Check Point NGFW Pros

KK
Network Associate at a wireless company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have between five and ten firewalls on-premises, and if we want to configure or push the same configuration to all of the firewalls, then the centralized management system is very helpful.
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reviewer1692963 - PeerSpot reviewer
User
The failover from one device to the other has been seamless and we find that we do not lose ongoing SIP calls or Teams chats.
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MP
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There are many useful features including the Office VPN, which provides us with a seamless connection for users who are working remotely.
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Check Point NGFW
November 2022
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Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It provides access to the Internet for corporate resources in a secure manner.
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DD
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to control from the central management system. For example, if we have 10 firewalls, and we want to push that same configuration among them, we can use this solution's central management system to do that simultaneously. So, there is time saving in that way. The time savings does depend on the situation. For example, if I am running half an hour of work on each firewall, that will take around 300 minutes. However, if I do this work from the central management system, then it will only take 30 minutes to push the same configuration to those same 10 devices.
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BZ
IT System Operations Manager at Hamamatsu Photonics KK
Policy configuration has been consistent over the years, so there is not much of a learning curve as upgrades are released.
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erdemerdag - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity Operations Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is always on the top of the list of best firewall solutions.
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NT
TitleNetwork Manager at Destinology
As a system administrator my favourite part of Check Point is the smart view tracker. This alone is a must-have tool for tracking all traffic traversing the Check Point appliance.
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Charanjit Bhatia - PeerSpot reviewer
AGM Cyber Security CoE at Bata Group
It creates granular security policies based on users or groups to identify, block or limit the usage of web applications.
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Gonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Secretaría de Finanzas de Aguascalientes
Within the organization, the inspection of packages has given us great help in detecting traffic that may be a threat to the institution.
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Check Point NGFW Cons

KK
Network Associate at a wireless company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The level and availability of training should be improved.
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reviewer1692963 - PeerSpot reviewer
User
We find the GUI to be wrong and the CLI doesn't always show all of the connections.
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MP
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The study material for Check Point needs to be improved, as well as the cost for certification.
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Buyer's Guide
Check Point NGFW
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about Check Point NGFW. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
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Basil Dange - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The firewall throughput or performance reduces drastically after enabling each module/blade.
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DD
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
While the logs are very good and easy to understand, when you want to download these customized logs, they don't have as many features compared to competitive firewalls.
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BZ
IT System Operations Manager at Hamamatsu Photonics KK
The software licensing model is too complicated with all the various tiers of SKUs (i.e. per software blade). They need to simplify this for easier purchasing and renewing.
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erdemerdag - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity Operations Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The routing rules and some more network settings should be listed on the Check Point Smart Console instead of GAIA Web GUI.
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NT
TitleNetwork Manager at Destinology
The only downside to Check Point, is, due to the vast expanse of configurable options, it does become easily overwhelming.
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Charanjit Bhatia - PeerSpot reviewer
AGM Cyber Security CoE at Bata Group
Although Check Point provides annual updates to the Gaia platform, integration with other OEMs is difficult.
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Gonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Secretaría de Finanzas de Aguascalientes
The equipment is complex, so you need guidance from specialized people or those who constantly work with Check Point. Better forums and information manuals could be provided so that users from different institutions can have more access to the information.
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Buyer's Guide
Check Point NGFW
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about Check Point NGFW. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.