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This Week in CheckMates 25 March 2019

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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: The CheckMates Blog
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A Relatively Quiet Week

For me, at least, most of this week was focused on tuning up the new community after the migration. Some minor visual improvements were made this week in response to feedback, including adding some useful message views to the More menu.  The new platform and the number of hands involved means it takes a little longer to roll out enhancements. More is coming soon, so bear with us.

One thing we did add this past week was a dedicated space for the VSX product. Some might say it's long overdue, and you're right. We've had a lot of VSX-specific threads over the last couple years, and now we have a specific space to put them in!

Community Highlights

Here are the threads to watch from the last week:

Member Exclusive TechBytes

Some of our Sales Engineers are doing education sessions, which we are now making available in our Member Exclusive area!

R80.x Architecture and Performance Tuning Link Collection

A link to several useful articles from @HeikoAnkenbrand !

Blocking Pornography without HTTPS Inspection

There are pros and cons to doing this without HTTPS Inspection. This will get easier in R80.30 with SNI support.

Migrate to 10G Interfaces

Coming from 1GB interfaces, there are a couple things to do.

Keeping Policy Templates with no Policy Install Targets

You might not want to keep a layer with a policy installation target of All. If you specify "Specific" then you have to put something there. Here's how to make it empty.

Check Point Automation: Many Questions

With some answers, of course.

R77.20.86 for SMB Appliances

The biggest thing this enables is the WatchTower app from your mobile device. 

Check Point Rulebase: Is there any kind of implicit or explicit rule above stealth rule except manag...

There are a few, yes.

R80.20 Management and VPN Domain with EDGE N Appliances

If you're still managing EDGE N appliances with R80.20, watch out for this one!

New! R80.30 feature: Management Data Plane Separation (For Gateways with 8+ cores)

Some discussion around this new feature coming soon.

Service type "Service with Resource" via the Management API

These are legacy service types, and thus their API support

Management R80.20 Instability

Are you having issues? We want to hear about it!

Upcoming Events

We are now maintaining our event calendar in Google Calendar.
You can browse our calendar of events here: CheckMates Calendar 
Upcoming events include:

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