Check Point 1570 Next-Gen firewall review

Suppose you’re in a real zero-trust, high-traffic environment. You have multiple roaming users where not only east west but north south traffic is huge. You’re required to monitor every traffic flow, in multiple branch offices. They must be able to connect centrally, all the while being easy to monitor. Oh, and you need to be able to defend against newly-created attacks. Are your demands starting to outgrow the capabilities of a desktop, SMB firewall? Not if it’s the Check Point 1570! (Reach out to us for more info on the 1570, and for a quick quote on any bundle option!)

It’s important to understand that Check Point’s focus is on prevention rather than detection. In other words, blocking known and unknown cyber-attacks to ensure business continuity.

Their Advanced Threat Prevention is packaged with zero-day protection and next-generation firewall technologies. It includes application control, advanced URL filtering, IPS, antivirus, anti-bot. In addition, there’s email security, policy management, monitoring and event management.

The 1570 boasts stateful firewall inspection capability from Layer L3-L7. And, among other excellent features, are its’ Application Control, URL Filtering, and IPS/IDS.

Additionally, SandBlast Threat Emulation and SandBlast Threat Extraction stop Zero-day attacks in their tracks.

Highly customizable

The Check Point 1570 is not designed to be as plug-and-play as some other vendors. However, if you decide to simply use the default setting, you can be up and running in just a minute or two. Check Points are devices you build around and customize into your environment. And that customization is the beauty of the Check Point 1570. The thing is, you can use the defaults if you like. But, if you do need to tune the system to do something just for your environment, then you can find a way to do it with the Checkpoint. This granularity also gives you better visibility into your environment that many other vendors.

And, they have an excellent Engineering and Professional Services team in place to help you to realize your goals. So there’s no guesswork; no crossing your fingers and hoping it works. These professionals will get you there.

Tech Support

Their support teams are top of the line. They are highly trained, because they can take those deep dives with you and understand your needs. This truly is one of Check Point’s strengths. They WILL be able to help you.

Check Point 1570 by the numbers

The 1570 offers 500 Mbps of threat prevention performance. It also delivers maximum firewall throughput of 2.8 Gbps. Next-Gen firewall throughput is 970 Mbps, and IPS Throughput comes in at 1.05 Gbps.

The 1570 is powered by Check Point’s R80 release. R80 is their exceptionally advanced security management software. It includes multi-layered next-generation protection from both known threats and zero-day attacks using their SandBlast™ Zero-Day Protection. Plus, it gives you antivirus, anti-bot, IPS, app control, URL filtering and identity awareness.

Remember, to get the very most out of the Check Point 1570, you’ll need someone with an IT background. Or at least a good technical acumen. But then, there’s so much you can get out of one!

The downside to plug-and-play firewalls is that sometimes they are less configurable. And it really just comes down to what your organization needs. With Check Point, you have flexibility to get what you want. However, your needs may be served perfectly well with a device that just powers up and goes to town.

Either way, why not give Corporate Armor a call at 877-449-0458, or reach out at [email protected]? We would love to help you decide what sort of security solution is a perfect fit for you. Ans we have a great deal of experience as a Check Point partner! Thanks for reading!

Highlights of the Check Point 1570

970 Mbps Next-Gen firewall throughput
500 Mbps Threat Prevention
2.8 Gbps Max Firewall Throughput
Highly customizeble