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R81.10.05 for Quantum Spark Appliances Technical Level

Table of Contents

  • What's New
  • Supported Appliances
  • Downloads
  • Known Limitations and Resolved Issues
  • Documentation
  • Revision History
Important Note: This may not be the latest firmware release. To see the latest firmware release, refer to sk179615.

What's New


  • Smart Accel - A new acceleration technique on Quantum Spark Appliances applicable for high-bandwidth, mainly streaming applications (supported in Locally Managed.

  • IoT Protect (Centrally Managed)

  • Two-Factor Authentication for VPN remote access via email and SMS (supported in Locally Managed)

  • Simple onboarding with Harmony Connect

  • SSL inspection per device type - The ability to inspect secured traffic for selected assets (i.e.: laptop\ desktop\ mobile)

  • Remote Access VPN Strongswan (VPN 3rd party)

  • IDA Collector – Collects information about identities and their associated IP addresses, and sends it to the Security Gateway for identity enforcement

  • Support Threat Prevention over SSH tunnels

  • Updatable objects and FQDN in Locally Managed mode (NAT/SSL/TP) - Use fully qualified domain name (FQDN) object in the NAT policy, TP and SSL exception

  • Support IOC feeds

  • SD-WAN local break out and overlay as Early Availability (Centrally Managed)

  • Auto SSL certificate update – Automatically updates the list of CAs which are used by SSL inspection on a daily basis

  • Cipher utility tool - Enable/disable certificates that are used by SSL inspections/portal.

  • Cloud backup service for uploading Gateway settings for devices managed by Spark Management


  • Dynamic Routing configuration from WebUI, OSPF, BGP, and Route Redistribution for single Gateway and Cluster

  • IPv6 support

  • Cluster enhancements

    • Single routable IP for clustering

    • Cluster networking configuration from WebUI

  • TACACS+ authentication

Monitoring and Diagnostics

  • SMP Notifications

    • VPN Certificate expiration – Alerts when SMP VPN certificate is about to expire

    • VPN tunnel down/up – Alerts when the VPN tunnel goes down/up.

    • Partition full- Alerts when the gateway partitions are full

  • Doctor Spark and Load – New diagnostic tools, available through the WebUI

Supported Appliances

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


  • Check the MD5 of the downloaded package before you install it.
  • To download these packages, you need a Software Subscription or Active Support Plan.
  • 27 February 2023: R81.10.05 Build 996001254 image has been released for 1500 / 1600 / 1800 appliances, replacing Build 996001204.
Download Package 1500
R81.10.05 Build 996001254 (IMG) (IMG)
R81.10.05 Build 996001254 for SmartUpdate (TGZ) (TGZ)
R81.10.05 Central Deployment package for Build 996001254 (TAR) (TAR)

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

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.


  • For Known Limitations involving IPv6, see sk174348.


User Guides
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600, and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.X Release Notes
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600, and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.X Locally Managed Administration Guide (English)
Quantum Spark 1500, 1600, and 1800 Appliance Series R81.10.X 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
06 March 2023 Release of combined R81.10.X Admin Guides and Release Notes.
27 Feb. 2023 Release of Build 996001254.
25 Jan. 2023 First release of this document.

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