Dameon Welch-Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates 16 July 2018

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch-Abernathy Employee on Jul 16, 2018

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Shenanigans in Tel Aviv

I was in Tel Aviv this week along with Valeri Loukine and... stuff happened.

I talked with new hires about CheckMates:

 

I was a teleprompter for Moti (so was Valeri Loukine) while we were recording part of the Mid-Year Report - Top Wanted Malware of 2018 (so far):

 

And we recorded the live Q&A:

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, on the CheckMates community site, several discussions went on.

Here's a sample:

 

Check Point Firewall Admin Tasks 

More suggestions are showing up in this thread. What are your "suggested" task for a new Check Point admin (either totally new to Check Point or just a "new-to-you" Check Point environment)?

 

Forward tracker logs 

"Log Forwarding" only works to other Check Point log/management servers. To send them to syslog, use Log Exporter

 

Basic script for importing IP Address objects from feed (here office365)  

I'm sure, with some hacking, this script could be useful in other contexts!

 

R77.30 VSX appliance upgrade to R80.10 

An old thread that helped at least one person do the upgrade successfully. If you're planning to do this sort of upgrade soon, check it out!

 

VPN Troubleshooting Commands   

A nice list if you're troubleshooting issues with VPN on Check Point.

 

Log export to excel CSV 

Easiest way? Use SmartView!

 

Migrate policy and object to another smartmanagement 

There are many options, especially with R80.x!

 

Show bgp peers across VSX in CLI 

Nice little script

 

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