it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your primary use case for Check Point CloudGuard Network?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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IT Professional at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Apr 1, 2021

Our primary use case for this solution is a firewall.

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Electronic Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Top 5
Mar 4, 2021

We primarily use the solution when clients are for searching in the servers. We compare the solutions or servers that are available and we seek out new features for the new solutions for our customers. We're solution providers. This is one of the products we offer.

Dy General Manager at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Feb 6, 2021

We primarily use the solution as a firewall. It is for the perimeter protection of our products. We use it as a UTM kind of environment.

DBA Team Lead with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Mar 8, 2021

We are a small consulting company. We have around 100 employees. We don't use advanced firewalls because we don't really have important data that can be hacked. Nobody is going to care about our data because it's only the HR department's timesheet data on our on-premise systems. The firewall is protecting remote access, allowing the employees to access our office environment. So sometimes employees connect to our systems which have some test systems on it. They run some tests about the consulting we've given to clients. That's all. We just have basic things on our firewall. Just two things are important for us - the site to site VPN, which we have with some customers, and the government site. That is important. That's why I want to change the firewall to a new and up-to-date one so maybe it will be an improvement to prevent some hackers.

Team Lead Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 16, 2021

We integrate this solution, and we also provide the maintenance of the device. We are using this solution for those sites that are kind of medium in size and require a more complex solution but don't have too much space for big equipment.

Advisory Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Dec 6, 2020

It is building the network infrastructure for our cloud environment around it. Primarily, the functionality that we are using it for is the firewall piece in the cloud. We have three different things going on right now. I think Dome9 is considered a part of the whole CloudGuard thing. We have AWS and Azure environments behind just straight up Check Point Firewalls. We are in the midst of deploying a new network in AWS that fully leverages the whole IaaS that they offer. Primarily, it's the firewall main piece. However, we are transitioning into using the scale-up, scale-down gateways, which are mostly the network security piece of it.

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Genesis Floresta - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at Fleet Complete
Real User
Top 5
Dec 2, 2020

We mainly used CloudGuard for IPS and IDS in our AWS environment, and we also used it for additional logging to see what was going in and out of our network in AWS. We have very limited visibility, especially when it comes to logging, and AWS does not support IPS and IDS as of now.

Network Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Sep 23, 2020

We have an AWS environment with servers and resources. We also have a Cloud environment and CloudGuard is our solution to protect the internet access to and from the database environment. For example, servers on the AWS that need to do upgrades go to the internet and cross the CloudGuard solution. People that need to connect to the AWS environment, to a server are protected by CloudGuard. The environment is protected by CloudGuard. It's our perimeter firewall on the AWS environment.

Oleg Pekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
Real User
Top 5
Sep 20, 2020

Our company works in the area of developing and delivering online gambling platforms. The Check Point Next-Generation Firewalls are the core security solution that we use for the protection of our DataCenter environment located in Asia (Taiwan). The environment has about 50 physical servers as virtualization hosts, and we have two HA Clusters that consist of 2x5400 hardware appliances, managed by an OpenServer Security Management Server on a Virtual Machine (KVM), all running on R80.10 with the latest JumboHotfix. The Check Point Virtual Systems are activated on the NGFWs to logically divide the firewall into two parts. One is for serving internal, intra-VLAN traffic, and the other is for serving the external traffic coming from the Internet.

IT Security Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Sep 15, 2020

We use CloudGuard IaaS for cloud security in AWS, and it serves all kinds of purposes for us. It could be internal segmentation between on-prem or between application VPCs, and it can also help us to provide perimeter security for those parts of the network that require internet access.

Alex Tremblay - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Manager at H2O Power
Real User
Top 10
Sep 7, 2020

We use it as an edge firewall to our entire cloud environment. It protects our connections to all of our sites, to our cloud data center. And it's the internet edge, the protection mechanism between the internet and our network.

Oleg Pekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network/Security Engineer at Skywind Group
Real User
Top 5
Aug 23, 2020

The main usage of the Check Point CloudGuard IaaS within our company is for the protection of our cloud assets. It is deployed on Google Cloud Platform with the help of the Firewall, Application Control, and Intrusion Prevention System software blades. In addition, we rely heavily on the GeoIP module to restrict undesired countries from accessing our services, as for now, you can't achieve it with the GCP firewall. There are about 30 Google Cloud projects of different sizes ranging from 10 to 250 virtual machines, and they are used for development, staging, production, etc. For every project, there is one dedicated scalable instance group of the Check Point CloudGuard IaaS gateways.

Senior System Engineer at Gas South
Real User
Jul 28, 2020

It secures our assets in the cloud while providing access to applications in our vendor hosted data centers via IPSEC tunnels. We also use it for endpoint vpn for all our users. We have it deployed in our cloud and it forms the gateway for all external connectivity and access to the assets in the cloud. We also have a backup site to site connection with our on premise data center so in case the primary connection to the cloud fails we can quick fail over to this backup connection and business can continue as normal .

RAMAKRISHNANV V - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jun 14, 2020

My experience with the solution has mainly been implementing it with an auto-scaling on behalf of my clients. My job was to migrate an on-prem firewall to AWS cloud. I'm a senior security architect.

M Poczobut - PeerSpot reviewer
CISO and Senior Director Technical Operations at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Jun 10, 2020

Most security solutions traditionally have been protecting physical assets within an environment, or reliance on an inline hardware appliance. CloudGuard takes the security controls that were previously packaged with physical appliances in mind and extends them to the virtual infrastructure. It's an add-on capability to an existing virtual infrastructure, such as an AWS, Azure, or even on-premise solutions. It adds a security layer on top of your existing infrastructure with zero latency. We're hosting it ourselves on our hypervisors, as well as starting to do so in some of our private cloud instances. It's solely managed by us with a pair of consolidated management servers.

it_user1033941 - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Sep 12, 2019

We use this solution as our perimeter firewall.

Siju Siju - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager IT Projects at Mustafa Sultan
Real User
Sep 2, 2019

We install the solution for our customers and Check Point is our preferred solution in any firewall deployment. The two-layer architecture with the administration and security makes a difference and in every instance, we know who the user is. The touch features are very different than other brands. From the feedback I get from my customers, Check Point is the best.

it_user919560 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a government with 10,001+ employees
Aug 28, 2019

We primarily use the solution as firewall security for our clients.

it_user583365 - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Cyber Security Department at NGT Group
Real User
Aug 26, 2019

We are able to use the solution for cloud protection and in parallel with or just for network protection. In our scenario, we use it as a border network firewall, which is based on a virtual environment and we're using it for the border protection of our network.

it_user819654 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Consultant Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 25, 2019

Our primary use case of this solution is for security.

it_user715161 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at InfoGuardian
Real User
Aug 8, 2019

We are a solution reseller, and we also assist our clients with support. This is one of the solutions that we provide to our customers. This solution can be deployed in many ways. It is available in the cloud on AWS and Azure. You can install it in a virtual machine, you can have it as a hybrid, and you can have it on-premises.

Network and Security Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Aug 4, 2019

This solution is very important for our network. We use it for the data on our servers and for our internet connections. We also use it for all of our user devices to connect to outside corporations. The IPS on our devices prevents any issues from occurring. We use the on-prem version of this solution.

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