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Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in the UK and Nashville

Valeri Loukine did some internal evangelizing of CheckMates with our UK colleagues:

 

 

Meanwhile I did the last US-based event for the year in Nashville:

 

 

Next week, Val and I are teaming up to do the last CheckMates events for 2018 in Europe. 

 

Community Highlights

Here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

R80.20 Security Gateway with new Gaia based on kernel 3.10 is GA for CloudGuard and HP Gen10 ! 

Not fully supported on Check Point appliances yet, but it's coming. And very soon: on Scalable Platforms (44k/64k)!

 

R80.20 Management Server in AWS 

Likewise, you can install R80.20 Management in AWS. Gateway? It's coming very soon.

 

New Gaia features (Security Gateway REST API and dynamic CLISH) 

Doesn't even require you to upgrade to R80.20

 

HPS Emulation 

Another name for CPU-Level Threat Prevention.

 

NAT Templates - SecureXL 

Why they weren't enabled by default until R80.20.

 

The flow time of the logs seems different

Session consolidation is the likely culprit.

 

R80.10 Smart Console - how to view NAT properties for objects within a group 

Where to find the Object Explorer in R80.x.

 

DNS Trap 

How does it work?

 

The specified item was not found. 

A little market research.

 

Anti-Virus not blocking malicious .zip, .doc files. 

Setting Resource Classification to Background mode can cause this.

 

Upcoming Events

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates at Home

It's been a while since both Valeri Loukine and I were not on the road somewhere. 

Valeri took some well-deserved time off, I stuck around the homestead.

No pictures to share.

Ok, maybe one:

 

 

Community Highlights

Here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

TechTalk: Dome9 Overview and Q&A 

If you missed our TechTalk on Dome9 and you're using Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud (or even thinking about it), watch the recording of this TechTalk!

 

R80.20.M1 SmartConsole coexisting with R80.20 

Portable SmartConsole to the rescue!

 

R80.20 - Portable SmartConsole + Tips and Tricks 

Speaking of portable SmartConsole...

 

Open Server to Appliance 

All the cool kids are moving the Check Point appliances from Open Server

 

Add new cores to gateway 

Speaking of Open Servers, if you add more licensed cores, this thread will be helpful.

 

ClusterXL maintenance 

Not cluster maintenance necessarily, but maintenance on the hardware around the cluster...

 

False Positive on logs (Sandblast Agent) on BANKING Sites 

Looks like a bug we fixed in an upcoming release.

 

New Tool: CPPCAP 

A new and improved "tcpdump" for Gaia OS.

 

No logging in Logging and Monitor tab 

If you have your management and log server separated, this thread is relevant.

 

New Appliance Sizing Tool. Do you like it? 

This thread is really only relevant to Partners who have access to the tool, which was recently updated.

 

Upcoming Events

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in Frankfurt and Athens

It was Thanksgiving this past week in the US, so I took a break from the shiny metal tubes and CheckMates events.

Meanwhile, Valeri Loukine packed them in at Frankfurt and Athens:

 

 

Amit Sharon and Niran Turgeman also joined Valeri Loukine in Athens!

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

Call For Papers CPX 360 2019 

Last week to submit for our CFP for CPX 360! Got something to tell the Check Point community live and on-stage? We'd love to hear from you!

 

How do I add SecureGateway to Cisco ISE 2.4 using RADIUS? 

A solution eventually came

 

SmartConsole Scripts Repository use cases and experience 

Related thread: Proper place to put custom scripts 

 

Access layer policies 

How ordered layers work

 

R80.x Performance Tuning Tip – Multi Queue 

Sometimes you need to bring in the heavy guns. See also: Open Server - HCL for multi queue network cards 

 

R80.20/R80.10 MTA now includes AV blade features 

Update your MTA in CPUSE to get the benefits!

 

Extract a policy from 77.30 and move it to 80.10 

I think we cover all the possible ways here

 

Sandblast and .msg attachments  

Yes, they're supported.

 

FQDN and Domain Objects in R80.10 when DNS server fail? 

Good things to know and tables to review when troubleshoot.

 

Ultimate collection of Check Point links 

Just like it says

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in Florida and Prague

The problem with being a one-man show sometimes is you don't always get pictures.

In case you need proof I was in Florida, though:

 

 

Meanwhile, Valeri Loukine had a good crowd in Prague:

 

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

Call For Papers CPX 360 2019 

We've extended our CFP deadline to 30th November. Got something to tell the Check Point community live and on-stage? We'd love to hear from you!

 

*New* Splunk App for Check Point Logs 

Announcing our new integration with Splunk that leverages Log Exporter.

