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Enhancing CLISH with Dynamic CLI

Check Point released a new tool today called Dynamic CLI to enhance CLISH with new commands. This might eliminate the need to access Expert mode for certain roles you may have in your team....

R80.20 now widely recommended version

Since January 15th 2019, R80.20 with Jumbo Hotfix Take 17 is considered as Check Point’s default version. This means it’s widely recommended for all deployments. It should now show up as recommended hotfix in...

R80.30 Production EA Program

R80.20 GA and R80.20.M2 have been released in Q3/Q4 of 2018 so Check Point continues in 2019 to push further with starting up the R80.30 Production Early Availability Program. Below you can see the...

cppcap: alternative for tcpdump

Check Point released a new tool called CPPCAP as an alternative for the well known Linux tool tcpdump. In sk141412 they explain that tcpdump causes a significant increase in CPU usage which will impact performance...

Troubleshooting of R80.10 policy installation

The Check Point Support Channel explains in 3 videos how to troubleshoot policy installations in R80.10. It only takes 30 minutes to learn a lot more about this topic. Part 1 – Explains the...

Super Seven Performance Assessment Commands (s7pac)

I am proud to announce a new script called s7pac which stands for Super Seven Performance Assessment Commands. The script is based on the excellent TechTalk ‘Security Gateway Performance Optimization presented by Timothy Hall, author...

R80.20 is now General Available!

Check Point released their newest version R80.20 as GA today. The main difference with the earlier released R80.20.M1 (Management Feature release) is that R80.20 GA is also available for Security Gateways.

How to recover Gaia Admin password on VMware

Today we ran into a situation we needed to recover the Gaia Admin password of a Logserver which was hosted on VMware. Therefore we could not use the procedure to create a EmergenDisk USB...

Public EA program includes R80.20 Security Gateway

R80.20 Security Gateway is now also available in the Public EA program. It’s available as seperate ISO’s and CPUSE packages for Security Management and Security Gateway. A new Deployment Agent version and SmartConsole R80.20...

Early Availability program R80.20

Check Point is launching an Early Availability (EA) program for it’s upcoming release R80.20 which might be released this summer. There are currently two EA programs available. Production EA The Production EA program is for...