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Check Point for Beginners Series. Part 8 - Network Address Translation


Part 1 - Architecture

Part 2 - Preparing the Lab         

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   <--- You are here 

Part 9 - Application Control, URL Filtering and Content Awareness

Part 10 - Identity Awareness

Part 11 - Threat Prevention

Part 12 - Logs and Reporting



In this part, we will discuss different types of Network Address Translation (NAT), set up Internet access for our lab, and review a common example of Port Forwarding.


Types of NAT


NAT settings are part of the Access Control policy, as we have mentioned in Part 7:


Check Point has two different ways of setting up Network Address Translation: Automatic NAT and Manual NAT. Each of them allows configuring two different types of NAT: Hide NAT and Static NAT:


Hide NAT translates multiple internal addresses into a sing

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