Articles tagged with #Checkpoint




Check Point Certified Troubleshooting Administrator (CCTA) 156-580 Exam Preparation Tips and Impressions

The following, I hope, will help you to prepare better for the exam as there is no information I could find anywhere. Note Links to all the resources I mention in the text are at the end. Also, for obvious reasons this article does not contain actual questions from the …



Checkpoint API tutorial, part 1 - getting started

In this, 1st part of tutorial series, I will show how to enable remote access to API on Checkpoint Management Server, verify that it is running and is indeed enabled for remote access, and create first Network object - Host via HTTP request. All this I will do in Postman software …



Checkpoint How to use R80.10 API for Automation and Streamlined Security webcast main points

Just took part in the webcast by Checkpoint How to use R80.10 API for Automation and Streamlined Security and here are some thoughts about it. API is all about working with Management server (but read on) We can set some things on a firewall Gateway as well via API …



How to manually install Security Policy via cli on Checkpoint Gaia.

The usual way to install a policy is by clicking Install in the SmartDashboard of course, but if need arises to do so from the command line of the Checkpoint Management server we do it this way: fwm load



The one command to clear ALL the connections on a Checkpoint firewall - use with care

Checkpoint firewalls are pretty dynamic and interactive to our changes, for the most of the changes done by administrator it is enough to install the policy for the changes to take immediate effect. In the rare cases when changes (seemingly) do not take effect, it is probably because the particular …



What ports 18190 18209 18210 18211 in Checkpoint are used for

What ports 18190, 18209, 18210, 18211, in Checkpoint are used for ? For the correct functioning the Checkpoint uses quite a lot of ports, some are a must some or not. The ports listed above are in ‘a must’ category. Let’s see: 18190 (NOTE: R77.x versions only, starting with …



Last measure for the desperate case of a lost access to the Check Point firewall

It may happen to anyone – mistaken security rule “Any Any Drop”, or using dynamic object for URL block. The end result – after the policy install you have no administrative access to the firewall with SmartDashboard/ssh/https. For this case Check Point came with fw unloadlocal console/SSH expert level …



How many times can we change IP address of the Check Point license?

TLDR: 6 times. Today most licenses are of a central type so we rarely need to change their IP address as IP address of the Management server does not change that often. Still, if this happens then there is an option to change IP address or re-license the existing license …



Disconnect VPN or Mobile Access or SNX user from Check Point firewall

You may need occasionally to disconnect some or all connected users from the firewall forcibly. There are few ways I can think about to do so, for example installing Security Policy clears the cached authentication of the remote users, and while it does not disconnect them it will force a …



On what Linux version do Check Point firewalls run ?

Throughout its history CheckPoint firewall changed versions and names, incorporated other products. The last, so far, evolution has been the Gaia operating system released in 2012. All this holds true of course but nevertheless the base platform for the firewall all these years has been Red Hat Enterprise Linux server …