Community, I am very happy to announce that one of our own members has officially (and literally) "written the book" on tweaking and improving Check Point firewall performance. Timothy C. Hall (better known to all of you as ShadowPeak.com) has just published a new book called "Max Power: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization". It is available now digitally via maxpowerfirewalls.com and hardcopies can be obtained via Amazon USA, Amazon UK, and Amazon Europe. The book contains loads of optimization tips with detailed explanations and examples.
On behalf of the cpug community, I would like to both congratulate and thank Tim for his efforts. I'd also like to add, that while the review quote he printed from me is correct (and a bit more professional), the alternate one that I wanted him to use was this:
Not for the faint-of-heart! Get this book only if you're not afraid to get your hands [very] dirty, supercharge your firewalls, and have some fun. In this reviewer's humble opinion, it should be titled "Pimp My Firewall".
Great job, Tim!
(before you ask, no, neither I nor cpug receive any proceeds from book sales)