Dameon Welch Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates 27 April 2018

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch Abernathy Employee on Apr 27, 2018

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CheckMates Returns to Atlanta

This week Vicky Broadwater and I did an event in Atlanta. She did the "bring your own malware" part, I talked about the R80.10 API:

 

 

Oh yeah, and I autographed a few of Timothy Hall's books as well:

 

 

The next CheckMates event I am doing is in Geneva in late May!

More details here: Geneva: Best Practices for Check Point Security

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the top threads from the past week:

 

Check Point R80.20 Production and Public EA 

All the details are here!

 

Deploying Auto Scaling CloudGuard gateways in Azure using VM Scale Sets 

Useful guide as you start deploying CloudGuard gateways in Azure.

 

Adding an interface in ClusterXL High Availability 

It's an older thread, but it came up in another thread as someone asked the best way to change interface topology on a cluster object.

 

Mass Modify Log Server of All Gateways (replace, add, remove) - MDS/SMS - 80.10 api 

You don't generally need to modify the log server of a bunch of gateways, but when you do... 

 

GAiA WebUI not working with latest Chrome browser 

Something changed in the recent Chrome and Firefox builds. Workaround is listed in this thread.

 

HTTPS inspection real life examples and caveats in R77.30 and R80.10 

Some real-world experience with this feature documented.

 

MLM Performance Optimization 

Some tips from the community here

 

SecureXL is enabled, but the traffic is not accelerated  

HTTPS Inspection is definitely a culprit here

 

Compatible HFs on top of R77.30 Jumbo HFA 

If you install non-jumbo hotfixes, be aware they may not be compatible with the most recent jumbo hotfix!

 

Installing Checkpoint Gaia  R80.10 in Dell Poweredge R440 

Not every Open Server is supported. Always check before you buy!

 

Upcoming Events

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