Check Point is not a new firewall, but it’s new at least to me. I used to maintain it last time but never had a chance to configure it from a scratch. Today, I’ve had a chance to configure it on my virtual lab. It seems like there is a browser compatibility issue with Check Point firewall. I’ve tested with Internet Explorer 5 and Firefox 11 and found only Internet Explorer 6 can connect to Check Point SecurePlatform (SPLAT).
Mozilla Firefox v11 is not compatible with SPLAT. The error message is as follows:
Cannot connect to server. Make sure the device is up and running, and you are allowed to login from this machine.
Internet Explorer 5 which is installed by default in Windows 2000 is also not supported. The error message is:
The version of Check Point Web Interface does not support your browser.
Finally, I’ve downloaded an old version of Internet Explorer 6 where you can get it from http://www.oldapps.com/internet_explorer.php and it’s working perfectly.
Please let me know if you know any other web browser which can work with SPLAT.