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Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade Room for Improvement

Anuj V. - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at ANALYTICS EDGE

In my book, more and more customized integrations could be made available so that different kinds of mail servers and cloud servers can be internally integrated for real-time system flow and security enablement.

A selection of customized servers should be made available on tariffs for shorter duration - for a renewal of tariffs for three months and so. Also, the renewal of the agreement can be made smoother for effortless continuation with vendors

Customized server security can also be accustomed to different pricing options so that all kinds of organizations can come forward and try the services without hesitation or price constraint.

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Oleg Pekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group

I think that the pricing for the Check Point products should be reconsidered, as we found it to be quite expensive to purchase and to maintain. Maintenance requires that the licenses and the support services be prolonged regularly.

Alternatively, they should create some additional bundles of the software blades with significant discounts in addition to the current Next Generation Threat Prevention & SandBlast (NGTX) and Next Generation Threat Prevention (NGTP) offers.

We have also had several support cases opened for software issues, but none of them were connected with the Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade.

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Adriamcam - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Engineer at ITQS

For the few years that I have been using Check Point, they have always presented new updates and tries to stay ahead with their tools making them more interactive with the user and not so complicated. They are always at the forefront with new features. It meets and covers all the necessary fields to protect an organization and must be at the forefront as hackers are always one step ahead. They need to continue to make the tool more robust to protect users from new threats.

A major area for improvement is within some of the heavily discounted software blade add-ons on top of the current Next Generation Threat Prevention and SandBlast and Next Generation Threat Prevention offerings.

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Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade
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Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Our solution required multiple appliances, as a single appliance only supports up to 5,000 files. This means that depending upon the number of files that need to be processed, the number of appliances needs to be increased. Essentially, the number of appliances needs to be sized accordingly for complete protection. The increase in the number of appliances makes it difficult to manage in terms of physical connectivity and configuration.

The product performs only basic anti-spam capabilities, compared to CloudGuard SaaS, which provides more robust anti-spamming functionality than the on-premises solution. 

YARA rules can be added only using the CLI, rather than through the GUI, which makes it difficult for the administrator.

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VN
System and Network Administrator at Auriga - The banking e-volution

Determining areas for improvement is not a question that can be answered simply. I think we should separate the antispam engine into two parts; the first that breaks down mass spam, and the second for refinement.

It would be good to dedicate a separate core at least for the first phase so that it does not take away resources from the system. The ideal approach would be to enrich the product with more functions but this I imagine would also lead to an increase in cost.

It would be useful to have more logs and in aggregate mode, perhaps through a specific report, that can be more easily used for troubleshooting.

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LA
Cloud Support - Security Admin at a tech company with 1-10 employees

The tool is modernized by Check Point Harmony anti-spam. They can also modernize the tool through their blade.

At the Check Point support level, it has a great slope since the support language is only in English. Service hours are sometimes difficult to find an agent in Latin American hours, so a support case may take longer to resolve than expected.

The cost is high when putting through Check Point Blade in your Gateway.

The documentation is not so easy to validate. Some new users in the Check Point environment have a hard time. Therefore, the guides should be more intuitive.

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alvarado - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Support Leader at a tech company with 51-200 employees

The Check Point blade could improve perhaps in having an independent solution in the future so as not to be managed if possible through a Check Point gateway. It should be the customer's choice. The dependency on the version of management and gateway that you have can make your console look a bit outdated.

It is an expensive product yet really one of the best on the market. Still, they could continue to improve on it.

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reviewer1661955 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity specialist at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees

Determining areas for improvement is not a question that can be answered simply. 

We should separate the antispam engine into two parts; the first that breaks down mass spam, and the second for refinement.

It would be good to dedicate a separate core, at least for the first phase, so that it does not take away resources from the system. The ideal approach would be to enrich the product with more functions, however, this would likely also lead to an increase in cost.

It would be useful to have more logs and in aggregate mode, perhaps through a specific report, that can be more easily used for troubleshooting. 

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Chitharanjan K - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive IT Operations at Indian Immunologicals Limited

In terms of anti-spam and email, the pattern that they use to filter the emails could be improved. There are too many normal emails being considered spam. There should be an option to learn the different patterns specific to the organization where it is being deployed.

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Buyer's Guide
Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.