Dameon Welch-Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates 10 December 2018

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch-Abernathy Moderator on Dec 10, 2018

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CheckMates in the UK and Nashville

Valeri Loukine did some internal evangelizing of CheckMates with our UK colleagues:



Meanwhile I did the last US-based event for the year in Nashville:



Next week, Val and I are teaming up to do the last CheckMates events for 2018 in Europe. 


Community Highlights

Here are the conversations worth watching in the community:


R80.20 Security Gateway with new Gaia based on kernel 3.10 is GA for CloudGuard and HP Gen10 ! 

Not fully supported on Check Point appliances yet, but it's coming. And very soon: on Scalable Platforms (44k/64k)!


R80.20 Management Server in AWS 

Likewise, you can install R80.20 Management in AWS. Gateway? It's coming very soon.


EA invitation - new Gaia features (REST API and Dynamic CLI) 

Doesn't even require you to upgrade to R80.20


HPS Emulation 

Another name for CPU-Level Threat Prevention.


NAT Templates - SecureXL 

Why they weren't enabled by default until R80.20.


The flow time of the logs seems different

Session consolidation is the likely culprit.


R80.10 Smart Console - how to view NAT properties for objects within a group 

Where to find the Object Explorer in R80.x.


DNS Trap 

How does it work?


The specified item was not found. 

A little market research.


Anti-Virus not blocking malicious .zip, .doc files. 

Setting Resource Classification to Background mode can cause this.


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