It took a while for Checkpoint release the R80 for the gateways, but it’s here now! It’s time to move on and play! Another Marketing strategy around called Check Point Affinity landed with this new version.
I got an email from Checkpoint about my cert expiration, but what is the challenge here? I can’t take the same exam as per check Point FAQ, in this case CCSE but i gave a try and bang!,
After contact Check point i got the following options:
I do not see the point to do 2 of the certs to renew the CCSE just for 1 year. The CCSE R80 should be available on Q3 as per Checkpoint. But who knows……
You can read the Check Point Certification FAQ here
Maybe wait is the best option! And do the Update exam after.
No, it’s not fouls day…After a long delay we have the New generation Management Platform.
R80 Upgrade Verification Service is an upgrade verification and environment simulation service. You get customized support to help make your transition to R80 as seamless as possible, so you can optimize the features of R80, while ensuring compatibility with the existing security infrastructure. Click on follow link to get more information https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com/supportcenter/portal?eventSubmit_doGoviewsolutiondetails=&solutionid=sk108623
Check Point R80 will be available later this March, after Check Point rescheduled it for a few times, you can check it on Press Release. Having Multiple administrators managing policies at same time it´s a big improvement, so you don’t need to ask your team to log off because you need implement an urgent rule!
Benefits of R80:
Check point R80 has been delayed by Check Point for a long time… But if you are a partner and you want play with it, Check Point add it on Early Availability Program. Just login on your UC and download it!
Check Point trap me all the time because of Proxy ARP, for some reason after install a policy on a gateway the NAT didn’t come up AGAIN!
After do a capture i realized what could be the problem (too many arp requests)
These are the default values of ARP in GAIA OS
Adding in clish mode a static proxy arp entry
The GAIA command above convert it automatically to a file called local.arp
Using Expert Mode
Golden rule: Setup always a static proxy arp