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Introduction to R80.20 SMB Appliances

The next family of our Small and Medium Business appliances is based on R80 code. 

Check Point's R80.20 release for Small and Medium Business Appliances is supported on the new 1500 Series Security Gateways. For more information about the 1500 Series, refer to sk157412: 1500 Series Security Gateways. 

Check Point is committed to providing the best and most up-to-date security for all deployments including small businesses, medium businesses, and branch offices. The existing 700, 900, 1200R, and 1400 appliance lines will continue to be supported with our R77.20.xx code base. 

  R80 Code Alignment   More
  • SMB Next Generation Appliances are R80 code aligned, increasing performance and bringing cutting-edge enterprise grade security to your small and medium size business.

  Enhancements     More

Centrally and Locally Managed Enhancements
  • Application Control and Threat Prevention blades use security packages aligned to enterprise grade appliances to enable comprehensive security.
  • Automatic Device recognition and discovery.
  • Multicore VPN and VPN hardware enabled acceleration.
  • Additional ciphers support for HTTPS Inspection (see sk104562).
  • WatchTower application enhanced features.

Centrally managed enhancements

  • Policy layers and sub-policy support for centrally managed mode.
  • Unified access policy support for centrally managed mode (Firewall, Application Control, and URL Filtering).
  • Unified Threat Prevention policy (IPS, Anti-Virus, Anti-Bot, and Threat Emulation Software Blade policies).
  • Acceleration of Domain Objects, Dynamic Objects, and Time Objects for centrally managed mode.
  • Wildcard network object in Access Control that represents a series of IP addresses that are not sequential.

Locally Managed Enhancements

  • New Threat Prevention blade control: Unified Threat Prevention policy, easy and intuitive to set and control.
  • New SSL inspection enforcement: Simultaneously support light SSL and Full SSL inspection.
  • Improved High Availability mechanism.
  • WiFi Monitoring - wireless active devices: Track connected devices, signal strength, channel used, and more.
  • WiFi Monitoring - Access point: Monitor your WiFi environment to identify congested channels, frequency used, and signal strength.
  • Audit logs - Log Admin Activities was added to System logs.


Information per Release

(Refer to sk97766 for information regarding R77.20 releases.)
(Refer to sk159772 for Known Limitations.)

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R80.20.30

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Release Date  12 July 2021
Release Home page sk173185
Platform  1500 / 1600 / 1800 
Release Highlights
  • Support for IPv6 local network and internet connections (and more IPv6-related support)
  • VoIP Wizard
  • MAC Based Filtering
  • LTE enhancements 
  • SMP Access Policy enhancements
  • Support for Block page on bridged VLAN
  • Internet probing for long-term statistics
  • Reach My Device (RMD) on demand
  • Secure backup through FTP
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20.25

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Release Date  5 April 2021
Release Home page sk171824
Platform  1500 / 1600 / 1800 
Release Highlights
  • New Quantum Spark branding
  • Access policy enhancements
  • Wireless scheduling
  • SMP access policy for 1500/1600/1800 appliances
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20.20

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Release Date  7 January 2021
3 February 2021 (added 1600 and 1800 models)
Release Home page sk170534
Platform  1500 / 1600 / 1800 
Release Highlights Introducing 1600 and 1800 Appliances for medium size business (up to 500 employees.
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20.15

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Release Date   29 October 2020
Release Home page sk168333
Platform  1500 Series
Release Highlights R80.20.15 includes significant improvements and new features in the following: 
  • Hardware upgrade path: Upgrade your locally managed 700/1400 device to the new 1500 Appliance Series which includes all configurations.
  • LTE Firmware per Carrier/SIM
  • 1570/1590 WiFi + LTE Security Gateway – Official support for AT&T Carrier Certification
  • External USB cellular dongle* support for 1570 / 1590 vDSL (*selected models only)
  • MAC based filtering supporting WiFi
  • MAC based filtering on all LAN networks, including switch (As EA)
  • Option to save syslog to SD Card
  • Stability fixes
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20.10

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Release Date   16 July 2020
Release Home page sk167012
Platform  1500 Series
Release Highlights R80.20.10 includes significant improvements and new features in the following: 
  • VPN Remote Two-Factor Authentication via SMS
  • Geo Protection 
  • Default Firmware definition
  • POP3s Email Inspection Protocol
  • LTE APN Configuration
  • SNMP Traps for VPN Tunnels
  • Internet Link Quality Enhancements
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20.05

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Release Date   5 April 2020
Release Home page sk164912
Platform  1500 Series
Release Highlights R80.20.05 includes significant improvements and new features in the following: 
  • Networking
  • Access Rulebase
  • Server Name Indications (SNI)
  • Embedded Gaia R77.20 train gap closure
  • Management and Logs
  • Features in EA Quality
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20.02

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Release Date   1 March 2020
Release Home page sk165454
Platform  1500 Series
Release Highlights
  • Support for the new 1570/1590 WiFi+LTE Appliance
  • Improved internet monitoring capabilities
  • Security fix for CVE-2020-8597 (pppd vulnerable to buffer overflow)
  • Stability fixes (resolved unexpected reboot and memory leak problems).
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20.01

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Release Date  31 December 2019
Release Home page sk163612
Platform 1500 Series
Release Highlights
  • Support for 1530 appliances
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)


R80.20

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Release Date  17 Oct 2019
Release Home page sk159173
Platform 1500 Series
Release Highlights
  • Next family of Small and Medium Business appliances based on R80 code.
Security Management Server version
  • R80.40 Security Management Server
  • R80.30 Jumbo Hotfix (Take 107 and above, SmartConsole build 36 or higher) supports SmartProvisioning and LSM)

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Date Description
30 June 2020 First release of this document. 

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