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If you’re joining us at CPX 360 this year, there’ll be lots of exciting goings-on for you to look forward to including the CheckMates Club!


The CheckMates Club is an exclusive event taking place in the Technology Innovation Lab at CPX 360. As a CheckMater, you are given the rare opportunity to meet and ask questions to Check Point VP of Products, Dr. Dorit Dor and her team.


Send us your questions in advance by completing this survey now!


Also, do not forget to visit The CheckMates Team at CPX 360 to register for this exclusive event.

If you’re joining us at CPX 360 this year, there’ll be lots of exciting goings-on for you to look forward to including the CheckMates Club!


The CheckMates Club will be an exclusive event taking place in the Technology Innovation Lab at CPX 360. As a CheckMater, you’ll be given the rare opportunity to meet and ask questions to Check Point VP of Products, Dr. Dorit Dor and her team.


Visit The CheckMates Team at CPX 360 to register for this exclusive event.

Prepare yourself for a new CheckMates challenge: "How To" Videos Competition on CheckMates


As part of our mission to share and discuss the best practices and expert tips on CheckMates, we are announcing "How To" Videos Competition. We are calling on all CheckMaters: customers, partners and Check Point employees, to create up to 10 minute long video explaining any technical aspect of Check Point Security systems.



Chose a topic you want to share: best practices, configuration details or architectural solution for a specific product, software blade, or a feature.



Make your video story or explanation with a white board or a live demo. Tape and edit your video to make it no longer than 15 minutes. Be creative.


Any CheckMates are welcome to participate.


To share your expertise, to help each other out, to have some fun and of course

to win prizes and awards!

When and where:

In February 2019, we will make an additional announcement regarding the criteria, hosting details, and awards.


Stay tuned and start recording your video!

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CheckMates in Your Language? Sure!

Do not forget that 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! 

Let us know if you want to have it in your native language as well.

Community Highlights

While Dameon and flatmoti enjoy their vacation, 

we are having a very busy week here at checkmates:


R80.x Security Gateway Architecture (Logical Packet Flow) 

Heiko Ankenbrand endlessly continues perfecting his popular article.

There is also a spin-out discussion:


How does the Medium Path (PXL) and Content Inspection work with R80 

were we deepen our understanding of Medium Path and related technological solutions. The newest painting by Heiko Ankenbrand definitely helps:



Security Gateway Packet Flow and Acceleration - with Diagrams 

That is yet another attempt to put packet flows on a chart or two. This one is based on official Check Point GW architecture diagrams. FW path, Medium and Accelerated Paths are presented separately, for better clarity.


 How to use Identity Awareness Tags in R80.20.M1 

Tomer Sole explains the new Identity tagging feature available with R80.20.M1 release


R80.10 Upgrade Guide and Best Practices - Slideshow 

This is another Tomer's hit (members only, sorry folks, you need to register to get here)


Block specific File extention 

we learn that R80.10 is needed for that.


Build Azure CloudGuard using Terraform

the title says it all


Checkpoint r77.30 cluster migration from hardware to VM 

We are discussing the most gracious ways to move a cluster into new environment.


Check Point Lightboard Series - SandBlast Mobile Architecture 

Must seen video about SandBlast Mobile


Oldie but goldie:

Danny Jung's document  is almost one year old yet still steering interesting discussion in the comments: Common Check Point Commands (ccc) 

Another classic diagram R80.x Ports Used for Communication by Various Check Point Modules is still getting lots of hits



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