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

Find out in this report how the two Remote Access 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. VNC Connect report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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  • "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 most valuable features are that it is consistently low profile and consistently works without hiccups or headaches.
    Top Answer:We occasionally have issues with the graphic software of the interface. It's a bit of a challenge. They have a version that allows us to stand up a remote connection if we have not previously set the… more »
    Top Answer:My company is a totally virtual company. All of my users are geographically remote from my location. Any IT support that we have to provide has to occur virtually. All the patches, updates, or… more »
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    4th
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    20th
    out of 34 in Remote Access
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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."



    Intuitive remote control
    Use the mouse and keyboard (or touchscreen) in front of you as though they belong to the remote computer.

    Send special keys and combinations such as Ctrl-Alt-Del, and copy and paste text in either direction. Type in confidence that characters will be interpreted correctly, whatever your platform, keyboard or input language.

    Tried and tested performance
    As the original inventors of VNC® technology, we know how to create a responsive screen sharing experience that's as good as being there.

    Our patent-protected technology automatically optimizes to the speed of your network, and is especially effective in low-bandwidth and high-latency environments.

    Cross-platform support
    PC to PC and mobile to PC across Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, iOS and Android.

    With an Enterprise subscription, you also get a key to install our VNC® 5.x software on a wide range of older and UNIX operating systems too, so your legacy hardware remains accessible.

    Attended and unattended access
    Connect whether remote computer owners are present or not.

    Remotely access your own computers, monitor or patch equipment in the field, support customers or colleagues, and much more. Learn about the many ways our customers use VNC® Connect.

    Direct and cloud connectivity
    Our cloud service automatically brokers cloud connections between devices wherever they are.

    So you don’t need to rely on a VPN, or conduct complex and insecure port-forwarding and firewall configuration.

    With an Enterprise subscription, you can establish direct connections as well (or instead), perfect for locked down or offline network environments. For more information, start with our document cloud versus direct.

    Pre-install or connect on demand
    Add device access to your subscription, install VNC® Connect on every device you own or manage, and enable access by anyone at any time.

    Alternatively, add instant support to your subscription and connect in seconds on demand, leaving no footprint. Or add both capabilities, and cover every remote access use case.

    File transfer, printing and chat
    During a session, you're not restricted to just interacting with the remote screen.

    You can transfer files in either direction, print files directly to a printer where you are (rather than to a printer attached to the remote computer), and securely chat with other users connected at the same time as you.

    Secure by design
    VNC® Connect is built from the ground up with security in mind, to balance the control you need with the privacy that compliance requires.

    Sessions are encrypted end-to-end using up to 256-bit AES encryption. Authentication is mandatory at the point of connection and never delegated to the cloud. Protect your computers with multi-factor authentication, single-sign on (SSO), granular access control and rich session permissions.

    Multilingual support
    VNC® Connect is available in French, German, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese as well as English, with more translations on the way.

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    Online team management
    Manage remote computers, the people you invite into your team to share remote access with, and their roles and permissions from one central location.

    Remote deployment
    With an Enterprise subscription, you can deploy VNC® Connect in bulk, offline or remotely using your standard enterprise tooling.

    In addition, you can configure VNC® Connect remotely using policy, and lock it down to prevent change.

    Virtual desktops under Linux
    With an Enterprise subscription, you can create virtual desktops on Linux computers.

    This might be useful to enable visual remote access to headless Linux systems, or provide separate workspaces for simultaneous users of a shared resource.

    Offer
    Learn more about Check Point Remote Access VPN
    Learn more about VNC Connect
    Sample Customers
    Osmose, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    Telesat Canada, St. Anthony's School, Pratt and Whitney, City of Sacramento
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Maritime Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Check Point Remote Access VPN is ranked 4th in Remote Access with 30 reviews while VNC Connect is ranked 20th in Remote Access. Check Point Remote Access VPN is rated 8.8, while VNC 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, 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 VNC Connect is most compared with OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX), Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, TeamViewer, Parallels Access and Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager.

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