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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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The Rulebase Components

A rulebase is a representation of a policy that determines who can do what and when. In SmartDashboard/Policy Editor, several elements make up this policy: objects, rules, topology, and the global properties. This section covers the creation and composition of these components.

Objects

You can create several types of objects in FireWall-1. The important ones for constructing an initial policy are covered here; others are covered elsewhere in the book.

Check Points and Nodes

In NG FP1 and previous versions, objects representing nodes running components of the Check Point Suite were grouped together with regular nodes as workstation objects. Now Check Point has created a specific object type for these nodes. In general, ...

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