New Jumbo hotfix – GA avaliable Take 205

Checkpoint released a new GA Jumbo for R77.30 the 15 Dec 2016.
Check_Point_R77_30_JUMBO_HF_1_Bundle_T205_FULL.tgz

Note: Effective December 15th 2016, the General Availability Take_205 is available for CPUSE online installation in Gaia Portal and Gaia Clish (it replaces Take_185).

 

 

Latest ongoing      Take_213     released 05 feb 2015

See sk106162 for further details.

Checkpoint Data Center Security Appliances 41000

This week i was luckey enough to get a closer look at Checkpoint´s 41000 Data Center Security Appliance.

It truely is a beauty – and i was luckey enough to get some “hands on” time on my own.
More to come within the next few days, but untill then here is a picture of the beatifull creature, and a link for more info.

https://www.checkpoint.com/products/41000-61000-security-systems/

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New Jumbo Hotfix for R77.30 – Take 145 – but not avaliable though checkpoint cloud yet.

10 May Checkpoint released a new jumbo hotfix. Take 145 – but its still not possible to download it form checkpoint cloud.

This time I have created a SR with Checkpoint, so the problem would be fixed.
Checkpoint support told me, that “We recently discovered som issues with the CPUSE package for the latest Jumbo Take 145.”
Checkpoint are currently working on fixing the issue, but if you need the update please contact Checkpoint through a Service Request, or get your Partner to do it for you.
Checkpoint Support will provide you with a legacy install package, until the CPUSE package has been fixed.

 

Tribute to our soldiers – where ever you are from

The invictus games just recently finished.
https://invictusgamesfoundation.org
We salute you all – every last one of you, for the sacrifice you made for your country, and for our freedom !

Four days of sport. Hundreds of inspiring stories. Thousands of cheering spectators. Thank you to Invictus Games Orlando 2016 for putting on such an incredible event.

Opslået af Invictus Games på 15. maj 2016

 

“It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.”

Latest Jumbo hotfix Take 143 is not avaliable – yet

If you take a look at sk106162, you will notice that the latest Jumbo Hotfix should have been avaliable, since 21’th of April.
And it might be, if one contact Checkpoint Support, and request the hotfix.

For all others, who prefer grapping it from the Checkpoint Cloud, we have to wait a bit longer.
Although Checkpoint states that it is avaliable, you cant find it, when searching for it with the webui.

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Checkpoint could of cause have changed the naming context, but i doubth it.
I find it more likely, that someone just forgot to “publish” the download… it has happend before.

New Jumbo hotfix R77.30 – Take 128

Jumbo hotfix for R77.30 Take 128 is avaliable, and has been for a while.

Take 143 should according to checkpoint be avaliable too, but so far i cant find it in the cloud.

 

The latest Jumbo package for R77.30 is at sk106162.
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At current writing the latest version is Take_128, but you don’t have to contact Check Point Support to get the file.
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Checkpoint follows a consistent nameing strategy, so if we know the name of a previous Jumbo package, we can figure out the name of the new one.

One of the earlier versions was  Check_Point_R77_20_JUMBO_HF_1_Bundle_T117.tgz

But we are looking for a JH for R77.30, so we will change the name a bit. We also know, that the latest Take, is 128.

So the current Jumbo Hotfix name is : Check_Point_R77_30_JUMBO_HF_1_Bundle_T128.tgz

Now go to the webui > Upgrades > Status and Actions > and choose “Add hotfixes from the cloud”

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paste the name of the current Jumbo hotfix take in, and search. Click the link to add the file to your reposotory.

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Now the Jumbo Hotfix is visible in your CPUSE webui, and you can download and install it.

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R80 has been released

Checkpoints new Major upgrade R80 is now avaliable.

Take a look at sk108623 for further info – and if you choose to upgrade rather than performing a clean install, remember to take a good look at sk91060 first.  (Removing old Check Point packages and files after an upgrade)

So whats new with R80.

The most valuable feature imo. is that several administrators can work in parallel, on the same security policy. This has been a limitation earlier, as large scale deployments often required several different administrators to perform security tasks on the same ruleset. This has not been possible, as only one administrator at a time could write to the database.

(Looking forward to test this feature !)

Checkpoint write on their website:

  • Multiple administrators can log-in and work in read-write mode on the same security policy without interrupting each other’s work.
  • A new advanced locking mechanism is introduced, enabling concurrent administration.
  • Objects that one administrator manages can be locked from overwrites or conflicts by other administrators.

This all looks good, but be aware, that things have changed a bit. Be prepared for the new look, get to know it, and embrace it….

Notice, that at this moment, the R80 is not visible when using the “Upgrade wizard” at checkpoints website.

Search for R80 in the “Support Center” at Checkpoint

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