Check Point UTM Management and Gateway Bundle - license - 250 users, 3 site
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the confirmed market leader of both the worldwide VPN and firewall markets.
Check Point UTM Management and Gateway Bundle - license is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carlos Eduardo from The most important features are performance and easy management.Valuable Features:The most important features are performance and easy management.Improvements to My Organization:The solution helped in the identification and categorization of access and provided a high index of traffic analysis.Room for Improvement:I would like to see improvements in the report area. Some features should be integrated and not licensed separately.Use of Solution:We have been using this solution for seven years.Stability Issues:I did not encounter any issues with stability.Scalability Issues:I did not encounter any issues with scalability.Technical Support:I would give technical support a rating of 7/10.Previous Solutions:We used other solutions before this one. We switched because we needed to increase our level of analysis, as well as improve our solution management.Initial Setup:The initial setup was straightforward. We did not find it complex, as we narrowed it down in advance and chose to reformulate rules that we did not identify as pertinent.Cost and Licensing Advice:Carefully evaluate the predominant type of traffic, SSL or other, as this reflects on CPU and memory usage. It will directly reflect the value of the investment.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated Palo Alto, Cisco, and Fortinet.Other Advice:I would focus on training. A team that has difficulty operating the product will certainly not be able to enjoy the features and differentials that the product offers.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ifeanyi Ndukwe from Mobile access is valuable to us, but the GUI needs to be worked on.Valuable Features:* Application Filtering* URL Filtering* IPS* Mobile accessImprovements to My Organization:Browsing speed has picked up considerably as users now have to do their official work and cannot browse social sites instead. Additionally, remote connections are now more secure and controlled.Room for Improvement:The entire GUI, look and feel of the application.Use of Solution:I've been using it for two years.Deployment Issues:No, it was deployed by the local support company here in Nigeria.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:9/10.Technical Support:9/10.Previous Solutions:We used Checkpoint 1075 UTM1. We switched as we needed a bigger box that can handle more traffic without slowing down browsing speed.Initial Setup:The setup was done by their support reps here in Nigeria. It was straightforward, you just have to Install it and then configure your rules.Implementation Team:We used a vendor who I would rate 6/10.Other Solutions Considered:We also looked at Cyberoam, Cisco ASA and Fortinet.Other Advice:Get a sound Check Point specialist to implement it , do a proper handover, and training for the product.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by ITDirector226 from It presents information clearly and doesn't require command code, but VPN and IPS have room for improvement.Valuable Features:* Firewalls* IPSImprovements to My Organization:As a security information analyst, it helps me to see information in a very clear way. You don’t have to use command code. The platform is very simple, and you don’t need to be an expert to understand the reports.Room for Improvement:* VPN - It's not that good, so I moved to Juniper.* IPS - It has room for improvement, as sometimes hackers are able to get through.Use of Solution:I've used it for two years.Deployment Issues:My web infrastructure is different than in other places, therefore the version provided by CheckPoint did not fit a first. I needed to report the bugs to CheckPoint for them to fix them and update the version.Stability Issues:I have two clusters, so even in the rare situation that I have a problem with the stability, it will switch to the cluster. The end users would not notice a switch.Customer Service:Customer service is not their strong suite. It takes a lot of time until they fix anything, and it can be better to try and fix the issue without them. They have many clients, most of them are large companies, so it’s hard for small-medium companies.Technical Support:Technical support is not their strong suite. It takes a lot of time until they fix anything, and it can be better to try and fix the issue without them. They have many clients, most of them are large companies, so it’s hard for small-medium companies.Previous Solutions:I am using both CheckPoint and Fortigate as result of my complex web infrastructure. Every ISP exits through a different firewall.Initial Setup:It was complex. I initially received two different firewalls from CheckPoint due to my web infrastructure. Every firewall got configured with different rules, and at the point when we wanted to merge them, problems occurred.Implementation Team:Our integrator did great work, integrating 1500 rules.ROI:It's the best of breed with a good return.Cost and Licensing Advice:You don’t have to buy the cluster immediately. I waited for a year before buying it. By doing that, I’ve split the budget, and was able to convince my managers to buy the solution.Other Solutions Considered:I bought only the hardware, and used an open server license for the rest. CheckPoint would not suggest it, but it works for me.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by ITDirector226 from It performs reliably and you can watch it block hacks, but it needs more customization options for network threat management.Valuable Features:* Reliability* Performance* SecurityImprovements to My Organization:It keeps the bad guys out.Room for Improvement:They should provide better customization options for network threat management.Use of Solution:I've used it from 2003 to date.Deployment Issues:At first, we tried to implement it not as a cluster, but when we decided to implement as a cluster, it required us to change our entire network infrastructure.Stability Issues:Since I was a beta tester, it had a lot of bugs, which I helped fix.Scalability Issues:It depends if you buy the hardware from Check Point or not. I didn’t, so I didn’t have any issues with scalability.Customer Service:Horrible. It takes them days, sometimes weeks, until they try to help, and then they don't help enough. I have a limited support help. Generally speaking, though, they don’t have problems, and I’m really satisfied.Technical Support:Not good. They have one of the top engineers, who told me to change something and now I’m buying something else from them.Previous Solutions:I’ve just bought FortiGate, and am trying to compare the two to determine which has better features.Initial Setup:It's straightforward, as I did a course for a year with Check Point.ROI:Excellent. Best in their market.Cost and Licensing Advice:Price is 170,000 Shekels/year. Day-to-day is one and a half people for licensing.Other Advice:This is my favorite product that I use, and I think it's one of the best in the world. Watching it block hacks is very interesting. It's a great product and fun to work with. Keep innovating, Check Point.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by SysAdmin170 from It's not cheap when compared to other solutions, but it has some valuable features, such as SSL VPN, and IPS.Valuable Features:* Threat prevention* IPS* Application Control and URL filtering* SSL VPN* Mobile Access* Anti Spam* MailImprovements to My Organization:IPS prevents many unwanted, malicious objects from our web sites. It provides high level security for our network, and by using AppWiki, thousands of application can be controlled over the network. Also, the anti-spam engine provides effective solutions for spam mails.Room for Improvement:The physical memory is insufficient for installing policies and some other operations. It would be better to put 4GB RAM into the appliance.Use of Solution:We have been using Check Point solutions for 15 years, and this appliance since 2014.Deployment Issues:There were some memory bottleneck problems.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:It's satisfactory.Technical Support:It's satisfactory.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:We have upgraded from a UTM-1 appliance to a Next Generation one. This process has taken some time.Implementation Team:We implemented our solution through an official vendor in our country. They helped us through every stage of our purchase and installation. The service was satisfactory.Cost and Licensing Advice:Check Point is not cheap when compared to other solutions, but it provides high level security. As an organization we are fully satisfied with this product.Other Solutions Considered:No other options were evaluated.Other Advice:I would highly recommend others to implement or try Check Point products for their security solutions.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by NetworkEng014 from It has an easy to use VPN but about once a year we have a catastrophic failure.Valuable Features:* Firewall* Mobile AccessImprovements to My Organization:The firewall allows the logging of traffic, and it has an easy to use VPN. We can NAT onto the firewall instead of our router.Room for Improvement:The CLI is good.Use of Solution:I've used it for four years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:Yes, about once a year we have a catastrophic failure. It's pretty random.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:7/10.Technical Support:6/10.Previous Solutions:No previous solution was used.Implementation Team:A third-party vendor set it up who were knowledgeable about the solution.Other Advice:Be patient, there's always a solution to whatever issue you are having.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.