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PGP or Checkpoint?

150 computer company with around 50% employees working remotely.
Which is the better option?
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Depends on what your requirements are.

Check Point will allow a lot more fine grained control over the allowed connections as well as offer full IPSEC VPN connectivity rather than encrypting files etc

Probably the best solution will use both, with CP providing the endpoint VPN to allow normal remote access to secured applications and servers and PGP to encrypt data sent over email etc
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Thank you for your response.
But if you had to pick out of the two which one would it be?
And a few points to back up that pick would be great too
If I had to pick one, it would be Check Point

CP allows you to :

1.  Allocate full network access over IPSEC VN
2.  Differentiate specific users thus allowing/denying specific access
3.  CP can be managed centrally using what is likely the best security GUI out there

However, note, CP does require one of their own firewalls to terminate these VPNs but I still still think they are worth it.

You can also use PGP for file encryption as well using the free versions out there but double check the licensing agreement for each version before you use it in a corporate environment
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Got it.
Two more sub-questions.
What did you mean when you said CP requires its own firewall?
When you suggest  using PGP for file encryption, does that mean CP has weaker file encryption systems or it does not have that feature at all?
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I am not accepting your last response (terrific) as solution yet.
I want to leave the post open longer so I can come back and harass you with some more questions.
Thanks a bunch for now.
No probs, if you anything further related to this, then let me know
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CP has a great little flash drive option that gives you remote connection and encrypted files.

Email this guy he can get you the info you need on the CP side!

jkeeslin [at] checkpoint.com

tell him BMPTS from Las Vegas sent ya!
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