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This Week in CheckMates 13 August 2018

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Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

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Community Highlights

While Dameon and flatmoti enjoy their vacation, 

we are having a very busy week here at checkmates‌:

R80.x Security Gateway Architecture (Logical Packet Flow) 

Heiko Ankenbrand endlessly continues perfecting his popular article.

There is also a spin-out discussion:

How does the Medium Path (PXL) and Content Inspection work with R80 

were we deepen our understanding of Medium Path and related technological solutions. The newest painting by Heiko Ankenbrand‌ definitely helps:

Security Gateway Packet Flow and Acceleration - with Diagrams 

That is yet another attempt to put packet flows on a chart or two. This one is based on official Check Point GW architecture diagrams. FW path, Medium and Accelerated Paths are presented separately, for better clarity.

 How to use Identity Awareness Tags in R80.20.M1 

Tomer Sole‌ explains the new Identity tagging feature available with R80.20.M1 release

R80.10 Upgrade Guide and Best Practices - Slideshow 

This is another Tomer's hit (members only, sorry folks, you need to register to get here)

Block specific File extention 

we learn that R80.10 is needed for that.

Build Azure CloudGuard using Terraform

the title says it all

Checkpoint r77.30 cluster migration from hardware to VM 

We are discussing the most gracious ways to move a cluster into new environment.

Check Point Lightboard Series - SandBlast Mobile Architecture 

Must seen video about SandBlast Mobile

Oldie but goldie:

Danny Jung‌'s document  is almost one year old yet still steering interesting discussion in the comments: Common Check Point Commands (ccc) 

Another classic diagram Ports Used for Communication by Various Check Point Modules is still getting lots of hits

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