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We are now at the final part in this installation series. In this tutorial we will be connecting to the SecurePlatform HTTPS web server, downloading the Management tools, installing the management tools and connecting to the gateway.

1. Log into your management station or desktop and browse to the management interface of the Check Point firewall. In this tutorial we will browse to https://192.168.10.50. Click Yes to accept the certificate.


2. Login with your SecurePlatform user credentials. In this case i’ll login with the account cpadmin.


3. On the left hand side browse to Product Configuration – Download SmartConsole and click Download. Either save it to a location or click run.


4. Click Run.


5. The installation wizard begins. Click Next.


6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.


7. Click Next to accept the default destination folder.


8. I’m going to install all products. Click Next.


9. I’d like to Add SmartConsole shortcuts to the desktop, so i’ll select that option and click Finish.


10. Start up the Check Point Smart Dashboard program. Enter in your username, password and the management IP address of the Check Point gateway.


11. You will be presented with the Fingerprint. Click Approve.


12. You have now successfully connected to the firewall and ready to further configure your firewall rules, nat, IPS, Application Control, Anti-spam, etc


If you have any technical questions about this tutorial or any other tutorials on this site, please open a new thread in the forums and the community will be able to help you out.

Disclaimer:
All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.