​​​​​​​​​​"Like Tim’s previous edition of Max Power, if you maintain Check Point Security Gateways, you need this book.  The advice provided herein is sound, field tested, and updated for Check Point’s latest Security Gateway release: R80.10!"
     -- Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy, Author, Essential Check Point Firewall-1

"Wow!  Tim has been able to add significantly to an already amazing wealth of knowledge.  By adding comprehensive coverage of R80.10, and expanding significantly on the topics of the first edition, this edition is now even more essential than the first.  If you maintain Check Point firewalls, read it."
     -- Eric Anderson  CCSM, CCSI, and Operator of CPUG.org

Typical causes of performance-related issues on Check Point (R) firewalls are explored in this book through a process of discovery, analysis, and remediation. This second edition has been fully updated for release R80.10 and you will learn about:

  • Common OSI Layer 1-3 issues and how to fix them
  • Gaia OS Optimization
  • Access Control Policy Layer Tuning
  • CoreXL Tuning & Recommendations
  • Threat Prevention Policy Optimization
  • IPSec VPN Performance Enhancement
  • SecureXL Acceleration Tuning
  • Multi-Queue and SMT/Hyperthreading
  • Firewall Process Space Trips
  • Diagnosing Intermittent Performance Issues


Includes an alphabetical index of all CLI commands utilized throughout the text.  This book has everything you need to get the most out of your Check Point firewall.


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 Max Power: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization


by Timothy C. Hall


Second Edition Now Available!


Publication Date: January 8th, 2018

Length: 512 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1981481224  ISBN-10: 1981481222


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