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"The Check Point SandBlast Mobile solution supports Android and iOS operating systems and allows for integration with Mobile Device Management (MDM).""We have applied MFA so that no one can bypass this security and the users/employees can access their resources very easily, securely, and seamlessly.""We have had a lot fewer attacks thanks to this solution.""Check Point Harmony Mobile has helped us a lot with security outside the perimeter through its mobile technology.""The environment is managed and administered centrally in Check Point Infinity which provides a lot of stability with its other features.""It has been very easy to implement and deploy.""Harmony Mobile presents many innovative features.""Network protection, OS protection, application protection, and file protection are valuable. It is also easy to implement and manage."

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"One of the features I found very nice in Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile is that it's good at scanning and fixing issues on its own. The solution is very good at finding a lot of applications and notifying you about systems that have issues. Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile can run headless without having to report back which I found very nice about it. I also like that the solution would create alerts when a certain amount of time lapsed for systems, and it would recommend going through and scanning the systems. As an actual endpoint protection product, Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile is good."

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Cons
"Compatibility with other Mobile Device Management (MDM) products on the market should be improved, ensuring correct operation between SandBlast Mobile and MDM.""One of the improvements that can be made is that they become compatible with Google MDM.""We can say that this is a very good solution but Check Point has to reduce the cost.""Harmony Mobile could be improved with increased built-in DLP coverage.""The deployment in the Android system is very simple but in the case of iOS, it is more complicated so the users require attention from our CAU.""If possible, it would be better if they can include vulnerability management for applications. When a user installs many applications, if there is a way to manage a pack of applications, it would be helpful.""Maybe the support issue could improve over time.""The service provided by Check Point at the technical support level is somewhat slow, and they only provide help in English, which limits some clients."

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"For a lot of the issues my team experienced from Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile, Symantec said that getting the issues resolved would mean going through the partner that sold the product and creating an incident report to get the team to work on the actual company environment. A lot of the problems my team has been having from Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile were associated with Outlook for endpoint users who were being locked out of the Outlook application. Another area for improvement in Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile is its central web hub, where you're supposed to be able to update all of the endpoints because it wasn't reaching the endpoints. For example, even if the central web hub was able to see the endpoints and do the required scans, whenever you'd go to do a policy change, the policy change wouldn't propagate down to the endpoints. The central web hub allows you to monitor all of your endpoints and allows you to choose actions you'd want to do to each of the endpoints such as pushing down on updates or scanning the system. The problem my team usually gets is that majority of the time, whenever my team would do policy updates, the updates won't propagate down to the users, so it was very inconsistent. Needing to manually go through and scan systems is also an area for improvement in Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile. Currently, there's no way to automate its scanning process. A lot of the other issues started appearing in Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile during situations when people wanted to customize different applications. Symantec doesn't like people doing a lot of customizations. For example, the main problem in my company is users losing access to Outlook, but then my team discovered that there was a specific policy set that you could disable, and it would fix a lot of the Outlook issues. However, when you'd go to change that policy set and attach that to a user to overwrite policies on the user side, it just wouldn't do anything for that user. It wouldn't even show that the policy was updated, so this is what needs to be improved in Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost is huge compared to other products, and it seems this solution is only for companies with a large budget."
  • "This is a very expensive product."
  • "The quality, price, and support ratio are very good."
  • "Regarding the cost of licenses, each device consumes one, even if it has both professional and personal profiles."
  • "Check Point provides a separate license in cases where organizations want to use this only on mobile devices, or laptops/desktops."
  • "At the moment, the price is good, but there is always scope for amelioration when it comes to pricing. When pricing is lower, it can make a customer buy the product. Customers ask us about the price of the product before allowing us to explain the functionality to them."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The environment is managed and administered centrally in Check Point Infinity which provides a lot of stability with its other features.
    Top Answer:It is important to have a Check Point provider or partner to help us with the costs since they are not public.
    Top Answer:The improvement point may be the costs. They could be lower. In addition to that, they could also improve the Check Point Infinity Portal. It sometimes responds slowly. The service provided by Check… more »
    Top Answer:One of the features I found very nice in Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile is that it's good at scanning and fixing issues on its own. The solution is very good at finding a lot of applications and… more »
    Top Answer:I don't have information on the finance part of Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile.
    Top Answer:For a lot of the issues my team experienced from Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile, Symantec said that getting the issues resolved would mean going through the partner that sold the product and… more »
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    Also Known As
    Check Point Mobile Access, Check Point SandBlast Mobile
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    Overview

    Check Point Harmony Mobile is a unified security solution for user devices and access. It is a complete threat defense solution for mobile devices that prevents cyberattacks and enforces security for remote workers and users. It prevents threats on apps, networks, and OS while enhancing the user experience and preventing the disruption of device performance. 

