How to install Check Point R75 SecurePlatform Part 1

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This 3 part tutorial guide will show you how to install Check Point R75 Secure Platform. I’m using this image file for the install – Check_Point_R75.Splat.iso which can be downloaded from the Check Point website and is fully operational for 15 days for you to evaluate. The good thing about the Check Point installations is that they are very similar between versions. So you can also follow this guide for earlier version. Let’s begin!

1. Insert the DVD or boot the ISO image and boot the server. You will be presented with the Check Point SecurePlatform installation.


2. In between the previous step and this step your hardware would of been scanned and either found suitable or unsuitable for Check Point SecurePlatform. You can also add drivers by clicking on Add Driver. Click Ok.


3. Select your keyboard type and click Ok.


4. In this lab I have two network cards connected to my Check Point gateway. eth0 is for outside or untrusted networks and eth1 is for internal or trusted networks. I want to configure the internal network card at this stage. Select your internal network card and click Ok.


5. Enter the IP address and subnet mask. Only enter inthe default gateway information if you are configuring the external interface, as I’m configuring the internal interface I will leave the Default Gateway blank. Click Ok.


6. I want to turn on the HTTPS secure web server and have it run on port 443. This is the default setting. Click Ok.


7. Your hard drives will now be formatted and the SecurePlatform operating system installed. Click Ok.


8. The install is now complete. As you can see you can login to the secure web server by browsing to https://192.168.10.50 which we will use later. Click Ok and the server will be rebooted.


9. When the server has rebooted you are presented with the login prompt at the console. The default username and password is admin and admin. Once you type this in you are prompted to change the password. Enter in a new password.


10. You have the option to change the admin username as well. In this tutorial I will be changing it to cpadmin.


11. The username has now been changed and you are prompted to run sysconfig to further configure the gateway and install Check Point products. Please continue onto Part 2 of this Installation series.


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