Fun with Check Point Licensing

Perhaps one of the more challenging aspects of FireWall-1 is licensing the product. Even those who have been selling and supporting FireWall-1 for a number of years tend to get tripped up by Check Point's licensing. Throughout the book, I will mention where specific licenses are needed to perform certain functions. In this section, I specifically discuss where license considerations come into play during the initial planning and installation.

The major components that require licensing are listed below:

  • Firewall module

  • Management console

  • Management GUI applications, that is, SMART Clients

A firewall module enforces your security policy and sends log information to a management console. This is typically referred to ...

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