Tuesday, September 25, 2012

E75.x Endpoint Connect Client: decrypting config file

Endpoint Connect is quite different from SecureClient, you know that. Latter has VPN site configuration in users.C file, and by default it is stored as cleartext.

E75.X client stores VPN configuration on Trac.conf file, and it is encrypted by default. If you are trying to troubleshoot some site creation issues or just curious, it might be interesting to be able to decrypt the configuration file.

This is what you need to do:

1. Login to your laptop as an administrator and locate E75.X files. Usually they are under %Program Files/CheckPoint/Endpoint Connect/ folder. Find there Trac.defaults file

2. Stop VPN client (close GUI) and then stop Check Point Endpoint Security VPN service

3. Open Trac.defaults file to edit, find OBSCURE_FILE parameter and change its value from 1 to 0.

4. Start VPN service and then the client. Trac.config file is now readable.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tufin revolution - part of CPUG 2012

Have you see Tufin revolution banner?

Come to CPUG 2012 conference to witness that revolution in motion. Tufin is sponsoring CPUG conference and is going to announce a new exiting revolutionary way to manage your firewalls.

It is not too late to register.

Next Generation FW war is not so cold anymore?

PAN and Check Point are known to attack each other. If I understand it correctly, PAN is chasing Check Point customers for years. I guess, we need to thank them for it. That is the main reason Check Point was so aggressive to introduce Identity Awareness and Application Control features. Anti-Bot software blade is taking the race even further.

But that was a cold war two years ago. It was a feature race. Now the tention seems to get more and more hit.

PAN has hired mythbusters to show some rather humiliating competitive analysis.

Check Point did not go so far, but take look at this site, "Facts or Hype". The argument is getting hotter.

I wonder when it finally makes to court. What do you think?

Sunday, September 9, 2012