Check Point Jump Start: SMB Network Security (Coursera)

Check Point Jump Start: SMB Network Security (Coursera)
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Check Point Jump Start: SMB Network Security (Coursera)
This course introduces you to Check Point's Small and Medium Business (SMB) network security appliances. You will learn how to deploy, configure, manage, and monitor network security policy on the SMB appliance platform. When you complete this course, you will understand the features and functionality of the current Small / Medium Business (SMB) product, as well as the procedures for installing, upgrading, and maintaining the SMB appliance.

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In addition, this course will teach you how to configure and view network traffic and threat prevention log data, as well as how to monitor your SMB deployment. Other important concepts are covered, such as configuring clustering for high availability, enabling SSL inspection, and the process for enabling Virtual Private Networks for remote users and remote sites. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to deploy, configure, and administrate a Check Point Small/Medium Business Network Security appliance.

What You Will Learn

- Understand the features of the current Small / Medium Business (SMB) product

- Understand the steps necessary to install, update, configure, and manage the SMB product

- Understand advanced features such as SSL Inspection, Threat emulation, and High Availability

- Understand cloud-based features such as the Security Management Portal, Reach My Device, and the Watchtower mobile app


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction to Small / Medium Business Network Security

Meet your instructor, Daniel Niazov of Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd


WEEK 2

What's New with Check Point's Small / Medium Business Network Security Products

Introducing the SMB appliance product, the embedded Gaia OS, and optional WiFi hotspot capabilities.


WEEK 3

Standalone Deployment of the SMB Appliance

Understand the procedures for installing, upgrading, and maintaining the embedded Gaia OS


WEEK 4

Logging and Monitoring

In this lesson we introduce the embedded Gaia logging facility


WEEK 5

Features and Functionality of the SMB Appliance Product

This presentation explains the major features and functionality available on the SMB Network Security product, including the User Awareness feature.


WEEK 6

Clustering and High Availability

Check Point's clustering support allows for high availability of network services.


WEEK 7

SSL Inspection

Enabling URL filtering of HTTPS connections, and enabling SSL Interception to decrypt the SSL tunnel and expose the data within to security policy inspection.


WEEK 8

Management

Learn how to move the SMB from local management to central management


WEEK 9

Threat Emulation

In this lesson, the threat emulation feature is explained. This feature allows unknown, potentially malicious files to be executed in a virtual "sandbox" environment in the cloud, monitoring for malicious activity to detect previously unknown threats.


WEEK 10

Security Management Portal (SMP)

Learn how the cloud-based SMP service enables unified management and monitoring of multiple SMB appliances deployed for multiple customers among multiple sites.


WEEK 11

Zero Touch and Reach My Device

This lecture will demonstrate two very useful SMB deployment management features.


WEEK 12

Configuring Virtual Private Networks

Learn how to configure and manage site to site VPN connections to enable secure connectivity between multiple locations, as well as remote access VPN connections to enable secure access to internal resources and services by users outside the office. In addition, learn how to use digitally signed certificates to securely authenticate site to site and remote access VPN connections.


WEEK 13

The Watchtower Mobile App

The Watchtower mobile app, available for iOS and Android, permits a security administrator to monitor and manage SMB deployments from their mobile devices.


WEEK 14

Supporting Voice over IP Deployments

Voice over IP (VoIP) permits the deployment of scalable voice telecommunications over the Internet. The SMB appliance may be configured to examine VoIP communication and control traffic to enforce security policy.


WEEK 15

Detecting and Mitigating Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a popular tool among cyber-criminals to force a target web site off of the Internet. Learn how to mitigate these attacks on the SMB appliance.


WEEK 16

Cloud Services and SD-WAN

Check Point provides multiple cloud-based services for SMB customers, including upgrades, threat prevention, and more. In addition, Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) allows the SMB administrator to define custom routing based on application and other criteria.


WEEK 17

The Application Programming Interface Feature

The integrated Application Programming Interface (API) support on SMB appliances permits the busy security administrator to automate routine management and monitoring tasks, enabling complex orchestration of business workflows.


WEEK 18

Troubleshooting

Procedures for troubleshooting and debugging issues with embedded Gaia OS are demonstrated.



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Free Course
Familiarity with basic networking concepts (e.g. TCP/IP, subnetting) is helpful but not required.

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