Author: Timothy Hall
Release Date: 2018-01-08
http://www.maxpowerfirewalls.com "Like Tim's previous edition of Max Power, if you maintain Check Point Security Gateways, you need this book. The advice provided herein is sound, field tested, and updated for Check Point's latest Security Gateway release: R80.10!" -- Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy, Author, Essential Check Point Firewall-1 "Wow! Tim has been able to add significantly to an already amazing wealth of knowledge. By adding comprehensive coverage of R80.10, and expanding significantly on the topics of the first edition, this edition is now even more essential than the first. If you maintain Check Point firewalls, read it." -- Eric Anderson CCSM, CCSI, and Operator of CPUG.org Typical causes of performance-related issues on Check Point (R) firewalls are explored in this book through a process of discovery, analysis, and remediation. This second edition has been fully updated for release R80.10 and you will learn about: Common OSI Layer 1-3 issues and how to fix them Gaia OS Optimization Access Control Policy Layer Tuning CoreXL Tuning & Recommendations Threat Prevention Policy Optimization IPSec VPN Performance Enhancement SecureXL Acceleration Tuning Multi-Queue and SMT/Hyperthreading Firewall Process Space Trips Diagnosing Intermittent Performance Issues Includes an alphabetical index of all CLI commands utilized throughout the text. This book has everything you need to get the most out of your Check Point firewall. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Timothy C. Hall CISSP, CCSM, CCSI, CCNA Security Mr. Hall has been performing computer security work for over 20 years and has worked with Check Point 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 2004. As a perennial Top 3 contributor at the CheckMates User Community (community.checkpoint.com) as well as the Check Point User Group (cpug.org) with over 2,000 posts, Mr. Hall frequently lends his expertise to solving problems posted by Check Point users all over the world. Links to first edition of this book and its customer reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Max-Power-Firewall-Performance-Optimization/dp/1511474092 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Max-Power-Firewall-Performance-Optimization/dp/1511474092
Author: Timothy Hall
Release Date: 2015-04-08
http://www.maxpowerfirewalls.com"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 cpug.orgFeaturing 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 AffinitiesIncludes 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.
Author: Timothy Hall
Release Date: 2015-10-29
This is an indeni-branded version of the "Max Power: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization" book by Timothy C. Hall.Only employees of indeni should order this book; non-indeni personnel can order a regular copy of the book here:http://www.maxpowerfirewalls.comThe interior content of the indeni-branded book and original book are identical; only the front and back overs look slightly different.
Author: Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2004-01-01
"When it comes to security products and technologies, experience is far and away the best teacher. PhoneBoy has been installing, running, and supporting Check Point FireWall-1 for years, and his experience shows in this book. Save yourself the pain of learning from your own mistakes--let PhoneBoy show you the right way to manage your FireWall-1 NG infrastructure." --Tina Bird, Computer Security Officer, Stanford University "Dameon has taken his original definitive guide and updated it thoroughly for NG. No other book is informed by his depth of experience with Check Point. Accept no substitutes!" --Matthew Gast, author of 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide "PhoneBoy is the de facto expert on this product, and people have been clamoring for an NG book from him since he published the first one. No one can compete with him." --Valerie M. Leveille, Professional Educator "Dameon is the foremost authority on FireWall-1. He has the knowledge to give details of FireWall-1 functionality that no other reference on this topic can." --Paul Keser, Senior Network Security Engineer, Raytheon ITSS/NASA Ames Research Center "This book is the Swiss army knife solution for Check Point FireWall-1 NG." --Thomas Warfield, TNT-OK.com Now there's a definitive insider's guide to planning, installing, configuring, and maintaining the newest version of the world's #1 firewall: Check Point™ FireWall-1® Next Generation™. Leading Check Point support authority Dameon Welch-Abernathy (a.k.a. PhoneBoy) offers exclusive hands-on tips, techniques, checklists, and detailed sample configurations you can use right now to improve reliability, efficiency, and manageability in your Check Point environment. The author's previous Check Point FireWall-1 guide became an instant bestseller, earning the praise of security professionals worldwide. This new book has been thoroughly revamped to reflect Check Point FireWall-1 NG's powerful new features, and it includes even more expert solutions from PhoneBoy's FireWall-1 FAQ, the Web's #1 independent Check Point support site. Whether you're a security/network architect, administrator, or manager, you'll find it indispensable. Whether you're running FireWall-1 NG on UNIX or Windows platforms, this book brings together expert guidance for virtually every challenge you'll face: building your rulebase, logging and alerting, remote management, user authentication, inbound/outbound content restriction, managing NAT environments, building site-to-site VPNs with SecuRemote, even INSPECT programming. Welch-Abernathy also covers high availability in detail, identifying proven solutions for the challenges of implementing multiple firewalls in parallel. 0321180615B12192003
Author: Andrew Hay
Release Date: 2009-02-07
