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CCMSE (Provider-1)

CCMSE NGX (Provider-1) course gives in depth knowledge on managing and deploying Check Point Provider-1 NGX. You will learn how to configure Security Policies for multiple remote Security Gateways using the Multi-Domain GUI (MDG), and learn about controlling multiple firewall-secured environments using the Multi-Domain Server (MDS). You can also learn how to perform advanced configuration tasks, such as establishing redundant Multi-Domain Servers for High Availability management functions and migrating existing servers into the Provider-1 database.


Security managers, system administrators, or network engineers implementing Provider-1 NGX in an enterprise setting.


Check Point Security Administration NGX I Rev 1.1 and Check Point Security Administration NGX II Rev 1.1, or equivalent knowledge and experience in the prerequisites.

Duration of the course:
Part Time : N/A
Full Time : 2 Days (8 Hours per day)

Course Contents :

Provider-1 Overview and Deployment:

  • Example MSP Deployment.
  • Multi-Domain GUI and Server.
  • Types of MDs.
  • Communication between CMA and Security Gateway.
  • Multi-Domain Log Modules.
  • CheckPoint Management Infrastructure.
  • OPSEC Support.
  • Provider-1 Communication.
  • Security Gateway Deployment.
  • Point-of-Presence Provider-1 NGX Configuration.
  • NOC Security.
  • Log Management.
  • Benefits of Provider-1 NGX.

Provider-1 Logging Features

  • Log Management
  • Customer Log Module
  • Multi-Domain Log Module System
  • MLM Deployment
  • Using Eventia Reporter

MDS Installation and Configuration:

  • Choosing the Type of MDS.
  • Licensing Provider-1/SiteManager-1.
  • License Details and Upgrading Licenses.
  • Provider-1/Site Manager System Requirements.
  • Secure Platform Appliances.
  • IP Allocation and Routing.
  • Command Line and File Structure.
  • MDS and CMA Command Line Options.
  • Overview of the Multi-Domain GUI.
  • Establishing Communication with Remote Security Gateways.
  • Multi-Domain GUI Functionality.
  • Provider-1 Administrative Modes.
  • Customer Contents Mode.
  • Security Policies Modes.
  • SmartUpdate View.
  • SmartUpdate Toolbar Buttons.
  • High Availability View.
  • Customer Contents Mode.
  • MDS Contents Mode.
  • High Availability Toolbar Buttons.
  • Connected Administrators Views.
  • Connected Administrators Toolbar Buttons.

NOC Firewall Installation and Configuration:

  • Network Operations Center Security.
  • MDG Communication.
  • Enhancing NOC Security.
  • Rule Base Configurations.

Advanced MDS Function:

  • Migrating Existing Management Servers into Provider-1
  • MDS High Availability Features
  • Methodology of MDS Synchronization
  • MDS Synchronization
  • SmartCenter Server HA of a CMA
  • MDS Clock Synchronization
  • Backing Up a CMA
  • MDS Archiving Utilities
  • Archiving Scripts
  • Restoring the MDS
  • Using the mds_restore command

Global Policies:

  • Global Policy Rules
  • Global Objects and Services
  • Global Policy Database
  • Customer History
  • Global SmartDefense
  • Configuring SmartDefense in Global SmartDashboard
  • Subscribing an Customer to the Global SmartDefense Service
  • Modifying SmartDefense from the SmartDashboard of a CMA
  • Creating Global Objects and Rules
  • Configuring a Global VPN
  • Global VPN Communities