Oliver Fink

Oliver Fink is working as a senior consultant for IT security in Kiel, Germany. (Twitter | LinkedIn | Xing | eMail)

Sep 062016
 

For years Tobias Lachmann posted a list of Check Point hardware, for the last time on July 30th 2015. I will try to continue and extend the list for the new appliances. Therefore I need your contribution. If you have an appliance at your fingers please be so kind to issue these commands
cat /proc/cpuinfo > lachmann.txt
cat /proc/meminfo >> lachmann.txt

and sent the file lachmann.txt with the appliance type as subject to lachmannlist@fink.sh. I will try to update the list by time.

Updates:

  • CPU 5600

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Sep 052016
 

Coming to Scotland after nearly 22 years since the last time completely felt like coming home.

[Inveraray, Scotland]

Inveraray, Scotland


Such a beautiful country to be, such nice people and so much history. Epic. 

Aug 202016
 

For years Tobias Lachmann posted a list of Check Point hardware, for the last time on July 30th 2015. I will try to continue and extend the list for the new appliances. Therefore I need your contribution. If you have an appliance at your fingers please be so kind to issue these commands
cat /proc/cpuinfo > lachmann.txt
cat /proc/meminfo >> lachmann.txt

and sent the file lachmann.txt with the appliance type as subject to lachmannlist@fink.sh. I will try to update the list by time.

Updates:

  • CPU 15400 (Thanks to Tony)

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Aug 032016
 

We have made Check Point Security Checkups for many of our customers or sales prospects. This is done via a mirror port configuration (sk83500: How to run a Mirror Port Proof of Concept) of a firewall gateway together with a security management server and SmartEvent.

Today Check Point announced a new R80 version of the Security Checkup in the Cloud (sk112732). This made me curious.  Continue reading »

Aug 012016
 

For years Tobias Lachmann posted a list of Check Point hardware, for the last time on July 30th 2015. I will try to continue and extend the list for the new appliances. Therefore I need your contribution. If you have an appliance at your fingers please be so kind to issue these commands
cat /proc/cpuinfo > lachmann.txt
cat /proc/meminfo >> lachmann.txt

and sent the file lachmann.txt with the appliance type as subject to lachmannlist@fink.sh. I will try to update the list by time.

Updates:

  • CPU 23500 (Thanks to Umut Kiran)

Continue reading »

Jul 282016
 

It seems that Check Point has changed its handling of Jumbo Hotfix Accumulators (JHFA) after many users experienced stability issues with JHFA in the beginning of 2016.

Long, long ago every customer with a support contract was able to download JHFA directly from the Support Center. Then Check Point changed the policy and you had to open a service request to gain access to a JHFA. Continue reading »

Jul 262016
 

For years Tobias Lachmann posted a list of Check Point hardware, for the last time on July 30th 2015. I will try to continue and extend the list for the new appliances. Therefore I need your contribution. If you have an appliance at your fingers please be so kind to issue these commands
cat /proc/cpuinfo > lachmann.txt
cat /proc/meminfo >> lachmann.txt

and sent the file lachmann.txt to lachmannlist@fink.sh. I will try to update the list by time.

Updates:

  • CPU 15600 (Thanks to Maarten Sjouw)
  • CPU TE1000X
  • RAM for SandBlast Appliances from Product Catalogue

Continue reading »

Jul 252016
 

For years Tobias Lachmann posted a list of Check Point hardware, for the last time on July 30th 2015. I will try to continue and extend the list for the new appliances. Therefore I need your contribution. If you have an appliance at your fingers please be so kind to issue these commands
cat /proc/cpuinfo > lachmann.txt
cat /proc/meminfo >> lachmann.txt

and sent the file lachmann.txt to lachmannlist@fink.sh. I will try to update the list by time. Continue reading »

Jul 112016
 

No. I will not unveil, where this happened and who qualified as an “expert” in this way. Just enjoy. Monday is fun day.

[Working with Experts]

Working with Experts

Jul 082016
 

Yesterday I worked in the home office. When connecting via Check Point VPN client to our company network I was presented a message that the certificate for the site changed. I clicked okay in the firm believe that I could easily verify this after the connection was established. (The reason was: I had to connect to the internal company network to get the sites fingerprint.) I really could verify the fingerprint – but “easily” was the problem. Continue reading »