The second edition of my book "Max Power: Check Point Firewall Performance Optimization" has been released. Fully updated for R80.10, this edition includes several new chapters along with a new foreword by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy (PhoneBoy). A free preview of the book's Table of Contents has been posted at, along with links to the various hardcopy/PDF purchase options. If you previously purchased a PDF of the first edition of the book, or work for Check Point, be sure to check your email before ordering. Enjoy!

Also I will be attending both CPX Barcelona (Jan 23-25) and CPX Las Vegas (Feb 6-8) this year, and would be happy to personalize and sign hardcopy editions of the new book at CPX. I won't have hardcopies for sale with me at CPX itself because the book is print-on-demand through Amazon. Thanks!