Author: Rick

Book review: Check Point Firewall Administration R81.10+

There’s really nothing lied about the book’s subtitle ‘A practical guide to Check Point firewall deployment and administration’. The recently published book ‘Check Point Firewall Administration R81.10+’ by author Vladimir Yakovlev is packed with...

What you need to know about Jumbo Hotfixes

As a rule of thumb please follow the advises below regarding installation of Jumbo Hotfixes: Always create a backup or snapshot (or both) before you install a Jumbo Hotfix. Make sure you are running...

How to add log storage to a SMS on VMware

It turns out that the procedure to add extra (log) storage to a Check Point Management Server (but also Multi-Domain Server, Multi-Domain Logserver and SmartEvent) running on VMware is not known to everyone. WARNING:...

R81.10.00 for Quantum Spark released

Check Point released R81.10.00 for Quantum Spark appliances which brings code alignment between the Quantum R81.10 Security Gateway release and the Quantum Spark product line. Because Embedded Gaia software of R81.10.00 inherits its code...

R81.20 Public EA is available

Nearly six months after the release of the Production EA for R81.20 Check Point has now launched the Public EA program for their upcoming R81.20 release. See also the R81.20 Public EA thread on...

Episode notes: HyperFlow (S01E01)

During episode S01E01: HyperFlow of the checkpoint<dot>engineer podcast some references were made to other content, articles or interesting sites. This episode note is here to make it easy for you to find this content....

Checkpoint.engineer Podcast launched

I’m happy to announce that I’ve launched the Checkpoint.engineer podcast today. Each episode will be around a specific Check Point topic. The topic of the first ever episode is HyperFlow, the newest performance optimization...

R81.10 now widely recommended version

As of today Check Point’s default version and considered widely recommended for all deployments is R81.10 (Take 335). As always Check Point recommends to use the most recent General Availability Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take,...

R81.20 EA Program now available

Check Point announced the Quantum R81.20 Early Availability program for production environments. A date for the Public EA (for lab environments) has not been announced yet. But looking at previous EA programs the Public...