Max Power: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization

9781511474092: Max Power: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization
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Featuring a Foreword by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy (a.k.a. PhoneBoy)

Finally a book to help you get the maximum performance from your Check Point Firewall! This book takes you through discovery, analysis, and remediation of common performance issues on Check Point firewalls. You will learn about:

  - Frequent OSI Layer 1-3 Network Issues and How to Fix Them
  - The Dreaded RX "Dark Triad" Network Counters
  - How to Troubleshoot Intermittent Performance Issues
  - CoreXL Tuning & Recommendations
  - IPS Performance Tuning
  - SecureXL Throughput Acceleration Tuning
  - SecureXL Session Rate Acceleration Tuning
  - Multi-Queue & Hyperspect
  - Manual Affinities

Includes a task-based index that lists all CLI commands utilized throughout the text. This book has everything you need to get the most out of your Check Point firewall.

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About the Author:

Timothy C. Hall

Mr. Hall has been performing computer security work for over 17 years and has been providing security consulting services for organizations along the Colorado Front Range full-time since 1999. He has worked with Check Point firewall products since 1997. Mr. Hall holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University and has been teaching Check Point firewall classes continuously since 2003. As one of the top ten active participants on the Check Point User Group website forum ( with over 1,200 posts, Mr. Hall frequently lends his expertise to solving problems posted by Check Point users all over the world under the alias "".


"Bottom line: If you maintain Check Point Security Gateways, you need this book."
  --Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy, Author, Essential Check Point Firewall-1 NG

"Tim has assembled an amazing wealth of knowledge into a readable, understandable book that should be in the toolkit of ALL Check Point engineers."
  --Eric Anderson CCSM, CCSI, and operator of

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