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"It allows everyone to work from home. If no one could work from home, then we wouldn't have a company, especially now during COVID-19. It's mission-critical, especially since it's currently being used. If there is a problem with it, we would really be screwed. We would be hard-pressed because we would have to figure out what solution we're going to go with, how to deploy it, how long it would take to deploy it, and how we'd even get it on people's computers if we couldn't VPN to them. It would be near impossible to just change to a new VPN solution right now.""Organizations that already use the Check Point NGFW Solution do not require any additional hardware, which makes the implementation straightforward and reduces the time to go live.""Access is browser-based only and requires no additional client installation.""Technical support has been excellent.""The solution offers high scalability as far as adding more users.""The solution is easy to install, centrally managed, and stable, with good technical support and a straightforward setup.""It is easy to install the Endpoint Remote Access VPN client to different platforms.""The initial set up is not complex."

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"Its ease of use and how everybody can easily work through it are the most valuable features.""The session monitoring capability is good.""Just creating that gateway to the storefront for Citrix is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""It is easy to set up and is stable. It is scalable as well, depending on the model.""The solution is stable.""The most valuable feature is that it is secure.""The technical support is very responsive and fast""It adds great security to your outfacing information."

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"This is the best version we are using, however, if some changes can be made in the next release, I'd like to see adjustments to the time period and internet connectivity.""When you need to create something, you have to follow many steps and I think that should be simplified.""You have no ability to reserve a total number of licenses. The VPN user licenses are assigned per gateway, and if you enable MEP function is not so easy to size the gateway licenses.""The ability to allow split-tunneling while still following our corporate policy needs to be on the table.""In an environment with multiple cluster checkpoints, the global properties common to all clusters in some cases give problems.""The non-standard setup is quite complex as you have to do changes via GUI and CLI.""There is always room for innovation and the addition of new features.""They could add more features, like the security to block off the doors, or create another hatch, something like this. They could make the features safer, add malware to make my mail and the Kryon system safer and to protect data at an earlier stage."

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"Its interface could be made a lot easier. It is very kludgy.""Technical support could be improved.""It's extremely complicated and it's not intuitive. The solution requires a lot of training to get going on it.""I would like to see improved logging because it doesn't keep much information for the session monitoring or historical sessions.""We are currently looking at automation. It would be good if there is some way to automate it in a fast way. It should be easy to automate. It also has some security issues.""As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration.""The solution has unnecessary limitations.""Their VAS product should be more productive because right now, we are using other VAS solutions but not using this one."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "My understanding is that the pricing and licensing are very competitive, and it's not one of their more expensive products. We buy licenses for the solution and have licenses for the endpoint servers."
  • "The price of this product is good."
  • "Organizations that already have the Check Point NGFW need to purchase an additional license to have access to the VPN functionality."
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  • "Pricing is very high if you do a comparison with what is available in the market."
  • "I believe the pricing is comparable to SaaS"
  • "It costs about 4,000 a year."
  • "The price could be lower."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The solution has been solid for me for over five years.
    Top Answer: 
    You need to be an NGFW customer already. Otherwise, you'll need to purchase the gateways in order to terminate the VPN. That much should be obvious to anyone. Once you have the gateway in place, there… more »
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    The ability to allow split-tunneling while still following our corporate policy needs to be on the table. Right now, in order to allow the same policy to apply, the users' traffic must be routed up to… more »
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    As Citrix Gateway is a third party solution, we wish to have one which is more integrated and involves less administration. We want one which would allow access with a single click and only require… more »
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    Also Known As
    Check Point Remote Access VPN, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN
    Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway
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    Overview

    Provide users with secure, seamless remote access to corporate networks and resources when traveling or working remotely. Privacy and integrity of sensitive information is ensured through multi-factor authentication, endpoint system compliance scanning and encryption of all transmitted data.

    Citrix Gateway is a customer-managed solution that can be deployed on premises or on any public cloud, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Citrix Gateway provides users with secure access and single sign-on to all the virtual, SaaS and web applications they need to be productive.


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    Sample Customers
    Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Logistics Company10%
    Program Development Consultancy10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise63%
    Large Enterprise24%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. Citrix Gateway and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Check Point Remote Access VPN is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 21 reviews while Citrix Gateway is ranked 5th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 9 reviews. Check Point Remote Access VPN is rated 8.8, while Citrix Gateway is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Check Point Remote Access VPN writes "Allows everyone to work from home, which is mission-critical for our organization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix Gateway writes "Great performance, extremely stable, and scalable". Check Point Remote Access VPN is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access, Fortinet FortiClient and TeamViewer, whereas Citrix Gateway is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Connect Secure, Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco IOS SSL VPN and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). See our Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. Citrix Gateway report.

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