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Introduction

SmartConsole is Check Point best-in-class GUI client for unified security policy management, device management and logs and events management.

Starting from Take 10 of R81 Jumbo Hotfix, Web SmartConsole provides you the SmartConsole functionality from any web browser.

Web SmartConsole functionality is released gradually, with new functionality in every R81 Jumbo Hotfix and is updated automatically.

Web SmartConsole and Windows SmartConsole can run in parallel, and any published update done on one of the applications will be reflected in the other application.


Manual Availability

To manually install the latest version of the Web SmartConsole package, download it from this table and follow the instructions

Update Release Date Package Download
1.0 14 Dec 2020 (TAR)

Important: For R81 with a Jumbo Hotfix Take lower than Take #10, or R81 with Jumbo Hotfix Take 23, manual download and activation of Web SmartConsole is required.

Instructions

  1. Download the package from the above table
  2. Run this command:
    # /opt/AutoUpdater/latest/bin/autoupdatercli install <full path to your package>
  3. Check if installation succeeded:
    Run: # tail -f /opt/CPInstLog/AutoUpdateLogs/web_console
    The expected output: Installation succeeded for component web_console

 

How to log in to Web SmartConsole

Web SmartConsole can be accessed by typing the Security Management Server IP address, followed by /smartconsole:

  1. Download and install the latest R81 Jumbo HotFix on the Security Management Server or follow the instructions how to manually install the latest version.

  2. Open the web browser and navigate to https://<Security Management Server IP>/smartconsole


Key Features

Feature Supported Functionality
Supported Platform
  • Distributed Security Management Server
Gateways and Servers
  • View list of all gateways and servers, including the summary bottom pane
  • Free text search 
Security Policy
  • View of Access Policy, NAT Policy, Threat Prevention Policy including exceptions, HTTPs policies
  • Access Tools - View VPN Communities
Logs and Monitoring
  • Audit logs & logs viewer
  • SmartEvent views and reports
Other
  • View list of all objects in the object bar
  • Login and authentication methods
    • Username and Password
    • Login: Read-only



Known Limitations

Supports only port 443 for secure connection.
Infinity Threat Prevention Policy is not supported.
Some objects are missing the icons.
Threat Prevention Policy view is incomplete - No Global Exception view within a rule.
Permissions to view a policy package, an administrator must have permissions to: Access Control, HTTPs inspection and NAT Policies. If one of these 3 permissions is missing, the policy package will not open.
VSX Cluster members are not displayed.

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