Performance and Optimization (CPPAO)

Course outline:  
This premium 2-day course takes you through a journey of the Check Point internal performance architecture. Learn to think and manage your system like the experts.

Target audience:  
Firewall administrators and managers, security engineers, security consultants, integrators and support partners.

Persons attending this course should have a working knowledge of networking concepts, Windows Server and/or UNIX, and experience with TCP/IP and the Internet. Besides that students should have attended CCSE R70 or have equivalent knowledge.


  • Discover how to tune-up your security system
  • Learn how to optimize your rulebase and database
  • Understand how to avoid performance limitations
  • See how your security solution sizes up using Security Power
  • Become a master at troubleshooting performance issues

The 2 days course includes 3 different stages to optimize your knowledge in the best performance to your environment


  • Performance Indicators
  • Assessing Load
  • Software Architecture
  • Understanding Capacity and Scale
  • Testing methodologies


Software Acceleration
  • Chain Modules
  • SecureXL
  • CoreXL (Tuning, building blocks and changing config)
  • Hardware Acceleration
  • Appliances
  • Hardware selection considerations
SW Blades
  • Mitigating threats with software blades
  • Management Optimization
  • Performance technology based on Multi-core architecture
  • IPS Architecture
  • Impact of Software Blades
Performance tools:
  • Practical application


Best practice  

  • Case Studies
  • Troubleshooting throughout the layers
  • Performance issues
  • Security Management Optimization
  • Tool box to do it yourself

2 days