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Check Point Antivirus Valuable Features

JM
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The feature that we find most valuable is the easy way of configuring it via the SmartConsole on Check Point. The configuration is very straightforward and although it has some impact on the firewall CPU and memory, it doesn't impact the IPS, for example. It allows for the scanning of downloaded files from the internet. Scanning files that our users have downloaded to check if they have any virus is the most important thing. IPS and Antivirus work in conjunction. It doesn't even cross the perimeter firewall to the inside.

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Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
  1. The Antivirus software blade is part of the Next Generation Threat Prevention license bundle.
  2. The Antivirus is able to scan files downloaded from the internet or traversing the network via Check Point Gateways/Clusters.
  3. The Antivirus software blade is configured via the Unified Threat Prevention policy in the Smart Console (at least for R80.10, the version we use).
  4. There is almost no impact on the security Gateway/Cluster performance after the activation of the blade, especially if you don't scan nested archives.
  5. The updates for the blade are downloaded every two hours.
  6. As with the other Check Point blades, the visibility and logging of events are outstanding.
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DB
Assistant Manager at CIANS ANALYTICS PVT. LTD

We like the sandbox feature. If any machine got infected, it would get automatically isolated from the network. As such, we haven't faced any issues. We like that we have an option to isolate. 

The alert email from Check Point is also very valuable. If any machine didn't get a scan or has a virus due to visiting various websites on a browser, it automatically sends us an email to warn us. Accordingly, we can take action on that particular machine. 

Overall, the antivirus is good.

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LA
Network, Systems and Security Engineer at SOLTEL Group

For us, the most valuable feature of Check Point Antivirus is the real-time detection scan that monitors files as they are accessed. It is important because we can react quickly.

Today, malicious coders and hackers are experts at evasive tactics that shield their activities. Therefore, in today’s cybersecurity landscape, antivirus is just one of the many tools in an organization’s cybersecurity arsenal to keep the business safe.

The antivirus solution should be implemented as part of the organization’s endpoint security solution that combines global threat intelligence and advanced threat prevention engines that address zero-day and other next-generation threats.

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GH
Network Operations Engineer at SFR

One of the features that we find most valuable is the simplicity of the configuration through the Smart Console interface. 

It is very easy to manage the Antivirus blade, even for newcomers in our technical support team, which is a key area of interest for us. 

Also, the sandbox feature is very interesting as it can automatically isolate an infected machine from the network, which is valuable. 

We could also talk about the real-time detection scan feature that can monitor files as they are being accessed, which allows for a quicker response time.

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PP
ciso at SDIS49

The most valuable feature is security.

Check Point integrates well with other security products.

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Learn what your peers think about Check Point Antivirus. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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