Check Point’s Annual Charity Regatta 2018

Red Education took part at Check Point’s Annual Charity Regatta 2018

The exciting race took place from Rushcutters Bay and proceeds of the event were donated towards Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick.

A large group of children from the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick were on boarded to the tall ship, “Southern Swan”. The owners generously donate their ship each year to allow the kids, their carers, siblings and Hospital staff to enjoy a break from Hospital routine and see the Regatta in action.

Red Education is a Check Point Authorised Training Centre and has received “Best 2016 Authorised Training Centre Partner Globally” Award for being the top training provider not only in APAC but globally.

Red Education is officially the Best Check Point Authorised Training Partner Worldwide

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – July 17, 2017 – Red Education receives an award from Check Point as the Best 2016 Authorised Training Centre Partner globally.

For its top performance and for providing training to the highest number of I.T. professionals, Red Education earns the Check Point Best Authorised Training Centre Partner Award for the year of 2016. Red Education provides the highest quality specialist training across the Asia Pacific region and covers the full range of Check Point training courses.

”It’s a great honour to be awarded this recognition from Check Point.” said Rob Howard, Managing Director, Red Education.

“We strive to maximize the learning objectives of our attendees with world class cyber security training from vendors like Check Point. Our trainers go the extra mile to ensure everyone gets the most from their security training at Red Education, and we are grateful for the partnership with Check Point across Asia Pacific.”

“Ensuring the best possible delivery of training and enablement programs for customers and partners is a priority to Check Point. Red Education proves yet again its ability to make Check Point’s vision become a reality. With their extensively experienced trainers, best quality labs and deep penetration of the IT training market throughout APAC, Red Education becomes the logical answer to our demands.” said Toni Ponder, Manager, Training Programs and Certification, Education Services, Check Point Software Technologies.

About Red Education

Red Education is the leader in IT training and professional services in Asia Pacific. Since its launch in 2005, Red Education has trained more than 50,000 IT professionals of many industries including financial services, government, telecommunications, education, healthcare and many others. The combination of extensively experienced trainers and courses that balance theoretical concepts and hands-on labs is the formula to Red Education’s class success. Red Education ensures quality class across all delivery methods; in-class, virtually or on clients’ sites.

About Check Point

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., is the largest pure-play security vendor globally securing more than 100,000 businesses and millions of users worldwide.

Check Point provides industry-leading cybersecurity solutions and offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises’ networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management.

All You Need to Know about Check Point Gaia R80.10

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Check Point has recently released Gaia R80.10 for gateway, and together with the management version released last year, it is a powerful combination you definitely want to get to know better! If you are already running Gaia R77.30 or earlier versions, you will find R80 a little different initially, although the features you love are there when you get to know your way around the SmartConsole better. In my experience, R80 is what a Next Gen Firewall OS should be. There are no longer different applications for different tasks (e.g. SmartLog, SmartView Tracker etc) as it is consolidated into SmartConsole.

Some Interesting Features of R80

With a complete rewrite of the code, R80 offers some new features to make firewall administration a smoother experience than before.

Unified Policy – an improvement on R77 and previous versions, this offers a single policy for network, users, data, and applications.

Layered Policy –A blade can have its own set of policies. You can have a Network policy, and an Application policy. They appear as two ordered policies.

Collaboration – Multiple users can be logged in simultaneously to the SmartConsole, and each work in their own sessions. Sessions can then be published for all other admins to view, before be installed.

Integration – In addition to the command line interface, you can create and run API scripts to manage configuration and operations on the Security Management Server to automate tasks. Creating address objects from the CLI becomes simple.

Consolidation – Security management and reporting from one console allows for a simpler, focused effort at keeping your network secure.

While Gaia R80 was released for only the SMS, Gaia R80.10 will be available for both SMS and gateway from March 2017. Check Point Education Services have also released the corresponding courseware for R80.10, which takes you in detail about the product and how best to deploy it in your environment.

If you have previously attended a CCSA or CCSE course for the R77.xx versions, and wondering if it’s worth attending the new version, I can assure you it is well worth your time to do so. You will find new information in the latest offering, as new chapters have been added, and others tailored for R80 (e.g. monitoring/logs). The CCSA R70.xx is a 2 day course, but the CCSA R80 is a 3 day course due to the emphasis on labs. You don’t need previous Check Point experience to attend the CCSA.

