As you may already know, long expected Check Point Gaia has finally made the first public EA.
I am currently playing with it, and it seems quite interesting. Here are my first notes for the matter.
Finally, Google Chrome is support for WebUI, although my old Firefox 3.6 on OSX is not. The first time wizard loos quite nice, and it finally recognizes the platform, VMware Fusion in my case.
VRRP is indeed part of the release, all praise Check Point for that!
Once system is up, you get WebUI overview page. It is too big to put it here, but there are some detais I would like to point out. There is a feedback area in the GUI. You can just mark something you like or not with the smiley faces, You can also send the text feedback form the tool.
Check Point listens, isn't it nice?
One last picture for today, in the use management section one is able to set a lot of accessibility and management roles. Each part of MGMT interface can be set to full rights or read only.
Now, what about kernel? It is still RH Linux based, 2.6 version. I have installed 64 Bit version, and it seems to do its job so far.
CLI is set to clish, and you get bash in expert mode. cpshell is still there, but some of the commands do not work. As I am still in the earliest curiosity stage, RTFM step is not done yet, so it might be a user error.
I am planning to dig into the most expected features: dynamic routing, VRRP, extended kernel memory, etc. New posts to come.