Getting Started With Check Point GO
Start the Check Point GO Configuration Wizard
Insert your Check Point GO USB stick into an available USB port on the host PC. The Check Point GO Configuration wizard (Fig. 1) should launch automatically to guide you through initial configuration. Click Next:
Fig. 1: Check Point GO First Time Configuration Wizard
Note: If the Check Point GO First Time Configuration Wizard does not appear automatically, please do the following:
1. On your Windows desktop, double-click My Computer.
2. A new drive letter should appear with either of the following Check Point GO icons (highlighted in Fig. 2).
Fig. 2: Check Point GO drive icons in My Computer
3. Right-click the Check Point GO drive icon and select Open to view the directory.
4. Double-click the Check Point GO icon (highlighted in Fig. 3) to launch the Check Point GO Configuration Wizard.
Fig. 3: Check Point GO First Time Configuration Wizard icon in Check Point GO root directory
Create Your Check Point GO Password
You will be asked to create a personal password for your Check Point GO USB stick. Your password must comply with the password strength rules (shown below in Fig. 4). Enter your personal password into the ‘Create Password’ and ‘Confirm Password’ fields and click Next.
Fig. 4: Check Point GO Password Creation dialog box
The Check Point GO desktop (Fig. 5) will now launch.
Fig. 5: Check Point GO desktop
Setup Your Check Point GO VPN Connection
From the Check Point GO desktop, click on the Start menu and select Connect to Site (Fig.6). When the Check Point GO Site Wizard launches, click Next.
Fig. 6: Launching the Check Point GO Site Wizard
In the ‘Server address or Name’ field (Fig. 7), enter the server name (for example: xxx.checkpoint.com) or the server IP address (for example: 19.xx.xx.xxx) supplied by your administrator.
Fig. 7: Enter server name or IP address
After the Check Point GO VPN client has identified the corresponding VPN site (Fig. 8), click OK.
Fig. 8: VPN site identification
Choose your preferred (or administrator recommended) VPN authentication method (Fig. 9) and click Next.
Fig. 9: Choose VPN authentication method
Click Finish to complete setup of your Check Point GO VPN connection (Fig. 10).
Fig. 10: Successful VPN connection setup
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