Dameon Welch Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates: 9 March 2018

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch Abernathy Employee on Mar 9, 2018

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

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Unfortunately, with the CPX events, I haven't been consistently producing these "weekly" posts.

Now that CPX is over, and all the content is posted, I should be able to get back to a regular cadence.

Community Highlights

Here are the top threads from the past week or two:

 

TechTalk Schedule 

We've updated our monthly TechTalk schedule with some additional talks that we're planning over the next several months.

Which one are you looking forward to?

 

Best way to Upgrade MDM & VSX Cluster from R77.30 to R80.10 

Summary of some best practices for doing this here.

 

PBRs and ISP redundancy on SMB appliances 

Yes, unlike on non-SMB appliances, this is supported.

 

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

Robert Decker has done a great job improving this tool based on your feedback. Keep it coming!

 

Overview of ISOmorphic and Blink 

To tide you over until we do our TechTalk on CDT and Blink, Bob Bent has created a video on ISOmorphic and Blink.

 

SMB devices SK´s 

A nice list of SecureKnowledge articles about SMB Appliances.

 

IPS packet capture, where are they? 

This is an older thread that someone posted the correct answer to recently. It's never too late for a correct answer

 

Basic Ports and Module Communication 

While this is covered in an SK, it's the first time I've seen it portrayed graphically.

 

SMB units SMS files for VPN fine-tuning 

If you need to make manual changes to certain VPN configurations and you're using a self-managed SMB appliance, here's where to find the necessary files to modify and how to make them take effect.

 

Upcoming Events

And yes, now that all the CPX events are over with, I can get back to doing local user groups again!

Here's what's coming up in the next few weeks:

 

 

We are also looking at doing at events in the following locations in April!

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