Check Point’s Enterprise Support Lifecycle policy outlines the product support guidelines for a product’s lifecycle. The objective of this policy is to standardize and normalize product lifecycle practices, thereby enabling Check Point customers to make more informed purchase, support and upgrade decisions.
All Check Point products (except third-party products sold by Check Point) are covered by this policy. Customers who are operating Check Point products under a valid Support & Maintenance Agreement are entitled to the benefits associated with this policy.
The tables below summarize recent End-of-Sale and End-of-Support dates and will be updated from time to time.
End of Sale
End of Support
Recommended Successor Product
|21600 Appliance||31 Oct 2014||31 Oct 2019||21700 Appliance||24 July 2014|
|UTM-1 Edge Appliances||31 Dec 2014||8 May 2016||1100 Appliances||23 July 2014|
|Series 80 Appliance||31 Dec 2014||8 May 2016||1180 Appliance||23 July 2014|
|Safe@Office Appliances||31 Dec 2014||8 May 2016||600 Appliances||23 July 2014|
|Smart-1 5 Appliance||30 Sep 2014||30 Sep 2019||Smart-1 205 Appliance||28 May 2014|
|Smart-1 25 Appliance||30 Sep 2014||30 Sep 2019||Smart-1 225 Appliance||28 May 2014|
|Smart-1 50 Appliance||30 Sep 2014||30 Sep 2019||Smart-1 3050 Appliance||28 May 2014|
|Smart-1 150 Appliance||30 Sep 2014||30 Sep 2019||Smart-1 3150 Appliance||28 May 2014|
End of Sale
End of Support
Recommended Successor Product
|* IP 260/265, 350/355/380/385, 710, 1220/1260, 2250/2255 will be supported with NGX R65 (IP265 with R62) until the Appliance EoS date or 6 months after an upgrade to R70/R71 will be available to the relevant appliance.|
|UTM-1 450||01 Oct 2013||4400 Appliance|
|UTM-1 1050||01 Oct 2013||4600 Appliance|
|UTM-1 2050||01 Oct 2013||4800 Appliance|
|IP 260||30 June 2013||4600 Appliance|
|IP 1220||31 Dec 2013||12600 Appliance|
|IP 1260||31 Dec 2013||12600 Appliance|
|IP 2250||31 Dec 2013||21400 Appliance|
|IP 2255||31 Dec 2013||21400 Appliance|
|IPS-1 Power Sensor 1000||01 Mar 2013||IPS-1 9070|
|IPS-1 Power Sensor 2000||01 Mar 2013||IPS-1 IAS Solution|
|IP VPN 50i||31 Dec 2013||IP 290|
|IP VPN 500i||31 Dec 2013||IP 1280|
|Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX NGX R65||31 Dec 2013||Check Point VPN-1 Power VSX R76|
Software Support Lifecycle Policy Guidelines
Check Point is committed to providing support for all software products for a minimum of four (4) years, starting from the general availability date of the product’s major version. ‘General availability date’ is defined as the date on which a product is officially made available for purchase.
IPSO Major Version
Supported Until (1)
|1: The Projected EOL Date is based on supporting the software release version for 3 years after the release date of the next version release. The date may be extended depending on the certification status of subsequent releases. The software is officially EOL when the Support Status column is updated to indicate EOL. For more information on the official end-of-support policy. For more information on the official end-of-support policy.
2: IPSO Releases 3.5 and 3.5.1 are E3 and EAL4 certified releases.
3: Supported only on the IP350 and IP380 security platforms.
4: IPSO Release 3.7.99 is FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified. This release is validated for the IP350 and the IP380 security plaforms only. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
5: IPSO Release 3.8.1 BUILD029 contains only the changes necessary to support NSAS platforms 50s, 60s, 100s, and 500s. This release will only be loaded on the NSAS platforms delivered from the factory. This release is not necessary for the IP Security Platforms hardware. BUILD029 is available for download should one wish to rebuild a NSAS to run this IPSO version. Future IPSO Release 3.8.1 builds - i.e., BUILD033, will be supported across all platforms - including NSAS platforms.
6: IPSO Release 3.9 is EAL4 certified with Check Point NGAI R55 and NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP350/IP355, IP380/IP385, IP1220/IP1260 and the IP2250.
