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Check Point: Enable SSL Encryption for LDAP Accounts

Background: Check Point users faced an issue when they wanted to change their expired passwords when logging into to the VPN via the SecureClient. Although they had been prompted to change password their attempts were not successful. I did some investigation into this and discovered that SSL needs to be allowed for LDAP communication for […]

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Restore of Checkpoint Fails with “The following hotfixes seem to be missing”

Ran into a slight snag when attempting to restore a production backup into a VM(*VMware*) image of Checkpoint R77.30. I was using the Gaia WebUI to restore image returns a message: “The following hotfixes seem to be missing”. The message points me to a log file located under /tmp/ which indicates missing updates to the firewall […]

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Fix for Checkpoint VPN tunneling Option being grayed out on Check Point Endpoint Security Client

I noticed that my Windows VPN client on my computer was forcing all traffic through the gateway of my VPN endpoint. Something that in most cases would be find however this limited my ability to access local network resources in addition to browsing the internet via my local internet provider (Split Tunneling). What I soon […]

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Check Point 600 Appliance Software Blade Stuck in Updating status

Recently I had a chance to get my hands on this excellent Firewall by Checkpoint. And as you know not everything goes perfectly, and this is where you get a chance to learn how it works, while you fix. I encountered an issue where one of the Threat Prevention Blades was stuck in updating mode […]

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Check Point 600 Appliance Initial Setup

The following is a quick video of the setup of a Checkpoint 600 Security Appliance Notes right from the admin guide: http://downloads.checkpoint.com/dc/download.htm?ID=24000 Check Point 600 Appliance Overview Check Point 600 Appliance delivers integrated unified threat management to protect your organization from today’s emerging threats. Based on proven Check Point security technologies such as Stateful Inspection, […]