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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Check Point IPS?

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

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

PeerSpot user
16 Answers
Adriamcam - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at ITQS
Top 5Leaderboard
18 August 22

One piece of advice is to have the latest database. You want to be protected against the latest attacks.

Zdenek Zeithaml - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
01 August 22

We are replacing the IPS from Check Point with a different solution, which is related to the IPS functionality. The reason for the replacement is because Check Point IPS are at their end of life and are not creating or not using the security policy for the traffic, it mostly acts as an IPS. We are planning on using Trend Micro. It will be better because there will be a dedicated device that is doing only the IPS. The performance will be better and it has a larger number of patterns updated weekly. I have a very long and extensive experience with the Check Point ISP. It is a good solution, but sometimes it's causing issues, but it's a general problem for all the networks and security devices. I rate Check Point IPS a nine out of ten.

Director Of Information Technology at a security firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
01 July 22

If I could only keep one of my security solutions, it would be Check Point. To me, it provides the most valuable information. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Implementer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
08 May 22

I would rate this solution 10 out of 10.

Greg Tate - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Top 20
31 January 22

Make sure you have a good vibe from your sales team. They tend to support you in the long run.

Systems en networks engineer at CB
Top 20
17 November 21

I am happy with the solution and have been using it since i started working for the company (10 years now). I dont want to be without it.

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Manuel Briones - PeerSpot reviewer
Voice and data infrastructure specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Top 5Leaderboard
14 October 21

So far, I have no regrets about choosing this solution.

PRAPHULLA  DESHPANDE - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Consult at Atos
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
02 September 21

The solution is best in class.

System and Network Administrator at Auriga - The banking e-volution
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
08 May 21

In summary, this is a well-made product and I don't feel like I would suggest improvements other than having more reports. I recommend its adoption to those who have the availability of a team, internal or external, that has the ability to manage it and the knowledge of the company.

CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
06 May 21

In summary, since we have installed Check Point IPS, we really have not had any major complaints or requests for improvement. It was pretty easy to get up and running and configured to protect our environment.

Consultor at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
30 January 21

For the most part, we don't have any problems with this product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

PeerSpot user
Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
23 September 20

My advice would be to always have it with the latest database because you want to be protected against the latest attack vectors. It's very important to have it doing automatic updates so that when Check Point reviews an update of an attack that is currently happening, you always get it first before you get the effect. I would rate Check Point IPS a nine out of ten. Not a ten because of the logging issues we've experienced.

Kirtikumar Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at LTTS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
07 August 20

The IPS is a very good blade in Check Point NGFW.

Oleg P. - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
23 July 20

The correct performance sizing is essential for this kind of software - use the tools provided by the vendor, and consult the sales if you are still not sure.

IT Department manager at AS Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
Real User
04 March 20

My advice for anybody who is researching this type of solution is that they need to choose the product carefully. Most importantly, I would look from a performance perspective. Secondly, I would consider it from a pricing perspective because there are cheaper solutions available like Sophos and Fortinet, and they are good at what they do. If there is no firewall in place at all and this is their first project with protecting the enterprise, then it is reasonable to look at all of the vendors and look at what features are needed. The most important part is what your administrators are used to using because if you need to train them then it's additional costs. The next thing that I would suggest is to make sure that you get a good partner because it is important to have good first-level support. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Check Point IPS is to be quite careful about which features you enable with it, and which protections to use. You need to balance performance with security, finding exactly the right configuration for your environment and requirements. Overall, I would say that this is a decent product. If the pricing were cheaper then I would say that it was perfect. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

IT Network Administrator at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
14 November 19

We use the on-premises deployment model. We're still in the process of evaluating options. We're doing a POC with Cisco and Darktrace and are moving away from Check Point. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

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