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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
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed)

Community Highlights

Here are the threads to watch from the last week:

New Releases

CheckMates Member of the Month for July 2019: Nicholas Doropoulos

Put your virtual hands together!

Behavior of HA Cluster When SYN Link is Down

A bonded sync link is a good idea.

One Liner Collection

Similar to My Top 3 CLI Commands but it lists posts that reference some more complicated CLI foo.

High Dispatcher CPU

How to troubleshoot.

High CPU on Allowed But Unknown Traffic

Similar to the previous thread, but involving VSX.

Win10 E80.85 Endpoint Patching VPN Connection Lost July Updates

If you're applying Windows 10 updates, make sure the Endpoint Security client is also updated as well.

Unable to Connect to McAfee SIEM via LEA After Upgrade to R80.20

Some changes were made in R80+ with regards to OPSEC, make sure your third party products have been updated.

Check Point OS Download

Explaining the various options.

Parsing The Output of "mgmt_cli" Using jq

An oldie but goodie that periodically comes up.

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

If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com 

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26910881_10215578164353643_7926762919519274387_o.jpgIt's that time of the month where we recognize our best members. Put your virtual hands together for @Nick_Doropoulos, our CheckMates member of the Month for July 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
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed)

Community Highlights

Here are the threads to watch from the last week:

How-To Videos

Software Releases

Gaia R80.10 VLAN 1 and Native VLAN

Not supported, but the discussion here did lead to improving our documentation around this.

Log Fields Full Mapping SK

We've had a few requests for this.

Functionality API vs SmartConsole

Not everything's available via API yet.

R80.20 MTU and SecureXL Problem

Something to track.

Password Reset Collection

This topic has come up a few times in the last few weeks.

SMB Documents

Collection of very helpful docs related to our 600/700/1100/1200R/1400 Appliances

My Security Management Setup Script

An oldie but goodie that might be good for building your own "Demo Mode" environment.

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

If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com 

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Hi CheckMates ,

This is your opportunity to influence and shape how the 2020 CPX 360 agenda and content will look like .

We wish to create the best ever and most relevant event to today and future cyber security challenges and solutions.

Please share with us your feedback and ideas by answering this short survey and for your chance to win Apple Air Pods!

Feel free to forward the survey link (http://tiny.cc/cpx2020cool  ) to your colleagues 

All for now and c ya there 🙂 

Moti 

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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
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts and our podcast (RSS Feed)

Community Highlights

Here are the threads to watch from the last week:

New Releases

CPX 360 2020

We're getting a head start on our next big CPX 360 events!

RDP Nightmares

Our latest episode of the CheckMates GO podcast

"cpconfig" => "Administrator" does not show the options to list all admins

Admins have been configured in SmartConsole/Dashboard for a while now, cpconfig is a legacy option.

policyCleanUp.py Issue

The issue was the default API port was changed from 443. That means all your scripts and API calls must use the port you've configured.

Introduction to Identity-Based Access Control and Threat Prevention

Another good video from @Peter_Elmer

Rulebase Policy Export from Gateway

It's much easier to do this from the management if at all possible.

SIP NATing Fills up fwx_alloc Even When There's No NAT used for SIP

SIP Early NAT is at play here.

AD Query Server Connection

Make sure you've enabled connectivity between the gateway and the AD server.

VPN Usage Report

A few threads are highlighted in here.

Custom View Report for Application Usage Broken Out By Week Over Time

Requires some work in Excel in addition to the correct SmartEvent report.

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

If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com 

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Share your Cyber Security insights on-stage at #CPX360 2020 !

 

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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
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See 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!

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Community Highlights

Here are the threads to watch from the last week:

New How-To Videos

What Happens When A License Expires?

We had a couple threads asking about this:

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

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 "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See 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:

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

If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com 

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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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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
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See 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

If you would like a CheckMates Live event in your area, get in contact with us: checkmates@checkpoint.com 

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