Module 1: Introduction to the Check Point Solution
Module 2: Deploying Check Point Security Management
Module 3: Deploying Check Point Security Gateways
Module 4: Creating a Security Policy
Module 5: Logs and Monitoring
Module 6: Support, Documentation, and Certs
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This initial module introduces the Check Point cybersecurity solution. The generations and evolution of cybersecurity threats through today are explained. Check Point’s Infinity Architecture is illustrated, including the shared ThreatCloud threat intelligence service. Check Point Sandblast technology is reviewed, providing detection and prevention of 0-day attacks at the OS and CPU levels as well as extraction of malicious and high-risk content from common file formats such as PDF, Word, and more.
From there, you will learn about key elements of Check Point’s Security Management architecture, including Secure Internal Communication (SIC), the internal Certificate Authority, and the SmartConsole GUI for managing and monitoring a Check Point deployment. Configuration of a security management server is demonstrated using the Gaia operating system WebUI.
Afterwards, Check Point will cover the inner workings of the Check Point Security Gateway (firewall) is explored. Technologies such as Packet Filtering, Stateful Inspection, and Application Layer Firewall are covered. Anti-Spoofing and Security Zones are explained, and a demonstration of configuring a Security Gateway is shown.
Following that module, Check Point explains how a Security Policy is developed by the administrator to implement organizational requirements. Policy Layers and Policy Types are examined, and the process of publishing and installing policy is detailed. A demonstration of creating and installing a security policy is provided.
Finally, Check Point will cover accessing log data and monitoring a Check Point deployment is explained. The steps to configure tracking and alerting options in Security Policies are reviewed, and tools to view and query the resulting log data is shown.Monitoring the current status and current network traffic is demonstrated.