Coming October 25: PeerSpot Awards will be announced! Learn more

Check Point CloudGuard Network Security Pros

KW
Advisory Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The comprehensiveness of the CloudGuard’s threat prevention security is great, especially once they integrate Dome9 in the whole thing. That really ties the whole thing together, so you can tie your entire cloud environment together into one central location, which is nice. Previously, we had three or four different tools that we were trying to leverage to do the same stuff that we are able to do with CloudGuard.
View full review »
Genesis Floresta - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability is very good; again, very user-friendly. I wouldn't even say "user-friendly" because, as long as you deploy it properly, you can kill an EC2 and it will spin up another one right away, within about a minute and a half. And it will be ready for production right away.
View full review »
JM
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that we can use the same manager server that we use on our own Check Point firewalls. We integrated CloudGuard on that manager and we can use the same kind of protections that we use on the on-prem firewalls, like the IPS and antivirus policy. We can have the same kind of protection on the Cloud environment that we have on-premise.
View full review »
Buyer's Guide
Check Point CloudGuard Network Security
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Check Point CloudGuard Network Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
OO
DBA Team Lead with 51-200 employees
Check Point has pretty simple solutions, like the virtual appliance which you just download and it is imported into VMware and you just start using it.
View full review »
Bernard Otieno - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Engineer at Harnssen Group Limited
Check Point is one of the few solutions that pay attention to cloud security. Many others mostly focus on providing on-premises solutions.
View full review »
SHRINKHALA SINGH - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Agriculture Skill Council of India
It is dynamic and agile, and its features and utilities continuously improve and evolve.
View full review »
Adriamcam - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at ITQS
One of the main characteristics that Check Point CloudGuard Network Security has given us is granularity and visibility.
View full review »
Oleg Pekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
The main benefit of the Check Point Virtual Systems solution is its ability to split up the hardware appliances that we have into several logical, virtual devices with separate traffic handling policies, as well as the switching and routing.
View full review »
AV
Team Lead Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The Capsule solution and application filters are the most valuable. It is pretty straightforward to implement, and it also has good stability and scalability. Their technical support is also really good.
View full review »
Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
SSL/TLS traffic inspection features are used for advanced threat prevention against secure SSL traffic.
View full review »

Check Point CloudGuard Network Security Cons

KW
Advisory Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The documentation has been rough. Being able to do it yourself can be hit or miss given the constraints of the documentation.
View full review »
Genesis Floresta - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We did not use the AWS Transit Gateway, and that's one of the things that we're currently using. I believe we will be working with Check Point again, in the near future, to implement it, once they start having proper support for a single customer with multiple accounts. When we were using them, we had to install Check Point on each and every single account.
View full review »
JM
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
CloudGuard functions just like any other firewall. It functions very well. The only thing that could maybe be improved would be to integrate some tools that are not integrated with the SmartConsole, like the SmartView Monitor that we need to open on a different application to access.
View full review »
Buyer's Guide
Check Point CloudGuard Network Security
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Check Point CloudGuard Network Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
OO
DBA Team Lead with 51-200 employees
I would like to see a step-by-step initial installation of the firewall. That would be really helpful. Like in Oracle appliances, when you start it asks you, what's your current IP address? An initial setup should be a step by step and intuitive process. You click on "begin," it asks you some simple questions. You fill in the blanks - your current IP address, what you want to do, you want to set up a site to site VPN, for example, that kind of thing. That would be the smartest thing to have.
View full review »
Bernard Otieno - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Engineer at Harnssen Group Limited
Most clients nowadays tend to move to the cloud and their data security is key. If CloudGuard could be able to give the client that full visibility of how their data is protected on the cloud, then that would be a great selling point for Check Point.
View full review »
SHRINKHALA SINGH - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Agriculture Skill Council of India
The business and product development team should introduce a high-end feedback collection mechanism and analyze the customer requirements constructively.
View full review »
Adriamcam - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at ITQS
It is somewhat problematic in the area of the cloud.
View full review »
Oleg Pekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
As an administrator, I can say that among all of the Check Point products I have been working with so far, the Virtual Systems solution is one of the most difficult.
View full review »
AV
Team Lead Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
This application can be more integrated with web application firewalls. Better integrations would provide more granularity, which would be helpful for focusing on the application itself and preventing attacks. It would be good to include the cross-domain search. If you have multiple firewalls that are managed on the same platform and you want to check who is using some particular objects or where a specific ID is being used, it should provide an option for this kind of search instead of having to check one by one on each firewall.
View full review »
Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Micro-Segmentation functionality for EAST-WEST traffic is not native and requires integration with a third-party OEM.
View full review »
Buyer's Guide
Check Point CloudGuard Network Security
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Check Point CloudGuard Network Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.