 

Mac OSX 10.14 Beta (Mojave) 

There's an EA available for this now that you can sign up and be a part of!

 

If you are tired typing netstat -nr | grep ^x.x.x.x 

Many ways to get the same information.

 

Kernel global parameters - the most useful settings 

What kernel parameters do you tweak?

 

Nested layers 

Something we don't currently support, but you can sort of emulate with the existing layers.

 

Data Center Objects not updating - force refresh? 

How to debug this issue.

 

Traffic is originating from a VS with the VSX internal communication address 

Not something you want to see.

 

R80.20.M1 to R80.20 Upgrade 

The procedure has been released but we are also still rolling out the code. 

 

Management HA: Member in Collision Status 

Always good to make sure your management servers are running the same jumbo hotfix.

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

 

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in Kiev and Jacksonville

This week, Valeri Loukine was in Kiev doing our first event. 

Have to say, I'm jealous: it looks like a nice facility!

 

 

Meanwhile, I was in Jacksonville, Florida with Adam Forester talking about the API:

 

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

Call For Papers CPX 360 2019 

CPX 360 is coming up. Got something to speak about? We'd love to have you!

 

Invitation to join a new EA program for HTTP/2 inspection 

Need to inspect the next generation of HTTP? This would be a great Early Availability program to be a part of!

 

Gateway behind NAT. What limitations am I to be aware of? 

My guess is this is more common of a configuration than we think.

 

HTTP Daemon (Multiportal) on HA Standby device (R80.10 build 421) 

If you're not able to get to HTTPS on the standby device, this is a quick thing to check.

 

Bypassing IPS Protections - MySQL 

There's a couple ways to exclude certain protections from inspection on certain hosts.

 

Disable "Local interface address spoofing" 

This comes up when you run a Security Gateway with a mirror port.

 

Let's create Check Point Super Cheat Sheet 

A neat idea, but we've got a few of these already (and they're linked here).

 

Migrating policies from standalone gateway to new management server 

Hopefully we'll have a better solution for this problem in the near future. In the meantime, there's this.

 

Hide NAT issues with virtual addresses 

Don't forget Layer 2 when you NAT.

 

R80.20 Managing R80.10 Gateway - CPU Increase 

Curious issue where we did find a bug with SecureXL licensing on Open Servers.

 

R80.x Performance Tuning Tip – SMT (Hyper Threading) 

This applies to R77.x as well on Check Point appliances.

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Also, note the upcoming Techtal

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in Denmark

Valeri Loukine and I joined forces this week to do two events in Denmark: Hellerup (near Copenhagen) and Skanderborg!

(Oh yeah, and FlatMoti too!)

Thank you Inga Nielsen and Niels Poulsen for hosting us!

 

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

RulebaseExporter/RulebaseImporter 

Uses the API and JQ to process the output. A bit faster than just using the API to do it.

 

Upgrade from R77.30 to R80.10 via CPUSE 

I do this live all the time in User Group meetings, but it's nice to see a video of the process as well. 

 

Should HTTPS inspection be accounted for in the appliance sizing charts? 

Pretty sure I know what the community thinks about this

 

Firewall rule from remote users to site-to-site network 

Chaining VPNs together.

 

Gil Shwed & Zohar Alon (Dome9) Ask me Anything 

Hopefully we'll have a TechTalk on Dome9 very soon. Meanwhile, we have a short "ask me anything" video.

 

Another SmartConsole Usability Issue 

We want to hear all the feedback (good and bad) on CheckMates.

 

How to migrate Full HA Cluster(r77.30 to r80.10)? 

Assuming your hardware is strong enough to run R80.10 Gateway and Management, here's how.

 

Is there a way to share View created by one user with other users? 

News on this front.

 

How to migrate from standalone configuration (R80.10) to distributed? 

While we don't have "official" support for this currently, someone worked out how to make it work

 

R77.30 Sessions vs R80.10 Logs IPS Events 

Some differences in how logs are correlated between the two versions.

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

 

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in Russia

While I took a week off the road to enjoy fall in the Pacific Northwest, Valeri Loukine did a CPX in Russia followed by one of the largest CheckMates events we've had to date! 

And oh yeah, it was Val's birthday, too!

 

 

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Next week? Valeri and I will meet in Denmark for a couple of events.

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

R80.20 - Portable SmartConsole + Tips and Tricks 

If you want to have multiple installations of the same "version" (but different build) of SmartConsole, Portable is the way to go.

 

Identity Collector Exclusion List 

What happens when you "include" versus "exclude" or leave those blank?

 

Strange Firewall logic for DHCP discover packets 

Handling of an IP of 0.0.0.0...