Red Education Can Help You

If you have an R80 SMS and R77.xx gateways, then we can discuss how to best manage this, and get the most out of your configuration. If both gateway and SMS are on R80.10, we can discuss the best way forward for that as well.

Red Education currently offers both versions of CCSA, and when R80.10 courseware is released, both versions of CCSE as well for some time. Red Education’s instructors were involved in courseware and exam development for the CCSE, so you are sure to get the best training experience in class from us!

If you’d like to know more about CCSA-R80 and CCSE-R80 course content, check the course outlines page on Red Education’s website

 

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By: Sanjay Kanesamoorthy
Senior Trainer/Consultant at Red Education

Maintain a Valid CCSE Certification While Waiting for R80 Exam

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If your CCSE certification is about to expire while you wait for the new CCSE R80 exam, you can now extend its validity for one year.

Check Point has introduced a series of online exams that can be taken from the comfort of your own home. Taking two of these exams within a two year period will extend CCSE credentials for one year. These exams are:

726 – Secure Web Gateway (coming soon)
727 – Threat Prevention
728 – Gaia
729 – Advanced IPS
730 – SandBlast
733 – Mobile Threat Protection

Check Point would still encourage CCSE certified individuals to upgrade their certifications using either the 156-820 exam for the CCMSE certification or the 156-115 exam for the Check Point Certified Security Master certification.

More information at this link:
http://www.vue.com/checkpoint/

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By: Wasfi Bounni
Senior Instructor/Consultant at Red Education

Announcement: No. 1 Check Point Authorised Training Centre Internationally

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Red Education is pleased to announce it is now the No.1 Check Point Authorised Training Centre internationally outside North America.

Red Education delivers the full range of Check Point technical training courses to Check Point customers and partners alike all across the Asia pacific region.”With our team of experienced Check Point practitioners, our attendees are assured of the best possible cyber security learning experience with Red Education.” said Rob Howard, Managing Director, Red Education.

“With R80 available now, it’s time to consider your team’s security skills and knowledge, and look at the whole range of Check Point training options to ensure you stay ahead of the game with the ever increasing complexity and range of threats to data.”

“Check Point is committed to delivering the highest quality training and enablement programs for its customers and partners throughout the world, and we are delighted to have Red Education on board to service the skills requirement for Check Point technologies across Asia Pacific as an Authorised Training Centre. With their deep cyber security skills and extensive coverage of the entire region, we are confident in Red Educations ability to execute for Check Point in this rapidly expanding theatre.” said Toni Ponder, Manager, Training Programs and Certification, Education Services, Check Point Software Technologies.

Check Point Appoints Red Education as Authorised Training Centre for India

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Red Education has been a Check Point Authorised Training Centre (ATC) since 2014, is the number one ATC in Asia Pacific by volume, and regularly runs courses all across Asia Pacific, and this now includes India.

“Red Education is proud to be a Check Point Authorised Training Centre, and we are delighted to expand our coverage to India. India is one of our strongest markets for training across all of Asia Pacific”, said Rob Howard, Managing Director at Red Education. “With our ability to deliver all of the Check Point training material, deep technical knowledge on all major cyber security technologies, and fantastic track record, I am sure we will be able to deliver a great service to our customer base in India.”

Toni Ponder, Manager, Training Programs and Certification, Education Services, Check Point Software Technologies said of the appointment that; “Check Point is committed to delivering the highest quality training and enablement programs for its customers and partners throughout the world. We are delighted to have Red Education on board to service the skills requirement for Check Point Software Technologies across Asia Pacific as an Authorized Training Centre. With their deep cyber security skills and extensive coverage of the entire region, we are confident in Red Education’s ability to execute for Check Point in this rapidly expanding theatre.”

Red Education runs its own Check Point labs, ensuring a consistent learning experience across the whole region with no time zone issues, and ensuring maximum scheduling flexibility. It also participates in the Star Partners Program, wherein Check Point partners can use funding for training their staff. Red Education is also committed to providing complete coverage to Check Point course portfolio, as well as having the ability to customise training to run for the entire group.

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