How to Install IPS and SmartDefense Updates
Check Point Update Services updates the IPS and SmartDefense components of your Check Point products with the latest protections. When a new threat emerges, IPS Services provide information about the threat, the update to protect your system, and instructions on configuring that update for the relevant Check Point products.
You can easily download and configure the latest updates through the Check Point Security Management user interface, protecting your whole system within minutes. These protections defend your system even before vendor-supplied patches become available or are fully installed throughout your network. Often, these broad-based protections are available before the vulnerability has even been discovered or exploited, providing you with pre-emptive protection.
For specific instructions on installing the latest updates for Security Gateway R70, VPN-1, VSX, Connectra, and IPS-1 see the Security Best Practice: SBP-2006-05. Below is an example showing how easy it is to update the IPS Software Blade in Security Gateway R70.
- In SmartDashboard, select the IPS tab and click on Download Updates.
- Enter your User Center credentials to Download the update.
- All new available protections are loaded into the list of protections visible on the left side of the IPS tab and are also available by default in the Follow Up tab.
- Configure the protections by selecting and opening the protection from the Protections list. For specific details on the protection view the Description tab in the Protection Details window.