Migration from checkpoint to paloalto pre-requisites

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Migration from checkpoint to paloalto pre-requisites

L1 Bithead

Hi Team,

Please provide details about the pre-requisites to migrate checkpoint to paloalto.



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Can you expand on what you are actually asking for? Your essentially going to be rebuilding the checkpoint configuration on your new PAN firewall.

Hi Team,


Configuration available on checkpoint need to import on the paloalto firewall for that we first need to import checkpoint configuration on the migration tool and need to make changes as paloalto firewall.


But my question is, what are the pre-requisites for the above mentioned migration so that we can ask from checkpoint team.


You can use Palo Alto's migration tool Expedition, https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/expedition-migration-tool/ct-p/migration_tool.

I honestly prefer to build the PAN from scratch and recreate all the policies. I understand if this is not possible due to time or other constraints. But it allows me to build Layer7 policies from day one along with having all my inspection rules in place.


Hope this helps.

L0 Member

you need the following:

1] tar.gz file from checkpoint. (upload in expedition)

2] netstat -nr, output in checkpoint, saved it to txt file (upload in expedition).

3] dynamics objects (manually added into the firewall policy, objects, need further verification, need more time to work). 

L0 Member

Hi Team,

May I know the prerequisites for a lesser than R80 version checkpoint firewall like what file type needs to be imported in the expedition tool?


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