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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. In the past few years Check Point has released 1-2 major releases per year. Some examples of major releases would be: R80R77, R76, R75.40.

  • Minor / Maintenance release: Maintenance releases on top of major releases. Minor releases include the latest fixes released to customers. In the past few years, Check Point has released 1-3 minor releases per year. Some examples of minor releases would be: R77.30R77.20, R75.47.

  • Management Feature Release: Introduces Security Management with new features, stability fixes and more frequent releases. Management Feature Release updates are planned to be released frequently (every couple of months). 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 the Support Center with the relevant information and files for download.


Current Releases

  • R80.30 was released on May 7, 2019. This release is initially recommended for customers who are interested in implementing the new features. We will make it the default version after significant adoption. It will then be available in the 'Showing Recommended Packages' section in the CPUSE tab in Gaia portal. Until then the Check Point's default version is R80.20. 

  • R80.20 was released on September 26, 2018. As of January 15th 2019, R80.20 with Take 17 of Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator (described in sk137592) is considered as Check Point's default version (widely recommended for all deployments).

  • R80.10 was released on May 17, 2017.

  • R77.30 was released on May 19, 2015. 


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