    Check Point Harmony Mobile Benefits

    Some benefits of Harmony Mobile include: 

    • Advanced app analysis that detects known and unknown threats
    • Mitigates threats regardless of the mobile management platform or what the user is doing
    • Prevents infected devices to send data to botnets
    • Blocks phishing attacks on social media, email, and messaging

    Harmony Mobile integrates with UEM systems to assess the device’s level of risk. The UEM quarantines and activates security policies, such as blocking access to corporate assets. 

    Check Point Harmony Mobile Key Features

    Harmony Mobile's key features include: 

    • App protection: The platform detects and blocks the download of malicious applications in real-time. It runs the application in a cloud-based environment and tests it by leveraging techniques such as sandboxing, advanced static analysis, anomaly detection, and other techniques. By doing so, it prevents malware from infiltrating employees’ mobile devices. 
    • Network protection: The platform’s unique infrastructure extends Check Point security capabilities to mobile devices. It includes features such as anti-phishing, safe browsing, conditional access, anti bot, and URL filtering. 
    • Simple and easy to use management: Check Point Harmony Mobile integrates with almost all mobile management solutions (MDM/UEM), and supports BYOD programs and remote work settings. It delivers scalability and efficiency with zero-touch deployment. The system works for all Android deployment models. The management console is cloud-based, delivering visibility over the risk posture and enabling admins to roll granular policies. 
    • User friendly: The platform is easy to adopt, with no disruption of the user experience or the device's usability. The system delivers detailed threat notifications in real time as well as weekly reports. The platform doesn’t impact battery life or data consumption. Additionally, it keeps the user and corporate data private without collecting or analyzing personal information. Finally, the platform anonymizes the context metadata from apps and networks it uses for analysis.  

    Check Point Harmony Mobile Components 

    • Behavioral risk engine: The engine uses data received from the app about the network, configuration, and OS data integrity, detects and analyzes suspicious activity, and produces a risk score.
       
    • Mobile gateway: A multi-tenant architecture and mobile devices are registered. The gateway manages the solution communications with connected mobile devices and with the dashboard.
       
    • Management dashboard: The dashboard enables administration, provisioning, and monitoring of devices and policies. It integrates with Unified Endpoint Management.

    • Mobile Protect app: This lightweight app for iOS and Android collects data and analyzes threats to devices. It monitors the operating systems, applications, and network behavior and collects data to detect malicious behavior.

    • ThreatCloud: A database with real-time threat intelligence on indicators of compromise from hundreds of thousands of Check Point gateways and millions of endpoints worldwide.  

    Check Point Harmony Mobile Capabilities

    • Prevents malicious app downloads
    • Prevents phishing on applications
    • Prevents man-in-the-middle attacks
    • Stops infected devices from accessing corporate applications
    • Detects OS exploits

    Reviews from Real Users

    "The easy navigation of the admin portal is a welcome change to how some other admin portals are not very user-friendly," says G.S., a Manager of Infrastructure Services at an energy/utilities company.

    Kadeem C., an IT Security Analyst at an energy/utilities company, says, "I really like the application scanning portion where it scans your current applications and any new applications that you add to the device to let you know if it is malicious."

    Oleg P., Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group, says, "The most impressive thing is the SSL VPN Portal."

    Hans V., an Engineer at Caldoo, adds that “We've found that the product is quite stable."

    Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile helps predict, detect and prevent physical, malware, network and vulnerability exploits to protect businesses from mobile cyberattacks.

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    Sample Customers
    Samsung Research America, Mississippi Office of the Secretary of State
    Samsung, Optiv, Exchange, MobileIron, Check Point, McAfee, AirWatch
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Computer Software Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Non Profit9%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%

    Check Point Harmony Mobile is ranked 1st in Mobile Threat Defense with 17 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile is ranked 4th in Mobile Threat Defense with 1 review. Check Point Harmony Mobile is rated 9.2, while Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Check Point Harmony Mobile writes "Secures and segments corporate and personal data, offers remote secure-wipe capabilities, but the reporting is complicated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile writes "Good at scanning and fixing issues on its own, but the policy updates don't propagate down to the users, and it's hard to get support for issues". Check Point Harmony Mobile is most compared with Check Point Remote Access VPN, VMware Workspace ONE, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Zimperium and Wandera Threat Defense, whereas Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Zimperium.

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