Checkpoint: Recover Your Product Key for an Edge or Sofaware Safe@

This article describes how to recover a lost product key for the above devices as well as perform a quick diagnostic of your Edge or Safe@ device.

When you first receive your device, it is “dormant” and you are presented with a device initialisation screen where you enter your product key – this defines how many nodes or users you can have going through the gateway.

There are two ways to reset your box – one way will basically blank all your settings but the other way will stick the machine into complete factory default mode including reverting to the original firmware which came with the box unitialised!

After 5 years I no longer had the product key but all was not lost! I found this little gem – an undocumented test page under “/pub/test.html” – it showed both the current “dormant” key was the dormant one, the previous key for unlimited nodes was also there – total result.

All you need to is enter https://my.firewall/pub/test.html and you get the screen below.

So now it’s happily functioning again, thanks to the undocumented page – verified with the latest firmware at the time of posting – 8.2.55x !!!

Checkpoint: Useful Safe@ / Edge UTM-1 Links & Information

Some handy bits and pieces for troubleshooting Edge devices. I’ll update this as and when other stuff crops up.

Checkpoint Safe@ / Edge UTM-1 Interface Demo

This is quite handy when you haven’t got one to hand. Now if someone would mock one of these up for IPSO / Gaia then we’d be rocking ..

Checkpoint Edge Interface Demo

 LibSW File Links

If you push policies to your Edge device centrally,  you need to have the correct libsw files installed on your smartcenter in order to be able to compile the policy. The libsw version directly correlates to the version of firmware running on the Edge so firmware upgrade = libsw upgrade. All the links to the Checkpoint libsw files are contained in one handy list below.

Checkpoint Libsw Files – Firmware Versions