpoint firewall are the firstt firewalls in the marker and they are leading since many years. I suggest checkpoint firewall for the strong security feature, for the performances, for the very broad configuration possibility (from openserver to appliances) for the very good architecture. The best quality of checkpoint solutions and in particular of the firewall is the manageent console: a dedicated server for logging and audit.

What do you dislike?

Some time the system is considered a litle bit comple for SMB and it required a lot of expertize to run it... but for that there are consultant. The price is not so competitive with other vendors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If the need are focused on security, reporting and audit.... checkpoint firewall are the best choice. The price is not always the lowest one regarding other vendors

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

company network bondary and datacenter protection. secure Remote access (VPNs). Audit and report

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Check Point review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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Check Point - Tried and True

What do you like best?

Unified Threat Management (UTM), Anti-Bot/Anti-Virus software blades, and vSEC

What do you dislike?

Technical support, channel partners (e.g., AccessIT, Optiv, etc.), and cost (it's expensive). Also, CP does not have a very good/viable solution for SMB companies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Reseller partners are important. Do your due diligence in vetting the best Check Point certified business partners.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Where do you begin? How much would it cost Amazon if their website went down for an hour, or a minute? What would be the business impact if g2crowd's experienced a ransomeware attack (e.g. Crypto, etc.)? What would be the potential consequences of a disgruntled sales employee exfiltrating all their company's CRM information?

The benefits, from a business standpoint, are difficult to quantify. Lower TCO, maybe, but only after five years - assuming you have adequate staff to support the infrastructure. Security = Insurance. Check Point has, perhaps, the best network "insurance" policy on the market.

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Check Point review by <span>Michael G.</span>
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Great, Intuitive Firewall

What do you like best?

The GUI used to manage this firewall is very intuitive and can be used by people with minimal or even no training. One can easily filter traffic for analysis and the ability to create and use objects allows for a tidy and simple configuration.

What do you dislike?

Installation and setup requires a bit more thought and effort than command line firewall such as iptables. Cost is obviously a factor as this is a commercial firewall whereas open-source firewalls can be had for free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Checkpoint firewalls to provide perimeter security. Management and configuration of these firewalls is simple and they are very reliable. Setups can range from simple to complex and technical support is excellent.

Check Point review by <span>Esteban C.</span>
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The only firewall you'll need

What do you like best?

Check point combines the best features of a firewall, some of them are:

* Access Control: You can manage access to clients, servers and applications.

* Authentication: assigns access permissions to individuals and groups, based on their level of responsibility and role within the organization.

* Bridge Mode: Inspects traffic, dropping or blocking unauthorized or unsafe traffic.

* User and Machine Awareness: Reinforces security by enabling policy definitions per user and group.

* Network Address Translation (NAT): conceals real addresses, to ensure that addresses cannot be seen from outside the organization or from other parts of the same organization.

With all of these features you can be sure your company is as protected as it can be.

What do you dislike?

The price is the breaking point for me, it can be highly expensive. So you need to check if you can afford it. THIS IS NOT A RESIDENTIAL FIREWALL. This firewall is meant for large business and medium-startups.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need the BEST firewall in the business you can go blindly for CheckPoint Firewall, be advice is not for the frugal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Network security and access management for business needs.

Check Point review by <span>Ashish G.</span>
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Check Point Firewall

What do you like best?

This is a great tool to keep track and view events in real time and solves complex real time searches in no or very less time as compared to other firewalls. The user interface it provides is easy to handle. Also, tool use optimized hardware and optimization in pushing packets too.

What do you dislike?

The bugs in the tool are higher and also no VPN facility makes it hard for admin to created VPN for every user. VPN policy management features are also not very much easy to use and configurable as compared to other tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a good product for large organization where you need to provide secure network while monitoring and keeping an eye on any incoming and outgoing packet. Also, in this can be implemented in large organizations where network security and track keeping is more important then expense.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our enterprise we deal in tracking real time outgoing and incoming data packets from a network. Provide secure network to work. Handle user permissions and implements logs to an event without interrupting packet flow.

Check Point review by Administrator in Utilities
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Check Point firewalls

What do you like best?

I do like the fact that you are able to manage all of your firewalls from one console. Also sectioning off your rules is a plus for grouping certain rules/types of rules together. When creating new objects, it is nice it tells you when one has already been created so no duplicates are made in mistake.

What do you dislike?

It is limited to only a certain number of firewalls per console. It also limits how many groups and objects per rules and policies. Not so much that is has a limitation but that it can only handle so much before it's overloaded and lags. Having to load each policy to install it to the firewall is a bit of a pain.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stopping unauthorized access on the network.

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