"While Nokia is perhaps most recognized for its leadership in the mobile phone market, they have successfully demonstrated their knowledge of the Internet security appliance market and its customers requirements." --Chris Christiansen, Vice President, Internet Infrastructure and Security Software, IDC. Syngress has a long history of publishing market-leading books for system administrators and security professionals on commercial security products, particularly Firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances from Cisco, Check Point, Juniper, SonicWall, and Nokia (see related titles for sales histories). The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide will be the only book on the market covering the all-new Nokia Firewall/VPN Appliance suite. Nokia Firewall/VPN appliances are designed to protect and extend the network perimeter. According to IDC research, Nokia Firewall/VPN Appliances hold the #3 worldwide market-share position in this space behind Cisco and Juniper/NetScreen. IDC estimated the total Firewall/VPN market at $6 billion in 2007, and Nokia owns 6.6% of this market. Nokia's primary customers for security appliances are Mid-size to Large enterprises who need site-to-site connectivity and Mid-size to Large enterprises who need remote access connectivity through enterprise-deployed mobile devices. Nokia appliances for this market are priced form $1,000 for the simplest devices (Nokia IP60) up to $60,0000 for large enterprise- and service-provider class devices (like the Nokia IP2450 released in Q4 2007). While the feature set of such a broad product range obviously varies greatly, all of the appliances run on the same operating system: Nokia IPSO (IPSO refers to Ipsilon Networks, a company specializing in IP switching acquired by Nokia in 1997. The definition of the acronym has little to no meaning for customers.) As a result of this common operating system across the product line, The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide will be an essential reference to users of any of these products. Users manage the Nokia IPSO (which is a Linux variant, specifically designed for these appliances) through a Web interface called Nokia Network Voyager or via a powerful Command Line Interface (CLI). Coverage within the book becomes increasingly complex relative to the product line. The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide and companion Web site will provide seasoned network administrators and security professionals with the in-depth coverage and step-by-step walkthroughs they require to properly secure their network perimeters and ensure safe connectivity for remote users. The book contains special chapters devoted to mastering the complex Nokia IPSO command line, as well as tips and tricks for taking advantage of the new "ease of use" features in the Nokia Network Voyager Web interface. In addition, the companion Web site offers downloadable video walkthroughs on various installation and troubleshooting tips from the authors. * Only book on the market covering Nokia Firewall/VPN appliances, which hold 6.6% of a $6 billion market * Companion website offers video walkthroughs on various installation and troubleshooting tips from the authors * Special chapters detail mastering the complex Nokia IPSO command line, as well as tips and tricks for taking advantage of the new "ease of use" features in the Nokia Network Voyager Web interface
A work of suspense and psychological tension set in the world of international humanitarian aid, Checkpoint is the latest bestselling novel by the founder of Doctors Without Borders, Jean-Christophe Rufin. The four men accompanying Maud on the aid convoy are very different from the clichéd image of the humanitarian volunteer. One by one, they reveal the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and, mile by mile, the true nature of their cargo. Prize-winning author, Jean-Christophe Rufin offers up a powerful psychological literary thriller that asks vital questions about the role of humanitarian action in today's world, bringing to light the most fundamental dilemmas of our age. As a new kind of violence insinuates its way into the heart of Europe, this novel asks whether it is more effective to take up arms against the enemy or attempt to counter violence with benevolent acts and enlightenment ideals.
Author: Mike Collins
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2015-02-24
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides performance tuning tips and best practices for IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) V8.5.5 (all editions) and IBM Business Monitor V8.5.5. These products represent an integrated development and runtime environment based on a key set of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) technologies. Such technologies include Service Component Architecture (SCA), Service Data Object (SDO), Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) for web services, and Business Processing Modeling Notation (BPMN). Both IBM Business Process Manager and Business Monitor build on the core capabilities of the IBM WebSphere® Application Server infrastructure. As a result, Business Process Manager solutions benefit from tuning, configuration, and best practices information for WebSphere Application Server and the corresponding platform Java virtual machines (JVMs). This book targets a wide variety of groups, both within IBM (development, services, technical sales, and others) and customers. For customers who are either considering or are in the early stages of implementing a solution incorporating Business Process Manager and Business Monitor, this document proves a useful reference. The book is useful both in terms of best practices during application development and deployment and as a reference for setup, tuning, and configuration information. This book talks about many issues that can influence performance of each product and can serve as a guide for making rational first choices in terms of configuration and performance settings. Similarly, customers who already implemented a solution with these products can use the information presented here to gain insight into how their overall integrated solution performance can be improved.
