Dameon Welch-Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates: 17 November 2017

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch-Abernathy Moderator on Nov 17, 2017

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Community Highlights

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


Multiple cores for medium path traffic 

A little bit of under the covers discussion about how traffic is accelerated securely through the platform.


WebUI does not work with Firefox 56 

There seems to be an issue with the latest versions of Firefox that causes issues when accessing various Check Point WebUIs. More details in this thread.



SmartMove is our tool to move Cisco and now Juniper gateway configurations to Check Point R80.10. The tool and the source code are available from the above. 


What is ClusterXL and VRRP ? 

They are similar technologies, but function somewhat differently. This thread has a good breakdown of the two technologies.


Pre-R80.10 dynamic objects from DNS A record lists.. one liner examples 

If you're not on R80.10 yet and you need to allow access to specific hosts by DNS name, here's a way to achieve that.


Using DNS FQDN for object names in policy creation 

Meanwhile, if you're using R80.10, you can use Domain Objects using the FQDN mode.


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