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Check Point Security Administration (R80.10 GAiA)

Learn how to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades.

GK# 3442

Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn the basic concepts and skills necessary to configure Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades. During this course, you will configure a security policy and learn about managing and monitoring a secure network, upgrading and configuring a security gateway, and implementing a virtual private network (VPN).

What You'll Learn

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  • Check Point technology
  • Deployment platforms
  • Introduction to the security policy
  • Monitoring traffic and connections
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Using SmartUpdate
  • User management and authentication
  • Identity Awareness
  • Check Point VPNs

Outline

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  • Check Point's unified approach to network management and its key elements
  • Design a distributed environment
  • Install the Security Gateway in a distributed environment
  • Perform a backup and restore the current Gateway installation from the command line
  • Identify critical files needed to purge or backup, import and export users and groups, and add or delete administrators from the command line
  • Deploy Gateways using the GAiA web interface
  • Create and configure network, host, and gateway objects
  • Verify SIC establishment between the Security Management Server and the Gateway using SmartDashboard
  • Create a basic Rule Base in SmartDashboard that includes permissions for administrative users, external services, and LAN outbound use
  • Configure NAT rules on Web and Gateway servers
  • Evaluate existing policies and optimize the rules based on current corporate requirements
  • Maintain the Security Management Server with scheduled backups and policy versions to ensure seamless upgrades with minimal downtime
  • Use Queries in SmartView Tracker to monitor IPS and common network traffic and trouble-shoot events using packet data
  • Use packet data to generate reports, trouble-shoot system and security issues, and ensure network functionality
  • Using SmartView Monitor, configure alerts and traffic counters, view a Gateway's sta-tus, monitor suspicious activity rules, analyze tunnel activity and monitor remote user access
  • Monitor remote Gateways using SmartUpdate to evaluate the need for upgrades, new installations, and license modifications
  • Use SmartUpdate to apply upgrade packages to single or multiple VPN-1 Gateways
  • Upgrade and attach product licenses using SmartUpdate
  • Centrally manage users to ensure only authenticated users securely access the corporate network either locally or remotely
  • Manage users to access the corporate LAN by using external databases
  • Use Identity Awareness to provide granular level access to network resources
  • Acquire user information used by the Security Gateway to control access
  • Define Access Roles for use in an Identity Awareness rule
  • Implement Identity Awareness in the Firewall Rule Base
  • Configure a pre-shared secret site-to-site VPN with partner sites
  • Configure permanent tunnels for remote access to corporate resources
  • Configure VPN tunnel sharing, given the difference between host-based, subunit-based and gateway-based tunnels

Labs

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Lab 1: Distributed Installations

Lab 2: Stand-alone Security Gateway Installations

Lab 3: Common Tools

Lab 4: Building a Security Policy

Lab 5: Configure the DMZ

Lab 6: Configure NAT

Lab 7: Monitor with SmartView Tracker

Lab 8: Client Authentication

Lab 9: Identity Awareness

Lab 10: Site-to-Site VPN between Corporate and Branch Office

Prerequisites

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  • General knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, network technology, and the Internet

Who Should Attend

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Technical persons who support, install, deploy, or administer Check Point Software Blades should attend this course. This could include the following:

  • System administrators
  • Support analysts
  • Security managers
  • Network engineers
  • Anyone seeking CCSA certification

Follow-On Courses

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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