Network Policy Management

The Check Point Network Policy Management Software Blade provides comprehensive, centralized network security policy management for Check Point gateways and Software Blades, via SmartDashboard—a single, unified console that provides control over even the most complex security deployments.


Maximizes operational efficiency, enables consistent policy management

  • Configure and manage all Check Point gateways from a centralized location
  • Enables the same policy to be applied to all security gateways
  • Integrated into Check Point Software Blade Architecture

Centralizes visibility and management of company-wide security posture

  • Easy management via an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Manage a wide set of security policy functions with drag-and-drop ease

Flexible, customizable administrator privileges

  • Provides role-based, granular control
  • Enables the safe creation of troubleshooting accounts
  • Accounts can be configured to permit read-only or read-write


Comprehensive Network Policy Management

The Check Point Network Policy Management Software Blade increases operational efficiency by providing a single integrated and unified console for managing your network security policy.

Configure and administer all the Check Point Security Gateway Software Blades:

  • Firewall
  • VPN
  • IPS
  • DLP
  • Application Control
  • Mobile Access
  • Web Security
  • URL Filtering
  • Antivirus & Anti-Malware
  • Anti-Spam & Email Security
  • Advanced Networking
  • Acceleration & Clustering
  • Voice over IP

Granular Control of Administrator Privileges

Permission profiles allow customization of administrator privileges, enabling the safe creation of auditor and troubleshooting accounts for auxiliary and support staff—including accounts with read-only or read-write access to each Software Blade.



Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)

The Network Policy Management Software Blade provides an intuitive graphical user interface for managing a wide set of security policy functions. IT staff can drag-and-drop objects into policy fields, create policy labels and regions, annotate rules, and easily navigate between Software Blade management tabs. It’s all centrally organized in a single, easy-to-use graphical user interface.


Easy-to-use GUI for managing a wide set of security policy functions

Integrated into Check Point Software Blade Architecture

The Network Policy Management Software Blade is integrated into the Software Blade Architecture. It can be easily and rapidly activated on existing Check Point Security Management systems, Smart-1 appliances or open server platforms, saving time and reducing costs by leveraging existing security infrastructure.

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Unified Security Gateway Software Blade ManagementFirewall, VPN, IPS, Mobile Access, DLP, Application Control, Web Security, URL Filtering, Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware, Anti-Spam & Email Security, Advanced Networking, Acceleration & Clustering, and Voice over IP
SearchQuery objects and rules
Rule ManagementDivide into sections and labels
 Rule Hit Count Displays the number of instances a rule in the Firewall rulebase was matched to traffic
VersionsManage and create multiple policy versions either automatically or manually
Backup and RestoreEasily create clones of a Network Policy Management Software Blade for Disaster Recovery
High AvailabilityStandby Network Management Policy Software Blade configuration supported
Role-based Administration Global and granular administrative access and permissions
Multi-platformWindows Server, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, IPSO, SecurePlatform
Revision ControlMaintain multiple policy versions
AuthenticationLDAP, RADIUS, TACACS, TACACS+, SecurID, local database
Intuitive Policy ManagementDrag-and-drop, Software Blades separated into multiple tabs
OPSEC APIIntegrate with third-party partners
SmartMap Docked and Undocked ViewUndock to better view the map
SmartMap LayoutsHierarchic (tree) or symmetric
Tight SmartMap IntegrationCreate, edit, delete and show where objects are used
SmartMap ExportsVisio or image file
SmartMap NavigatorHelps when viewing complex topologies
Internet Protocol Versions IPv6 and IPv4