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Check Point for Beginners Lectures Series. Part 2 - Preparing the Lab


Part 1 - Architecture

Part 2 - Preparing the Lab          <--- You are here 

Part 3 - Installing Security Management Server

Part 4 - Installing Security Gateway

Part 5 - Gaia WebUI and CLI 

Part 6 - Working with SmartConsole 

Part 7 - Managing Security Policies 

Part 8 - Network Address Translation 

Part 9 - Application Control, URL Filtering and Content Awareness

Part 10 - Identity Awareness

Part 11 - Threat Prevention

Part 12 - Logs and Reporting




Our lectures are designed for mastering both theoretical and practical aspects of Check Point products. Before moving forward, we need to build a lab environment. All further discussions have in mind the virtualization lab setup described below.

Virtual Lab

The virtual lab layout is presented on the diagram below.



It consists of five virtual machines

  • Security Management Server (SMS)
  • Security Gateway (SG)
  • Lab User PC
  • PC with SmartConsole[1]
  • Windows Server (Active Directory and IIS are enabled)



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