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We performed a comparison between Check Point Remote Access VPN and SonicWall Mobile Connect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Infrastructure VPN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect report (Updated: August 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Technical support has been excellent.""For us, it was essential to integrate with Active Directory, which is our credentials repository.""Access is browser-based only and requires no additional client installation.""The team has full visibility of the users that connect allowing them to keep control of who is in the network and what data they are allowing to come in and out.""To maintain the authorization of the connected user, Check Point provides multi-factor authentication for an RA VPN client to make sure legitimate users have access to resources.""The biggest advantage of Check Point Remote Access VPN is that we already use the Check Point firewall. We only needed to enable the feature and do the configuration in order to enable the VPN feature. We didn't need to buy or manage new hardware. This was a big advantage.""I found the MEP feature the most valuable. This has improved users' latency allowing the users to connect to the nearest Azure Check Point VM.""The solution has been solid for me for over five years."

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"The ease of use is great. It's pretty easy for users to get on the tablet or whatever and select the bookmark they need and just take it over.""The solution offers multiple OS support."

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Cons
"There needs to be a way to create a VPN client specific to our environment so that we can easily lock down who can connect.""In the case of URL translation of the VPN Web portal, the requests made from the front end to the back end weren't valid (due to the use of dynamic subdomains). In the case of host translations, the request was made to the same host, however, we cannot specify the ports, which, in our case, are used to redirect to different servers.""We are very happy with the Windows client. You log in with the VPN for the full client, you do the log in there. But for Linux machines, they don't have a full client to install. It is important because we have some users that use Linux and they don't have a specific application from Check Point to use. That is something that could be improved.""When you need to create something, you have to follow many steps and I think that should be simplified.""The Linux version may have an app (similar to Windows) instead of a shell script.""Compliance Check on Check Point should be improved by having more configurable conditions to support multi-platforms and adding more granularity.""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.""Price category and smooth renewal of agreement should be considered for flawless and quick onboarding of clients and partners."

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"Lacks multiple cloud integration.""Technical support can always get better. Any time you have to call in for any certain thing, it can be difficult."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "Check Point Remote Access VPN is not expensive and the cost is annual."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is essential to validate how many remote VPNs are required, check costs, and see if they are within the scope of the company.
    Top Answer:Generally, the license is included with the Check Point gateway licensing, however, in terms of the number of users that can be activated for use, it is generally five users. In our case, we quote… more »
    Top Answer:The ease of use is great. It's pretty easy for users to get on the tablet or whatever and select the bookmark they need and just take it over.
    Top Answer:Technical support can always get better. Any time you have to call in for any certain thing, it can be difficult. Maybe that could be something that could be improved.
    Top Answer:We have a few clients that use it. Most clients will use the NetExtender more, however, other than that, they do use Mobile Connect. Mainly it's used to take over their workstation at their office.
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    Also Known As
    Check Point Remote Access VPN, Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN
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    Overview

    Remote secure access VPN is a solution that provides users with remote access to an organization’s network. The host may have VPN client software loaded or use a web-based client. The solution leverages security features like multi-factor authentication, endpoint scanning, and encryption of all data in motion.

    Check Point Remote Access VPN provides individuals with protected and efficient access to a company network from anywhere. This strategy fosters collaboration and connectivity between distributed teams and offices.

    Features of Check Point Remote Access VPN

    Key features of the secure remote access VPN include:

    • Compliance Scanning

    The system enforces endpoint security with endpoint compliance. It monitors and verifies the security status of each endpoint and reports back to the Security Gateway. The gateway, in turn, checks the compliance level and directs the connectivity to the right resources.

    • 3 Deployment Options

    Users can deploy the Remote Access VPN in one of three ways:

    1. Integrated with an Endpoint Security solution. In this case, you get a firewall, an application control (not in macOS), the remote access VPN, and compliance features included in the package.
    2. As a Standalone Check Point Mobile for Windows. This package includes a remote access VPN and compliance features.
    3. As a Standalone Secure Remote. This tier only includes the Remote Access VPN.
    • Central Management

    Remote Access VPN is centrally managed. The centralized console enables management and enforcement of policies with a single log-in.

    • Mobile Access Option

    The Remote Access VPN has a web portal that users can use to connect securely to corporate applications, such as web-based resources, file-sharing, and email. Administrators can customize the web portal to match the brand identity.

    • 2 Remote Access Options

    Remote Access VPN offers two choices for remote access:

    1. SSL VPN Portal: Includes the mobile access web portal, an SSL network extender, Check Point Mobile for iOS and Android, and a capsule workspace for iOS and Android.
    2. Layer 3 VPN Tunnel: Includes the endpoint security remote access VPN, Check Point Mobile for Windows, the capsule connect for iOS and Android, the VPN plugin for Windows 8.1, and the capsule VPN for Windows 10.
    • Authentication Support

    The authentication features include password management, RADIUS challenge/response, CAPI software, and hardware tokens. P12 certificates, and SecurID.

    • Encryption Tunnel

    The system establishes a VPN tunnel on demand. It also re-arranges connections when roaming. The tunnel can automatically tear down when the user is on the corporate LAN.

    • Connect Options

    There are several connection features, such as Hotspot detection, office mode IP, split tunneling, and automatic fallback to HTTPS.

    Benefits of Check Point Remote Access VPN

    One of the key advantages of Remote Access VPN is that it provides remote workers with a secure way to connect to a corporate network from any device, including their personal devices. The data encryption in transit enables them to securely access the resources they need for their tasks.

    It also provides IT support and technicians with a faster way to troubleshoot software issues. In the case of a ticket, IT doesn’t need to go to the server location to fix the problem but can troubleshoot it remotely.

    A remote secure access VPN is also an affordable alternative for small and medium-sized businesses, without requiring expensive infrastructure.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A Global IT Network and Security Service Senior Specialist at a manufacturing company who uses Check Point Remote Access VPN says, "I found the MEP feature the most valuable. This has improved users' latency allowing the users to connect to the nearest Azure Check Point VM."

    "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," explains Basil D., Senior Manager at a financial services firm.

    Manuel B., a Voice and data infrastructure specialist at a tech services company, says that "The IPSec VPN, Mobile Access, and Identity Awareness are three of the blades with which we have been working with since the pandemic. This has given us great mobility, making our network more dynamic."



    SonicWall Mobile Connect gives your employees safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of devices, including iOS, OS X, Android, Chrome OS, Kindle Fire and Windows. Display only the resources to which your workforce is authorized based on your policies for each user and mobile platform. Ensure that your corporate network is protected from mobile threats and unauthorized access with our durable secure VPN client.

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    Sample Customers
    Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Maritime Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Non Profit7%
    Construction Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Buyer's Guide
    Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Check Point Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 30 reviews while SonicWall Mobile Connect is ranked 24th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews. Check Point Remote Access VPN is rated 8.8, while SonicWall Mobile Connect is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Check Point Remote Access VPN writes "Enables users to easily work from home". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Mobile Connect writes "Problem-free and easy to use with a clean interface". Check Point Remote Access VPN is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas SonicWall Mobile Connect is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Perimeter 81. See our Check Point Remote Access VPN vs. SonicWall Mobile Connect report.

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