 

In VRRP cluster, IPSO-390 Voyager and 5600 Gaia R77.30 appliances together 

While you can't cluster these unlike appliances together, you can certainly use VRRP to minimize the downtime when switching over.

 

Python tool for exporting/importing a policy package or parts of it 

This has been updated for API 1.3 (R80.20 API).

 

How to switch to the new log viewer inside SmartConsole (and maybe get a little performance improvement) 

If you can't wait for SmartView to be the default log viewing experience, here's how to enable it now in R80.20.

 

R80.20 - new interesting commands 

I missed this in previous roundups of new posts related to R80.20.

 

VPN details using API 

It's not all there yet, but you can get some of the info.

 

Blocking Psiphon 3 R80.10 

Updated the thread with the latest guidance from R&D.

 

RulebaseExporter/RulebaseImporter 

Another tool to export/import your policy and objects from R80.x.

 

Blink - install Management Server with 1 step - is now available! 

If you want to do a quicker install of Security Management, here's how to do it!

 

How to Request an Evaluation License 

Updated instructions should work for everyone, including people who are not existing Check Point customers. 

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in España and North Carolina

Valeri Loukine brought CheckMates to our CPX in Madrid:

 

 

Meanwhile, I brought CheckMates to the Carolinas as part of a GenV roadshow:

 

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

Vote for R77.30 support extension 

Support for R77.30 has been extended to September 2019 based on your feedback. 

 

Blocking the connection before final rule match: CPEarlyDrop 

Due to the column-based matching in R80.x gateways, it's possible to drop a connection before the rulebase is fully evaluated. This article explains this "early drop" mechanism.

 

R80.20  - new ClusterXL commands 

We've added some new commands to look at the state of ClusterXL in R80.20.

 

Using SNMP with SandBlast Network 

You can monitor the SandBlast Appliance with SNMP--here's how.

 

Do GEO location objects trump the IPS Geo policy? 

GeoProtection still works the same in R80.20 as it did in previous releases, but you now have the option to put countries in the regular Access Policy. For earlier releases, see: GEO Location Objects in Firewall Policy (with Dynamic Objects)

 

Difference between Session and Connection?? 

I cover this in my "Migrate to R80.20" talk I do in local user groups.

 

80.10 Management Server - 80.20 gateways? 

This will be supported soon...

 

The R80.20 #NoMouse Challenge 

Did you know you could use SmartConsole without a mouse?

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates Champions in Israel

We brought CheckMates Members and Contributors of the Year winners to our headquarters in Tel Aviv to collaborate, meet with Check Point R&D, and of course show them the beautiful county of Israel! 

 

It was a pleasure to host you Heiko Ankenbrand, Timothy Hall, Vladimir Yakovlev, and Danny Jung!

 

 

And yes, this included a meeting with Gil and Dorit, who autographed a couple of items for Danny and Heiko!

 

 

Heiko Ankenbrand even made a little video about the experience: Thanks for Checkmates Winners Event  

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, conversations continued, despite an issue that prevented some of you from logging in during the week.

Here are the highlights:

 

Properly defining the Internet within a security policy 

This is definitely much easier in R80.10+ gateways where you can use the "Internet" object.

 

SmartConsole AD authentication  

Not natively supported, but it is possible to get working via RADIUS.

 

Article of the Week - Check Point Packet Injector 

Did you know we've had this tool for more than a year now?

 

R80.10 VRRP cluster: To hide or not to hide members ip? 

That...is the question.

 

Threat Prevention Meta Data 

Defines how severity, performance and confidence levels are assigned to new protections across various threat prevention blades.

 

R80.x Security Gateway Architecture (Acceleration Card Offloading) 

One of the sessions we had this week in Tel Aviv was the new acceleration architecture in R80.20, primarily in place to support the upcoming Falcon Accelerator cards (among other things).

 

Check Point For Beginners Lectures Series. Part 1 - The Architecture 

Basics on the Infinity Architecture.

 

Replacing a member in an Azure Cluster 

Works a bit different i public clouds, but it can be done.

 

R80.20 SecureXL + new chain modules + fw monitor 

You'll see a few new things when you start looking around in fw monitor and SecureXL.

 

Using Postman API development tool to experience SandBlast API 

Postman is a great tool for learning how to use the API, and now you can use it with the SandBlast API!

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in Paris

Valeri Loukine did an event in our Paris office this week.

Here's a brief video he recorded prior to the start of the event.

 

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile we've had a lot of discussions  the past week.

Here's some of the highlights:

 

R80.20 Discussions

Highlighting the threads where R80.20 topics are being discussed.

