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This Week in CheckMates 24 June 2019

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates BlogTo have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS FeedSee also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed) CheckMates Around The World We had events in Nashville, Tallinn, and Sydney, three very different parts of the world! The Estonian's loved us so much, they branded their servers with CheckMates stickers! Community Highlights Here are the threads to watch from the last week: New How-To Videos Understanding Malware DNA -- The Classification of Malware Families Check Point Threat Extraction for Web Technology Check Point Cyber Security Collaborates with Splunk for Cyber Threat Protection What Happens When A License Expires? We had a couple threads asking about this: What Happens When a License Expires? License Check Point 4400 GAIA API Version 1.2 is Now Available Adds some new features. TCP SACK PANIC Kernel Vulnerabilities: is Check Point Affected? It depends, check the discussion for details. IPS Signature Does Not Match with Attack Type Some attacks use older methods to gain entry, and we have signatures to block those. Ransomware Simulator Tool Results Showing Check Point Endpoint Unable to Detect Known Ransomware Fake news, as ransomware simulators don't necessarily act the same way as real ransomware does. Botnet Activity Detection How it works. Seeing Odd Behavior in R80.20 If a gateway can't resolve a particular DNS name, it can definitely cause "odd behavior." Command to Show History of ClusterXL Member Status Querying the cpview database directly. Upcoming Events We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar Here's where you can find @Valeri_Loukine and I over the next few weeks 27th June 2019: CheckMates Live Romania with @Valeri_Loukine 9th July 2019: CheckMates Live Trinidad with @PhoneBoy 9th July 2019: CheckMates Live Turkey with @Valeri_Loukine 11th July 2019: CheckMates Live Barbados with @PhoneBoy 17th July 2019: Maestro TechTalk: New Features, Best Practices, and Performance Aspects 14th August 2019 TechTalk: Check Point and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework 28th August 2019: SD-WAN Security TechTalk If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com
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Celebrating the Best of the Best on CheckMates and The CheckMates Challenge for 2019

It's that time of the year where we say cheers to you, the CheckMates Community!While @Valeri_Loukine and I were in Tel Aviv, we recorded a fun little video with @Moti to kick things off - watch it below! Similar to our Birthday Celebration last year, we're going to have you nominate and vote on "the best of the best" on CheckMates for the year, but we have a few additional activities this year where you can win prizes, including a trip to Tel Aviv to meet with R&D and enjoy a taste of what Israel has to offer! The Best of CheckMates We invite you to vote for your favorite highlights on CheckMates over the past year! Among the categories we have “CheckMates Post of the year”, “Member of the Year”, "Rising star of the Year” and more! Vote for your favorites and enter a raffle to WIN an Apple Watch! We also invite you to share your Idea of the Year. How-To Videos Know how to do something with a Check Point product or service?Record a short video showing how to do it and submit to our How-To Video contest!One lucky winner will get a trip to Tel Aviv. Other prizes include a new iPhone and an Apple Watch. New Mascot @Moti insisted we come up with a replacement for #FlatMoti, who makes regular appearances at CheckMates events.So, let's ask the community: what do you think would make a good mascot?Submit your idea to our New Mascot Contest! We Are CheckMates! We're looking to spread CheckMates across the globe and we need your help!Follow us on LinkedIn, download the CheckMates Challenge logo to your device or even print it out. Take it to a unique place, snap a snazzy photo of it or take a selfie with it—no Photoshop jobs! Share your photo on LinkedIn, tagging Check Point CheckMates and using the hashtag #CheckMatesChallenge before 1st August 2019. An Apple Watch Series 4 will be rewarded to the most creative picture, in the coolest place! May the best pic win!
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This Week in CheckMates 17 June 2019

