If I'm understanding your reply correctly, you are removing a Sophos firewall and trying to replace it with a Check Point. The instant the Check Point is connected you will get a flurry of "out of state" messages, since all the existing connections at the time of replacement are not known to the Check Point, and by default will be dropped.
You can blunt the impact of this replacement by unchecking "Drop out of state TCP packets" under Global Properties...Stateful Inspection and reinstalling policy to the firewall prior to the cutover. Unchecking this box will cause the firewall to attempt to "resurrect" the existing connections back into the state table and allow them to continue. You can also switch off the dropping of out of state TCP packets "on the fly" by running this command on the gateway: fw ctl set int fw_allow_out_of_state_tcp 1
Do not forget to recheck the "Drop out of state TCP packets" checkbox once the firewall replacement is complete and you have successfully executed your test plan. This setting should not be left disabled!
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