2020-02-05T08:05:07Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Check Point Application Control?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Check Point Application Control, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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SL
Software Engineer at CloudSense
User
Top 5
2022-10-25T06:43:00Z
Oct 25, 2022

I highly recommend this software for comprehensive application security enhancement.

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SHRINKHALA SINGH - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Agriculture Skill Council of India
User
Top 5
2022-08-30T05:11:00Z
Aug 30, 2022

I'd advise users to go for its mandatory trial and explore the gamut of facilities on their own.

Adriamcam - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at ITQS
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-23T21:24:00Z
May 23, 2022

They continue to innovate. Check Point is an excellent tool in many areas.

alvarado - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Support Leader at a tech company with 51-200 employees
User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-13T17:33:00Z
Apr 13, 2022

It is an excellent option, a very good Check Point tool.

JamesYa - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at Cloud4C Services
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-12T14:43:52Z
Apr 12, 2022

We are internally using this product in our company. We are not offering it to customers. It's deployed directly on our laptops. I'd rate the solution an eight out of ten. I would recommend the product to other users and organizations.

reviewer1626546 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Head at SUKARNE
User
Top 10
2021-07-15T02:40:00Z
Jul 15, 2021

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System and Network Administrator at Auriga - The banking e-volution
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-08T13:30:00Z
May 8, 2021

It does not require excessive resources but if you intend to use it massively, do not underestimate the size of the firewall.

Swapnil Talegaonkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-19T08:58:00Z
Mar 19, 2021

The only thing we expect from a Check Point is to regularly update their database with the new applications. Other than this, specific to the application control-blade, I have not seen any issues or problems.

JM
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-04T06:40:00Z
Oct 4, 2020

My advice would be to deploy Application Control with a blacklist approach. In which you select which application categories to block and accept others. Otherwise, from our experience, it's a mess. It's much more easy and efficient than doing the whitelist approach, in which you would select what you would allow and block off the rest. It can forget to add a category or an application that is needed and so you will always need to be adding them on a request basis. The whitelisting approach should only be on very specific applications. In which only a server should access a certain application and nothing else. If you miss something, you will have to always be investigating why it doesn't have access or why an application is not working. We tried to do a whitelist approach on a specific environment, but we gave up because it was starting to get to be a bit messy. Some servers only need it to go to the internet to do some updates on some applications. They shouldn't access any other categories. That was always something that was not working because some application was categorized as technology and it was also categorized as, for example, social networking. The biggest lesson is that it's very important to have Application Control on the company's internet access. A previous company I worked at, got a court letter saying that our IP downloaded two movies from torrents. The company got a final warning that if our IP would be caught downloading illegal stuff again we would have problems and so the company implemented Application Control. It's very important for the company's IP reputation and also for employees to be focused on their job. You can block malicious applications which gives you another level of protection and also reduces internet link usage. I would rate Check Point Application Control a ten out of ten.

Kirtikumar Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at LTTS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-07-30T12:09:00Z
Jul 30, 2020

They have to improve more on the Application Control blade.

Ndricim-Danaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
2020-02-05T08:05:07Z
Feb 5, 2020

It's a good solution and I suggest it. In general, it can be improved but it's good enough. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 25, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Check Point Application Control. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Ndricim-Danaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 5, 2020
This solution could be easier to manage. The security features could be enhanced, and the price could be lower as well.
Kirtikumar Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at LTTS
Jul 30, 2020
Most of the business applications stopped working, we don't know why and we have already escalated to the top level but we still haven't gotten any corrective action on this. They always take logs but after that, there is no resolution. They need to improve this, this will help us a lot. We have not blocked anything on a rule base we have enabled HTTPS on a monitoring mode but still, we are facing issues, and if we add an unknown category on that respective rule only then does it start working.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 25, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Check Point Application Control? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 19 answers
Ndricim-Danaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 5, 2020
This solution is stable and we have not had any issues.
Kirtikumar Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at LTTS
Jul 30, 2020
With Check Point Application Control we can say we improved our legacy and have made them more secure. Now we are able to allow specific applications on respective service and we are allowed those respective services only.
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