About this Course

Duration 2 Days

During this 2-day instructor-led course, you will learn advanced skills to configure and manage the Check Point IPS Software Blade. You will create, modify and monitor a client profile, monitor an attack, gather IPS statistics, customize a protection, and learn basic troubleshooting techniques.


Persons attending this course should have general knowledge of TCP/IP, working knowledge of Windows and/or Unix, network technology, the Internet and 6 months experience working in a Check Point security gateway environment.

Who should attend

Technical persons who support, install, deploy or administer Check Point security solutions should attend this course including:

  • System Administrators
  • System Engineers
  • Support Analysts
  • Network Engineers
  • Anyone seeking to extend a Check Point certification

Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand how security policies affect network processes
  • Learn how data is used to fine tune processes and reduce risk
  • Incorporate 5 proven IT security best practices
  • Discuss IPS deployment strategies
  • Discuss the layers of the IPS engine
  • Describe the unique capabilities of the Check Point IPS engine
  • Create and apply profiles to groups of devices that need protection against certain attacks
  • Discuss how IPS Mode determines detect or prevent default protections
  • Describe how the severity of an attack is determined
  • Learn how to schedule automatic updates for ongoing protection
  • Use Geo Protection to control traffic by country
  • Learn to discover abnormal events, attacks, viruses, or worms when raw data is analyzed
  • Discuss the major components in IPS Event Analysis Architecture
  • Describe what you can do with the IPS Event Analysis Client
  • Describe why having signatures available that protect against known vulnerability attacks is essential
  • Describe how a good IPS solution will have zero-day threat prevention to protect against attacks which exploit unknown or undisclosed vulnerabilities
  • Be able to distinguish false positives
  • Describe the benefits of SecureXL and CoreXL
  • Describe the function of the Passive Streaming Library (PSL)
  • Be able to configure how IPS is managed during a cluster failover
  • Learn how to focus on high severity and high confidence level protections
  • Properly configure hosts like DNS Servers, Web Servers and Mail Servers for IPS protections


  • Configure the IPS Software Blade
  • Test the Security Policy and Demonstration Tool
  • Test the IPS Functionality
  • Change IPS Policy Enforcement
  • Deploy Geo Protection in IPS
  • Modify Anti-Spoofing settings
  • Test IPS Geo Protection features
  • Test the Default_Protection profile
  • Define a new Profile
  • Identify attacks with SmartEvent Viewer
  • Download and install IPS protections
  • Use the IPS follow-up protection review process
  • Manually update the IPS Protections on the gateway to the most current available
  • Download and install IPS Protections
  • Follow up with IPS Protections Review
  • Configure, enable and test IPS Troubleshooting mode
  • Modify and test the Bypass Under Load Settings
  • Configure Protection Engine settings
  • Identify Top Events and Protections
  • Modify Protections to defend against common attacks
  • Debug the logging mechanism
  • Configuring Protection Engine Settings
  • Use debug to gather IPS statistics
  • Use tcpdump to identify the source of an attack
  • Modify protections to prevent attack source
  • View Security Gateway messages

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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