Packed with practical, hands-on techniques, this insiders guide explains how to build, implement, and maintain the world's best-selling firewall product, Check Point FireWall-1. Featuring tools, tips, and checklists not found in other sources, the book brings manageability, reliability and efficiency to today's standalone or distributed networks. Essential Check Point FireWall-1 covers every major feature of the product providing working solutions to real-world situations. Filled with screen shots and sample configurations, the book features step-by-step instructions that can be replicated on standard equipment easily. Developed through years of actual product support, this guidebook is on invaluable resource for network professionals working on UNIX or Windows NT platforms.
Key coverage includes: Firewall overview; planning, installation, and deployment of firewall security; Building a rulebase and using the Policy Editor application; Logging and alerting; Managing multiple firewall modules from a single management console; Authentication and security issues; Addressing translation (NAT) - why its important and how it's configured within FireWall-l; Encryption (site-to-site and client-to-site Virtual Private Networks); INSPECT - an overview of the language at the heart of FireWali-1. Authoritative and practical, this comprehensive guidebook provides real-world solutions and techniques necessary for planning, installing, and deploying the world's leading firewall product.