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How often and how important is it to reboot your firewall on regular basis

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How often and how important is it to reboot your firewall on regular basis.

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Unless you're encountering something like an unresolved memory leak on a system already with RAM constraints the benefits would be limited and not helpful long term.

By contrast failover testing between cluster members may facilitate some business continuity testing objectives however.

 

 

 

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Check Points Gaia Health check script has an uptime check that shows a warning if your Check Point system:

  1. was rebooted within the last 8 days
  2. wasn't rebooted within the last 365 days

Check Point releases Jumbo Hotfix packages multiple times a year that you should consider to install if they contain relevant fixes or improvements for your environment. It's fully ok that your Check Point systems only reboot after doing these hotfix installations.

Rebooting your systems isn't a guarantee for good system health. I suggest you run the Gaia Health check script at least once a month to check if everything is looking fine. Besides this you might also want to consider performing SNMP monitoring of your Check Point systems and other checks relevant for your environment.

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Thank you Danny for your response.
How useful it is to restart the firewalls on a regular basis? What would be benefit behind rebooting firewall on regular basis ?
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Unless you're encountering something like an unresolved memory leak on a system already with RAM constraints the benefits would be limited and not helpful long term.

By contrast failover testing between cluster members may facilitate some business continuity testing objectives however.

 

 

 

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