Check Point IPS Immersion Training

by Timothy C. Hall

Check Point Instructor and Author of Book "Max Power 2020: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization"

A Self-paced Lecture & Lab-based Video Course

Release date: February 5, 2019

Total Video Length: 8 hours (Lectures 5.8 hours, Labs 2.3 hours)

IPS Versions Covered: R80.10, R77.30 (gateway only), R80.20 (preview)

Note: The last major changes to the IPS blade were made in R80.20, and those new features are covered in this course via lecture.  No substantial changes were made to the IPS blade in R80.30 and R80.40, and as such this class is still 100% relevant to those newer releases.

Video Format: DRM-free mp4 (H.264 - MPEG 4)

Video Resolution: FullHD (1920x1080)

Language: English

Prerequisites: CCSA Certification or Equivalent Experience

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Finally a comprehensive course that gives you everything needed to properly configure and utilize the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) blade on your Check Point R80.XX & R77.30 gateways!  Through a combination of recorded lecture segments and real-world lab exercises, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Check Point instructors in the world takes you step by step through efficiently configuring and tuning what may at first seem to be a truly overwhelming number of IPS Protections.  Each lecture segment that provides the theory and best practices for IPS configuration is followed up by a relevant real-world lab exercise performed in the Shadow Peak training lab environment.  

This course will provide everything you need to configure a brand-new IPS configuration from scratch on a production R80.XX or R77.30 gateway, clean up an existing IPS configuration that may not have been kept up to date, and will provide advanced real-world tips, tricks, and gateway IPS performance optimization strategies even for seasoned Check Point veterans who are intimately familiar with IPS. 

You will learn about:

  • History of IDS/SmartDefense/IPS
  • The Basics: IPS Protections
  • The Basics: IPS Profiles and Threat Prevention Layers
  • IPS Licensing and Geo Protection/Policy
  • IPS Logging, Packet Captures, & Creating Exceptions
  • IPS Views & Reports
  • IPS Updates & Staging/Detect Mode
  • R80.20 IPS Preview
  • Advanced IPS Troubleshooting & Tips
  • IPS Performance Optimization

In addition to the videos, this course includes an unencumbered, DRM-free, searchable 196-page PDF document containing all content presented during the lecture segments and the step-by-step instructions for all lab exercises shown in the videos.  This PDF is a great future reference to quickly locate the IPS content you require, instead of wasting your time trying to skip through videos to find it. 

Get the IPS blade tuned up and working the way it should be on your Check Point gateways today!

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