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It is very helpful to have prior Check Point Network Security experience before challenging this course. The Jump Start: Network Security course is a suitable starting point for those who are new to the Check Point product.

About this course

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In this course brought to you by industry leader Check Point, we will cover the innovative Maestro Hyperscale Network Security solution from Check Point Software Technologies.

Traditional firewall solutions have proven to be difficult and cumbersome to dynamically scale up to meet unpredictable traffic patterns, as seen with Denial of Service attacks, new product launches, breaking news, or other sudden increase in demand for firewall processing capabilities.

The Maestro solution allows a network administrator to leverage existing Check Point security gateway appliances, eliminating the expense of abandoning existing infrastructure. As need arises, additional security gateway appliances may be seamlessly added to the Maestro deployment, at which time existing traffic flows will be transparently reallocated as needed to include the newly-added resources to enforce your network security policies. Active/standby clusters are utilized to provide high availability, and traffic flows are distributed to all available security gateway resources to share the processing load.

This course is designed for those familiar with the Check Point Network Security solution, and will introduce the Maestro Orchestrator appliance. You will learn how to physically deploy the Orchestrator on your network, how to configure the appliance, and how to use the standard SmartConsole application to implement your security policies for your networks.

This course will also discuss how to monitor and troubleshoot a Maestro deployment, as well as explain some of the "behind the scenes" details of how the Orchestrator manages network traffic, how it communicates with security gateway appliances, and how to ensure continuous network availability by deploying redundant Orchestrator appliances.

This course provides a thorough introduction and demonstrations of the Maestro product to prepare you for the Check Point Accrediation exam, #156-412 at PearsonVUE.

What you'll learn

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You will receive an introduction to the Check Point Maestro Hyperscale Network Security solution, including the basic components and concepts in a Maestro deployment.

The physical setup of the Orchestrator and Security Gateway Appliances will be demonstrated, with a discussion of the connection and configuration requirements.

The Maestro Orchestrator appliance command line and web-based configuration interfaces will be demonstrated, and the steps to configure a new Maestro Orchestrator appliance will be shown.

The workflow for creating Maestro Security Groups on the Orchestrator will be explained and demonstrated. Once Security Groups have been created, the steps to add Security Group resources in the standard Check Point Smartconsole GUI client will be shown, and an explanation of how the Orchestrator Security Group maps to a Smartconsole network object will be explained.

There will be a discussion and demonstration of additional features and limitations in the Maestro solution, including Orchestrator high availability.

The Orchestrator and security appliance Command Line Interfaces (CLI) will be demonstrated, showing common network security management workflows and how to accomplish them within the CLI environments.

You will receive a review of the concepts and components of a Maestro deployment, and review questions will be discussed, with explanations of the correct answers.

Meet your instructors

Tim Ramsey
Technical Trainer
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd

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