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates BlogTo have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS FeedSee also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed) Celebrating and Improving the Community As you've undoubtedly seen, we've kicked off our activities where we recognize and celebrate The Best of the Best on CheckMates. Take a moment and vote for the best of the best on CheckMates in the last year, make your own how-to video, suggest a replacement for FlatMoti, propose your idea of the year, and participate in the CheckMates (social media) Challenge! Meanwhile, a few small visual improvements were made on the site this week. Nothing too drastic, but hopefully it will make the site a little easier to use. Your feedback is welcome, of course! Community Highlights Here are the threads to watch from the last week: R80.30 Technical Update TechTalk Get the skinny on what we launched over the last couple of weeks. HTTPS Inspection and Website Categorization Introduced in R80.30 Meanwhile @Peter_Elmer did a short presentation on one of the R80.30 enhancements. R80.30 Packet Processing: Achieving Infinity Not necessary specific to R80.30, but another video from @Peter_Elmer about how packets are processed. New R80.20 Management Image Available as an Ongoing Release Resolves a few installation issues. migrate_server export running for over 3 hours If the process appears to be taking a while, check your disk space. VSX Discussions We had a couple this week: Install Hotfix on VSX VSX Upgrade R80.10 ro R80.20: CPUSE or Fresh Install? Procedure to Upgrade a VSX Cluster from R77.x to R80.20 Finalizing Stuck at 99% During Policy Installation Good news is that the policy's already being enforced at this point. Export Rules Not necessarily for import. How to Remove a Domain from an MDS via API Not necessarily for import. Get Early Access to our new Threat Prevention APIs Addresses a few requests we've had on CheckMates 😁 Upcoming Events We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar Here's where you can find @Valeri_Loukine and I over the next few weeks 18th June 2019: CheckMates Live Estonia with @Valeri_Loukine 20th June 2019: CheckMates Live Nashville with @PhoneBoy 25th June 2019: CheckMates Live Greece with @Valeri_Loukine 26th June 2019 TechTalk: Check Point and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework 27th June 2019: CheckMates Live Romania with @Valeri_Loukine 9th July 2019: CheckMates Live Trinidad with @PhoneBoy 9th July 2019: CheckMates Live Turkey with @Valeri_Loukine 11th July 2019: CheckMates Live Barbados with @PhoneBoy 17th July 2019: Maestro TechTalk: New Features, Best Practices, and Performance Aspects 28th August 2019: SD-WAN Security TechTalk If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com
PhoneBoy
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This Week in CheckMates 10 June 2019

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates BlogTo have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS FeedSee also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed) Community Highlights Here are the threads to watch from the last week: R80.10 Jumbo Hotfix 214 New ongoing jumbo hotfix is available for R80.10. R80.20.M2 Jumbo Hotfix If you're considering this release, consider R80.30 instead. Change admin Password to Enter SmartConsole R80.10 Couple ways to do it. Is Both HTTPS Inspection and Categorize HTTPS Websites Supported? From R80.20, yes. Different DNS Server per VS Not currently supported. SmartLog (and SmartView) Query Syntaxes How to search for different networks in the logs. Proxy ARP on Gaia When working with NAT. Creating (and Updating) Network Objects via API What's the process for figuring out an object exists and updating it? Protocol Signatures What are they? Upcoming Events We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar Here's where you can find @Valeri_Loukine and I over the next few weeks 12th June 2019: R80.30 Technology Update 18th June 2019: CheckMates Live Estonia with @Valeri_Loukine 20th June 2019: CheckMates Live Nashville with @PhoneBoy 25th June 2019: CheckMates Live Greece with @Valeri_Loukine 26th June 2019: SD-WAN Security TechTalk 27th June 2019: CheckMates Live Romania with @Valeri_Loukine 17th July 2019: Maestro TechTalk: New Features, Best Practices, and Performance Aspects If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com
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This Week in CheckMates 3 June 2019

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates BlogTo have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS FeedSee also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed) Shenanigans in Tel Aviv @Valeri_Loukine and I were in Tel Aviv recording a video, among other things. We'll share the video soon, but here's a still from the video: Community Highlights Here are the threads to watch from the last week: Upgrading Check Point Standalone Appliance to R80.x You can do it, but you'll want to add some RAM. Which R80.20 IPS Default Profile is equal to IPS R77.30 "Recommended" profile? The IPS Profiles in R80.x are somewhat different than the R77.x ones. USB not Detected in MAC with Media Encryption Blade Enabled There's a couple different reasons this might occur. CP4B Part 11: Threat Prevention The next installment of our Check Point for Beginners series. EOL versus EOS Question What to replace those older appliances with. Disclaimer Banner Pop-Up on VPN Connection Clever use of Windows scripting. R80.20 Fresh Install Fails on VMware ESXi If you're installing in VMware, there's a couple things to keep in mind. R80.10 Concurrent Administrators Definitely one of the best reasons to upgrade to R80.x. Check Point Created Objects Not Available for Reuse Get Topology in R80.x creates objects that you might not be able to use. Here's how to fix that. Upcoming Events We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar Here's where you can find @Valeri_Loukine and I over the next few weeks 12th June 2019: R80.30 Technology Update 18th June 2019: CheckMates Live Estonia with @Valeri_Loukine 20th June 2019: CheckMates Live Nashville with @PhoneBoy 25th June 2019: CheckMates Live Greece with @Valeri_Loukine 26th June 2019: SD-WAN Security TechTalk 27th June 2019: CheckMates Live Romania with @Valeri_Loukine 17th July 2019: Maestro TechTalk: New Features, Best Practices, and Performance Aspects If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com
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Welcome to Check Point for Beginners!