7: IPSO Release 3.9 Build 45c is FIPS certified with Check Point NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP350/IP355, IP380/IP385 and IP1220/IP1260 platforms. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
8: IPSO Release 3.9.90 is only for use with VSX 2.2N. This combination is NMDS V4.0. Supported platforms: IP380, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, and IP2250.
9: IPSO Release 3.9.91 is only for use with VSX 2.3N. This combination is NMDS V4.1. Supported platforms: IP380, IP390, IP560, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, IP2250, and IP2255.
10: IPSO Release 3.9.92 is only for use with VSX 2.3N. This combination is NMDS V4.2. Supported platforms: IP380, IP390, IP560, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, IP2250, and IP2255.
11: IPSO Release 4.1 is EAL4 certified with Check Point NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP390, IP560, IP1220/IP1260 and IP2255 platforms.
12: IPSO Release 4.1 Build 20c is FIPS certified with Check Point NGX R60 on the IP260/IP265, IP390, IP560, and IP1220/IP1260 platforms. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
13: IPSO 4.2 BUILD051A04 was released only to the factory to support the IP2450. Not available on Support Site.
14: IPSO 4.2 BUILD081 was released only to the factory to support the IP1280. Not available on Support Site.
15: IPSO 4.2 BUILD051c is FIPS certified with Check Point NGX R65 on the IP260, IP290, IP390, IP560, IP1220, IP1260, IP1280, and IP2450 platforms. This release should only be used in situations where FIPS compliance is required.
16: IPSO 4.2 BUILD084 includes support for the IP150.
17: IPSO 5.0 was released to the web only. This release is only for use with Check Point VSX R65, and supports the following platforms: IP390, IP560, IP690, IP740, IP1220, IP1260, IP2250, IP2255, IP2450.
|3.4||Jul-01||4A||Please upgrade to a supported version|
|11, 12, 15, 16, 21|
|10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24|
|3.5.1 (2)(3)||Jun-02||2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12|
|3.6||Feb-03||3, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, 17, 18|
|3.7||Jun-03||023, 026, 027, 029, 031|
|032, 034, 035, 036, 039, 041, 044, 048, 049|
|3.7.1||Dec-03||004, 007, 010, 012, 013, 016, 020, 024, 025|
|3.8||May-04||031, 034, 039, 045, 049, 051, 055, 058, 059, 061|
|3.8.1||Dec-04||028, 029 (5), 033, 035, 038, 044, 045, 048, 051|
|3.9 (6)||Jun-05||035, 037, 041, 045, 052, 056, 065, 068, 069|
|3.9.92 (10)||Mar-07||005, 008|
|4||Oct-05||023, 030, 040, 041, 045, 048, 049|
|4.0.1||Feb-06||008, 010, 011|
|4.1 (11)||Apr-06||013, 016, 019, 022, 025, 028, 033, 035, 040, 045, 049, 050, 053||1-Feb-2010|
|4.2||Nov-06||029, 031, 038, 041, 042_HF002, 042_HF003, 051_HFA02, 051A04 (13), 069, 078, 081(14), 081A01, 081A03, 084 (16), 088, 089A03, 096, 105||Active|
|6||Jan-08||060, 069, 079, 082, 084||1-Sep-2010|
|6.2||Sep-09||22, 24, 29, 39||Active|
In addition, Check Point aims to support a minimum of two major versions of all software products. Check Point usually ends support for a major product version only when:
- The second subsequent major product version has been released, or
- At least four (4) years have elapsed since the release of the major version in question
Check Point provides a comprehensive support lifecycle for its appliances, including
- Software/Operating System support -
- The latest version of the software that was installed on the appliance is fully supported until 1 year after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement.
- Maintenance releases/bug fixes are supplied until 3 years after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement. These fixes may require a software upgrade by the customer
- Fixes and software upgrades will be supplied until 5 years after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement to handle support issues. New software releases may require the purchase of hardware upgrades by the customer.
- Technical Assistance
- Full TAC support from the Check Point Technical Assistance centers is supplied until 5 years after Successor Product Availability Date Announcement
- Units and parts can be replaced via Check Point’s RMA process. Check Point will provide same or similar parts or full unit replacement when needed.
Appliance Support Lifecycle Guidelines
- See the Appliance Support Timeline
Check Point reserves the right to modify this policy at any time; notifications regarding changes in policy will be posted on this page.