We are very excited to announce R80 Security Management. This platform, a culmination of many years of research and development, was built to anticipate the challenges facing security teams during a time of massive transition in enterprise security. Growing networks, disruptive technologies, and the proliferation of interconnected devices make managing security increasingly complex. We believe the key to managing this complexity is through security consolidation – bringing all security protections and functions under one umbrella. With R80, this is fully realized:
A single platform to manage your entire IT infrastructure.
Streamlined interface and task-oriented features (concurrent admin, integrated logs) to help you work faster, smarter.
Unified policy management, so you can create and monitor policies harmoniously and efficiently.
An extensible platform so you can align security to IT processes & technologies.
Integrated threat management to give you better visibility and help speed incidence response.
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Talisys, an innovator in financial securities processing software, leverages R80 to reduce security management complexity and align processes.
Through Check Point Early Availability program, we were able to have a test this new exciting Security Management R80. What’s new in Check Point R80 Management:
Concurrent administrators work
Layered policy approach
Threat prevention policy
Policy Apps (for example: logs by rules)
Next generation SmartLog and SmartEvent
Web services and APIs
Early Availability Download Page
Check Point R80 Web Page
The installation of R80 Security Management is similar as previous version. This post will use Vmware ESXi as platform to present the installation steps again.
Note: It also works on Vmware Workstation 10 which is the one I tested.
1. Create a new VM
2. Boot VM with Downloaded R80 ISO
After created the VM, start the installation by booting from mounted ISO file – Check_Point_R80_Gaia_R80_Public_EA_EA3_3.iso, downloaded from Check Point Early Availability Program.
3. First Time Configuration Wizard
Using browser to open URL https://192.168.2.252, which is the management interface (eth0) ip address we configured in the previous step.
Note: During installation, I got an error which told me Cannot install Check Point Security Management Server. It is because of incompatible hardware at least 2 CPUs required. If you see this message, you will have to re-create your vm with at least 2 CPUs and re-do all steps.