 

Check Point for Beginners

For those who haven't been around quite as long as Valeri Loukine and I have, we have a brief history lesson: Brief History of Check Point Firewalls . There are also several videos on the subject as well:

More content will be posted here in the coming days/weeks!

 

IPS Analyzer Tool - How to analyze IPS performance efficiently 

Lets you see the performance impact of various IPS protections.

 

High Performance Gateways and Tuning 

Nice followup discussion to TechTalk: Security Gateway Performance Optimization with Tim Hall. See also: Show me yours 

 

Searching zero hits rules in R80.10 

You have to use the API to do it.

 

R77.30 to R80.10 upgrade/migration to new Smart-1?    

Migrate export/import is your friend.

 

ckpSSL ssl lib error 

This can happen when you're attempting to manage unsupported versions of Security Gateway.

 

Enhanced Threat Prevention System Query: Set a Column Profile to Match Your Log Query 

How to more easily see when Threat Prevention signatures get updated.

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

Community Highlights

Here are the top threads of the past week or so:

 

Check Point R80.20 is now GA

A few threads related to R80.20, which was released in the last week.

 

TechTalk: Security Gateway Performance Optimization with Tim Hall 

The "Super Seven" commands in all their glory. Discussion about and many questions answered!

 

Remote Access VPN in a Load-sharing Cluster Environment 

Here's a thread on getting it all working together.

 

Automatic Configuration of Appliance on boot 

There's a couple ways to do it, depending on if it's a physical appliance or a virtual one.

 

SMS lost connection to all 

SIC got out of sync and needed to be reset.

 

Security Gateway Inventory  

Script has been updated to capture MAC addresses of Security Gateways as well.

 

Install database process 

There is Install Policy and there is Install Database.

 

Mobile Access client options - general questions 

There are several options for Remote Access.

 

Maintenance actions that should be performed by admins 

Are you doing these things on your Security Gateways?

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

Let us know if you want to have it in your native language as well.

 

CheckMates Comes to Texas

One of the events I did this week was in our newly expanded office space in our Dallas TAC, which is still under construction:

 

I also had to say hi to Jason Tugwell and Toni Ponder in our Training and Certification team:

 

And, of course, it's new iPhone time.

Had to check out CheckMates on the Xs Max!

Looks great, as expected!

 

Community Highlights

Here are the top threads of the past week or so:

 

Vote for R77.30 support extension 

This unofficial poll has generated a lot of discussion. Even Product Management has chimed in!

 

Troubleshooting policy installation 

Some pointed questions (and answers) about how to do this.

 

multidomain and mgmt_cli 

If you're using Multi-Domain Management and using the CLI, make sure you're either logged into the domain or the domain is specified as part of the CLI command.

 

Create objects for Azure Data-Center IP ranges - Python script 

And the companion for R77.30 and earlier: Create/Update Azure Network/Group Objects for Public IP Space (77.30-below) 

 

Max Power (max) - Fix me beautiful 

This Bash script analyzes your Check Point system and provides advanced security, health and performance optimization tips.

 

Speed up your Snapshot creation and revert time 

Links to a couple SKs on the topic.

 

Cipher Configuration Tool (CCT) 

Simpler way to control what ciphers are permitted by various parts of the product.

 

Maintenance actions that should be performed by admins 

See also: Maintenance actions that should be performed by admins 

 

iOS12 Siri Shortcuts and MGMT API 

Speak to your phone and get the status of your firewalls.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: About CheckMates RSS Feed 

See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed):

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

Let us know if you want to have it in your native language as well.

 

New CheckMates Swag

Yes, I ordered some new stickers:

 

 

I also have some other stuff on order, some of which I will be giving away at CheckMates events in the near future.

What, exactly? You'll have to wait and see.

 

Community Highlights

Here are the top threads of the past week or so:

 

Call For Papers CPX 360 2019

After a very successful CheckMates track during 2018, we're putting out a Call For Papers for our upcoming global CPX 360 events for 2019!

 

Security Gateway Inventory  

A useful script when you've got a lot of gateways in a Multi-Domain Environment.

 

SmartConsole R80.10 (GA Build 073) now available 

SmartConsole R80.10 has gotten an update with some bugfixes.

 

R77.30 - Support until May 2019 

If you haven't upgraded to R80.x, there's no time like the present. Also some hints about R80.20 GA in this thread from a reliable source

 

Making Skype work properly with HTTPS inspection enabled featuring To Probe Bypass or Not To Probe Bypass 

This issue has come up a few times on CheckMates, and John Fenoughty seems to have come up with a way to make it play nice.

 

AW keeps deleting Dameware Service 

Exclusions have to be configured properly.

