Our first network behind CheckPoint firewall – basic NAT and Firewall policies

My previous post (link) covered creating a CheckPoint R77.30 VM and a simple NAT’d (NATed/NATted? I don’t know!) network. In this example, we’re going to stray away from scenario. We’re going to create a routed (link) network, as well as one isolated (link) network and add two NICs to our VM so it connects to both networks. Additionally, we will need one Linux VM (I’m going to use Debian) to act as a web server.

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Create your own lab with KVM, LibVirt and Virt-Manager!

Having your own, separate environment to test configurations and scenarios is valuable. Doesn’t matter if you’re working with a product commercially and want to avoid breaking production by testing some change (a wise man once said, Everybody has a testing environment. Some people are lucky enough enough to have a totally separate environment to run production in. [1]) or you’re just a hobbyist that likes to tinker with things, the ability to simply scrap everything and start over without any repercussions is a blessing.

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