Monitoring the Check Point Firewall - 1

To obtain statistics specific to a Check Point Firewall-1, the eG agents rely on the SNMP interface supported by the Check Point Firewall. Through the eG Enterprise's administrative interface, the port number on which the Check Point Firewall exposes its MIB as well as the SNMP community to be used for accessing the MIB must be specified.

Figure 1 : Layer model for a Check Point firewall

Since the Network and Operating System layers shown in Figure 1 have already been discussed in theMonitoring Unix and Windows Servers document, and the Hardware layer has been discussed elaborately in Monitoring CheckPoint Smart-1 Appliance document, the sections to come will discuss the CheckPoint Service layer alone.