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Check Point Releases Terminology

This article provides the information about the Check Point release policy and terminology. 
Please contact your local Check Point representative with any questions you may have to information regarding this article.


Release policy

There are different types of software releases:

  • Major release: Introduces new functionalities and cutting edge innovative technologies to the market while maintaining high product quality. Major release is supported by Check Point for four years according to Support Lifecycle Policy.
    In the past few years Check Point has released Major releases every 1-2 years. Some examples of major releases would be: R75.40, R76, R77, R80, R80.10, R80.20

  • Minor release: Introduces Security Management & GW with new features and stability fixes on top of Major releases. Minor release is supported by Check Point as long as its relevant Major version is supported, according to Support Lifecycle Policy. In the past few years, Check Point has released 1-2 Minor releases per Major version Release. Some examples of minor releases would be: R75.47, R77.20, R77.30, R80.30

  • Management Feature Release: Introduces Security Management with new features and stability fixes in between Major and Minor releases. Once the next Major or Minor release is available, Check Point recommends to upgrade the Security Management running a Management Feature Release to the next Major or Minor release. The first available release is R80.20.M1

  • Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator is an accumulation of stability and quality fixes resolving multiple issues in different products. For more information, see sk98028.

  • Special releases and Hotfixes: Specific for a particular feature or a fix to be installed where required, a solution article (SK) will be published in Check Point Support Center with the relevant information and files for download.


Current Releases

  • R80.40 was released on Jan 28, 2020. This release is initially recommended for customers who are interested in implementing the new features. Check Point will declare the version as default after a significant adaptation.

  • R80.30 was released on May 7, 2019. This release with Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 50 (described in sk153152) is considered as Check Point's default version (widely recommended for all deployments).

  • R80.20 was released on September 26, 2018. 

  • R80.10 was released on May 17, 2017. For new deployments, it is recommended to deploy R80.20 and above.

  • R77.30 was released on May 19, 2015. This version is reaching its end of support on September 2019. Check Point highly recommends to upgrade to R80.20 and above.


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