Dameon Welch-Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates 23 October 2018

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch-Abernathy Moderator on Oct 22, 2018

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CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

 

CheckMates in España and North Carolina

Valeri Loukine brought CheckMates to our CPX in Madrid:

 

 

Meanwhile, I brought CheckMates to the Carolinas as part of a GenV roadshow:

 

 

Community Highlights

Meanwhile, here are the conversations worth watching in the community:

 

Vote for R77.30 support extension 

Support for R77.30 has been extended to September 2019 based on your feedback. 

 

Blocking the connection before final rule match: CPEarlyDrop 

Due to the column-based matching in R80.x gateways, it's possible to drop a connection before the rulebase is fully evaluated. This article explains this "early drop" mechanism.

 

R80.20  - new ClusterXL commands 

We've added some new commands to look at the state of ClusterXL in R80.20.

 

Using SNMP with SandBlast Network 

You can monitor the SandBlast Appliance with SNMP--here's how.

 

Do GEO location objects trump the IPS Geo policy? 

GeoProtection still works the same in R80.20 as it did in previous releases, but you now have the option to put countries in the regular Access Policy. For earlier releases, see: GEO Location Objects in Firewall Policy (with Dynamic Objects)

 

Difference between Session and Connection?? 

I cover this in my "Migrate to R80.20" talk I do in local user groups.

 

80.10 Management Server - 80.20 gateways? 

This will be supported soon...

 

The R80.20 #NoMouse Challenge 

Did you know you could use SmartConsole without a mouse?

 

Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

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