Understanding technology is a challenge. Complex concepts, rapid changes, new paradigms, overwhelming details, tools to master, time pressure - all those things might be tough to cope with. As a member of CheckMates, you deserve the best. That's why we have created a new Space on CheckMates - Check Point for Beginners. It is members' exclusive space where we will be posting learning materials: videos, articles, lab manuals, even history overviews - to help you out and to make understanding and mastering Check Point easier, less stressful and more productive. Subscribe and learn at your pace. Our Publications Check Point for Beginners (CP4B) Lecture Series 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 Part 9 - Application Control, URL Filtering and Content Awareness Part 10 - Identity Awareness Part 11 - Threat Prevention <--- NEW LECTURE!!! Videos Understanding Check Point FireWall - Part 1 Understanding Check Point FireWall - Part 2 Understanding Check Point FireWall - Part 3 Understanding Check Point FireWall - Part 4 Other Materials Brief History of Check Point Firewalls Principles of Check Point Architecture Introduction to Management CLI and JQ . <--- NEW Note: You have to be a member of CheckMates to access the materials. Please register with your UserCenter account. Create one, if you do not have it yet.
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This Week in CheckMates 27 May 2019

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates BlogTo have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS FeedSee also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed) Community Highlights Here are the threads to watch from the last week: Firewall Rules Optimization for CPU and Network Throughput Does grouping rules together improve performance? Not necessarily. IPS Version 2 Signatures What are they? Improved User Experience for Zero Day Attack Prevention in R80.30 See how it works. Blocking List of Domain Names with R80.10 What's the best way to do it? Ansible-Based Automation for Check Point Management Server and Gateways Leverages the R80.x Management APIs and the Gaia APIs. Best Practices for Inline Layers How to best leverage/use them. IPS Protection for CVE-2019-0708 Patch your systems and apply this IPS signature. Postman Collection for R80.30 For testing the R80.30 APIs. Upcoming Events We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar Here's where you can find @Valeri_Loukine and I over the next few weeks 6th June 2019: R80.30 Technology Update 18th June 2019: CheckMates Live Estonia with @Valeri_Loukine 19th June 2019: SD-WAN Security TechTalk 20th June 2019: CheckMates Live Nashville with @PhoneBoy 25th June 2019: CheckMates Live Greece with @Valeri_Loukine 27th June 2019: CheckMates Live Romania with @Valeri_Loukine 17th July 2019: Maestro TechTalk: New Features, Best Practices, and Performance Aspects If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com
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Announcing CheckMates Pro!

At CPX360 Las Vegas, we made a big CheckMates-related announcement: CheckMates Pro!The purpose of the CheckMates Pro program is to reward our most active community members.This is tracked through the use of points that are awarded for taking actions consistent with being an active community member.This includes, but is not limited to:Originating content on CheckMates that people participate in (either like, comment, vote on, mark as helpful, etc)You are given points for both originating the content and activity that occurs on it.Tag contentMark replies as helpful or correctFollow a space or personShare contentBeing given badges/awards by other usersIf you accumulate at least 250 points in a calendar year (tracked from the date you joined CheckMates), you can claim the following benefits:A one year evaluation license where you can learn about the power of Check Point Infinity first-hand in your labThis is an extended version of the "All-in-one" Eval you can request through UserCenter today, enabling the ability to use most Security Gateway and Management products.A quarterly meeting with Check Point R&D on a topic area of your choosingTerms and Conditions:Must have earned at least 250 points per calendar year of membership on CheckMates.Must reapply for benefit each year.We reserve the right to modify the terms/conditions at any time.If you qualify and wish to redeem this benefit, please email us at checkmates@checkpoint.com. Please include the User Center account # you wish to apply the benefit to. Requests can be submitted until April 1st
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This Week in CheckMates 20 May 2019

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates BlogTo have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS FeedSee also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed) CheckMates on a Yacht! @Moti, @Amit_Sharon, and I were in Miami for CPX, which was held on the Seafair Mega Yacht! Amit caught me in action at the booth: Moti gave his keynote: Community Highlights Here are the threads to watch from the last week: CheckMates Member of the Month for May 2019: Maarten Sjouw Congratulations and thank you for your ongoing contributions to the community, @Maarten_Sjouw ! CheckMates GO Episode 4: Threat Intelligence Are you enjoying our new podcast? Let us know! Moving Gateway to New Management and Importing Old Ruleset Topic came up again in a different thread, so re-highlighting this one. R80.10 User Mode Firewall and Performance Impact Our VP of Products Dr. Dorit Dor weighed in on this thread. Seems in R80.30 with the 3.10 kernel, this is the default for all platforms and it will bring some performance benefits. Duplicate Services: Which One Will Be Used? Depends on the rule that matched the connection. SmartMove Our tool to migrate to Check Point from other vendors has been updated to support Palo Alto Networks! Legacy DHCP Relay Services When Upgrading to R80.x You can leave the old ones there, but there are some benefits to moving to the new services. Regarding CVE-2019-0708 We've had requests regarding an IPS signature for this particular CVE. Installing Expansion Interfaces to a Cluster Member An order of operations question. How Packet Flow Works Inside the IPS Blade For those who are curious... Upcoming Events We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar Here's where you can find @Valeri_Loukine and I over the next few weeks 6th June 2019: R80.30 Technology Update 18th June 2019: CheckMates Live Estonia with @Valeri_Loukine 19th June 2019: SD-WAN Security TechTalk 20th June 2019: CheckMates Live Nashville with @PhoneBoy 25th June 2019: CheckMates Live Greece with @Valeri_Loukine 27th June 2019: CheckMates Live Romania with @Valeri_Loukine 17th July 2019: Maestro TechTalk: New Features, Best Practices, and Performance Aspects If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com
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CheckMates Member of the Month for May 2019: Maarten Sjouw

