Check Point VSX-1 9090 - security appliance is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by VikasSharma from The product is stable but we had issues when we had really old hardware that had a less than stable OS.Valuable Features:The ability to host multiple virtual systems, categorize them based on their function and importance and the ease of use with which these can be deployed.Improvements to My Organization:We do not need to keep provisioning hardware each time there is a requirement for a new firewall. Having a physical server capable of hosting many virtuals and also provide performance and redundancy is a big benefit and hence our preference for VSX.Room for Improvement:Each new version does offer a new set of features plus also incorporates bug fixes identified during the life cycle of the previous product. Hence, this product keeps on maturing as newer versions are released.Use of Solution:More than 15 years.Deployment Issues:Not from a product point of view. The critical aspect here is proper planning, performing several dry runs and identifying potential issues to the best possible extent. It's really about planning and testing prior to implementing.Stability Issues:No, because we keep on top of our installations. We maintain them by performing routine maintenance, and hot-fix applications. Stability wise the product is stable but we had issues when we had really old hardware that had a less than stable OS.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:Excellent – the vendor always supports us and is very proactive. We have excellent relations with the vendor.Technical Support:Definitely excellent. It’s a pleasure to talk with the tech support people and know they fully understand the issues – this gives us a sense of comfort.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:It was simple. That is because the solution is architectured and designed from the ground up and the relevant teams were involved from the beginning.Implementation Team:We did an in-house implementation.ROI:Cannot give exact figures but we have made a lot of saving by implementing this product in our organization.Other Solutions Considered:We were clear on our options – no we did not choose any other options save for the most important ones.Other Advice:Think of VSX as similar to VMware ESX solution. It will, in the longrun, save a lot of money with the return it gives to the company. It iseasy to maintain by a capable support team and can easily fit within thenetwork where there is a requirement.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Very intuitive ACL menu and design. A powerhouse firewall appliacnceValuable Features:Easy to setup and use as its based off RedhatIntuitive ACL menu for writing rulesPre-populated common portsCustomizable portsSuite of tools to report and troubleshoot network conditionsRoom for Improvement:At the beginning the design can be overwhelming, where to startGetting used to the CLI syntax but do-ableOther Advice:This enterprise class firewall appliance is great and very intuitive menu. Great for inline firewall access control to work with Cisco or any vendor switch. It has a suite of applications to help you setup virtual firewalls and provide redundancy or bandwidth to whatever application or service you are providing.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.