 

Emerging Technologies Training and Certification Materials 

Be sure to take advantage of this complimentary training for CheckMates members, if you haven't already!

 

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

Share your Cyber Security insights on-stage at CPX 360 !

 

We’re looking for speakers who will teach, share and inspire Check Point customers and partners to use the innovations, strategies, tools, and techniques needed to prevent cyber threats! How are you leveraging the power of Check Point Infinity Architecture to protect your organization? What are some of the technical tips and tricks you can recommend? Submit your ideas to CPX 360 !

 

This year we have two dedicated call for papers tracks:

*20x20 Cyber Innovation Competition 

*CheckMates Community use cases 

 

Recommended topic areas include real use cases in:

  • Cutting edge cyber security innovations 
  • Cloud Security
  • Perimeter and Data Center Security
  • Mobile security
  • Advanced Threat Prevention
  • R80.X use cases
  • Security Automation

 

Remember to include practical advice, key success factors, proven examples, an in-depth explanation of the challenges you’ve overcome and lessons learned on topics related to securing your datacenter, your cloud environments, your mobile and endpoints.

 

Key Dates

  • Submissions deadline is November 30th 
  • Decision and notification to speaker December 15th

 

Submit your abstract to checkmates@checkpoint.com

 

Items to Include in Submission

All submissions must include the following information:

  • Presenter’s name
  • Presenter’s organization, job title and biography
  • Presentation title
  • Track you are submitting for (20x20 Innovation Competition or CheckMates)
  • Short abstract – maximum 100 words
  • Length – ideally 20-30 minutes for the CheckMates track, 6 minutes 40 seconds for the 20x20 Innovation Competition track)
  • If applicable, please also include any links to previous presentations, slide decks, or papers
  • Please include an estimate of how ‘technical’ your presentation will be. The following rating will be used:

T1  = Very little technical knowledge required

T2  = Some technical knowledge is assumed
T3 = Largely technical and/or detailed content aimed at technicians

  • Event you are submitting to (Bangkok (Jan. 21th-23th), Las Vegas (Feb. 4th-6th), Vienna (Feb. 18th-20th))
  • Presenters are to submit for an event in their respective GEO's   
  • Presentations must be written in English
  • Presentations should present original work, which ideally has not been previously published
  • Presentations will be selected based on their originality, significance, correctness and clarity of presentation

 

Key Disclaimers

It is important for presentations to avoid vendor/partner/sponsor specific  ‘product pitches/sales pitches’. If presentation proposals are considered to contain such material (product pitches/sales) they will more than likely be rejected early in the review process. Further, vendors are reminded that there is no linkage between conference sponsorship and the opportunity to present at the conference.

proposals with real use cases from customers will be given priority in the selection criteria 

 

We will give full conference passes (with hotel) only to those who actively participate as speakers on accepted presentations.

 

CheckMates in the OC

Niran Turgeman and I were at the CPX in Southern California this week!

We, of course, had a booth:

 

 

And presented in a breakout session: 

 

I also had a lot of people come up to me to thank me for all the work I had done both in Ye Olden Days with the old FireWall-1 FAQ and the work we're currently doing with CheckMates.

It's always nice to be reminded of why I'm doing what I'm doing: helping others solve their problems.

 

CPX360 2019 is Coming!

We are looking ahead to our global CPX360 events in 2019 and want to make them better than ever!
You can help us do so by answering this short survey, which will also enter you in a drawing for Apple AirPods!

 

Community Highlights

Here are the top threads of the past week or so:

 

R80.20 EA for Gateway with Linux 3.10 Kernel Coming Soon 

We added some details about the benefits of the newer kernel to this thread and are looking for more Production EA customers!

 

GDPR and Check Point 

GDPR is a hot topic, not just for Europe, but pretty much every business that deals with Europe. This video gives some basics on the topic and how Check Point can help with this 

 

Cyber Attack View formal release for R80.10 & R80.20 

As promised a few months ago in a TechTalk...

 

Optimizing an IPS profile for SMB 

With added discussion about other blades in the comments.

 

RX-OVR drops and 10 gb hardware buffer 

Switching from multiple 1GB NICs to 10GB NICs definitely increases your throughput.

 

IPS exception for pre R80 gateways with R80 SMS 

IPS exceptions are managed differently for R80.x gateways versus pre-R80.x gateways.

 

How to change the SSL-VPN port on a locally managed SMB Appliance 

Pretty simple task, really, only made simpler when you can see how it's done with a video.

 

Emerging Technologies Training and Certification Materials 

This technology is key in stopping Gen V Cyber Threats and we're giving training on it away to CheckMates members for a limited time!

 

 

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