Put your virtual hands together for @Maarten_Sjouw , our CheckMates member of the Month for May 2019! When he's not on his houseboat, managing customer gateways, or helping people here, you can also find him on LinkedIn as well. Tell Us About Yourself and What You Do, Maarten I was born and raised in the Netherlands and I started my career in IT in 1983 when I started working for a company that delivered and maintained DEC equipment and, a few years later, included PC’s and MAC’s in network environments. My first TCP/IP training was in 1986, since then networking had my main interest. Around 1999, I started working with a Gauntlet firewall, which was replaced by my first Check Point NG firewall for a worldwide shipping company. Since 2008, I've been working for an MSP and the number of gateways we manage has moved to 300+ for around 150 customers in various complexities of networks. Some just have a single network and firewall, others have complex MPLS networks and multi-layer firewalls. Tell Us About Your Experience with Check Point I started working with a single cluster and a management server in Check Point NG on Nokia hardware with IPSO and SPLAT for management. This grew to around 40 gateways managed by a Provider-1 setup. Then, I moved to an MSP where I was taking over a 25 international customer setup with mostly Nokias and a Provider-1. This grew to about 50 international customers before we were merged with the national team of the same company. This team managed around 100 customers with an average of 1.5 gateways per customer (some single some cluster). On top of that, both teams ran a number of VSX clusters. Also in this area my assistance is often requested. Do You Have a Unique Check Point Deployment? We are working on a project for our companies own Internet access based on 2 Maestro setups to support 10GB each. These setups will be running as each other’s backup, but will be independent from each other. What do You Use the CheckMates Platform For? To learn, to share the weird things we run into and to help others with their questions. I really like the involvement of Check Point employees in the forum and on top of that the knowledge that is out there with a lot of the other members. What Do You Like To Do for Fun? I like to work with wood in my spare time, to build furniture and other things. I also like to assist with hot-air ballooning, which I do not do so much anymore since the pilot I assisted regularly has passed away. About 10 years ago, I had a new houseboat built and finished it off myself in about 3 months, with a lot of help from my friends. I have been living there with my family since then. Anything Else You'd Like to let CheckMates Know About? Thank you all for the excellent work everyone does on this very useful forum.
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This Week in CheckMates 13 May 2019

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates BlogTo have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS FeedSee also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed) Community Highlights Here are the threads to watch from the last week: White Paper Publishing Project Our SE community has developed a lot of white papers we are starting to publish on CheckMates. It's ~joe 2.0! Check Point R80.30 Not surprisingly, it's been one of the most searched-for things on CheckMates...and it's finally here! Moving Gateway to New Management and Importing Old Ruleset It's manual work, but it can be done. A Glimpse into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Latest in our CheckMates Nuggets series. Anti-Spoofing on Interfaces Which Have Not Been Updated What happens when you add an interface before you define the policy? Any Tool to Build a Rulebase from an "Any Any Accept" Rule? Not really, but the using the logs the right way can certainly help. Customized fwm logexport Did not realize this was possible. Which, considering how long fwm logexport has been around, is kinda amazing! Using CSV to Bulk Add Objects -- Doubled Items When you're adding objects that already exist by name or by IP... Managing a Gateway over VPN This well-covered topic has come up again. Bypass HTTPS Inspection for a Custom URL Likewise, this old thread has come up again. Sharing a Session with GUI and Gaia Expert You can "take over" a session created through mgmt_cli from SmartConsole...and vice versa. Temporarily Disable Auto-Generated NAT Rules Not really an easy way to do this, but there are some suggested workarounds. Upcoming Events We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar Here's where you can find the CheckMates team over the next few weeks: 16th May 2019: CPX Miami @Moti is giving a keynote, @PhoneBoy and @Amit_Sharon will be there too! 22nd May 2019: R80.30 Technology Update 18th June 2019: CheckMates Live Estonia with @Valeri_Loukine 19th June 2019: SD-WAN Security TechTalk 25th June: CheckMates Live Greece with @Valeri_Loukine 17th July 2019: Maestro TechTalk: New Features, Best Practices, and Performance Aspects If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com

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