Check Point NG/AI: Next Generation with Application Intelligence Security Administration

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Before You Begin

  • Your hardware must meet or exceed the minimum system requirements. Your hardware will determine the throughput performance of your firewall.

  • Obtain your VPN-1/FireWall-1 licenses before you start installing the firewall software. The built-in evaluation license will only be valid for 15 days.

  • You should configure the external IP address on the first interface that comes up on your firewall. This external IP should be configured in your hosts file to resolve to the hostname of the computer.

  • IP forwarding must be enabled.

  • Disable any unnecessary services on your operating system.

  • Make sure DNS is configured properly, and get a PTR record setup for each NAT address you will be using on your firewall.

  • Be prepared to answer questions during installation about your licenses, administrators, GUI clients, SNMP extension, and group permissions.

  • Read the software release notes prior to installing or upgrading.

  • Check Point Express requires a hotfix supplement for the licenses to work correctly on NG with Application Intelligence (R54).

Installing Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG on Windows

  • Begin the installation by inserting the Check Point Next Generation CD.

  • The SVN foundation must be installed first.

  • The default folder installation location for VPN-1/FireWall-1 is c:\winnt\fw1\NG.

  • A reboot after installing the VPN-1/FireWall-1 software should be performed.

  • Configure your firewall licenses, administrators, GUI clients, and CA at any time by choosing Start Programs Check Point Management Clients Check Point Configuration NG.

Uninstalling Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG on Windows

  • The SVN foundation must be...