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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What's New
  • Supported Appliances
  • Downloads
  • Known Limitations and Resolved Issues
  • Documentation
  • Revision History

Introduction

With the release of our new Quantum Spark R81.10 version, Check Point introduces code alignment between our Quantum Spark product line with the Quantum R81.10 Security Gateway release. This major Quantum Spark release adds many new capabilities, as well as a wide range of stability and performance improvements.

The Quantum Spark R81.10 release is supported only on the new 1500/1600/1800 Series Security Gateways.

This release supports Locally Managed (Local + SMP) and Centrally Managed configurations.

For more information about Quantum Spark Appliances, refer to:

  • sk157412 - 1500 Series Security Gateways

  • sk168880 - 1600 / 1800 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.

R80.20.xx code base for 1500/1600/1800 Series Security Gateways will continue to be supported, in the near future – with further releases, and in the medium term – with stability, performance, and bug fixes only. As the majority of R&D efforts will now shift to R81.10 code base, we encourage our customers to start evaluating and migrating to the new code base.

Important: To centrally manage the appliances, you must be running R81.10 with Take 66 and higher, or R81.20. 

What's New

Enhancement and New Features 

  • This release supports Locally Managed (Local + SMP) and Centrally Managed configurations.

  • Improve and Simplify SSL inspection operation

    • Some network devices do not support installation of an SSL certificate, therefore making SSL inspection not possible.

    • When you use the gateway capability to automatically sense and identify network elements, you can now select on which network element SSL inspection is enabled.

    • Gateway administrators have full control on which network elements SSL inspection will operate:

      • Desktops and laptop are automatically selected, and other network devices can be easily added.

      • You can also select bypassing inspection on macOS devices.

  • Smart Accel – (EA level)

    • Improves gateway performance by accelerating low-risk traffic sources:

      • Video streaming (Netflix, YouTube, Spotify)

      • Well known corporate services (Microsoft, Google, Apple, Check Point Services)

      • Social Media services (Facebook, TikTok)

      • Web Conferences (Skype, WebEx, Zoom)

  • Password Complexity

    • Increase password complexity to harden the Gateway Admin Password

    • Password length, number of different characters, Password history, Password Expiration

  • Updatable objects and FQDN in the Rule Base

    • Use fully qualified domain name (FQDN) object in the Access Policy.

  • VoIP improvements

    • Enable bidirectional traffic with the SIP provider service when SIP traffic inspection is disabled.

  • VPN Monitoring

    • New information was added to the VPN tunnels monitoring page

  • Support Radius 2.0 server

  • FTP AV - Inspect FTP protocol by Anti-Virus Software Blade

  • ZScaler (VPN 3rd party) support

  • Mirror port

    • Allows duplicating all the traffic that goes through one or more LAN ports, into one of the other LAN ports.

  • TCPDump via WebUI

    • Additional capabilities for TCPdump tool. Includes additional filters, custom filter and RT output.

Supported Appliances

  • 1500 Series: 1530, 1550, 1570, 1570R, and 1590 appliances.
  • 1600 appliances.
  • 1800 appliances.

Downloads

  • Check the MD5 of the downloaded package before you install it.
  • To download these packages, you need a Software Subscription or Active Support Plan.
  • 24 November 2022: R81.10.00 Build 996000575 image has been released for 1500 / 1600 / 1800 appliances, replacing Build 996000558.
Download Package 1500
Appliances
1600/1800
Appliances
R81.10.00 Build 996000575  (IMG) (IMG)
R81.10.00 Build 996000575 for SmartUpdate (TGZ) (TGZ)

Known Limitations and Resolved Issues

  • To view the Known Limitations and Resolved Issues for this release, see sk178604. This is a master list of all issues, arranged according to features.

    In the filter field above each table, enter the string to search for desired results. All rows with relevant information are shown.

    Example:

  • For Known Limitations involving IPv6, see sk174348.

Documentation

User Guides
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600 and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.00 Release Notes
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600 and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.00 Locally Managed Administration Guide (English)
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600 and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.00 Centrally Managed Administration Guide (English)
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600 and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.X CLI Guide
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600 and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.X Dynamic Routing CLI Guide
Related Solutions
sk178604: Check Point SMB R81.10.X Appliances Features and Known Limitations
sk157412: 1500 Series Security Gateways
sk168880: 1600 and 1800 Series Security Gateways
sk166654: Check Point 1570R Ruggedized Appliances

Revision History

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Date Description
27 November 2022 Updated the link to the "Quantum Spark 1500, 1600 and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.X CLI Guide".
24 November 2022 Added download images for R81.10.00 Build 996000575 for locally managed (Local + SMP) and centrally managed configurations.
27 October 2022 Added download images for R81.10.00 Build 996000558 for EA (centrally managed) and GA (locally managed).  
19 October 2022 Added download image/packages for R81.10.00 Build 996000547 for EA (centrally managed). (Build 506 still for GA - locally managed).
30 August 2022 Added download image/packages for R81.10.00 Build 996000540 for EA (centrally managed). (Build 506 still for GA - locally managed).
02 August 2022 Added download packages for R81.10.00 Build 996000506 for SmartUpdate.
30 June 2022 First release of this document.

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