I'm a consultant and Check Point partner. I have deployed a lot of Check Point firewalls and support Check Point firewalls for our customers. Our customer environments are different. I deployed standalone, cluster, and two-layer firewalls.
One of our customers has over 200 branch offices which were protected by Check Point SMB appliances. All these appliances are managed by CheckPoint SmartProvisioning.
This customer has one cluster Check Point which secures server segments and one cluster Check Point which secures client segments.