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Contract, License and Package Management - Security Gateways and Security Management Servers Technical Level
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Licenses and Contracts for Check Point products are activated and entitled automatically in most common scenarios.
Starting from R81, administrators can view, add, and delete licenses directly from the SmartConsole application. 

Read further to learn more about the lifecycle of a license and the ways it can be managed in various scenarios.

  • Contract and License First Time Activation

Check Point Appliances
Contracts and Licenses are activated automatically for Quantum Security Management Server or Quantum Security Gateway installed on Check Point appliances (Requires connectivity to Check Point UserCenter)*.

Check Point products installed on open server or virtual machine

Activate the license :


Subsequent Contract License Installation and Service Blades Renewal

New licenses are installed and updated automatically when the Quantum Security Management Server or Quantum Security Gateway are able to connect to Check Point User Center.

A Quantum Security Gateway that has no Internet connectivity can access Check Point User Center through a connected Security Management Server. To be able to use more features, do not turn off Automatic Downloads  (see Installation and Upgrade Guide R80.40 > Check Point Cloud Services).


Offline Deployments

If a Security Management Server or managed Security Gateways are not able to connect to Check Point User Center:
  • To manage licenses, use SmartConsole or cplic utility
  • To manage contracts, use the cplic utility or legacy license management (SmartUpdate)

Managing Licenses in SmartConsole

  1. From the left navigation panel, click the Gateways and Servers view.
  2. On the top pane, select the applicable Management Server or Security Gateway object.
  3. On the bottom pane, click the Licenses tab.
  4. View, add, or delete a license.


CloudGuard Network

For distributing licenses to CloudGuard Network, use CloudGuard Central License Management Utility.


Central Deployment of Hotfixes and Version Upgrades


Starting R80.40, administrators can Use Central Deployment in SmartConsole for deployment of Jumbo Hotfix Accumulators, Hotfixes and Upgrade Packages.
Use Central Deployment in SmartConsole to perform single or batch deployment of:

You can Deploy a Hotfix or Upgrade Package from:
  •  The Check Point Cloud.
  •  The Package Repository on the Management Server.
This solution has been verified for the specific scenario, described by the combination of Product, Version and Symptoms. It may not work in other scenarios.

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