Check Point Endpoint Security R80

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Comprehensive endpoint security features in a single agent, but backend administrative tasks are spread across multiple applications.

Check Point Endpoint Security and Data Protection is a modular-based, client/server endpoint architecture made up of various "software blades," which provide various types of endpoint security protection. The tool can be deployed to Windows-based computers with some or all of the components. Management is accomplished through a single backend architecture based on Windows server devices and a database.

The solution overall is very modular, and organizations can unlock whichever blades are needed. The available types of protections are abundant and all are managed through one unified agent. The various components include full-disk encryption, encryption of removable devices, firewall, anti-virus/application control, web browsing protection and remote access VPN.

The features and protections across each module are robust, and policies for each are managed through a single administrative interface. The backend architecture is easy to use, and we installed the solution quickly.
For example, a separate program is included for packaging agent distributions, as well as a separate executable for developing reports. Overall, this isn't too burdensome, as the solution is pieced together very well through an easy-to-use interface.

Documentation is excellent and is available in PDF files or right within the console itself. Standard nine-hours-a-day/five-days-a-week support is included with annual subscription costs. We noted that the solution price point scales very well with the inclusion of more or all of the features.

Copyright © SC Magazine, US edition


Check Point Endpoint Security R80
 
Overall Rating
Verdict:
Modular endpoint security solution that provides flexible and robust protection across many defense-in-depth components. The R80 is our Best Buy.
Product Info
Supplier:
 
Price when reviewed:
60
 
 
 
Top Stories
At the top of her game
A decision to bring digital operations back in-house three years ago has paid big dividends for Tabcorp.
 
Westpac hires SAP man as CTO
Creates four new IT lead positions.
 
Qld Transport to replace core registration system
State's biggest citizen info repository set for overhaul.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  38%
 
Your insurance company
  3%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  8%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  7%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  2%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  21%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  5%
TOTAL VOTES: 977

Vote