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This Week in CheckMates 24 September 2018

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

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

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See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed😞

CheckMates in Your Language!

While most of the content on CheckMates is in English, we now have a few groups where both content and discussions are available in other languages! 

Let us know if you want to have it in your native language as well.

CheckMates Comes to Texas

One of the events I did this week was in our newly expanded office space in our Dallas TAC, which is still under construction:


I also had to say hi to Jason Tugwell‌ and Toni Ponder‌ in our Training and Certification team:

And, of course, it's new iPhone time.

Had to check out CheckMates on the Xs Max!

Looks great, as expected!

Community Highlights

Here are the top threads of the past week or so:


This unofficial poll has generated a lot of discussion. Even Product Management has chimed in!

Troubleshooting policy installation 

Some pointed questions (and answers) about how to do this.

multidomain and mgmt_cli 

If you're using Multi-Domain Management and using the CLI, make sure you're either logged into the domain or the domain is specified as part of the CLI command.

Create objects for Azure Data-Center IP ranges - Python script 

And the companion for R77.30 and earlier: Create/Update Azure Network/Group Objects for Public IP Space (77.30-below) 

Max Power (max) - Fix me beautiful 

This Bash script analyzes your Check Point system and provides advanced security, health and performance optimization tips.

Speed up your Snapshot creation and revert time 

Links to a couple SKs on the topic.

Cipher Configuration Tool (CCT) 

Simpler way to control what ciphers are permitted by various parts of the product.

Maintenance actions that should be performed by admins 

See also: Maintenance actions that should be performed by admins 

iOS12 Siri Shortcuts and MGMT API 

Speak to your phone and get the status of your firewalls. Smiley Happy


Upcoming Events

Between Valeri Loukine and I, we'll be busy in the next several weeks!

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