Security landscape is evolving fast, so fast detection and mitigation is important for customers. Many enterprises are looking to firewall vendors to provide cloud-based malware detection instances to aid them in their advanced threat detection efforts, as a cost-effective alternative to stand-alone sandboxing appliances.
SSL Decryption is one of the key topics, since TLS 1.2 to the TLS 1.3 standard will undoubtedly force changes in how enterprise firewall vendors process the traffic.
Policy Orchestration and Automation Become Critical on SDN deployments, some vendors haven’t provide much attention om this topic. Firewall Services Within IaaS Environments Become an Area of Differentiation.
Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
Full Report on Report Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2018
Thanks to spend your time reading this post on the first day of the new year.
The 2017 was a busy year regards projects and a new area i’ve been exploring myself (Business Development), this is quite new for me but it’s going….
What i mean by Business Development? I’ve been focus only on Engineering (hands-on) which is by far what i really like to do, so i get the implementation plan and GO! Why not dive in the conversation with the customer and understand their challenges, advise what technologies are in the market that really suit them. Presenting cutting-edge technologies and advise the customer is also something i really like.
What do i have for this upcoming year? I’ve done some re-cert’s, like Juniper, VMware and Cisco.
I have do do some re-certs this year too, but i want to focus more on the CCDE than ever, so i’m starting officially today and i hope do the Written in 6 months. I will attend the Cisco Live Barcelona 2018, so i hope get good contacts to push this even further. This is the plan mentally but i know this might has to change a bit.
CCNA Cyber Ops is just around the corner :)
Happy New Year.
Automation and orchestration capabilities these days are the key for many Organizations, and this session will show you what can you achieve with the R80.10 API. Specifically, this session covers:
- Introduction to using the R80.10 APIs using Postman and Ansible
- Tips on how to add objects and services to adding rules via CLI RESTful API
- Additional use cases
- And much more
The content presented is below:
Slides: How to use R80.10 API for Automation and Streamlined Security (PPT)
Video: How to use R80.10 API for Automation and Streamlined Security (Video)
Q&A: TechTalk Q&A: Leveraging the R80.10 API to Automate and Streamline Security Operations
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The CCSE exam is now available for R80. This exam is based on the R80.10 CCSE certification training course.
The CCSE Update exam will be released in Q3 2017. This is the fast path for certified professionals that are CCSE certified on previous software versions.
R80 CCSA exam is available at Pearson VUE. Please note the CCSA certification is a prerequisite for the CCSE exam and certification.
Quick reference for these new version exam numbers:
- 156-215.80 – CCSA
- 156-315.80 – CCSE
- 156-915.80 – CCSE Update (Not released yet)
CCSA and CCSE (proctored exams) will be priced $250 USD and CCSM $350
You can check here the CPX 2017 Presentations, for exclusive access to full slide decks from each presentation, please log into your Check Point CheckMates account.
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:
- Upgrade your certifications to CCSM (156-115.77)
- Take two of the following certifications to extend your current CCSE for 1 year
- Secure Web Gateway
- ThP-Threat Prevention
- GAIA Intro -Gaia Overview
- Advanced IPS
- MTPA-Mobile Threat Prevention Administrator
- MTPE-Mobile Threat Prevention Engineering
- Wait for CCSE R80 to be released
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.
What is the R80 Upgrade Verification Service?
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:
- The introduction of ‘one console, one policy
- Better aligning security with business processes and network architectures
- Integration of threat management for a single view into risk across a network
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!