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Check Point's new security blades cut both ways

David Strom | May 27, 2011
If you're in the market for endpoint protection, Check Point's new R80 Unified Endpoint Security Management product shows promise.

The user interface on each desktop can be too terse in some places and too verbose in others: for example, at one point one of our test clients showed that we had a security policy violation and that we had to address this issue urgently. Is there a place to click on a button to resolve it? Is there some way to get a message back to our desktop administrator? No and no. There is a log viewer, which no user should ever have to deal with, that shows the most recent security events. This is not for the faint of heart.

Overall, the R80 offers a comprehensive suite of endpoint security tools that can be run on a single agent and managed on a single console. However there is a high level of complexity to the product and some rough edges that Check Point needs to iron out.



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