Dameon Welch Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates: Week of 7 August 2017

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch Abernathy Employee on Aug 11, 2017

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Community Highlights

Here are some highlights from the week's activity on CheckMates:

 

CLI API Example for exporting, importing, and deleting different objects using CSV files (v 00.25.01 and later)

Eric Beasley has been updating his scripts for importing and exporting different types of content from the R80 API. This version can now handle more than 500 objects at a time, which is a limit imposed by the API. There's also a link to his Github repository where you can contribute your own changes!

 

R80 SmartReporter : how to do a report "rule base analysis"?

SmartReporter was retired in the R80 release. One feature it had was the ability to run a report to see when the last time a rule was used. This thread explains how to recreate that functionality in R80.10 with SmartEvent.

 

https Inspection

A good discussion around the challenges with implementing HTTPS Inspection. Have you implemented this? What challenges did you run into and how did you address them?

 

Navigating Between Rules | R80.10 Rulebase

Something we're trying to produce more of for CheckMates is how-to videos. This one shows you some tricks and tips for navigating the rulebase in R80.10, which are particularly handy if you have a rulebase of significant size.

 

Application URL blade - with SmartLog R80.10

This is a great tip from Aaron Pritchard on how to make it easier for administrators to deal with blocked application/URL reports from end users!

 

My Top 3 Check Point CLI commands

This thread has garnered a lot of activity on CheckMates. In addition to more commands, we're now getting to stories of days gone by. Keep following this thread!

 

 

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Upcoming CheckMates Live Events

The next virtual event will be How to use R80.10 API for Automation and Streamlined Security with Ryan Darst on August 15th!

I am also making the rounds to local user group meetings during the month of September.

I'll have some of these to give away: 

 

 

 

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