Author: Scott Vetter
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2017-01-12
This IBM® RedpaperTM publication describes the adapter-based virtualization capabilities that are being deployed in high-end IBM POWER7+TM processor-based servers. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) is a virtualization technology on IBM Power Systems servers. SR-IOV allows multiple logical partitions (LPARs) to share a PCIe adapter with little or no run time involvement of a hypervisor or other virtualization intermediary. SR-IOV does not replace the existing virtualization capabilities that are offered as part of the IBM PowerVM® offerings. Rather, SR-IOV compliments them with additional capabilities. This paper describes many aspects of the SR-IOV technology, including: A comparison of SR-IOV with standard virtualization technology Overall benefits of SR-IOV Architectural overview of SR-IOV Planning requirements SR-IOV deployment models that use standard I/O virtualization Configuring the adapter for dedicated or shared modes Tips for maintaining and troubleshooting your system Scenarios for configuring your system This paper is directed to clients, IBM Business Partners, and system administrators who are involved with planning, deploying, configuring, and maintaining key virtualization technologies.
Author: Dan C. Marinescu
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing. Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security. Includes new chapters on concurrency, cloud hardware and software, challenges posed by big data and mobile applications and advanced topics Provides a new appendix that presents several cloud computing projects Presents more than 400 references in the text, including recent research results in several areas related to cloud computing
Author: Daniel Aguado
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2016-02-17
This IBM® Redbooks® publication is based on the Presentations Guide of the course A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer, which was developed by the IBM Redbooks team in partnership with IBM Middle East and Africa University Program. This course is designed to teach university students how to build a simple infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud environment based on IBM SoftLayer®. It provides students with the fundamental skills to design, implement, and manage an IaaS cloud environment using the IBM SoftLayer platform as an example. The primary target audience for this course is university students in undergraduate computer science and computer engineer programs with no previous experience working in cloud environments. However, anyone new to cloud computing can benefit from this course. The workshop materials were created in July 2015. Thus, all IBM SoftLayer features discussed in this Presentations Guide are current as of July 2015.
Author: Axel Buecker
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Today many organizations face challenges when developing a realistic plan or schedule that provides the best possible balance between customer service and revenue goals. Optimization technology has long been used to find the best solutions to complex planning and scheduling problems. A decision-support environment that enables the flexible exploration of all the trade-offs and sensitivities needs to provide the following capabilities: Flexibility to develop and compare realistic planning and scheduling scenarios Quality sensitivity analysis and explanations Collaborative planning and scenario sharing Decision recommendations This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces you to the IBM ILOG® Optimization Decision Manager (ODM) Enterprise. This decision-support application provides the capabilities you need to take full advantage of optimization technology. Applications built with IBM ILOG ODM Enterprise can help users create, compare, and understand planning or scheduling scenarios. They can also adjust any of the model inputs or goals, and fully understanding the binding constraints, trade-offs, sensitivities, and business options. This book enables business analysts, architects, and administrators to design and use their own operational decision management solution.
Author: Thomas W Shinder
Release Date: 2011-04-18
The Second Edition of the Best Damn Firewall Book Period is completely revised and updated to include all of the most recent releases from Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper Network, and Check Point. Compiled from the best of the Syngress firewall library and authored by product experts such as Dr. Tom Shinder on ISA Server, this volume is an indispensable addition to a serious networking professionals toolkit. Coverage includes migrating to ISA Server 2006, integrating Windows Firewall and Vista security into your enterprise, successfully integrating Voice over IP applications around firewalls, and analyzing security log files. Sections are organized by major vendor, and include hardware, software and VPN configurations for each product line. New to this Edition: Microsoft firewall protection, from Windows Firewall to ISA Server 2006 Cisco PIX Version 7, including VPN configuration and IDS Analyzing Firewall Logs and Reports VoIP and Firewall Bypassing