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Part 12 - Logs and Reporting

Logging and Reporting are major points for any security solution. In this lecture, we talk about working with logs and security reports in our Check Point environment.

New User Interface

Check Point has completely re-worked the admin user interfaces in the R80 versions. If you have some experience with previous versions (R77 and below), you can appreciate how many different utilities are now unified under Logs & Monitor tab in SmartConsole:

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Let’s take a closer look. Go to Logs & Monitor and open a New Tab there. This is what you will see:

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There are two default options:

  1. Audit Logs View – this shows all events related to administrative operations: admin logins and logouts events, configuration changes, policy and objects edits, etc. This is a standard Audit tool to track admin actions over time.
  2. Logs View – shows security logs generated by the various Software Blades: Firewall, Anti-Virus, IPS, etc. We have looked at some security logs multi
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