Articles tagged with #Checkpoint




Turn the Checkpoint firewall into network-neutral router and do it in 2 minutes.

It was rather unusual request of the client that for no matter which reasons asked me to “shut down the Checkpoint firewall”. What ? “Shutdown, you know, that it just passes the traffic from interface to interface by its routing table no checking , also I need to add few routes on …



Number of connected SecureClient or Secureremote users

Here is how to see number of connected to the gateway users. Nothing special/interesting and I am sure somewhere in the SecureKnowledgeBase it is to be found but with recent licensing improvements people ask a lot about that. VALS - real-time number of currently connected users. PEAK - largest number of …



Checkpoint - turn netconf.C routes into linux route command

I must confess that I prefer good solutions today over perfect solutions tomorrow. So when the need aroused to do a script that takes netconf.C and transforms all the route statements in it to the general linux form of "route add xxx" I did this one-liner you can see …



Find SmartCenter address on the firewall module

I am sure there are gazillion ways to find the IP address of the managing this module SmartCenter/ Security Management Server, but here comes the one I use. Works on firewall module as well as on the SmartCenter itself , even more - gives the same result, surprising no ? [Expert@FW-XL1]# fw …



Subnet calculator in Checkpoint firewall

Should you ever forget intricacies of the subnetting Checkpoint have subnetting calculator right in their firewalls - ipcalc. Given subnet show the 1st Ip (network) : ipcalc -n 192.168.34.45/27 NETWORK=192.168.34.32 Given subnet show the last IP (broadcast) : ipcalc -b 192.168.34.45/27 …



Restart Checkpoint Smart Center/Management Server only, without traffic interruption

It comes to the top 10 questions I hear on a daily basis so here is how to restart Checkpoint Smart Center only (Security Management Server). It is especially useful in Standalone firewall topology, where the Management Server and Firewall module are installed on the same machine and you don't …



Restart SNMP daemon on Checkpoint

While not being anything noticeable by itself, the problem was that all monitored snmp values were normal but cpu showed 100% on the Open server with 8 CPUs , it did remind me that you should always record the current state before doing the changes. As I said it was an …



Keep your Checkpoint IPS updated

The IPS protection should be up-to-date, no arguing here. But should it also be automatic ? Well, here Checkpoint thought that not and put no provision for auto updates for the R70.x series. The only way to update IPS protection is either click on Online Update and do it real-time …



MAC finder script

While I don't like going down to Layer 2 , recently I had to do it - I didn't know IP address of the Cisco router I wanted to connect to but I had access to the Cisco router sitting in the same network. That would be pretty easy to do #show …



Visio stencils for Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Checkpoint, Avaya Updated for 2020

Updated for 2020. Some links to download Microsoft Visio stencils of the most popular vendors. Juniper Cisco Avaya BlueCoat Fortinet Dell Requires registration Checkpoint happen not to have official stencils set, only Nokia appliances stuff can be found. So someone volunteered and using icons/press releases/PowerPoint presentations done by …