Check Point Next Generation Firewall Reviews

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Our Check Point Firewall is being used across the organization for all of our internet traffic. All network traffic is backhauled to our corporate location, filtered by the firewall, then out to the internet, and vice versa. The business problem it addresses is to allow certain traffic while blocking others. This is done through both an IDS/IPS, and logging.
  • Logging -- Logs are clearly displayed with all information about the packet
  • Canned reports -- The reports "out of the box" are pretty nice and give you a lot of detail
  • Rule Configuration -- Defining (basic) rules is easy to do, and understandable
  • HTTPS Inspection -- The firewall has troubles re-packaging the packet in a way that some websites are able to interpret correctly
  • Support -- Even getting support directly from Check Point isn't the easiest of experiences. They are more concerned about how fast they can close a ticket out, rather than fixing the problem.
  • Custom reports -- Custom reporting is extremely limited
Well suited -- Small businesses that need a simple firewall appliance that doesn't have anything fancy. They need something that gets automatically updated, blocks bad things, and allows good things.

Less Appropriate -- Very large enterprises with granular reporting needs. HTTPS inspection is also an issue, as some packets cannot be correctly viewed. Something like an F5 would be needed to address this problem.
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About Check Point Next Generation Firewall

Check Point Next Generation Firewall is a tiered firewall product. The base product offers IPsec VPN, intrusion prevention, application control, and content awareness in addition to the core firewall. The next tier also provides URL filtering and anti-bot/virus/spam. Finally, SandBlast offer the entire suite of features, plus sandbox capabilities. The NGFW supports hybrid cloud environments and offers additional logging and reporting features.
Categories:  Firewall

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