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ravinder_gulia
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Is MDS and Provider 1 same?

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Please help to understand the difference b/w MDS and provider1

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Martin_Valenta
Advisor

yes, provider-1 is just old name for multi domain system..

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Martin_Valenta
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yes, provider-1 is just old name for multi domain system..

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Danny
Champion
Champion

Check Point still uses the old names today. I teached my colleagues on the new terminology, MDS, DMS, MDSM, etc. Even today Check Point support references to CMAs and other names while most new people are not used to these old names anymore.

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Tomer_Sole
Employee Alumnus
Employee Alumnus

Unfortunately we haven't completed educating all our employees and technology partners on the new naming.

Starting with R80:

1. CMA is now named Domain

2. Provider-1 or MDSM is now named Multi-Domain Management Server

3. SMS is now named Security Management Server (or: not-multi-domain)

4. No more initials with the exception of "MDS Domain" when logging in with SmartConsole and selecting between domains.

This was us extending our intuitiveness of the user interface to the scope of product names.

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Admin
Admin

Provider-1 is an old name for MDSM - Multi-Domain Security Management product family.

MDS stands for Muti-Domain Server. MDS is one of the flavors when installing MDSM. There is also MLM - multi domain log server.

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JozkoMrkvicka
Leader
Leader

Similar question in 2030 year:

Is SmartDashboard the same like SmartConsole ?

Maybe someone can write some article with all shortcuts related to Check Point what we know so far?

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
Tomer_Sole
Employee Alumnus
Employee Alumnus

SmartDashboard represents the blue application of R77.x

SmartConsole is the unified pink dashboard single pane of class for configuration, logs and device operations.

ravinder_gulia
Participant

Thanks to all

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ravinder_gulia
Participant

Please share the related document if any

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Jerry
Leader
Leader

I think you forgot to add that the flavors of MDS/MDSM vary - all depends if you're using Single-Domain or Multi-Domain envoronment (multi CMA) structures Smiley Happy 

Jerry