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LeonWessels - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Manager at Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago Limited (TSTT)
Real User
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We like the ability to encrypt transactions on all devices
Pros and Cons
  • "We like Harmony's ability to encrypt transactions between mobile devices. All the user's transactions are encrypted. That's an excellent feature. We can detect, quarantine, and address any issues in the handset itself."
  • "Harmony has more support for Android OS as opposed to iOS. You need a third-party MDM solution to integrate with iOS. If you don't have an MDM, your app can't scan on an iOS device. The solution can scan everything on Android. It sees all your apps."

What is our primary use case?

We use Harmony Mobile to protect our workers' mobile devices. There are about 300 users, including everybody from executives to regular engineers. We plan to increase usage, but we are waiting on an executive decision. They'll decide whether to cut costs or increase use. 

What is most valuable?

We like Harmony's ability to encrypt transactions between mobile devices. All the user's transactions are encrypted. That's an excellent feature. We can detect, quarantine, and address any issues in the handset itself. 

What needs improvement?

Harmony has more support for Android OS as opposed to iOS. You need a third-party MDM solution to integrate with iOS. If you don't have an MDM, your app can't scan on an iOS device. The solution can scan everything on Android. It sees all your apps. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have had Harmony Mobile for about three years. We're both a customer and a partner. The partner is the enterprise division of our organization, and we are a customer, but we cannot purchase it ourselves. We have to go to a third party. Acquisition is more from the customer base, but my company also is a partner.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't had any issues with Harmony crashing our system.

How was the initial setup?

Deploying Harmony was straightforward.  You can deploy it using an MDM solution, but we didn't have one at the time. We deployed by email or SMS, and was relatively simple. 

We explored the MDM part with Google but ran into some issues because the feature required for this integration requires an enterprise license. We have three staff members responsible for implementing and managing the solution.  

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license was pretty reasonable. I don't have a figure right now, but I think it was somewhere between $10 and $30 per user. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated VMware Workspace ONE, and VMware also had an MDM that we looked at at the time. Even the McAfee MVISION right now also comes with mobile device management as well.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Check Point Harmony eight out of 10.

My advice for enterprises thinking about Harmony is to consider your device type. If your users are predominantly on Android, it's a good solution. If it's primarily iOS users, you might need to deploy an MDM before buying it. An MDM that covers both operating systems is a significant factor to consider. It will determine how easy it is to deploy it and how much control you have over the profiles.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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