Check Point 1600 Next Generation firewall
The Check Point 1600, and the 1800, are fairly new appliances, and the largest in the Quantum Spark family of firewalls.
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.
The list of security features is long, and impressive. To name a few, there are site-to-site VPN, remote access VPN, IoT device recognition, intrusion prevention, antispam, and intrusion prevention.
There’s also application control, advanced URL filtering, IPS, antivirus, anti-bot. In addition, there’s email security, policy management, monitoring and event management.
The Check Point 1600 is not intended 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. Setup can be done in minutes using pre-defined security policies and a step-by-step configuration wizard. The Quantum Spark series, like the 1600, are easy to manage locally via a Web interface. They can also be managed centrally with a cloud-based Check Point Security Management Portal or R80 Security Management.
However, Check Points are devices you build around and customize into your environment. And that customization is the beauty of the Check Point 1600. 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, you can do so with the Checkpoint. This granularity also gives you better visibility into your environment that many other vendors.
By the numbers
The Check Point 1600 moves Threat Protection Throughput at 1.5 Gbps, Next-Gen Firewall Throughput at 3.2 Gbps, and IPS Throughput at 3.5 Gbps. Firewall Throughput is 4.8 Gbps. Lots of holes across the front, with 16x 1GbE LAN switch ports, 1x 1GbE copper/fiber DMZ port, a console port, two USB ports, and a GbE copper WAN port.