Aleksei Shelepov

Design of new Smart-1 appliances

Discussion created by Aleksei Shelepov on Jan 27, 2018

Check Point recently announced several new management appliances - 525, 5050, 5150.

Improved performance is always good, of course, but what about design of appliances?


Smart-1 Appliance | Check Point Software 


In my opinion they look very pale compared to 2xx, 3xxx, and 4xx Smart-1 appliances. The same as any other server. Even the front grill is not pink!  And this old-school logo as a cherry on the top. 


I think it is always good to know that you server rack looks cool. And it should be easier to convince a customer that a good-looking appliance is more powerful that just a standard grey box. 


Does anyone else cares about design of an appliance in their server room? 

What are you favorite appliances in terms of good look?